Treseder says our tracks best
MULTIPLE state and national karting title holder Kel Treseder wasted little time making his presence felt out on the track at the Central Highlands motorsport facility on Sunday.
The Bundaberg-based kart driver broke the lap record with a blistering 40.011 second lap time in the open performance category.
Even more jaw-dropping was Treseder believed the track could get faster - the best he had seen.
"This is the best laid out track in Australia," Treseder said.
"At the moment the track is still green but after a few months of use the grip increases and the track becomes even faster."
The monthly session heralded the Emerald Kart Club's third official race meet since the track opened earlier this year, with 56 race nominations received at the weekend.
While some of the shifter karts reached speeds up to 139kmh - local driver Ben Finch recorded a break-neck 104kmh in just 150m - others such as Brad Sonter, Jackson Aird and Harry Armstrong were travelling at more manageable speeds.
The young motorsport trio all recently celebrated their seventh birthday and were out on track at the weekend trying their hand in cadet race division.
Emerald Kart Club committee member Brett Aird was encouraged by the enthusiasm of the club's junior competitors.
"It is good to see young racers getting involved in karting," Aird said.
"Interested racers, no matter your age, can come along, have a look. All members will be only too happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction."
All competitors must be members of a karting club, AKA licensed and at least seven years old. The next Emerald race meet will be on September 30.