Tickford provides update on chassis repair ahead of Taupō

09 Apr
Cam Waters’ new Tickford Racing chassis was damaged in a crash with Ford rival Matt Payne at the Grand Prix
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Cam Waters will continue in new chassis in New Zealand

  • Tickford Mustang was damaged in Grand Prix accident

  • Chassis was sent to Pace Innovations on the Gold Coast

Cam Waters will remain in his new Ford Mustang chassis for the ITM Taupō Super400 following after an impressive repair job on the chassis that was damaged at the Australian Grand Prix.

Waters’ new Tickford Racing chassis, TR-30, was damaged in a Race 5 crash with Ford rival Matt Payne at last month's MSS Security Melbourne SuperSprint.

Tickford returned the car to its Campbellfield workshop after the Sunday race, and stripped it down to its chassis before sending it to Paul Ceprnich’s Gold Coast-based Pace Innovations on the Monday.

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At Pace, TR-30 underwent significant repairs, with the chassis sustaining significant bar damage from the front firewall forward to the front clip.

The chassis has since returned to Tickford, where it has been repainted and is set to be complete by Friday, before it is transported to Avalon Airport and freighted to New Zealand.


“We came back to the workshop on Sunday afternoon [after Race 6] and we stripped it,” Team Manager Matt Roberts told Supercars.com.

“After the boys got it all stripped, it was actually on the road by lunchtime Monday up to Pace, and Cepi and his guys turned around within a day and a half.


“The damage was worse than we thought, hence why we sent it to Pace. From the whole left hand wheel well to the clip was all replaced. So, quite a substantial fix.

“It's still going back together now, but it's looking good. The engine driveline and suspension and everything's going back in, and bodywork is all happening now.

"So, hopefully patch tomorrow afternoon, and final touches on Thursday and Friday before we load into the truck.”

Waters is 16th in the standings, 342 points behind Will Brown, heading to the ITM Taupō Super400 on April 19-21.

Last weekend, the Ford driver made his NASCAR Truck Series debut at Martinsville Speedway, running as high as 11th before being caught up in a late-race incident.

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