Dan Cammish heads into the eighth meeting of the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Championship of Great Britain this weekend at Rockingham knowing three second places or better will secure him the coveted championship title.
The utterly dominant Cammish secured yet another race victory hat-trick last time out at Knockhill, maintaining his 100% winning streak in the single-seater championship.
The 24 year old’s 21 consecutive race wins has extended his advantage at the top of the standings to 199 points. Therefore, three second place finishes or better at Rockingham would guarantee the JTR racer the title, no matter what results his rivals can produce.
Cammish has confirmed if he wraps up the title at Rockingham, he will miss the remainder of the season to focus on his BTCC aspirations for 2014.
“I hope to go to Rockingham and win the championship,” said Cammish. ”I also hope to win all three races giving me 24 wins from a possible 24. At that point I will step down from Formula Ford and not contest the final two rounds. We hope to have a driver step in to my car for the remaining races and I will be there to support JTR as best I can.
“There is no need to go for 30/30, but now I have come this far I would like to go unbeaten in the races I have entered. After that I am only looking towards the future.”
Looking to prolong the inevitable though will be Cammish’s two closest rivals this year Harrison Scott and Nico Maranzana, the duo locked in a fierce duel for second in the standings. A trio of second places in Scotland has edged Maranzana ahead by one point, with Scott looking to get back in front this weekend.
Alongside Scott, Jayde Kruger and Sam Brabham also picked up a third place apiece at Knockhill. Both, like Scott and Maranzana, will feel they could be the driver that ends Cammish’s winning streak.
Podium finishers Andrew Richardson and Camren Kaminsky will be looking to bounce back after an opening race incident between themselves derailed their Knockhill weekends, while James Abbott is chasing a first podium finish of the campaign.
Joining the grid for the weekend are two drivers making their Formula Ford debuts. Jack Dex will be the latest driver to race the SWB Motorsport-Sinter, the former Formula Renault BARC racer looking to show the chassis’ potential up against the Mygales, while Chang Wing Chung will make his car-racing debut with Falcon Motorsport.
Connor Mills will also be on the grid, returning to the action in the Meridian Motorsport-Mygale for his second appearance of the season, having debuted at Snetterton in August.
Qualifying for the weekend’s races kicks off the action on Saturday (14th) at 09:00, with Round 22 following at 14:25. Round 23 is on Sunday (15th) morning at 10:40, with Round 24 at 16:00.