Cam Waters hit Queensland Raceway over the weekend for the Ipswich SuperSprint. A relatively simple looking track, the ‘paperclip’ as it’s known to racers threw a host of challenges at the 30-car Supercar field. Across all practices and qualifying sessions times were as close as they have been all year, as evidenced in qualifying on Sunday where the top 25 were within one second.
Waters had a tough weekend on Saturday after a small delay during their only pit stop ruined any chances of a top 10 finish. “It was a tougher end to the race than I thought we would have. Ultimately with only one pit stop required any delay had a big knock on affect and today we had a slight delay with one of the wheels and it cost us. Our pace wasn’t great but with Chaz’s result we know the pace is there so we’ll put in a big effort tonight and come back fighting tomorrow” said Waters on Saturday night.
On Sunday, Waters was back where he belongs in the top 10, coming home in 8th, a mere 7 seconds behind race winning teammate Chaz Mostert. “It was an okay day for me. I qualified 10th and didn’t really get the most out of qualifying with a little mistake. I did something a bit different with the strategy and it worked to get me a few places forward. I struggled a little bit with overall pace but obviously it is great for Chaz and the team to get the win. It gives our cars a good direction heading to Sydney Motorsport Park where we race next” said Waters on Sunday night.
From here the series heads on to Sydney Motorsport Park on 19-20 August. With teams holding their pre-season tyre tests at the popular Sydney venue, drivers will feel at home when rolling out onto the track.