Downs driver Cameron Shields will compete in Formula 3 at the weekend at Morgan Park Raceway.
Downs driver Cameron Shields will compete in Formula 3 at the weekend at Morgan Park Raceway. Paul Goodman

Downs driver in weekend national series at Morgan Park

MOTORSPORT: Talented Queensland Formula 3 drivers will be among the main points of local interest among a rich entry list for the Australian Motor Racing Series at Morgan Park Raceway this weekend.

Some of Australia's newest racing categories, a mixture of affordable and exotic race cars and an assortment of talented racing drivers will converge upon Morgan Park for the weekend.

The fastest category at the event will be the Australian Formula 3 Premier Series, which features exotic open-wheelers with slick tyres and highly-effective aerodynamics.

While the F3 cars attract plenty of attention because of their blistering corner speeds, the presence of a local star will generate even more interest in the series this weekend.

Toowoomba was kicked into a frenzy this week when one of their hometown heroes, Will Power, became the first Australian driver to win the coveted Indy 500. But another Toowoomba racer, 17-year-old Cameron Shields, is planning to forge his own international career path.

After winning the first two rounds of this year's F3 series, Shields heads to home turf at Morgan Park with a handy points lead.

"I'm looking forward to racing at my home track - Morgan Park is a circuit where I've done plenty of laps, so hopefully I can use that knowledge to extend my advantage,” Shields said.

"The F3 series ran with the opening AMRS round at Winton and it was a really well-run event - all of the officials were organised and friendly, and there was live online streaming. It's great for Morgan Park and Warwick to have a national event.”

Practice on Friday, racing 8.30am Saturday and Sunday.



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