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Cameron Waters (born 3 August 1994) is an Australian motor racing driver who competes in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. He currently drives the No. 6 Ford Mustang GT for Tickford Racing. He is the cousin of Australian Superbike champion Josh Waters and currently holds the record for the youngest driver to compete in the Bathurst 1000, after winning the Shannons Supercar Showdown reality TV show in 2011.[1] Cameron Waters won the 2015 V8 Supercar Dunlop Series with Prodrive Racing Australia in a Ford FG Falcon.

Cameron Waters
Cameron Waters 2016.jpg
Cameron Waters in 2016
Nationality Australian
Born3 August 1994 (1994-08-03) (age 25)
Mildura, Victoria
Supercars Record
Car number6
Current teamTickford Racing
Series championships0
Races111
Race wins1
Podium finishes8
Pole positions2
2019 Championship position10th (811 pts)*

Contents

CareerEdit

Waters started his racing career in go-karts in 2001. After competing nationally and winning multiple state championships, Waters moved into open wheelers. Starting in Formula Vee in 2009 before progressing to the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 2010. He claimed podium finishes in three races and finished sixth in the championship standings, which earned him the Rookie of the Year title.[2] Waters went on to win the championship the following season, taking seven race wins.[3] Waters drove for Kelly Racing in the V8 Supercar Development Series at Sandown at the end of the 2011 season and continued on with the team's new initiative, Dreamtime Racing, in the 2012 season before the team was withdrawn for financial reasons.[4]

Also in 2011, Waters won the Shannons Supercar Showdown, a reality TV program run by Kelly Racing where ten drivers are given the opportunity to compete for a drive in the Bathurst 1000. Waters beat British driver Andrew Jordan in the final episode to win the drive alongside Grant Denyer.[5] The pair failed to finish the race, however, after Waters hit the wall at Forrests Elbow and damaged the car.[6] Waters returned to the Bathurst 1000 in 2012 to drive with Jesse Dixon, the winner of the 2012 edition of the Shannons Supercar Showdown, after Denyer injured his shoulder prior to the race.[7] Waters and Dixon were the youngest driver combination in the race's history and finished in a respectable 20th position.[8]

In the 2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series, Waters drove for Minda Motorsport in a VE Commodore, finishing in tenth position in the Championship.

He again drove at Bathurst in 2014 alongside Jack Perkins and claimed a twelfth-place finish. That same year he finished runner-up in the Dunlop Series. In 2015 it was announced he would join Prodrive Racing Australia for the V8 Supercar Enduro Cup and compete for the team in the Dunlop Series. Waters was runner up with Chaz Mostert at the Sandown 500 in a one-two finish for Prodrive Racing Australia. At the Bathurst 1000, Mostert had a massive crash and the car was unable to be repaired, forcing the team to withdraw the entry from the race. Waters replaced Mostert at the Gold Coast, New Zealand and Phillip Island events while Mostert recovered from injuries sustained in the Bathurst crash. Waters was crowned winner of the 2015 V8 Supercars Dunlop Series at Sydney Olympic Park, beating reigning champion Paul Dumbrell.

It was announced in early March 2016 the Waters would race full-time in the 2016 V8 Supercars Championship with Prodrive Racing Australia driving the No. 6 Ford FG X Falcon, with Mostert moving to the No. 55 Rod Nash Racing customer car.

Career resultsEdit

Season Series Position Car Team
2010 Victorian Formula Ford Series 1st Mygale SJ06a Waters Motorsport
Australian Formula Ford Championship 6th
2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship 1st Mygale SJ10a Sonic Motor Racing Services
Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series 35th Holden VE Commodore Kelly Racing
2012 Australian Drivers' Championship 13th Mygale M07 HWA-Mercedes-Benz G-Force Motorsport
V8SuperTourer Championship 36th Holden VE Commodore M2 Motorsport
Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 23rd DreamTime Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 53rd Kelly Racing
2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 10th Holden VE Commodore Minda Motorsport
2014 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series 2nd Ford FG Falcon Ford Performance Racing
International V8 Supercars Championship 42nd Charlie Schwerkolt Racing
2015 South Australian Late Model Championship 1st V8 Dirt Late Model Waters Motorsport
V8 Supercars Dunlop Series 1st Ford FG Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
International V8 Supercars Championship 32nd Ford FG X Falcon
2016 International V8 Supercars Championship 19th Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
2017 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 8th Ford FG X Falcon Prodrive Racing Australia
2018 Modified Production Australian Speedway Title 1st Ford BA Falcon Shore Motorsport
Virgin Australia Supercars Championship 16th Ford FG X Falcon Tickford Racing

Supercars Championship resultsEdit

Supercars results
Year Team Car 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 Position Points
2011 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore YMC
R1
YMC
R2
ADE
R3
ADE
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
QLD
R18
PHI
Q
PHI
R19
BAT
R20

Ret
SUR
R21
SUR
R22
SYM
R23
SYM
R24
SAN
R25
SAN
R26
SYD
R27
<
SYD
R28
NC 0
2012 Kelly Racing Holden VE Commodore ADE
R1
ADE
R2
SYM
R3
SYM
R4
HAM
R5
HAM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
PHI
R10
PHI
R11
HID
R12
HID
R13
TOW
R14
TOW
R15
QLD
R16
QLD
R17
SMP
R18
SMP
R19
SAN
Q
SAN
R20
BAT
R21

20
SUR
R22
SUR
R23
YMC
R24
YMC
R25
YMC
R26
WIN
R27
WIN
R28
SYD
R29
SYD
R30
53rd 90
2014 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford FG Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
WIN
R7
WIN
R8
WIN
R9
PUK
R10
PUK
R11
PUK
R12
PUK
R13
BAR
R14
BAR
R15
BAR
R16
HID
R17
HID
R18
HID
R19
TOW
R20
TOW
R21
TOW
R22
QLD
R23
QLD
R24
QLD
R25
SMP
R26
SMP
R27
SMP
R28
SAN
QR

18
SAN
R29

15
BAT
R30

12
SUR
R31

Ret
SUR
R32

14
PHI
R33
PHI
R34
PHI
R35
SYD
R36
SYD
R37
SYD
R38
42nd 321
2015 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1
ADE
R2
ADE
R3
SYM
R4
SYM
R5
SYM
R6
BAR
R7
BAR
R8
BAR
R9
WIN
R10
WIN
R11
WIN
R12
HID
R13
HID
R14
HID
R15
TOW
R16
TOW
R17
QLD
R18
QLD
R19
QLD
R20
SMP
R21
SMP
R22
SMP
R23
SAN
QR

3
SAN
R24

2
BAT
R25

DNS
SUR
R26

17
SUR
R27

19
PUK
R28

17
PUK
R29

12
PUK
R30

22
PHI
R31

9
PHI
R32

15
PHI
R33

20
SYD
R34
SYD
R35
SYD
R36
32nd 595
2016 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

15
ADE
R2

12
ADE
R3

4
SYM
R4

7
SYM
R5

Ret
PHI
R6

18
PHI
R7

23
BAR
R8

13
BAR
R9

26
WIN
R10

16
WIN
R11

5
HID
R12

24
HID
R13

22
TOW
R14

16
TOW
R15

6
QLD
R16

Ret
QLD
R17

16
SMP
R18

20
SMP
R19

16
SAN
QR

26
SAN
R20

Ret
BAT
R21

4
SUR
R22

Ret
SUR
R23

14
PUK
R24

12
PUK
R25

17
PUK
R26

20
PUK
R27

17
SYD
R28

21
SYD
R29

Ret
19th 1423
2017 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

4
ADE
R2

8
SYM
R3

10
SYM
R4

6
PHI
R5

19
PHI
R6

6
BAR
R7

19
BAR
R8

12
WIN
R9

22
WIN
R10

4
HID
R11

6
HID
R12

9
TOW
R13

5
TOW
R14

14
QLD
R15

16
QLD
R16

8
SMP
R17

17
SMP
R18

Ret
SAN
QR

1
SAN
R19

1
BAT
R20

16
SUR
R21

2
SUR
R22

21
PUK
R23

9
PUK
R24

3
NEW
R25

13
NEW
R26

23
7th 2173
2018 Tickford Racing Ford FG X Falcon ADE
R1

16
ADE
R2

5
MEL
R3

11
MEL
R4

5
MEL
R5

9
MEL
R6

22
SYM
R7

20
SYM
R8

13
PHI
R9

16
PHI
R10

17
BAR
R11

6
BAR
R12

13
WIN
R13

Ret
WIN
R14

26
HID
R15

12
HID
R16

25
TOW
R17

8
TOW
R18

9
QLD
R19

22
QLD
R20

17
SMP
R21

19
BEN
R22

13
BEN
R23

15
SAN
QR

13
SAN
R24

13
BAT
R25

23
SUR
R26

8
SUR
R27

C
PUK
R28

7
PUK
R29

12
NEW
R30

14
NEW
R31

14
16th 1873
2019 Tickford Racing Ford Mustang GT ADE
R1

22
ADE
R2

2
MEL
R3

3
MEL
R4

3
MEL
R5

DNS
MEL
R6

4
SYM
R7

11
SYM
R8

11
PHI
R9

Ret
PHI
R10

6
BAR
R11

8
BAR
R12

3
WIN
R13

WIN
R14

HID
R15

HID
R16

TOW
R17

TOW
R18

QLD
R19

QLD
R20

BEN
R21

BEN
R22

PUK
R23

PUK
R24

BAT
R25

SUR
R26

SUR
R27

SAN
QR

SAN
R28

NEW
R29

NEW
R30

10th* 811*

Complete Bathurst 1000 resultsEdit

Year Team Car Co-driver Position Laps
2011 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE   Grant Denyer DNF 95
2012 Kelly Racing Holden Commodore VE   Jesse Dixon 20th 158
2014 Charlie Schwerkolt Racing Ford Falcon FG   Jack Perkins 12th 161
2015 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford Falcon FG X   Chaz Mostert DNQ 0
2016 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford Falcon FG X   Jack Le Brocq 4th 161
2017 Prodrive Racing Australia Ford Falcon FG X   Richie Stanaway 16th 159
2018 Tickford Racing Ford Falcon FG X   David Russell 23rd 148

Complete Bathurst 12 Hour resultsEdit

Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Overall
Position
Class
Position
2018   Strakka Racing   Nick Leventis
  Lewis Williamson
  David Fumanelli
Mercedes-AMG GT3 APA 271 7th 3rd

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cameron Waters". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. Archived from the original on 3 November 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  2. ^ "About: Records and Statistics - 2010 Australian Formula Ford Championship". Formula Ford Australia. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  3. ^ "About: Records and Statistics - 2011 Australian Formula Ford Championship". Formula Ford Australia. Archived from the original on 10 May 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  4. ^ "Dreamtime Racing Pulls Plug on Bathurst". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. 27 September 2012. Archived from the original on 29 September 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  5. ^ "The Show". Shannons Supercar Showdown. Archived from the original on 1 October 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Early casualties at Mount Panorama". SpeedCafe. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Grant Denyer withdraws from Bathurst 1000 drive". SpeedCafe. 27 September 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Championship results and schedule - Bathurst 1000". Official site of the Australian V8 Supercar Championship Series. 7 October 2012. Archived from the original on 7 March 2012. Retrieved 30 October 2012.

External linksEdit

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chaz Mostert
Australian Formula Ford Championship
Champion

2011
Succeeded by
Jack Le Brocq
Preceded by
Paul Dumbrell
V8 Supercars Dunlop Series
Champion

2015
Succeeded by
Garry Jacobson
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ashley Walsh
Mike Kable Young Gun Award
2016
Succeeded by
Will Brown