They say that karting is a brilliant racing playground — just mention Max Verstappen and all of the top race drivers in the world to justify that. But to win two South African championships in two years — and those being the vastly different primary school 60cc Maxterino title in 2015 and the doubly difficult 125cc high school Junior Max crown in 2016, is proof of a special talent — and that’s exactly what Cameron O’Connor did.
Now the Gauteng East Rand 15-year old has gone two steps further — not only winning Senior Max on his open class debut at Zwartkops’ Northern Regions kart opener last weekend, but also putting his Formula Ford on pole position on his first ever main circuit race in Formula Monoposto at Midvaal the week prior, before going on to win the second race of the day on his clutch and gears racing debut.
Cameron O'Connor - Profile
Races: Formula Ford and DD2 & Snr Max Karts
Where: Northern Regions Gauteng and Nationally in SA
Born: 22 May 2002, 14 Years Old
Lives: Bedfordview, Johannesburg
Weight & height: 50Kg’s, 1.59m
Grade: 9 at Realm
Other Interests: PC Gaming, Running, Golf
Favorite Car: Eleanor from 'Gone in 60 Seconds'
Racing Hero: Kimi Raikkonen
Hero Outside of Racing: Richard Rawlings
Favourite Food: Sushi
Favourite Drink: Lemon Ice Tea
Favourite Music: Rap
Favourite Movie/Show: 21 Jump Street, Gas Monkey
2013 – Started Karting in Mini Rok, Entered First Regional in June 2013
2014 – Karting, Won Mini Rok Regional Title
2015 – Karting, won Maxterino National Title and 2nd in Junior Max Regional Title
2016 – Karting, won Junior Max National Title & Junior Max Regional Title