Waters recounts 'pretty wild' NASCAR Kansas race

05 May
Cam Waters cracked the top 20 in just his second NASCAR Truck Series race, which he labelled "pretty wild"
2 mins by James Pavey
  • Cam Waters 19th in "pretty wild" Truck Series race in Kansas

  • Waters made contact with Layne Riggs on final lap

  • Tickford racer returns to Ford Supercar in Perth on May 17-19

Supercars star Cam Waters says his run to 19th in his second NASCAR Truck Series race was “pretty wild,” with his race followed by a pit road exchange.

Waters raced his #66 ThorSport Ford into the top 20 at Kansas Speedway on Sunday morning (AEST), having recovered after dropping as low as 28th.

The 29-year-old, who crashed out of the final part of his debut race in Martinsville, started 20th in Kansas, having placed 22nd in practice.

Waters made contact with fellow Ford driver Layne Riggs on the final lap of the Kansas race, with Riggs finishing just ahead in 18th.

Speaking after the race, the Tickford Racing driver said he felt more comfortable in the Truck as the race wore on.

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“It was up and down and up and down, and it was pretty wild out there,” he told local motorsport outlet Frontstretch.

“Just struggled on the restarts and when I was in a pack with dirty air.


“Towards the end, I kind of got a bit more comfortable and got the Truck a little bit closer to what I like.

“Really good at the end of the runs, so just wish we had a caution and another 100 laps to run.”

As winner Corey Heim celebrated, drivers returned to pit road. There, Waters approached Riggs to acknowledge their battle. Instead, Riggs was seen remonstrating with Waters, before ThorSport crew stepped in.

“I think he was just upset with the last corner,” Waters said.

“We got in there side-by-side, I got a bit free, and got into him. But, he's probably just a bit shitty he didn't have the best night.

“He was slow all night and… It is what it is, I had a lot of fun tonight.

“I was actually going up to him to say ‘Good job, cool race.’”

Waters is 15th in the Supercars standings heading to the Bosch Power Tools Perth SuperSprint in May 17-19. Tickets for the Perth event are on sale now.

International viewers can follow all the action on Superview.

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