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Following a strong rookie season in the Supercars Championship, Cameron Waters is determined for further results in the 2017 season, again competing under the Monster Energy Racing banner.
His first full year in the Supercars season saw Waters awarded the Mike Kable Young-Gun Award after earning a pole position at Perth, and two fourth place finishes at two of the season’s largest events, the Clipsal 500 and Bathurst 1000.
Consistency and speed become a focus for Waters in 2017 who now partners with experienced race engineer, Brad Wischusen.
At just 17 years-of-age Waters made history as the youngest ever driver to compete in the Bathurst 1000 in 2011, an opportunity gained by winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown television program.Waters also became the youngest driver ever to claim the Australian Formula Ford Championship in the same year.
In 2013 Waters completed his first full year of Dunlop Series racing with Minda Motorsport before moving to Prodrive Racing in 2014, where he would replace now teammate Chaz Mostert in the team’s Dunlop Series Falcon; the first step in the team’s driver development program.
Hehas since been groomed for stardom by the 2013 and 2014 Bathurst winning team, finishing second overall in the 2014 Dunlop Series Championship before taking home the series trophy in 2015 after a standout year.
After just one year in the development series, Waters received the call up to race alongside Jack Perkins in the 2014 Enduro Cup, were the pair would eventually finish 12th overall in the Bathurst 1000.
His efforts were quickly recognised by team boss Tim Edwards, when it was decided he would accompany 2014 Bathurst champion Chaz Mostert in the number #6 Ford for his 2015 Pirtek Endurance Cup campaign.
Mostert’s horrifying crash in Friday’s practice at the Bathurst 1000 meant Cam did not compete in the 2015 Great Race, but was elevated to the main driver role for Car 6 for the Gold Coast 600, where he would be accompanied by Supercars veteran Russell Ingall.
Waters was also given the opportunity to pilot car #6 for the Auckland and Phillip Island events before returning to his Dunlop Series Falcon to fight for, and eventually win his maiden title at Homebush, Sydney.
After two years competing in the Dunlop Series, and two full years with Prodrive Racing (Australia), Waters made the move to the main series for the 2016 season to fill the remaining full-time seat within the PRA line-up.