Crick finishes 2019 on a high; secures 2nd in Championship
Cameron Crick has rounded out his 2019 racing season on a high at last weekend’s Coates Hire Newcastle 500. Piloting his #7 Team Triton Racing Mitsubishi Triton, Crick collected 3 podiums, including a race win in the final race of the weekend, to secure 2nd for both the round and the ECB SuperUtes Series Championship.
The Camden-based racer entered the weekend 60 points behind Championship leader Tom Alexander, however was unable to reel him in, despite qualifying 3rd, finishing 2nd in Race 1, 3rd in Race 2 and 1st in Race 3. Crick walked away with some well-deserved silverware for his efforts to wrap up what has been a whirlwind year of motor racing.
“It’s hard to believe its all over for the year, it feels like we’ve been racing non-stop for the last few months! Ultimately Tommy (Alexander) was so consistent all year, we knew he wouldn’t give us much of a sniff this weekend but to finish 2nd for the round and wrap up 2nd in the championship was a really cool feeling and given the trouble we had earlier in the year with the car, something to be proud of for sure”, Crick reflected.
Running a full-time campaign in the ECB SuperUtes Series as well as competing in 4 rounds of the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge, Crick would run in 38 races, winning 6 and recording 14 podiums, whilst qualifying on pole in 3 race meetings.
In spite of all this, Crick also found time to compete in the Sandown Toyota 86 Racing Series round, as well as a number of state and regional go-karting events.
“It would of been nice to give Porsche a full crack with more practice sessions and what not, but ultimately the budget wasn’t there for us. I’m pretty proud of what we’ve been able to do with such a busy schedule on and off the track, with a lot of credit having to go to the team and the support network around me”, Crick proclaimed.
Whilst Crick’s success on the track has been evident, his behind the scenes work with sponsors and partners has been truly outstanding. Crick’s dedication in this area has seen him travel the country to appear at sponsor events, often driving his fully-wrapped Mitsubishi Triton promotional ute. Crick also devoted significant time at race meetings to partner activation, demonstrating his willingness to provide more than just a sticker on the car for those aligned with the team.
“Especially with some of the local businesses we have, that’s what its all about for me. Most of my partners have been here since the start of the journey and I just want to help them grow as we do and get the most out of our partnership to pay them back for the support I’ve been lucky enough to receive. It’s something we really pride ourselves on and we hope to be able to continue doing it for them in the future.”
Crick would once more like to thank all partners and supporters for his 2019 season.