Camden racer back behind the wheel of Toyota 86

Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car. Picture: Supplied
Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car. Picture: Supplied

Last year was tough for people across Macarthur and racing car driver Cameron Crick was no exception.

The Covid-19 pandemic put a hold on many racing events and Crick was forced to change his racing plan for 2021.

"For a while I was focussed on moving up the ranks but after Covid-19 hit we had to change the plan," he said.

"I never thought I'd be back racing in the Toyota 86 series but it feels good to be back and we'll be racing up at Bathurst next weekend so I am excited for that."

Crick, 23, said it was great to have so much local support despite the setbacks of 2020.

"I've worked hard to build a racing program filled with locals," he said.

"It has taken some time but it is great to have so many local sponsors involved.

"We lost a few sponsors due to the effects of the pandemic but we gained more in the end."

The talented racer has tried his hand in many racing categories and this year Crick will also get behind the wheel of a SuperUte.

"Later in the year I will be back in a V8 SuperUte which is pretty exciting as well," he said.

"I'll be back with the same team, and I am confident with them and it seems like they are confident with me too."

Crick said he was looking forward to getting back on the track.

"I finished up third in the Toyota 86 series back in 2018 and I didn't see myself going back after that but I am pretty happy to be back racing with the 86ers," he said.

"We race on the same weekends as the V8 Supercars so it is great TV time and it is a super competitive series.

"There are usually 30 to 35 cars on the grid filled with young guys like me just trying to prove themselves."

Crick said he was looking forward to hitting the Mount Panorama track next weekend.

"Usually we would be down in Adelaide but that race was cancelled so now we will race at Bathurst in February and October," he said.

"It's a great track, probably the most famous track in Australia, and I am confident that we can get a good result.

"I am very excited."