CAM WATERS SIGNS MULTI-YEAR DEAL TO STAY AT TICKFORD

Cam Waters will remain with Tickford Racing until at least the end of the 2023 season. Pic: Tickford Racing

CAM Waters has signed a brand-new deal to stay at Tickford Racing for the 2022 Repco Supercars Championship season and beyond.

Tickford had an option to retain Waters for next season, but the two parties have instead come to terms on a fresh multi-year contract that will see the 27-year-old remain with the Ford team.

The team has also re-signed a new multi-year deal with Monster Energy to remain the naming rights partner of Waters’ #6 Ford Mustang.

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“It’s great to get this one locked away,” Waters said.

“Obviously Tickford has been home for me for quite a long time and we’ve had a great journey together getting to where we are, so I’m really happy to ink another deal with the team and I’m stoked to have the team at Monster Energy signing on with us as well.

“One hundred per cent, the goal is to win a championship. We won the Super2 championship in 2015 and have built up to this point where the Monster Mustang is a genuine contender and we expect to compete for wins every race.

“I know I’ve taken a lot of steps forward as a driver, the team’s stepped up a lot in its own right to get to where we are, and I feel we’re ready for that next step.

“We have the tools and the opportunity to fight for a championship, and the goal is to win that fight.”

Waters currently sits third in points and won the most recent Supercars race held, at Townsville in July. Pic: Supplied

Waters graduated to the main championship with Tickford in 2016 and next year will mark the seventh season for the driver, team and sponsor as a combination.

Last year he claimed second place in the championship off the back of his first solo race victory, while Waters also claimed pole position for the Bathurst 1000.

He has been a regular threat for victories, posting three race wins to sit third in the championship standings as the 2022 season prepares to resume in Sydney this weekend.

“In 2016 we brought Cam up to our main game program with the goal to develop him into a champion.” Tickford Racing team principal Tim Edwards said.

“He’s made strong steps with us each year and has firmly established himself at that championship level, so we’re thrilled to be continuing with him into the years ahead.

“Cam’s entering the prime of his career as a driver and as a team we’re clicking along quite well which makes the opportunity ripe for us to have a lot of success in the coming years.

“We’re working hard to put those pieces together, and are looking forward to putting Cam and the Monster Energy Mustang at the front for years to come.”

The deal completes Tickford’s four-car lineup for the 2022 season, with Waters joined by James Courtney, Thomas Randle and Jake Kostecki.

Only five seats have yet to have drivers confirmed for the 2022 season: one at Walkinshaw Andretti United, two at Brad Jones Racing, one at Grove Racing and one at Matt Stone Racing.