Formula Ford – Foster Looking For A Queensland Double

August 11, 2011

Formula Ford

Australia’s future motor racing stars will head north next weekend for round four of the Australian Formula Ford Championship at Queensland Raceway, as the series returns to the V8 Supercar support program.

The last round at Eastern Creek in New South Wales produced another first time winner with Cameron Waters taking the top spot on the podium. The victory extended his championship lead and he now sits ahead of teammate and pre-season championship favourite Nick Foster.

After a slow start to the season, Foster is hoping that a return to Queensland Raceway, where he was victorious in 2010, will signal a return to form.

“It’s no secret that the start of the year has been disappointing for us, but finally getting a race win and some decent points at Eastern Creek has really given me some confidence for the rest of the season,” Foster said.

“It was a long time coming to get back to the front of the field and I’m hoping I can keep that going this weekend at Queensland Raceway. Last year I won my first round and took the lead in the championship at the event. I think Cam is a little too far in front at this stage to overhaul him next weekend, but if I can take some points off him and close the gap, then I think it will be an exciting end to the year.”

Third in the championship is Tom Williamson, who bounced back at Eastern Creek after a disappointing round at Winton. The winner on the streets of Adelaide switched teams recently and is enjoying his new found confidence.

“I think Eastern Creek really restored a lot of the confidence I lost at Winton and proved that I can be a contender this season. I’m really comfortable at Minda Motorsport, so now I can just focus on staying at the front each weekend and the rest will take care of itself,” Williamson said.

“I’m looking forward to racing this weekend and I’m positive we’ll be competitive as soon as the car rolls of the truck, but it will be a tough weekend with plenty of fast guys right at the front.”

Eight Queenslanders will compete in the event, including round two winner Matt Brabham and former Australian Formula Ford driver Andre Borell, while Adam Graham has withdrawn from the event after a funding shortfall. In total 18 drivers will make up the gird for the fourth round of the series.

The Australian Formula Ford Championship will take to the track for the first time on Friday morning ahead of races on Saturday and Sunday.

Find the Australian Formula Ford Championship on twitter @ffordaustralia to keep up to date with Australia’s premier junior development category

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