17 year old Cameron Fenton, a regular winner in Ginetta Junior Ireland last season, joined the Irish Supercar Powered By Pirelli series at Mondello Park last weekend and stunned the class regulars with his incredible pace.
Cameron joined fellow Ginetta Junior graduate racer Charlie Linnane as well as multiple Stryker Champion Alan Watkins as newcomers to the Pirelli backed, ASK Racing run series.
With qualifying held in wet conditions, the Greystones youngster revelled in the conditions and topped the timesheets to take the all important pole position for race one!
When the lights went out, Cameron was just beaten away by fellow front row starter Gary Corcoran but he soon grabbed the lead back with a spectacular move around the outside at the Esses! From there on he eased away to cross the line well clear of his competitors for an impressive win on his Supercar debut.
In race two, Cameron again lined up on pole position but was bundled down the order on a very physical opening lap. Undeterred, he picked the others off one by one and set off after leader Corcoran. A series of fastest laps drew him right onto the tail of the leader by the final lap but time ran out and Cameron had to settle for second.
Alan Kessie, ASK Racing: “I am delighted to have Cameron in the class this year. He was very impressive in Ginetta Juniors last season and has obviously continued that form into Supercars for 2018. I knew he would run at the front, but to take pole and a win on his first weekend in the class in very impressive!”
Cameron Fenton: “I really enjoyed that. There is a big increase in power, a sequential gearbox and of course Pirelli slicks- what’s not to like? The car was great all weekend and I just can’t wait to get out in it again! I would like to thank Alan Kessie and ASK Racing for all their help putting the deal together and of course my Dad too- hopefully I can pay them back with lots more wins this season!”
Cameron Fenton is supported by Fenton Fires, ASK Racing and Pirelli in 2018.
Image from Michael Chester.