17-YEAR-OLD Todd Hazelwood has achieved his career best in Formula 3, winning the Forpark National Formula 3 class for the fourth round of the Formula 3 Australian Drivers Championship.
Hazelwood was consistently quick throughout the whole round, qualifying pole position, winning race one and winning the all-important 14-lap feature race, defeating his current championship rival.
The round win didn’t come easy for Hazelwood, with the Fujitsu Racing driver being pushed all the way by the championship contenders.
“The race was unreal, it was a tight race between Arrie and myself and it was great to back it up with a great result,” said Hazelwood.
“It’s been by far my best weekend in racing in open wheel racing, and it’s finally good to see the hard work and dedication paying off.
“This weekend would have not been possible without my supporters and I’d like to thank Fujitsu Racing, R-Tek Motorsport and my sponsors.”
Todd Hazelwood is now looking forward to back up his great results from this weekend at Queensland Raceway in three weeks time.
“Hopefully we can maintain our consistent run in the championship and have a good round at Queensland Raceway,” said Hazelwood.
“I’ve never raced at the Queensland circuit so it will be good to once again test my ability and learn a new track on the Formula 3 calendar.”
Hazelwood’s round win helps the South Australian’s championship campaign, closing the gap to the current series leader.
Todd Hazelwood currently sits second on 119 points in the Forpark National class, with the championship leader on 161.
The next round of the championship is held at Queensland Raceway, a part of the Shannons Nationals series on August 2-4.