Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Campbell into Top Gear

Newspaper article Daily News (Warwick, Australia)

Campbell into Top Gear

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Gerard Walsh

Sports reporter

MOTOR RACING: After two years driving in the national Formula Ford Series, Warwick driver Matt Campbell has the opportunity to drive in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge this year.

Campbell said a career as a professional driver was a long-term ambition.

"I really want to do it but only so many can," he said.

"I want to be one of the ones who make it into fulltime driving."

At age 19, Campbell will drive for the McElrea Racing team from the Gold Coast.

"I had a successful test for the Porsche drive at Queensland Raceway earlier this year," Campbell said.

"Andy McElrea has three cars in the class and Andy has offered me the chance to drive one.

"We will try to do as many rounds as we can, depending on funding."

Campbell will compete in his first Porsche round at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek, as part of the Top Gear Festival on March 8-9.

Rounds 2-6 of the series are part of the Shannons Nationals and will be held at Sandown (Victoria), Mallala (SA), Winton (Vic), Queensland Raceway and Phillip Island (Victoria). …

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