In 2017, Cameron Shields was selected as one of four drivers for the prestigious CAMS Foundation Rising Star program. The program in previous years has been part of the early journeys of Will Power, Daniel Ricciardo, James Courtney, Scott Pye and many now established Australian motor racing stars.
Cameron became the youngest Formula 3 National Class Champion in 2016 competing in the Australian series at the age of 15, alongside being the series’ youngest starter in his first year in the category.
In 2018, as Cameron embarks on a future career in the United States, he became the first four-wheeled motorsport athlete to be selected for the Sport Australia Hall of Fame 2019 Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Cameron will be mentored by two-time World Series Baseball Champion Graeme Lloyd, who similarly moved to the US to embark on a professional career in sport.
Race Number: 73
Hometown: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Favourite drivers: Will Power and Daniel Ricciardo
Continue in open-wheelers on the Road to Indy pathway
Races Entered: 156
Race Wins: 52
Pole positions: 15
Fastest Laps: 45
Race Win Percentage: 33.3%
Podium Percentage: 70.5%
2019 Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarship
(Mentored by Graeme Lloyd, New York Yankees two-time World Series Baseball Champion)
2018 Australian Formula 3 Premier Series – Runner Up
2018 Ranked ‘Toowoomba’s 5th Most Influential Person of Tomorrow’
2018 Outright Lap Record The Bend Motorsport Park, South Australia – 1:41.7753
2018 Outright Lap Record at Morgan Park Raceway, Queensland
2017 CAMS (Confederation of Australian Motorsport) Young Driver of the Year Award
2017 CAMS Foundation Rising Star Scholarship
2017 CAMS Australian Formula 4 Championship – Third place
2017 Australian Formula Ford Championship – Second place
2016 Australian Formula 3 National Class – Series Champion