Cameron Crick climbs championship ladder with strong showing at Townsville
Camden-Based racer Cameron Crick has gone from strength to strength in Round 2 of the Toyota 86 Racing Series at the WatPac Townsville 400. Coming into the weekend placed 7th in the 86 Series Championship, an outstanding display of driving from the 20-year old saw Crick vault into 3rd in the championship standings on 434 points. These results included Crick’s first and second appearances on the podium as part of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, claiming 3rd place in Race 1 and 2, before concluding the weekend with a 6th place finish in Race 3.
The weekend began in exciting fashion for the young speedster, as he clocked the fastest lap-time for the field out of both practice sessions, before qualifying in 3rd position for Race 1. DespitE such a strong performance, Crick still believes there is plenty of room for improvement.
“From a personal standpoint it was fantastic to get on the podium for the first time in the series, and to show consistency across the weekend was pleasing as we didn’t relax after a strong start”, Crick explained, “That being said, I think I made some little errors that really cost us the chance to go even further in Race 3, and we also didn’t get it together in qualifying the way we would’ve liked. That was pretty crucial, because it’s extremely tough to pass quality drivers on a street circuit, particuarly up the front of the field”.
Crick believes these results may be a sign of things to come, as his renewed self-belief and devotion to the sport have seen a marked improvement to his racing this season. A strong work ethic has seen Crick emerge not only as a front-runner for the 86 Series Championship, but also as one of the more promising race-car drivers in the country. However, Crick outlined that he is not ready to celebrate yet, instead the young man is already setting his sights on the top spot of the podium for Round 3.
“The team and myself will be working extremely hard to come into our next meeting raring to go, and to take all the lessons we’ve learnt this weekend to push ourselves to go one better next time”, Crick stated.
Crick and the team are now in preparation for several busy months as part of the V8 Supercars circuit, taking on the ECB SuperUtes Series as part of the Coates Hire Ipswich Supersprint from July 20-22, before returning with the 86 Series at The Bend Supersprint from August 24-26.