(From left) Michael and Brady McHugh, Matt Campbell and team owner Greg Fahey after a Formula Ford victory.
(From left) Michael and Brady McHugh, Matt Campbell and team owner Greg Fahey after a Formula Ford victory. Gerard Walsh

Confidence driver will make it big

SUNSHINE Coast motorsport enthusiast Greg Fahey has run teams for the past 15 years and has no doubt Warwick driver Matt Campbell can make it in the professional ranks.

Campbell had pole position and won all three Formula Ford races in the Queensland Motor Racing Championships at Morgan Park at the weekend.

The wins kept him in a clear lead in the series. He has five wins and one third in six races this season.

"I have won the championship five or six times with mature-age drivers who did it for fun but Matt is a young driver who wanted to compete seriously," Fahey said.

"He started with me last year at age 15 and is progressing well. He listens and learns.

"Matt is a smooth and accurate driver who can make it to the top in V8 or formula, whichever way he wants to go."

While Fahey knows if Campbell joins a professional team, he will lose a driver, he said he would like Campbell to be picked up by a professional team next year.

"I will support him with what he wants to do as he is good at it. He has the basics in place. All he needs is bum-in-seat time."

There were 122 nominations at the weekend.



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