Treseder hunts for first Aussie Racing Cars title
MOTORSPORT: Bundaberg's Kel Treseder is leaving nothing to chance this weekend.
The Aussie Racing Car driver will head into final round of the series at Newcastle right in contention to win the series and another national title.
Treseder is fourth in the standings, five points behind leader Blake Sciberras.
The Bundy driver needs Sciberras to finish six places below him.
He also needs to finish five places higher than James Duckworth, one place higher than Craig Woods and ahead of those behind him to take out the crown.
It's a daunting but not impossible task.
"There's an outside chance but anything can happen around the streets of Newcastle,” Treseder said.
"We'll be taking a few calculated risks for sure.
"It's all-out attack.”
This weekend will be the first time any championship has gone to Newcastle.
Treseder said that helps him a lot and was buoyed by the recent round of the series on the Gold Coast, which is also a street circuit.
The 33-year-old took out the win and cut the championship lead of Duckworth at that stage in half.
"The Gold Coast was critical for us - it kept us alive,” he said.
"We'll be hoping to do the same again.”
Treseder said he would fast as early as he could in an effort to qualify up the front for the four races.
"We'll be ripping it around the track in the first few laps of practice to find the limits,” he said.
"In qualifying it will be same again because we need to be on the front row for the races this weekend.
"We expect there will be heaps of safety cars, so you can't afford to be stuck at the back.”
The former karter is not worried about the other championship contenders.
"We'll be trying to do our best to win the meeting,” he said.
"We know how to win, we've won five rounds now, so that will be the aim.”
Treseder said it could be his final race in the series, with a decision on his future imminent.
Treseder will compete in the first practice at 7.40am Queensland time.