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CAMERON SHIELDS WINS HOME FORMULA FORD ROUND

Cameron Shields won his home Formula Ford round at Queensland Raceway - Photo: Matthew Paul

Cameron Shields won his home Formula Ford round at Queensland Raceway – Photo: Matthew Paul

Cameron Shields scored his first race and round victories in Formula Ford at Queensland Raceway over the weekend.

The Toowoomba local won the first race in a tight battle with series leader Max Vidau, and fellow local driver Hunter McElrea.

The battle continued in the second race with McElrea, getting the upper hand. While Shields came back to with the third and final race of the weekend.

“It’s an absolutely incredible feeling to come away from my home track with two race wins and the round win,” Shields said.

“It was really close racing with Max and Hunter all weekend, we were passing into every corner in Race 2!”

“We made some major changes before this weekend and we have a lot of car speed now, so I’m looking forward to the last two rounds.”

Cameron Shields behind the wheel of his Formula Ford - Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Cameron Shields behind the wheel of his Formula Ford – Photo: Rhys Vandersyde

Another consistent weekend for Vidau allowed him to extend his lead in the points.

“It was a good weekend – the racing was awesome and good to learn another new track,” Vidau said.

“It was always going to be tough battling Cameron and Hunter on a track where they’ve done a lot of laps, but the important thing was we extended our championship lead.”

Tim Hamilton won the Formula Ford 1600 (Kent) Class after finishing second in the first two races and winning the final. Mitch Maddren who had been on track to win the round for the class, after winning the first two races, retired from the final race with an engine failure.

Australian Formula Ford Series after Round 4 of 6
1. Max Vidau – 177
2. Jayden Ojeda – 125
3. Hunter McElrea – 119
4. Cameron Shields – 111
5. Cooper Murray – 108
6. Liam McLellan – 83
7. Nathan Herne – 72.5
8. Harrison Jones – 61
9. Jordan Boys – 55.5
10. Zac Soutar – 55.5
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