Congratulations to 23 year-old Peter Campbell from Ashtown, in Dublin, who has been selected as the Young Racing Driver of the Month for June.
Peter, who is in his first year of racing, scored a fine third place from a field of more than 30 drivers in the Procraft Tools Fiesta Zetec race at Mondello Park, behind two much more experienced rivals.
He began Rallycrossing last winter, and was unbeaten in the short mini-championship for Fiestas, comfortably taking the title. He switched to circuit racing at the start of this season, and has worked his way up through the field from race to race, driving a car which he converted himself from a roadgoing Fiesta.
Peter’s sponsor is Ti Auto Engineers, his father Gerry’s business, and he hopes to have a drive in a racing Alfa Romeo 155 at Mondello Park before the end of the year. He would like to progress to driving single seaters in future years.
He has just completed his Level A courses in manufacturing and design engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology, and is currently working in Ti Auto Engineers.
Having been selected as the third Driver of the Month for the 2016 season, Peter is now a contender for the prestigious Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver of the Year Award and the historic Sexton Trophy. This award is presented annually and is supported by Sport Ireland (formerly the Irish Sports Council) and Motorsport Ireland.
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