More Cool WinningTuesday, August 23rd, 2011
Fujitsu ‘Cool’ Driver Cameron Waters took out Round 4 of the Australian Formula Ford Championship at Queensland Raceway last weekend, but he had to work hard for the overall round win held in mix conditions throughout. By winning, Waters made it consecutive round wins and now leads the championship chase by 53 points, with fellow ‘Cool’ Driver, Nick Foster sitting in second spot at the halfway mark of the championship.
It was Foster who claimed the pole spot in qualifying at QR, before going on to win the first of three races, with Waters lining up in fourth spot and Shae Davies in ninth. Waters recorded a third place finish in the opening encounter, with Davies passing three cars to come home in a solid sixth after 14 laps of racing.
The Sunday morning race was held in wet conditions and Davies stunned everybody when he led into the first turn, before slipping back through the field. Foster was out front but during a spirited dice with Waters he made an error and slipped off the circuit and into retirement, allowing 16-year-old Cam through for the race win. Davies wound up in sixth spot after a good dice with the mid-pack.
In the final, Waters again came home at the head of the field, while Davies was eliminated in an early race incident with Andre Borell, but it was Foster who claimed the hard-charger award with a stunning drive from the back of the field to claim second spot at the chequered flag.
With a day of testing with Fujitsu Racing GRM’s V8 Supercar team up for grabs for the highest placed Fujitsu ‘Cool’ Driver, the second half of the Australian Formula Ford Championship looks set to be an enthralling affair.
The next round of the championship will be held as part of the Shannon’s National Series and will take place during the weekend of September 9-11 at Sandown International Raceway.