Camden driver takes out first three races in Toyota 86 Series

Back on track: Camden racer Cameron Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car hit the track for the first time last weekend at Mount Panorama. Picture: Supplied
Back on track: Camden racer Cameron Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car hit the track for the first time last weekend at Mount Panorama. Picture: Supplied

Cameron Crick must be feeling like the king of the mountain.

The Camden race car driver dominated the Mount Panorama track in last weekend's Toyota Gazoo 86 Series.

Crick proved that he would be the one to watch when he took to the iconic racetrack last weekend.

"I qualified on pole position and won all three races - something that hasn't been done in the series since 2016.

"Round 1 of the 2021 Toyota Gazoo 86 Series was definitely a success."

After a rough start due to unforseen weather, the talented racer hit the ground running.

"Early in the weekend we missed out on heaps of track time," he said.

"Practice 1 was cancelled due to low lying fog, and Qualifying turned into a single lap shootout after a red-flag early in the session.

"Saturday afternoon I led Race 1 from start to finish.

"I had a great battle with James Holdsworth on Sunday, swapping the lead a few times throughout the second race. I ended the weekend with a Sieders Racing 1st and 2nd in Race 3, crossing the line just in front of my teammate Aaron Borg."

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

Back on track: Camden racer Cameron Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car hit the track for the first time last weekend at Mount Panorama. Picture: Supplied

Back on track: Camden racer Cameron Crick's new Toyota 86 racing car hit the track for the first time last weekend at Mount Panorama. Picture: Supplied

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

He 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."