The CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship is thrilled to see many championship graduates achieving in their respective categories since their time with us.
The Super3 Series is fast becoming the next step post-Formula 4 for many drivers. This year sees 2018 Champion Jayden Ojeda switching from an open-wheel career to touring cars this season aboard a Ford Falcon FG.
Ojeda was fifth outright after three races at Phillip Island.
Though it was Zak Best (2017) who came away from the most recent round at Phillip Island atop of the series standings, in his second season in the category, with a trio of podiums.
“Really happy to finish up with the round win here at Phillip Island for the first round,” said Best.
Last year’s Super3 winner Tyler Everingham (2016–2017) has joined a growing cavalcade of Formula 4 drivers in the Super2 Series in 2019. Everingham sticks with his MW Motorsport team, making the switch to the newer-specification Nissan Altima Supercar.
Also switching to Nissan power this season is Zane Goddard (2015), with the switch an immediate success with the Queenslander third for the round in Adelaide and series standings.
Jack Smith (2016), Thomas Randle (2015), Will Brown (2017 Champion) and Brenton Grove (2016) had a difficult opening couple of races in Adelaide, and will be eager to rebound back to form in Super2’s next round in Perth.
Smith has kept race sharp in-between the Adelaide-Perth gap, with his Brad Jones Racing squad entering a wildcard entry at the Tasmania SuperSprint. The 2017 Super3 Series winner gained crucial experience racing against Australia’s top touring car racers.
This year’s crop of Australian Formula 4 drivers are also keeping race-fit between the Grand Prix and Sydney Motorsport Park gap, with appearances in the most recent F3 Asia and South-East Asian (SEA) F4 rounds.
Tommy Smith expanded his international experience in Malaysia’s Sepang International Circuit, with a 12th place finish his best result in F3 Asia.
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Had a great week in Malaysia for round 1 of the @formula4sea championship at Sepang. After getting rid of all the issues in practice I managed to qualify 6th and 5th in a very wet qualifying session. Race 1: Finished 6th Race 2: Started to rain during the session and unfortunately went off the track while battling for a podium position. After some post race penalties I finished 6th Race 3: Started 5th finished 4th Race 4: Started 5th and managed to get into 3rd early in the race. After a red flag from a nasty crash I went back to 4th on the restart and finished 4th. Overall a positive weekend. Can’t thank @shamick_racing and the Wharton family as well as L&H enough for the ongoing support. Also a big shoutout to the Smith and Doohan family for their help and support over the weekend! @jackdoohan @thomas.sm1th
AGI Sport’s Josh Smith also competed in Malaysia in the F4 SEA Championship, with a pair of fourth place finishes his best result – finishing fifth for the round out of 13 starters.
The CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship returns to racing on May 17–19 at Sydney Motorsport Park as part of the Shannons Nationals weekend, with the round seeing four races take place for the first time.