Cam Walton fought back from mechanical issues to salvage a top six result at the most recent Toyota 86 Racing Series round at Sandown.
The Sydney based British racer overcame not one but two mechanical failures to finish the weekend with a solid sixth place in the highly competitive field during the final race of the weekend.
"We came into the weekend incredibly motivated after a promising showing at The Bend, as well as bringing on DPO as a major sponsor," said Walton.
"Being the halfway point of the season we gave the car a bit of an overhaul ahead of Sandown in order to stay competitive in the highly competitive series".
"Unfortunately one of the replacement driveshafts failed on the out lap of our first practice session, leaving me a difficult job for the remainder of the day, having never done a lap of the circuit before."
"My crew promptly got the car sorted and we shot straight out of the blocks to end the second practice session with the seventh fastest time"
Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton is proud to announce that DPO has jumped on board to back the remainder of his 2018 Toyota 86 Racing Series campaign, commencing with next weekends round at Sandown, in Melbourne.
DPO, one of Australia's largest independent internal linings distributors, have extended their support of Australian motorsport to include major sponsorship for Walton at the remaining three rounds of the Toyota 86 Racing Series, Sandown, Bathurst and Newcastle.
Australian motorsport fans will recognise DPO for their involvement with Nathan Morcom (2016 Australian GT Endurance Champion and current Super2 Series racer) as well as Chaz Mostert (Supercars Star), particularly for their achievements during the Bathurst 6 Hour.
"Cam Walton is on the cusp of breaking through in the 2018 Toyota 86 racing series," said Scott Fulcher, DPO Manager.
"To support him in his quest, DPO is proud to step up as the major sponsor for Cam’s remaining rounds of the 2018 Toyota 86 series at Sando...
Sydney based British racer, Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton enjoyed a competitive weekend at the brand new The Bend Motorsport Park in South Australia.
On equal footing for the first time in this years Toyota 86 Racing Series, Walton showed his potential early in the event topping both practice sessions in the lead up to qualifying. Relishing the challenge of a new track that nobody had prior experience on.
"The Bend is an awesome track and facility, and I loved driving the Toyota 86 round it," said Walton after the weekend.
"The way the car is so perfectly balanced means braking late, loading it up and dancing it around the corners. It was so much fun putting laps together, and driving it on the pedals around the fast stuff was so rewarding."
Walton qualified in sixth and showed plenty of pace adapting to the ever-changing circuit during the three races earning a podium finish in the second race. However, a race win did go begging after pushing the limits in an intense battle while...
Sydney based British racer, Cam Walton is looking forward to having a local connection when he races in the Toyota 86 Racing Series at The Bend Motorsport Park for the first time this weekend.
Even though British born and raised Walton decided to call Sydney home when he moved to Australia, he holds a strong family connection with South Australia, with many of his extended family based in and around Adelaide, where his mother grew up.
It'll be the first time since making the move to Australia that Walton will have a significant family presence to cheer him on, with both his South Australian and UK based family making the trip to support him this weekend.
"This is going to be a big event for me with family coming over from the UK and out from Adelaide to watch me race," said Walton.
"Having the support of family this time will make a big difference. Racing has always been such a family endeavour for me - ever since my first season in 2014. Just me and my dad travelling around the UK togethe...
Cam Walton enjoyed a competitive top ten weekend in what was his street circuit debut in Townsville.
The second round of the Toyota 86 Racing Series presented a unique challenge for the British driver, who had never raced on a temporary street circuit before. Walton revelled in the opportunity to end the weekend with three top ten finishes in the competitive 33 car field.
It was not all smooth sailing for Sydney based racer, however. Walton's Toyota 86 race car and equipment were significantly damaged during the 2100km transit to Townsville, leaving his small team on the back foot from the get-go.
"The guys did an incredible job all weekend, and I feel so grateful for the unfaltering team attitude which was spot on," Walton said after the weekend.
"My preparation was compromised far less than it would have been with Luke, Terry and Glen taking on some of my usual responsibilities on top of their own on an already busy meeting."