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Formula 4 rookies racing for Burson Rookies Medal

08 07 2015

Rookies competing in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship now have something else to strive for in the new championship starting at Townsville this weekend with the announcement of a Burson Rookie Award for the new open wheel formula.

Burson Auto parts, Australia’s trade specialist supplier of automotive aftermarket parts, accessories and workshop equipment, has joined with CAMS to support the new open wheel category for young drivers as part of the first step on the ladder from Karting to Formula One as designed by the FIA.

The Burson Rookies Medal is open to drivers under the age of 18 as of Round 1 of the championship who have competed in no more than three (3) national series or championship circuit racing events in their racing career so far.

A Burson Rookies Medal winner will be announced at each and every one of the seven rounds of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship. They will receive a special medal crafted for the championship and the overall winner at the conclusion of the championship will receive $20,000 towards competing in the next CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 championship calendar of events (Prize is non-transferrable).

CAMS’ Formula 4 Championship Manager Cameron McConville was delighted to make the announcement.

“It’s great support from Burson and we thank them for getting behind CAMS and the Formula 4 Championship which is all about developing Australia’s future motor sport stars. Burson are specialists in their trade and by supporting young drivers plying their trade and looking to make their motor sport dreams come true, they are playing an important part in the future of Australian motor sport,” McConville said.

Damien Hill, GM Sales and Marketing for Burson, stated he was glad to be part of a new and exciting part of Australian motor sport: “It’s our pleasure to join with CAMS and the be involved with the exciting debut of Formula 4 in Australia. The future heroes of Australian motor sport have to start somewhere and need support to get there, so we firmly believe by being involved that Burson is playing a part in making that happen.”

For race-goers trackside, the rookie drivers of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship will be easily identified by a yellow number plate background on the rear wing endplates.

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