Cameron Hill has rounded out a dominant season by sealing the 2015 Australian Formula Ford Series Championship with a round victory at Wakefield Park.
The Queanbeyan-based privateer was in total control of the weekend from start to finish, taking pole position on Saturday before winning all three races.
Hill wrapped up the title after Race 1 on Saturday.
“Finally, the weight is lifted from the shoulders!” he said post-race.
The wait was longer than anticipated after a red flag caused the original running of Race 1 to be declared a non-race, and rescheduled for late afternoon.
“They had to make it difficult for us!” Hill said. “The tension was built up and then we had to reset for the race again, but I just stayed calm and I knew all we had to do was finish and we went out there and did it.”
With Wakefield Park less than an hour’s drive from Canberra and Queanbeyan, Hill had plenty of support around him.
“It’s really awesome to have such a supportive group of people around me,” Hill said. “My family and my friends came out to support me this weekend. What we’ve achieved this year I’m very proud of and hopefully we can build on this form and look forward to the future.”
That future includes a US F2000 test in the United States, which is part of Hill’s prize for winning the championship. US F2000 is the first American step on the ‘Road to Indy’, the development program for the IndyCar series.
“It’s exciting to get to fly over to the States,” Hill said. “It’s going to be an awesome experience and I just can’t thank dad and my family enough for giving me everything I needed to win.”
Christian Morina consolidated his second place in the Championship standings with a second place finish for the round, finishing second in Race 1 and 2 and third in Race 3.\
Jimmy Bailey had a difficult weekend, involved in the red-flag inducing crash in Race 1 that saw him taken to hospital for precautionary checks. The car was damaged, but drivable, and Bailey returned to race in Races 2 and 3, a little sore but fortunately not too worse for wear.
Cameron Walters claimed the championship for the Kent class by taking out a hat-trick of wins in the category over the weekend, holding out nearest championship rival Luke Ellery.