Herne earning national status
It’s been a hugely satisfying year for Nathan Herne, with the youngster experiencing much success in what was his second Formula Ford campaign with Brett Francis and the BF Racing team, most recently highlighted by his pleasing Australian Championship result.
Competing all over the country during the Australian Formula Ford Championship, which is fought out over seven rounds around the country, the 16-year-old was a model of consistency; however, it wasn’t until the final race of the seventh and final round of the championship at Sydney Motorsport Park (NSW) that he achieved his maiden round win.
Closing out the year with 236 points to his name, Herne, aboard the # 29 North Coast Petroleum / Shell supported Mygale car, was just three points shy of achieving a podium Australian Championship result, placing fourth, giving him a huge confidence boost ahead of next year’s racing.
Not only did Herne impress on a national scale, he also asserted his dominance throughout his home state of NSW and Victoria, taking out the NSW Championship, by virtue of collecting four wins and 12 podiums, as well as the Victorian Championship.
“It’s been a really solid year for us and I can’t thank Brett and the rest of the BF Racing team enough for giving me the opportunity to race and presenting me with a fantastic car throughout the year,” expressed the third-generation racer.
“We are really happy to have come away with both the NSW and Victorian Championships, but our biggest achievement was without a doubt being a front-running contender throughout the Australian Championship.”
Recently completing a test session in a Supercar at Winton Motor Raceway in country Victoria with the Brad Jones Racing team, the Lismore, NSW-based driver also turned some laps in a TA2 Racing car back in November at Ipswich’s Queensland Raceway and to top it all off, he’s currently a finalist in the Aussie Driver Search competition.
“Our plans for next year are not yet confirmed. We’re looking at some promising things that will hopefully eventuate, but we’re keeping our options open,” added Herne.
Herne is proudly supported by the following sponsors: Shell, North Coast Petroleum, Hernes Freight Service, and BF Racing. Special thanks go to his dad (Stuart), Brett Francis and Alex and Glenn from the BF Racing team, along with the rest of his family and friends.
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