Stocks high for Eaton future

George Eaton with some of the trophies won for his prowess behind the wheel. Picture: Bruce Hunt
George Eaton with some of the trophies won for his prowess behind the wheel. Picture: Bruce Hunt

For a young man who hopes to become a Formula One racing car driver, Eaton appears to be well on track for the future.

He was one of only six drivers who competed for Australia at the Australasian Championships in New Zealand (Juniors division) at the age of 16 years.

In the Trans-Tasman challenge, Eaton was awarded third place in a race which called for 15 laps.

The Year 11 student has been in the Australian team for four years, and has been there twice for competitions and the New Zealanders have been here for competitions as well.

In a mini stock it’s a four-cylinder car yet in Australia it has rollers inside the cage and the rest of the fittings are taken out.

Eaton is enrolled at Swan Christian College and is a Swan Trade Training Centre student studying metalwork and fabrication and some engineering units as well.

He wants to apply for the ECU Motorsport course, a three-year course, when he finishes Year 12 and hopefully go on to compete in touring cars or work his way into F1 as a car-builder and designer and also a driver.

He is on track for his dream and is happy with his progress so far.

Eaton’s father, Roy, was a race track owner in the UK and was a driver in the V8 stock cars in the UK.

He has passed on his knowledge of car racing to his son and has high hopes for his future.

Tonight Eaton is racing at Perth Motoplex in a junior sedan, a three cylinder with a Daihatsu Charade shell and redline race cage.