Formula Ford ace Dan’s got his sights set on touring cars

Dan Cammish.

Dan Cammish.

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LEEDS ace Dan Cammish could seal just about every Formula Ford GB record tomorrow and make 99 per cent certain of winning the drivers’ championship.

Three more victories at the Knockhill Circuit in Scotland would make it an amazing 21 wins out of 21.

But even in the event of yet another hat-trick there will be no bid to make it a perfect 30 out of 30 with Cammish’s focus already on the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) next year.

Morley-raised Cammish has enjoyed phenomenal success in this year’s Formula Ford series with the JTR Mygale driver notching up a staggering 18 out of 18 victories.

Unsurprisingly, the 24-year-old has already broken the record for the most consecutive victories and just one win from three races at Knockhill this weekend will see him beat Scott Malvern’s 2011 modern-era record for the most race wins in a season. There is also the small matter of wrapping up the drivers’ championship – a feat more likely to be achieved at round eight in Rockingham in September – but Cammish’s mind is already on other things.

This weekend will see Cammish’s car don the slogan ‘partner Dan Cam in BTCC 2014’ and from here on-in all roads lead to securing a BTCC drive next term.

“We are already starting to look towards next season now and hopefully I should have a really good chance of being in the BTCC next year,” said Cammish, who hopes to join Leeds star Sam Tordoff in the highly popular series.

“I’ve done my bit on the track and there’s not a lot more I can do – that’s the easy bit! But we are stepping things up on a sponsorship level and talking to teams and hopefully I can show a lot more people what I am about in Knockhill.

“Really, I should have a very strong chance of going up to Knockhill and getting another three wins.”

Cammish can certainly have done no more to advertise his touring car claims. Indeed, he is already over halfway to completing the perfect season of 30 wins out of 30 – a Formula Ford feat which has never been achieved.

But even in the unlikely event of Cammish closing on such an achievement, the Leeds ace says other priorities would come first. “I don’t think we would ever go for say 30 out of 30 as if we got the championship sewn up we would probably call it a day,” said Cammish. “Our focus is on the BTCC next year and trying to get in that and hopefully there would be a chance of getting a drive in there for one round – possibly as a guest drive or something.”

Cammish also knows that his unbeaten run cannot go on forever – but when defeat finally arises the Yorkshire ace will take it with good grace. “It can’t go on forever and when it does happen I think I’ll be fine with it,” he said.

“It’s not like anyone can say that it wasn’t a good run!”

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