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SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOWN

SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOW…

SONIC BLAST OFF TO SUPER START AT SANDOWN Official release: Sonic Motor Racing Services April 8, 2016 Sonic Motor Racing Services have started 2016 in sensational fashion with round wins in both the GT3 Cup Challenge and Australian Formula Ford Series. Sonic pilots Leanne Tander, Max Vidau, Ryan Simpson and Hamish Hardeman all came...

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150913jtrmDan Cammish is the 2013 Dunlop MSA Formula Ford Champion of Great Britain. The Leeds driver today extended his unbroken run of race victories to a remarkable 24 with a brace of pole-to-chequered flag victories at Rockingham. He is the second successive champion for the JTR team, and achieved his title win at the squad’s home circuit.

Cammish’s victory trail began at Easter at Brands Hatch, where he won the opening three rounds of the series and said: “This is about as good as it gets. It’s something I may never experience again in my career; I’ve topped every practice, led every lap. It’s unbelievable.” Dan, 24, could not have been more wrong: he and his EcoBoost Mygale went on to sweep the board at Donington Park, Thruxton, Oulton Park, Croft, Snetterton, Knockhill and, finally, Rockingham.

It’s a extraordinary racing comeback for the Yorkshireman, who 18 months ago suffered serious injuries, including a broken pelvis, in a high-speed accident in a single-seater race in Spain. Dan’s battle to regain his fitness kept him out of racing for the rest of the season, and retirement from the sport was an option he considered.

With all thoughts of his 2012 crash banished and the title clinched, Cammish has decided to stand down from Formula Ford after Rockingham to give his rivals a chance to taste the victory champagne. His car will instead have a new young driver aboard for the races at Silverstone and Brands Hatch.

Cammish’s 23rd victory was as impressive as his Saturday win at Rockingham and all that have gone before, not least because it was achieved on a treacherously slippy track after a light pre-race shower. Though the conditions caught out Cammish’s sole remaining title rival, Harrison Scott, who spun off, there were no errors from Dan, who crossed the line 3.7s clear of second-placed Jayde Kruger. “What a way to do it,” he said. “It was really tough, incredibly slippy and there’s not a lot of room for error. Some of the corners here are as scary as anything in the rain. Harrison got caught out and I knew that I had to be very careful to keep it on the track.”

Dan’s victory advantage over Kruger in round 24 was one of his narrowest of the season at 0.36s, but with the title already secured Cammish knew that win 24 was just the icing on the cake.

The statistics of Cammish’s brilliant season make extraordinary reading: 24 wins from 24 starts, establishing new records for the most number of wins in a single season and the most consecutive victories; 22 pole positions; 19 fastest laps and 11 new lap records. Cammish led 399 of the 415 laps on his way to becoming the ninth consecutive driver of a Mygale chassis to win the British Formula Ford title.

Dan wins a test drive with Ford Focus BTCC squad Airwaves Racing and also a year’s use of a Ford road car.