Walkinshaw help launch Morris Finance CAMS pathway support

Published: 30 June 2017
James and Scott helped launch Morris Finance’s pathway support.
James and Scott helped launch Morris Finance’s pathway support.

Pictured: James and Scott helped launch Morris Finance’s pathway support.

National Commercial Finance and Leasing leaders Morris Finance have been welcomed today as a corporate partner of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS).

In doing so, Morris Finance will feature as a Partner of the CAMS Foundation Rising Stars and also as Presenting Partner of the CAMS Driver Development Academy program.

Announced just prior to the 2017 Academy camp on the Gold Coast, Rising Star Simon Fallon was joined by former CAMS Foundation graduates James Courtney and Scott Pye alongside aspiring karting stars, in welcoming Morris Finance to the CAMS community.

“As a proud Australian business operating on a national basis, we are delighted to support local and international pathways for young talent to achieve their goals and ambitions,” Managing Director of Morris Finance, Nathan Murray said

“From an initial alignment with Nick Percat, our business has enjoyed assisting a young man as he progressed up the motor sport ladder to become a Bathurst 1000 and Supercars race winner.”

“Accordingly we would like to continue our support behind tomorrow’s aspiring motor sport talent as they learn their craft, progressing from karts, Formula 4, and hopefully to Supercars or Formula 1 one day,” Murray continued.

Morris Finance’s alignment with the CAMS Foundation comes off the back of the Rising Stars programme’s most successful CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship round at Phillip Island.

All four Rising Stars of Fallon, Ryan Suhle, Cameron Shields and Zane Morse secured race podium results, with the overall round witnessing a Rising Star lockout of Fallon, Suhle and Shields.

CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca was joined by Valentina Stojanovska (CAMS Foundation Chairman) in welcoming Morris Finance to CAMS’ driver development initiatives.

“It is fantastic to see an Australian company in Morris Finance lending their support to Australia’s next generation of drivers with our various development programmes,” Arocca said.

“On behalf of CAMS and the CAMS Foundation team, we look forward to a successful partnership as we continue to unearth Australia’s next motor racing heroes here and abroad with the assistance of Morris Finance.”

The CAMS Academy programme will start its junior karting academy this Sunday, 2 July before returning for a senior elite driver academy later next week. The CAMS Foundation Rising Stars next embark on Queensland Raceway, for Round Five of the CAMS Jayco Australian Formula 4 Championship.

About Morris Finance

Morris Finance is Australian owned and one of Australia’s leading Finance Companies, providing Finance, Investment, Leasing and Insurance options to;

  • ABN Holders
  • Individuals
  • Registered Companies
  • Sole Traders

What sets Morris Finance apart is a passion to serve every customer, deliver on a promise to continuously improve in every way including knowledge, experience, financial solutions, and service delivery whilst adapting to the needs of a dynamic and ever changing market place.

Morris Finance have extensive experience providing finance options including; Asset Finance, Chattel Mortgage, Hire Purchase, Leasing, Novated Leasing and Sale & Leaseback facilities to a national client base across a wide range of industries for a extensive range of assets.

About CAMS Foundation

The aim of the CAMS Foundation is to identify and support talented young Australian drivers to successfully compete in National and International motor sport.

With the support of the CAMS Foundation, up to four talented drivers are chosen as CAMS Rising Stars each year by an experienced selection panel.

Each CAMS Rising Star is provided with significant technical, physical and financial support over the period of a year; with their development being monitored and driven with the ultimate aim of progression within the global motor sport community.

Once selected as CAMS Rising Star each driver joins an exceptional list of revered CAMS supported graduates, including the likes of Daniel Ricciardo, Will Power, James Courtney and Will Davison.

This year’s CAMS Foundation Rising Stars include Simon Fallon, Cameron Shields, Zane Morse and Ryan Suhle.

About CAMS

The Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Limited (CAMS) has been the custodian of motor sport in Australia since 1953.

CAMS is the National Sporting Authority (ASN) for motor sport in Australia, and is delegated this responsibility by the Federation Internationale de’l Automobile (FIA).

The FIA aims to ensure that motor sport is conducted in accordance with the highest standards of safety, fairness and social responsibility - and CAMS, together with in excess of 120 other ASNs in over 100 nations, are committed to carrying out the mission of the FIA.