Fenton eyes full National campaign
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