Queensland Formula Forders Ready to Shine on Home Turf
The second half of the 2017 Australian Formula Ford Series swings into action this weekend when the series heads to Queensland Raceway for Round 4, and a number of local drivers will be aiming to upstage the championship front-runners.
So far this season, the races have been dominated by the Victorian-based Sonic Motor Racing and Borland Racing Developments teams, with Max Vidau and Hunter McElrea (Sonic) and Jayden Ojeda (Borland) all winning races. The other race winner has been Aaron Cameron, another Victorian. However, this weekend the BF Racing trio of Cameron Shields, Harrison Jones and Nathan Herne will be aiming to send some glory Queensland’s way. Of the three, Shields is the one who has come closest to a race victory, chalking up a second-place finish at Wakefield Park. Team owner Brett Francis has vast experience in Formula Ford at QR, as both a driver and a race engineer, so Queensland success is certainly not to be discounted this weekend. It’s an even better story for the Sunshine State in the Formula Ford 1600 Series (for cars powered by the older Kent motors), Queenslander Mitch Maddren winning Round 1 of the series at Wint