ENZED Sponsored young gun Cam Waters has capped off his second trip to Pukekohe with a podium finish in Sunday’s Auckland SuperSprint. The third place finish has thrust Waters into 7th place in the championship standings, a fine reward for the consistency the team has shown throughout the 2017 season.
Fastest in practice on Friday, which turned into a pole position start for race 1 after qualifying was cancelled on Saturday morning due to a torrential downpour rendered the track undriveable. Waters struggled with the tough conditions in race 1 to end up finishing in 9th.
“It was a pretty tough and frustrating day. We got away a bit slow due to the wet track but I was trucking along well and caught the guys ahead of me after the first round of stops and I was effectively second or even leading. I just got on a damp patch of the track, locked the rears and that was it. If it hadn’t of been wet I would’ve been find as there wouldn’t have been any issue, but with the damp patches and the wet grass I was just a passenger. I am pretty frustrated at myself but occasionally these things happen in wet/dry conditions and today they did to me” Said Waters.
On Sunday, after qualifying strongly Waters started the race in 5th position and made his way up to 3rd by race end.
“It’s good to get the podium and good for the team to get a podium. Obviously there was a low point on it with the contact at Turn 8 across the three of us. From my point of view, I thought the move was on, I got beside Mark, I got up to his door and got pushed to the inside of the road, but by then Chaz had already committed to turning in. It was all a bit awkward, but we’ll go through the footage and see what happened with that.”
The Supercars championship will come to an end at Newcastle in two weeks’ time, and with the championship still up for grabs it’s sure to provide some incredible entertainment.