Cameron Waters enters his fourth full-time Supercars season with Tickford Racing in 2019, still just 24 years of age and armed with Ford's new Mustang.
Waters had to settle for 16th in the standings in a difficult 2018 for the team, after a breakout '17 that included his maiden race win.
From finishing 19th as a rookie in 2016, Waters was one of the big movers, winning at Sandown with Richie Stanaway and securing two other podiums on his way to eighth in the points.
The Mildura-native kicked off his racing career in go-karts, collecting multiple national and state championships before graduating to Formula Vee in 2009.
He moved into the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2010, finishing sixth as the top rookie before taking the outright title in his sophomore campaign.
Also in 2011, Waters became the youngest-ever driver to contest the Bathurst 1000, sharing a Kelly Racing Commodore with Grant Denyer as his prize for winning the inaugural Shannons Supercar Showdown TV Series.
While the pair failed to finish after Waters crashed at Forrest’s Elbow, he returned to the Mountain the following year to drive with Jesse Dixon, winner of the 2012 show.
Waters and Dixon were the youngest driver combination to ever compete in the race, and finished 20th.
After a one-off outing at Sandown in late-2011, Waters moved into the Dunlop Super2 Series for the first half of ’12, and then for a full campaign with Minda Motorsport in ’13.
A shift to Prodrive Racing Australia – now Tickford – followed in 2014, before he took the championship in ’15 and stood in as Chaz Mostert’s late-season injury replacement.