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WAU prodigy seals Australian Formula Ford crown

WALKINSHAW Andretti United junior Matt Hillyer has romped to the Australian Formula Ford title.

Competing for Sonic Motor Racing Services, Hillyer took pole position and all three race wins at Phillip Island on the weekend to put the 2023 crown beyond doubt with a round to spare.

Previous national Formula Ford champions include Craig Lowndes, Steven Richards, Jason Bright, Garth Tander, Will Davison, Jamie Whincup, David Reynolds, Nick Percat, Chaz Mostert, Cam Waters and many more big names.

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“It was a great round at Phillip Island for the sixth round of the Australian Formula Ford Series,” said Hillyer.

“I was able to grab the 2023 series win, which is absolutely epic for me.

Matt Hillyer with his WAU Toyota 86. Pic: Supplied

“It means a lot, all the team at Sonic do such a great job to give me such a reliable car and to make me the best I can possibly be.

“None of the hard work goes unnoticed, so a big thank you to every single person at Sonic for all that they do.

“A big thanks to my sponsors Morris Finance, Car Mods Australia, Boswen Gates and Chase Clothing for giving me the best support.”

Hillyer also contests the 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Australia 86 Series in a WAU entry.

The Supercars team’s pipeline of talent has already proven a success, with teen Ryan Wood making his mark in Super2 to the point where he has secured a graduation into a WAU main game seat for 2024.

One round remains in the Australian Formula Ford season, next month at The Bend Motorsport Park.

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