A jump start in Race One cost WA’s Nick Rowe a round win at the weekend in the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship’s first visit to Barbagallo Raceway.
Nick won Sunday’s Race Two and finished second in Race Three, behind the CAMS Foundation Rising Star, Toowoomba’s Cameron Shields. “But I shouldn’t have made the mistake,” Nick said. “And I can’t thank the boys from AGI Sport enough. They did an amazing job as always. Now, we’ll move on to Phillip Island and hopefully get another win.”
A technical problem dropped championship rival and leader Kiwi Liam Lawson to ninth in Sunday’s finale. Liam leads the championship on 164 points, four ahead of Nick.
Nick Rowe Riding High in F4
Fellow WA youngster Aaron Love is handily placed in seventh. Aaron claimed the Burson Auto Parts Rookie of the Round award for the second time by finishing fifth in Race Three.
“I had to work really hard in the last race, especially after a couple of poor results in Race One and Race Two,” Aaron said. “Track position means a lot at Barbagallo because it’s just so close here. It was very slippery out there. You had to keep the car very controlled, keep it straight and to get on the power quick enough to get the run to then pass people. But I’m certainly starting to get the hang of it.”
The series heads to Phillip Island May 26-28 for the Shannons Nationals’ 100th round celebrations.