Truck Assist Racing drivers Jack Le Brocq and Cameron Hill have been reunited with their championship-winning Formula Ford cars ahead of the NED Whisky Tasmania SuperSprint.
With the Australian Formula Ford Series supporting the Repco Supercars Championship this weekend, both Matt Stone Racing drivers made a special visit to the Formula Ford paddock.
It’s the category where both Le Brocq and Hill cut their teeth and also both won the championship in separate years.
In fact, both driver’s championship-winning cars are currently fielded by Cameron Hill’s family-run CHE Racing Team.
Le Brocq was reunited with the chassis which he won the 2012 title in, named Sophia, and was joined by MSR team-mate Hill and his 2015 series-winning chassis.
The pair spent time with the CHE Racing Team on Friday at Symmons Plains Raceway.
‘Sophia’ is currently raced by Imogen Radburn, while Lachlan Strickland competes in Hill’s chassis.
While he is supporting his family’s Formula Ford team today for practice, Hill will focus on his Supercars duties with MSR for the remainder of the weekend.
Now team-mates in Supercars’ main game, Le Brocq and Hill’s pathway is not too dissimilar.
Having finished runner up in Formula Ford in 2011, Le Brocq stamped his authority by going one place better in 2012 and being crowned champion with 20 podiums and 11 race wins in a season.
He then made his Supercars Championship debut at Sandown in 2015, claiming his maiden race win in Sydney a few years later.
Twenty-six-year-old Canberran, Hill, claimed the Formula Ford title in 2015 in dominant fashion.
That too was under the guise of his family-run team, which continues in the series today with the same Colin Hill Engineering name after Cam’s father, Colin Hill.
Cam remains an integral part in his family’s team, supporting the three young drivers, Zak Lobko, Lachlan Strickland, and Imogen Radburn.
Cameron Hill – Driver of #35:
“I always knew that one of the cars in our team was Jack’s and so now for him to be my team-mate at MSR and for us to stand together next to both our championship-winning cars was a cool thing. For Lachlan, Zak, and Imogen I think it’s so cool that they can see that the progression is there – they’re looking at JLB and I that are in the main game of Supercars and the cars we won the championship in are exactly the same cars as they are driving now in Formula Ford. It shows that if they stick to the path there’s a future there for them.”
Jack Le Brocq – Driver of #34:
“It’s pretty cool to be reunited with my old car, I actually haven’t seen it since 2012 when I won the championship in it with Minda Motorsport. It’s funny, I was asking around last year about where it was and funnily enough Cam had it in his team. It’s pretty cool to see it here in the flesh – it’s a different colour than it was back in the day – it used to be red when I drove it. They were awesome cars to pedal around and I’d love to get back in the seat one day.”