Queensland Sportsman heavy kart driver Andrew Pearson in action at the Bundaberg Kart Track.
Queensland Sportsman heavy kart driver Andrew Pearson in action at the Bundaberg Kart Track. Scottie Simmonds

Treseder to light up Bundy

BUNDABERG'S multiple national champion Kel Treseder will head a galaxy of stars when the Bundaberg Karting Club conducts its final race day for 2011 at Dromeside Raceway this Sunday.

Club assistant secretary Keryn Fulcher said the bumper day had been sponsored by Hydraulink Bundaberg and they are hoping for about 60 drivers across the seven competition classes.

"Everyone can come and check out some great racing from midgets to super heavies at this huge family day, and they can watch some fast and furious action between the drivers as they battle it out for end-of-year points in the race for the championships," Fulcher said.

"There will be a big Bundaberg contingent with visitors from Rocky, Gympie, Toowoomba and everywhere in between - Gladstone - as well as Gold Coast and Ipswich members, and there will be lots of state and national stars.

"The feature class will be Sportsman, and Kel Treseder, who was runner-up in the CIK Stars of Karting Series which finished last month, will certainly have plenty of home-town support in the Sportsman Heavy."

Treseder competed with distinction as an Australian representative in the United States in 2010 but Fulcher said he was unable to make the trip this year.

"Cian Fothergill, who is also a national champion from Gladstone, will be one of the favourites in the Sportsman Light, but Bundaberg's Jeremy Landt will give it his best shot in that division," she said.

"John Grotherr, also from Gladstone, is another one to watch, and club president Darren Ey will also be very keen to do well.

"Other local stars who will be on show include Joseph Black, Clinton Marcon and Riley Walton."

Racing will run non stop from 9am to around 3pm with presentations for the day to follow, but their overall championships awards will be presented at a dinner in two weeks.

Dromeside Raceway is located in University Drv, admission is free and there will also be a jumping castle to help keep children entertained. The club will hold a Come and Try Karting Day next Saturday, December 3, from 9am.

It will be open to all drivers seven years of age and over and it will be a chance to get behind the wheel and have a go in a "real sprint kart like the professionals race". Participants will be supplied with helmets, race suits and karts, and registration forms will be available at the race day this Sunday.

For more information, call Robin Petersen on 0400 447 329 or Ray Fulcher on 0418 798 294.



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