Camden driver set to take on V8 SuperUte Series

Cameron Crick behind the wheel of the amped up Mitsubishi Triton for the V8 SuperUte Series. Picture: Supplied
Cameron Crick behind the wheel of the amped up Mitsubishi Triton for the V8 SuperUte Series. Picture: Supplied

Fresh off of his Toyota 86 win at Mount Panorama earlier this year, Cameron Crick has scored a podium finish behind the wheel of a SuperUte.

The Camden driver belted up to drive an amped up Mitsubishi Triton for the V8 SuperUte Series in South Australia for the OTR SuperSprint.

Crick said the race weekend was a success despite the wet weather.

"The OTR SuperSprint was an awesome debut for the Haltech V8 SuperUte Series," he said.

"I almost topped the timesheets on Friday. Practice one I finished second by 0.16 seconds and I took the top spot in practice two by 0.6 seconds.

"Saturday introduced new conditions with scattered showers throughout the day.

"Despite not having tested the V8 in the rain I qualified on pole by 0.49 seconds."

The talented racer said the wet weather hampered the car's efforts a little but didn't slow him down.

"Race one I struggled to get power down off in the wet and finished third, with the fastest lap of the top three," he said.

"The sun was back out for the final two races on Sunday.

"Race two was a reverse grid and I charged from fourth through to finish in second place.

"Race three I had a good battle with Aaron Borg and finished up third. I ended up third overall for the weekend."

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Earlier this year Crick, 23, dominated the Mount Panorama track for the Toyota Gazoo 86 Series.

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

"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."

Crick will take up double duties at the Winton SuperSprint on May 27-30, racing in both Toyota 86's and the V8 SuperUte Series.