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Aussie backing for Waters’ NASCAR Trucks debut

CAM Waters will race in the colours of TRADIE when he makes his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series debut this weekend.

The Supercars star announced last week that he will swap his Tickford Racing Ford Mustang for a ThorSport Racing Ford F-150 for the Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway on Friday local time.

His #66 Ford will carry primary sponsorship from TRADIE Brand, which sponsored one of Tickford’s four Supercars entries last year and for which Waters has become an ambassador in 2024.

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“I am so proud to be taking a major Australian brand, and a growing company who support so many different sports, into the international motorsport arena via this partnership and really want to put on a good show during my maiden outing in the NASCAR Trucks program,” Waters said.

“To have TRADIE backing my USA racing exploits gives the whole program a huge lift in profile and one that has resonated really strongly within the ThorSport Racing operation.

“I’m also really very fortunate to have the support of two of Australia’s longest-serving motorsport patrons in James Rosenberg and Scott Taylor who have both helped bolster this effort, which I greatly appreciate.”

TRADIE Brand Founder & CEO Ben Goodfellow is equally enthusiastic about the exciting USA adventure, throwing his full support behind Waters maiden outing.

“We’ve been looking to do something with Cam for some time and when this unique opportunity presented itself, we jumped at it,” TRADIE Brand founder and CEO Ben Goodfellow said.

The full livery of the #66 TRADIE Ford. Pic: Supplied

“I have an underlying passion for all forms of sport in the USA and to be supporting a young Aussie having a crack in the ultra-competitive NASCAR Truck Series has all of us at TRADIE very excited.

“The TRADIE Truck looks fantastic, and we’ll be cheering Cam on throughout his initial foray in the series.” 

The Martinsville event will be a rapid-fire introduction to paved speedway racing for Waters, with practice, qualifying and the race spread over a few hours on Friday local time.

The field will be split into two groups for practice mid-afternoon, with each group getting a single 15-minute session.

Qualifying follows immediately; drivers get two flying laps each, with their fastest lap counting for grid positions.

The 200-lap race will take place under lights with the green flag scheduled to wave at 7:30pm local time.

In Australia, the Truck Series race will get underway at 10:30am AEDT on Saturday morning.

The Truck Series race is the first of weekend triple-header, with the Xfinity Series racing on Saturday night and the Cup Series on Sunday afternoon.

Fox Sports/Kayo, NASCAR’s broadcast partner in Australia, is showing the Cup Series and Xfinity Series races live but has yet to confirm if it will air the Truck Series race.

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