Fen­ton eyes full Na­tional cam­paign

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Ir­ish Su­per­cars win­ner Cameron Fen­ton is tar­get­ing a cam­paign in the Bri­tish Rac­ing and Sports Car Club’s Na­tional For­mula Ford 1600 Cham­pi­onship af­ter mak­ing his Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy de­but last week­end.

The 2017 Ginetta Ju­nior Ire­land run­ner-up re­ceived a late call to com­pete in the Hayes in Niall Mur­ray’s reg­u­lar Van Diemen RF99, with the 2016 Hayes win­ner busy with the Mon­dello Park Fi­esta race.

Fen­ton is a con­tender for the Sex­ton Tro­phy prize in Ire­land – with the win­ner re­ceiv­ing 50,000 eu­ros (£43,787). Should he win the prize, Fen­ton would put it to­wards a sea­son in Na­tional FF1600.

“I got a phone call last week say­ing would I want to race,” he said. “Thurs­day test­ing was wet so re­ally it [Satur­day] is my sec­ond day and I think I did well. This is com­pletely dif­fer­ent to Ir­ish su­per­cars!

“If I get that £50,000 I want to do a full sea­son next year with Team Dolan, and that money would [help] make it [hap­pen].”

Fen­ton had pre­vi­ously con­tested a cou­ple of FF1600 races in North­ern Ire­land but was de­lighted to fin­ish sixth in his heat and was 17th in the fi­nal.

“That feels like a win as it’s my first Wal­ter Hayes Tro­phy,” he added.

Ir­ish Su­per­cars ace Fen­ton raced Mur­ray’s car in the WHT

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