Erebus Academy driver Jamie Rowe demonstrated promising speed during the second round of the Formula Ford Victorian Championship  at Winton on March 16th. With a solid start to the weekend marked by impressive practice sessions on Friday, Jamie secured a commendable 4th place on the grid, much to the delight of the Fabcon/JCB racing crew.

However, the challenges began in the opening race as Jamie faced a slow start that saw him relegated to the back of the field. Despite the car’s good pace, Jamie found it difficult to make significant progress, ultimately finishing 8th. Race two presented a promising start as he moved from 8th to 5th by the end of the first lap. Unfortunately, a racing incident and contact with another car prematurely ended his race.

Starting from the back of the grid in the third race posed further challenges, yet Jamie made a strong start, gaining several positions and finishing 11th in a shortened race.

Jamie expressed satisfaction with the overall racing experience, acknowledging the valuable lessons learned and expressing increased confidence heading into the upcoming national round at Winton on April 27th-28th.

Barry Ryan, CEO of Erebus Motorsport, commented on Jamie’s performance. “We are proud to support Jamie as an Erebus Academy driver in his debut Formula Ford season. Formula Ford has always been a great training ground for future stars, Jamie has the Karting background to show what he can do as a driver and now is starting to show that in his new chosen category.” 

Ryan’s endorsement underscores Erebus Motorsport’s commitment to fostering emerging motorsport talent through the Erebus Academy, which also provides support to rising young Super2 stars Jobe Stewart and Jarrod Hughes.