Up and coming American drag racer, Cameron Ferré, will make his Australian debut this weekend with front running local team Lamattina Top Fuel Racing.
Ferré landed the prize ride on the recommendation of NHRA star Richie Crampton who was unavailable this weekend after racing for the team at Willowbank Raceway, January 6.
“I was so stoked when my buddy Richie called asking if I would be interested in filling in for him down in Australia,” said Ferré.“I could not say yes fast enough. I have been working hard here at home to continue my Top Fuel career in the NHRA but a chance to get behind the wheel in Australia was too good to be true.”
Ferré’s last outing was at the final round of the 2018 NHRA season, at Pomona where he drove for Terry Haddock Racing, qualifying 13th and was eliminated in round one by World Champion Steve Torrence.
“To be able to drive for the Lamattina team and be teammates with the current Australian champion Kelly Bettes is awesome. They have great equipment and people on the team and I cannot wait to meet and work with them,” said Ferré.
When he’s not racing, you can find Cameron working within the racing industry as the Marketing Manager for Racepak Data Systems.
“Drag Racing is such a huge part of my life and I am grateful for every opportunity I am given to progress in the sport,” Ferré said. “To be able to drive for the Lamattina team and be teammates with the current Australian champion Kelly Bettes is awesome. They have great equipment and people on the team and I cannot wait to meet and work with them all. I am definitely going to soak up as much knowledge as I can while I am down there, maybe even a little Sydney sunshine too.”
The Lamattina Top Fuel Racing team is one of the frontrunning drag racing teams in Australia. The team’s primary driver Bettes and she is coming off a big win at the New Year’s Thunder event. Running the second car this weekend with Cameron driving will help them gather more data for their run at the championship.
Team boss, Phil Lamattina concluded “Cameron is a promising young guy and to have him in our team will be a great way for us to improve our cars as well as his driving. Sydney is just up the road from our race shop but it’s a long way for him! We will make sure he’s feeling at home by the time we get him on the race track.”
Santos Summer Thunder kicks off this Friday January 18th, with racing running throughout the weekend.
— Competition Plus (@competitionplus) January 4, 2019