Cam Waters and James Golding meet up with Monster Jam drivers and trucks
The Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 takes place next week, October 27-29
200,000-plus spectators are expected to attend the three-day event
Cam Waters and James Golding took on a whole new kind of motorsport on Friday morning, interacting with some of the stars of Monster Jam, one week out from the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500.
Waters and Golding met with drivers Charlie Pauken and Myranda Cozad, and climbed aboard their trucks, Megalodon and Thor, before they compete in this weekend’s Monster Jam event at Cbus Super Stadium.
One week from today, Waters and Golding will hit the track in Surfers Paradise for practice on the famous Gold Coast street circuit at the penultimate event of the 2023 Supercars season.
Fittingly driving the Monster Energy Ford for Tickford Racing, Waters was a runner-up on the Gold Coast in 2017, and did some stunt driving of his own in the 2022 event, performing a wild pirouette after collecting the Turn 3 tyre barrier in last year’s Saturday race.
While he has yet to drive a monster truck in anger, Waters is no stranger to racing on dirt. The 29-year old from Mildura has spent the last few off seasons racing sprint cars and mixing it up with the best in racing on clay.
Golding, who drives for Arundel-based PremiAir Racing, is looking for redemption in 2023 after he triggered a spectacular multi-car accident in the opening laps of last year’s Sunday race. The 27-year old was impressive at the Bathurst 1000 a fortnight ago, qualifying fourth before a pit lane drama hampered his race day efforts, finishing 10th in the Great Race.
On-track action at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 begins next Friday with two Supercars practice sessions, followed by Armor All qualifying, a Top Ten Shootout, and a 250-kilometre race to take place on both Saturday and Sunday.
The party then continues with live music acts all three nights, with the likes of The Presets, Client Liaison, Mashd N Kutcher, and Illy among the artists set to take centre stage on Macintosh Island.
Erebus Motorsport driver Brodie Kostecki currently leads the Supercars standings by 131 points over now three-time Repco Bathurst 1000 winner Shane van Gisbergen.
Live coverage of the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 can be found on Seven and Foxtel, with live streaming available via 7plus and Kayo.
Tickets to Queensland’s largest annual sporting event can be purchased via Supercars.com and Ticketek.