Formula Ford – Waters leads the way at Eastern Creek‏

July 15, 2011

Formula Ford

Linde Mygale driver Cameron Waters has set the pace during the opening day of competition for Round 3 of the Australian Formula Ford Championship at Sydney’s Eastern Creek Raceway.

The Championship leader was quickest in the opening session with his time holding up for the remainder of the day. CAMS Rising Star Trent Harrison topped practice two just ahead of Waters, but was only third fastest overall behind teammate Jack LeBrocq.

“It was a pretty good day today, I just wanted to get comfortable in the car again and I think we achieved that. We had really good speed in the morning session and even though we lost a bit in the afternoon we’ve still got a really good base,” Waters said.

“We are going to make some changes overnight and I think we will be even stronger for qualifying tomorrow morning so I am looking forward to that.

Lebrocq’s second place underlined his good form having finished on the podium in the last round at Winton Motor Raceway and the Victorian was pleased with the day’s work.

“It feels really good to be up with the fast guys and I definitely feel more comfortable now. We had a really positive weekend here with the New South Wales state series a few weeks ago and I think that along with some extra confidence from Winton it’s really paying off,” LeBrocq said.

Teammate Harrison agreed that the recent state series at the circuit was beneficial and is feeling confident ahead of the weekend.

“It’s a really positive start to the weekend, especially when you compare it to the year we have had so far. We’ve known all along that we had the pace but we’re really starting to show that now. Our base setup from the state round is very good and I think we’ve got a good shot at it this weekend,” Harrison said.

Nick Foster was fourth quickest for Sonic Motor Racing Services ahead of Minda Motorsport recruit Tom Williamson and national series debutant Jon Collins, while Mathew Hart, Andre Heimgartner, Josh Hunter and Adam Graham rounded out the top 10.

Round3 of the championship continues with qualifying and race one tomorrow at Eastern Creek Raceway.

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EASTERN CREEK, NSW PRACTICE 1 & 2 COMBINED
1. Cameron Waters, Mygale SJ010a, 1:34.6914
2. Jack LeBrocq, Mygale SJ011a, 1:34.7397
3. Trent Harrison, Mygale SJ11a, 1:34.7459
4. Nick Foster, Mygale SJ011a, 1:34.9625
5. Tom Williamson, Mygale SJ11a, 1:35.2842
6. Jon Collins, Mygale SJ011a, 1:35.3702
7. Mathew Hart, Spectrum 012, 1:35.4946
8. Andre Heimgartner, Mygale SJ09a, 1:35.6069
9. Josh Hunter, Mygale SJ07, 1:35.6276
10. Adam Graham, Mygale SJ10a, 1:35.6334

EASTERN CREEK, NSW PRACTICE 2
1. Trent Harrison, Mygale SJ11a, 1:34.9290
2. Cameron Waters, Mygale SJ010a, 1:34.9304
3. Jack LeBrocq, Mygale SJ011a, 1:35.3368
4. Tom Williamson, Mygale SJ11a, 1:35.4200
5. Garry Jacobson, Mygale SJ08a, 1:35.4468
6. Nick Foster, Mygale SJ011a, 1:35.4607
7. Andre Heimgartner, Mygale SJ09a, 1:35.6069
8. Mathew Hart, Spectrum 012, 1:35.6117
9. Adam Graham, Mygale SJ10a, 1:35.6334
10. Jon Collins, Mygale SJ011a, 1:35.9483

EASTERN CREEK, NSW – PRACTICE 1
1. Cameron Waters, Mygale SJ010a, 1:34.6914
2. Jack LeBrocq, Mygale SJ011a, 1:34.7397
3. Trent Harrison, Mygale SJ11a, 1:34.7459
4. Nick Foster, Mygale SJ011a, 1:34.9625
5. Tom Williamson, Mygale SJ11a, 1:35.2842
6. Jon Collins, Mygale SJ011a, 1:35.3702
7. Mathew Hart, Spectrum 012, 1:35.4946
8. Josh Hunter, Mygale SJ07, 1:35.6276
9. Adam Graham, Mygale SJ10a, 1:35.6451
10. Caleb Rayner, Spectrum 012, 1:35.7339

Formula Ford is the worlds premier junior development motorsport category and has been a prominent fixture within Australia since 1969. Ford has been a proud partner of Formula Ford in Australia since the beginning and will support the category again in 2011 as it continues to grow. The relative parity between local and international makes produces some of the closest and most exciting racing seen on any circuit around Australia.

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