Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton wrapped up his rookie season in the Australian Toyota 86 Racing Series with a ninth-place finish in the championship.
Walton endured a difficult weekend in Newcastle after differential failure in practice before finding the limits of the tough street circuit in qualifying. The tough start to the event left him to start from the rear of the grid for the first race of the weekend on a track that is notoriously difficult to pass on.
The 26-year-old from Mid Sussex showed his fighting spirit and hustled his car through the highly competitive 32 car field to finish 17th in race one in pursuit of salvaging a good result for the weekend. Race two, while pushing his way towards the top ten, Walton made contact with a fellow competitor, putting both drivers out of the race. The incident saw Walton penalised, and he once again started the final race of the year from the rear of the grid before again fighting his way back up to finish 17th in the final race of...
Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton is aiming for a strong finish to his first full season of racing here in Australia.
In his debut season in the Toyota 86 Racing Series, Walton is proud that he currently sits in fifth place in the championship, still mathematically in the title fight as the series enters its final round on the streets of Newcastle.
"We've learnt a lot this year, so we'll be celebrating what we've achieved and enjoying our final round whatever happens," said Walton.
"The growth we've made as a team and individually, I feel especially myself as a driver, has really come through recently so we're confident coming into Newcastle that we can be somewhere near the pointy end again."
"Our experience as a team and my experience of driving at the Townsville street circuit earlier this year will definitely boost us."
"Even though the Newcastle layout is notoriously difficult, street circuits are a bit more of a known quantity now, and from looking at the track it looks like it's...