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‘Almost threw up’: Super2 star’s Bathurst battle

CAM Waters wasn’t the only Tickford Racing driver battling illness at last weekend’s Bathurst season-opener.

Tickford Super2 prodigy Brad Vaughan was also under the weather, as he revealed post-round.

“After first practice I got out to go to the scales and almost threw up. I had to sit on the ground for a bit,” said the 2022 Super3 champion.

“I’ve been a bit under the weather this weekend but I had a 10-hour sleep again (on Saturday) night so just looking after myself.

“It just happens, I work a full-time job (as a mechanic) and after work is training and sim stuff, so you wear yourself out. I’ll be working on that for next round.”

Waters endured a disappointing Round 1 and the usually speedy Vaughan somewhat struggled for pace too, at least relative to his teammates Lochie Dalton and Rylan Gray.

But the 19-year-old Barossa Valley product was able to navigate some standard Super2 racing carnage to pick up the pieces for his maiden round podium in the second tier.

Brad Vaughan (left) on the Bathurst Super2 podium. Pic: Nathan Wong

Last year, Vaughan scored two pole positions and two second-place finishes but a series of incidents condemned him to 12th in the final points.

“It’s just a mindset change, I think,” he said.

“Starting a new year, everyone starts on zero points and there’s an opportunity to have a good first round for the year. I just had some bad luck last year so happy to put that behind me.”

Vaughan, Gray and Dalton are third, fourth and fifth in the Super2 standings. Round 2 will unfold at Wanneroo Raceway in May.

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