Campbell set to take career to new level
WARWICK driver Matt Campbell is pushing for a Carrera Cup berth next season, which would see him take on ex-V8 Supercar drivers and enduro V8 Supercar drivers.
Speaking after taking out the Prodsports Queensland 1 Hour Enduro at Morgan Park yesterday, Campbell said his team, McElrea Racing, was in the process of trying to secure him a drive in the category next year.
"It's up in the air but that (the Carrera Cup) is what we're aiming for," Campbell said. "Funds are the main issue but we're working hard to try and get there.
"The Carrera Cup is the world's premier one-make class.
"To get there would be awesome; there are quite a few guys in the category who have raced in V8 Supercars or drive in the (V8 Supercars) enduros so it would be awesome to race against them."
Campbell has been in strong form of late. He won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge at Phillip Island last weekend, among others, and yesterday took out the A Class and overall win in the Production Sports Cars.
The race was part of the Holden HQ Nationals event with Campbell and co-driver Grant Sparks taking out a comfortable victory.
"It was nice to have another win," Campbell said.
"I got late notice that I was driving this weekend but it was good to team up with Grant. It was a good race but it was challenging; we had to make sure we negotiated the lap traffic."
Campbell said consistency was the key to the duo's victory.
"We were consistent all weekend, (Saturday) and today," he said.
"It was just about staying clean and being aware with the lap traffic.
"We knew we had top be cautious of those other cars and commit to the pass if we were going to go for it."