Cam Walton targets strong finish in Newcastle
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 gonna be a lot of fun. A circuit that will suit my style pretty well. I'm looking forward to getting out there and driving it."
Walton is also proud that he is the leading rookie in the series, in remote contention for the title amongst drivers in their third year in the series.
"It's also a big confidence boost that we still have an outside chance coming into the final round. We're still mathematically in it." Walton continued.
"It's a bit of shame we lost over 150 points with the mechanical failure at Sandown as we'd be right in it without that, but as it stands we're top rookie and the only one still in contention. If we can hold that position for Sunday we'll be happy."
Newcastle concludes the 2018 season of the Toyota 86 Racing Series with the title to be decided this weekend.
Cam would like to thank all his supporters for their continued assistance, including:
•The Sign Centre
•Old Skool Restos
•Greenthumb Lawn Treatment Service
Toyota 86 Racing Series 2018 Schedule:
•Races 1, 2 & 3 WD-40 Phillip Island 500 April 20-22
•Races 4, 5 & 6 Watpac Townsville 400 July 6-8
•Races 7, 8 & 9 The Bend SuperSprint August 24-26
•Races 10, 11 & 12 Sandown September 14-16
•Races 13, 14 & 15 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 October 4-7
•Races 16, 17 & 18 Coates Hire Newcastle 500 November 23-25