Canberra's Cameron Hill is primed to conquer Mount Panorama in the biggest race of his career on Saturday.
The Toyota 86 Series is one of the support categories for Australia's biggest car race - the Bathurst 1000 on the famed Mount Panorama.
Hill is looking to make the leap to the Supercars championship in the coming years and has put himself in the box seat to leave the Toyota 86 Series on top after qualifying in pole position.
The 20-year-old has been dubbed the capital's hottest motor racing prospect since Mark Webber in the wake of his recent dominance which follows his Australian Formula Ford Championship success in 2015.
Hill is already mapping out a plan to create his own legacy on the Supercars scene with a host of opportunities on his radar.Hill could use the Porsche Carrera Cup, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, Dunlop Super2 Series or the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series as his launching pad to the grand stage.
Each series is considered a stepping stone to the Supercars championship but they require a huge financial investment, with Hill already on the lookout for new sponsors.
Cracking the big time would be a huge moment for Hill, who has been dreaming of Supercars success in Bathurst since he first got behind the wheel.
"It's always satisfying to qualify on pole, but to do it at Bathurst is very special," Hill said."The track kept improving as the session progressed, which was different from what we've experienced at all the other rounds," Hill said.
"Normally the tyres are only at their peak performance for a window of one or two laps, but today the track became faster and faster."On my second lap, I set a time good enough for pole at that stage and then backed off to let the tyres cool down."I pressed on again and was able to improve by half a second."
Hill has qualified fastest in every round of the series and won the last five races in a row, putting him within striking distance of series leader Jimmy Vernon.
Mount Panorama is the second last stop for Hill before he brings down the curtain on his time in the Toyota 86 Series in Newcastle.
Race one takes place at 8.40am before race two at 12.35pm, with both races being shown live on Fox Sports and the second also being shown on Channel 10.
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