It has been announced that 17-year-old Aaron Cameron will drive for Peters Motorsport in the Bushranger Racing Mazda BT50 in the 2018 Australian SuperUte series. With Ryal Harris stepping into a soon to be announced, new naming rights sponsor to the team and series, Aaron got the call up from both the team and Bushranger GM Paul Sheehan.
“Aaron drove the Peters Motorsport IOR V8 Ute at both Bathurst and Newcastle while Mason was driving in Super2, so I watched Aaron both in and out of the car and I must say he impressed” said Paul Sheehan.
“With Ryal stepping into the teams new sponsors Ute, it wasn’t a hard decision for us to agree with Brett Peters suggestion of putting Aaron in the Ute. He is a well-spoken young man who is fast in every thing he drives. Bushranger® is very pleased to give Aaron a break and support what we hope will be the first of many years of success in national championships.” Sheehan added.
Brett Peters said, “Aaron was introduced to me at Winton this year where he had only his second drive in his Formula Ford this year and took out the round against the big teams with his Dad, Mum, Uncle and mate Steve as his crew. I watched him the whole weekend, and was impressed with not just his speed but his determination and race craft.”
“I then followed his Karting season where he drives for James Courtney and regularly beats numerous Supercar drivers in the countries top Kart class. Aaron also got the chance to have a one off drive in the Marc GT car at Queensland Raceway this year, where he won his class and broke the lap record. At that point the facts stacked up that Aaron had plenty of potential” Peters added.
Aaron was then offered the drive in the IOR Ute at Bathurst and Newcastle while regular driver Mason Barbera was driving the GRM Super2 Holden, and with the ability to overlay data and compare Aaron’s performance to Mason’s at his first visit to Bathurst and a street track, it was a no brainer for the team.
“This opportunity to race for Peters Motorsport and have Bushranger® as my major backer for the season is definitely my best yet after racing karts and cars all over the world it's an awesome opportunity to have.” Said Aaron
“The new SuperUte category is now the perfect step for me after racing so many categories over my short career to date, this is the most logical step. The new Utes are much more like the current spec Supercars with a pedal box making the brakes a very key part in the driving. As well as the increased motec data analysis tools will be an important part of my learning curve to have the required knowledge for the main game.” Aaron added
“The big motorsport goal is to make it to the Supercars and when the opportunity came up to race the SuperUtes for a full season I couldn't resist because in my view I'm half way there – it’s Super” Said Aaron with wry smile.