Mt Kembla racing car driver Cameron Walters' fledgling career is accelerating at high speed.
A champion on the NSW racing circuit in 2013, Walters announced his arrival on the national stage with a dominant display at Winton Raceway in Victoria last weekend.
The 22-year-old took out the second round of the Australian Formula Ford Series.
Walters' assertive performance has put rivals on notice that he isn't a typical wide-eyed rookie.
"It's a six-round series and we're confident we can go on and win the remaining four rounds," the former Wollongong University commerce student said.
"The guy who came second was on his home track, and I held him out for the whole 10 laps.
"This is my first year of racing at a national level, and to go out to a track that I've never been to before and come first by a fair bit, it definitely adds to my confidence and motivation for the rest of the series."
Walters was back in Wollongong on Monday and is already planning his strategy for round three in Queensland on August 8-10.
"I'll probably do a state round to practice for the next round of the national series," he said.
"It wouldn't be possible without the support of The Lagoon, Auto Pro Unanderra, Starmart Unanderra, Fastway Couriers Wollongong and Poolwerx Illawarra.
"Those businesses have all been a massive help."