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SEVENTEEN YEAR old Cameron Shields from Toowoomba Queensland has set the pace at Homestead Raceway in Miami where he is testing for Cape Motorsports, which has won a total of 12 USF2000 titles, including the last eight in a row!
Shields emerged on top of the charts after three 40-minute sessions on day one, recording a best time of 1:24.8199, an average speed of 93.799mph (150.954km/hr).
“I am testing with the guys from Cape Motorsports and so far it has gone very well,” said Shields. “We were fastest on the first day. There’s still one more day to go but we are showing good signs and I am getting on with the team very well. It’s been a very positive first day.”
Shields who finished a close second in this year’s Australian Formula 3 Championship and fourth in Australian Formula 4, despite missing the final races, narrowly edged out Gold Coast, Australia-based New Zealander Hunter McElrea, who was a scant 0.0709s adrift in the final session for Pabst Racing.
Shields told Velocity, “Testing with Cape Motorsports in USF2000 at Homestead – Miami Speedway is an incredible experience. To be the quickest on the first day with a new team and at a new track is very promising so now we are hoping to do the same on the final day of testing”.
There is another full days testing to go tomorrow and we will hear from Cameron after that to see how day two goes for him.
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