To look at this young Greystonian, you’d think butter wouldn’t melt, never mind rubber burn.
It was a very different story though at Mondello Park in Naas over one memorable weekend.
Ireland’s only international motorsport venue played host in 2017 to the Formula Vee Festival on July 8th and 9th, promising two action-packed days of racing.
And that promise was delivered as one kid walked away with pretty much all the spoils.
Yep, 15-year-old Cameron Fenton left the competition in parking mode not once, but twice over the weekend, and in the process, topping the time sheets some two-tenths ahead of series leader Patrick Dempsey. On the first race, Cameron crossed the line 13 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger. And then proceeded to repeat the trick all over again for his second race.
So, two pole positions, two wins, and a pair of fastest lap times meant the Formula Vee Festival pretty much belonged to this young Greystonian, Cameron leaving Mondello Park the new leader of the 2017 Ginetta Junior Ireland Championship.
This young Fenton lad is on fire – if you’ll excuse the pun – and it’s all clearly his dad’s fault, of course, Willie Fenton having been known as one mean racing machine back in the day.
And now, with 17-year-old Cameron a finalist in the Motorsport Ireland Young Racing Driver Of The Year award, we pay a revisit to our 2017 interview, as we found out how life in the very fast lane is treating him…
You can find out more about Cameron’s race adventures on his Facebook page here. The above Mondello Park images were taken by Michael Anderson/Blackwood Photos. This interview originally appeared on July 11th, 2017. Oh, and Cameron isn’t the only kid with fast wheels around here.