Former and current CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship drivers have excelled on one of motor sport’s biggest weekends, racing at Bathurst’s Mount Panorama circuit across a range of support categories.
2015 graduate Jimmy Vernon enjoyed a successful weekend in the Toyota 86 Racing Series, claiming a podium sweep including two race wins. Vernon currently leads the series by 310 points over Ben Grice and Liam McAdam.
Current Australian Formula 4 and CAMS Foundation Rising Star driver Simon Fallon was 29th out of 38 entrants in what was both his 86 Series and Bathurst debut. Fallon will return to his Team BRM duties on the Gold Coast later this month.
Third in Formula 4 last year and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series winner this year, Jordan Love enjoyed a string of top ten results across the weekend’s three races in the Carrera Cup. A fifth in Race Two was the West Australian’s best result in his second stint in the category, and his first ever Bathurst appearance.
In the Dunlop Super2 Series, 2016 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Champion Will Brown put in an impressive performance in the 250 kilometre race to finish fifth.
Brown was the best placed Eggleston Motorsport driver and ahead of former Bathurst 1000 winner Paul Dumbrell. Former AGI Sport racer Jack Smith was 12th aboard his Brad Jones Racing Holden Commodore.
“Running at Bathurst in a Supercar was a dream come true for me,” Brown said.
“This year has been an extremely positive year for myself. I set myself a goal of coming top 10 and I’m currently sitting sixth overall so happy with our competitiveness so far.”
The final round of the 2017 CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will take place on the streets of the Gold Coast from 20-22 October, with Nick Rowe leading the standings ahead of Cameron Shields and Liam Lawson.