Title contender Cam Waters has signed a multi-year deal to remain at Tickford Racing alongside major partner Monster Energy in the Repco Supercars Championship.
The 27-year-old has emerged as the long-time Ford team’s leader since Chaz Mostert left at the end of 2019 and this year leads the manufacturer’s charge for the title this season. Sitting third behind Triple Eight Race Engineering duo Shane van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup, Waters has taken three victories this season after breaking through for his first win as a solo driver in 2020.
Debuting in Supercars 10 years ago as the winner of the reality series Supercars Showdown, Waters joined the Campbellfield-based team as part of its Super2 program in 2014 and was co-driver for Tickford Racing customer Charlie Schwerkolt Racing that same year.
Winning the Super2 title in 2015, Waters made the step up to a full-time Supercars Championship campaign the following year. Success was achieved early on when he and Richie Stanaway took victory in the 2017 Sandown 500.
After a disappointing 2018 season, Waters has continually developed into a leading contender and is happy to confirm his future with Tickford Racing.
“It’s great to get this one locked away,” Waters said.
“Obviously Tickford has been home for me for quite a long time and we’ve had a great journey together getting to where we are, so I’m really happy to ink another deal with the team and I’m stoked to have the team at Monster Energy signing on with us as well.
“We’ve come a long way but there are definitely some big boxes we have yet to tick, without a doubt that’s our focus in the years ahead.
“One hundred per cent, the goal is to win a championship. We won the Super2 championship in 2015 and have built up to this point where the Monster Mustang is a genuine contender where we expect to compete for wins every race.
“I know I’ve taken a lot of steps forward as a driver, the team’s stepped up a lot in its own right to get to where we are, and I feel we’re ready for that next step. We have the tools and the opportunity to fight for a championship, and the goal is to win that fight.”
Tickford Racing CEO and Managing Director Tim Edwards has watched the progression of Waters first hand believing his driver is yet to hit his peak.
“In 2016 we brought Cam up to our main game program with the goal to develop him into a champion.” Edwards said.
“He’s made strong steps with us each year and has firmly established himself at that championship level, so we’re thrilled to be continuing with him into the years ahead.
“Cam’s entering the prime of his career as a driver and as a team we’re clicking along quite well which makes the opportunity ripe for us to have a lot of success in the coming years. We’re working hard to put those pieces together, and are looking forward to putting Cam and the Monster Energy Mustang at the front for years to come.”
The Repco Supercars Championship season resumes this weekend at Sydney Motorsport Park for the first of four events at the venue.