Cameron O’Connor is a relative new comer to South African Motorsport, but has already left his mark on the sport.
Like many career racing drivers, Cameron cut his teeth in karting, using the fast paced and highly competitive category to hone his skills and develop a strategic race craft. His first foray into karting was in the Mini Rok class in 2013 and although he only joined the series mid-way through the season, the racing bug had well and truly bitten. Cameron won the regional championship title the very next year. Cameron competed in the Rok Cup in Lonato Italy gaining valuable experience
Growing in age and in skill, Cameron moved up to the regional Junior Max class in 2015 and added Maxerino, a national category, in to the mix. He had an extremely successful year, finishing 2nd in Junior Max and claiming his first South African title in Maxterino.
Things only got better from here and whilst 2016 was a tough year filled with challenges, Cameron conquered all, winning both the Regional and National Junior Max Championships which earned him a seat to compete in the Rotax Grand National Final in Naples Italy
With his confidence soaring, Cameron took on a new challenge in 2017 by entering the world of main circuit racing in the Investchem Formula Ford series, being the youngest main circuit competitor at the age of 14, Cameron had multiple podium finishes and finished 4th overall for the year, while at the same time competing in the Rotax National & Regional Senior Max & DD2 karting class.
A huge jump for a South African competitor is to race in Europe or in the USA. In 2018 Cameron got signed up to race for Group A racing in the U.S Formula 4 series with a field of competitive world class drivers, Cameron continues to push himself.