Crick returns to championship contention with Townsville triumph
Camden-Based racer Cameron Crick has vaulted himself into championship contention in the ECB SuperUtes Series with a round victory on the streets of Townsville. Crick piloted his #7 Team Triton Racing entry to victories in Race 1 and 3, to follow up his maiden round win in Winton just over a month earlier. The streets of Townsville have been a happy hunting ground for Crick, who enjoyed great success at the North Queensland circuit in his Toyota 86 Racing Series days as well.
“There is something really special about the Townsville event, the weather, the crowd, the atmosphere is always top shelf”, Crick acclaimed, “The circuit rewards courage and really throwing it into the corners, so its a great challenge, particularly with some of the wet conditions we faced early in the weekend”.
Those wet conditions made it difficult for teams to find the ideal set-up for the field, although Crick found himself among the front of the field in both practice sessions, before locking in his second-consecutive Armor-All Pole Position for Race 1.
Crick led Race 1 from start to finish, collecting the win by a comfortable margin. Starting the reverse-grid Race 2 in 8th, Crick enjoyed intense battles against Ben Walsh and Team Triton Racing teammate Toby Price, as he made his way to 4th position by the conclusion of the race.
“That was great fun racing against some really tough racers who know how to fend you off. (Ben) Walsh’s spin was a pretty hairy moment and he did well to catch it, but that did cost some crucial seconds in trying not to clean him up!”, Crick stated.
Crick started Race 3 from pole position and after spending the early goings of the race fending off a hard-charging Ryal Harris, Crick settled into a strong rhythm, putting up consistently fast laps to build a comfortable lead and collect his second race win of the weekend.
Crick was elated with the round that was, and hopes that his consecutive round wins will put him in place to be a championship threat in the second half of the SuperUtes Season.
“We had some bad luck earlier in the year with mechanical issues, but since Race 2 of Barbegallo, we’ve been on a real tear and its been a lot of fun to drive. We’re obviously hoping for more of the same later in the season, and I’m a big believer that you make your own luck, so we’ll be working extremely hard to go bigger and better in the back end of the season”.
Crick and Team Triton Racing will look to continue their strong form of late at the Century Batteries Ipswich Supersprint between July 26-28.