After earning pole position and a fourth place finish at Bathurst in his debut Supercars seasons, Cameron Waters is looking to build on that experience and come back firing in 2017.
Waters wasn’t the usual rookie last year, as he stepped up to sub for an injured Chaz Mostert at the Gold Coast and Phillip Island races in 2014, while also securing the Dunlop Series title at the finale at Sydney Olympic Park.
The Mildura-native kicked off his racing career in go-karts, collecting multiple national and state championships before graduating to Formula Vee in 2009.
The following year he moved on to the Australian Formula Ford Championship, finishing sixth in the championship standings while being awarded the Rookie of the Year title.
That same year Waters debuted in the Dunlop Series at Sandown with Kelly Racing after becoming the inaugural winner of the Shannons Supercar Showdown TV series. The show awarded Waters with a drive in the Bathurst 1000 alongside Grant Denyer, which saw Waters become the youngest ever driver to compete in the legendary race.
While the pair failed to finish the race after Waters crashed at Forrest’s Elbow, he returned to the mountain the following year to drive with Jesse Dixon – winner of the 2012 Shannons Supercar Showdown. Waters and Dixon were the youngest driver combination to ever compete in the race, finishing in 20th position.
Alongside his Bathurst 1000 duties in 2012, Waters also won the Australian Formula Ford Championship and competed in the Dunlop Series with Dreamtime Racing, before the squad withdrew from the category.
He returned to the Dunlop Series with Minda Motorsport in 2013 – finishing tenth in the series – before making the successful move to Prodrive Racing Australia in 2014 and taking the 2015 title.