Cameron Waters with his #50 Monster Energy Mustang. Pic: Supplied

CAMERON Waters will make a temporary switch to #50 for the ITM Auckland SuperSprint in recognition of sponsor ENZED’s 50th anniversary.

It means #6 will be absent from the Repco Supercars Championship for the first time since the 2018 Newcastle 500, for which Waters ran #100.

“ENZED has been a huge supporter of my career, so it’s cool to give them a nod as tribute to their 50th anniversary,” said the Tickford Racing star.

“I’ve had a great relationship with ENZED for a really long time, they’ve been on board with me virtually every step of my career and we’ve shared a lot of great highlights together.

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“We’re running the number 50 on my car in recognition of ENZED’s 50th anniversary, and to do it in ENZED’s hometown of Auckland is a nice little gesture.

“It’s going to be a huge weekend, especially with this being the last Supercars event at Pukekohe, so we’re definitely aiming to get up on the top step of the podium and add another memory to the bank.”

The last time #50 appeared in the main game was way back in 2008 when Andrew Thompson contested the full season with Paul Weel Racing.

Andrew Thompson at the 2008 Adelaide 500. Pic: / Scott Wensley

It was however donned by Jack Perkins in Super2 last month at Sandown as part of a retro tribute.

All up, #50 has been used in 338 Supercars Championship races for a return of five wins.

By comparison, #6 has 42 wins from 894 starts.

Waters holds second in the 2022 drivers’ championship, albeit 500 points behind leader Shane van Gisbergen with no more than 1215 left to play for.

Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.