Waters tests open-wheeler at Winton

13 Nov 2022
Tickford driver adds to long list of different cars
2 mins by James Pavey

Cam Waters has sampled an open-wheeler at Winton just weeks out from the Supercars season finale.

Waters, who is second in the standings, got behind the wheel of a Hyper Racer X1 on Saturday.

The Tickford Racing driver drove the car around Winton’s 2:02km circuit.

He won two of the three races at May’s Pizza Hut Winton SuperSprint.

The X1 was designed in Melbourne by Jon and Dean Crooke.

Waters clocked a 1:16.7s best aboard the car, which is powered by a 145kW Suzuki Hayabusa GSX1340R engine.

"This locally designed and manufactured machine is a genuine open-wheel race car," Waters posted to social media.

'1:16s at Winton is not hanging about'

"Nimble, challenging and demanding, and one that inspires confidence … and it’s proper FAST!

"1:16s at Winton is not hanging about.

"A huge thanks to the team at Hyper Racer for the opportunity and hoping to have another run at some stage in the future."


The Mildura-born driver’s laps came during the Victorian Motor Racing Championships at Winton.

The X1 weighs just 390kg, has ground effect downforce, and produces 500 hp per ton.

It adds to a line of different cars Waters has sampled this year alongside his Supercars commitments.

Notably, Waters has turned his hand to Speedway, having competed in the Top End mid-year.

Waters, who competes for Chief Racing, is also readying for a third competitive summer on dirt.

He also shared an Audi R8 with Supercars rival David Reynolds and Tony Bates at May’s LIQUI MOLY Bathurst 12 Hour.

Waters is no stranger to open-wheelers, although it has been some time since he drove one.

A teenage Waters won the national Formula Ford title in 2011, the year he made his Bathurst 1000 debut.

It came a year after he won the Victorian Formula Ford title.

Waters will aim to retain second overall in the Supercars standings in Adelaide next month.

Tickets for the December 1-4 VALO Adelaide 500 are on sale via Supercars.com and Ticketek.com.

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