Winning Weekend for Cool DriversWednesday, September 21st, 2011
Mildura based, 17-year-old Fujitsu ‘Cool’ Driver, Cameron Waters, has moved another step closer towards winning this year’s Australian Formula Ford Championship, after claiming his third round win of the year at Phillip Island last weekend. Waters scored the overall win without actually recording a race victory, driving maturely and with his eye well and truly on the prize throughout an action-packed Formula Ford race program.
With 61 points up for grabs at each event, Waters now sits 78 points ahead of fellow ‘Cool’ Driver, Nick Foster and could potentially sew the championship up at the next round, which will take place on the streets of Surfers Paradise in late October. Foster couldn’t repeat his strong Sandown form of a week ago, where he should have claimed the overall round win, but managed to claim enough points to remain in championship contention with just two events remaining on the 2011 program.
Main Beach’s Shae Davies claimed 10th overall, displaying good speed throughout the weekend, running as high as fifth in the final race of the day, before fading in the late stages when his engine lost power. Rhett Noonan, driving the unique Stealth chassis, also showed improved form and despite failing to finish the first and last race he looked much more comfortable at the wheel of his heavily modified machine.
Meanwhile, down in Tasmania, Fujitsu ‘Cool’ karter Brody Appleby scored an excellent overall win at the Hobart Title event after charging through the pack in the final, while the youngest member of the ‘Cool’ Driver program, Melbourne’s Damon Strongman (13), claimed a solid second place in Junior National Heavy at the Australasian Kart Titles at Numurkah in rural Victoria. He then backed that result up with fourth overall in the Junior National Light division and will this weekend contest the NSW State Titles at Newcastle, along with fellow ‘Cool’ karters, Joey Mawson and Todd Hazelwood.