WATERS WANTS SUPERCARS DIRT SPEEDWAY RACE

Cam Waters took his Monster Energy Ford Mustang for a spin at Warrnambool's Premier Speedway last December. Pic: Tickford Racing

REMEMBER when Cam Waters took his Monster Energy Ford Mustang Supercar for a spin at Premier Speedway late last year?

The video was shot on December evening on the Friday after the Repco Bathurst 1000 using the exact same car that he and James Moffat had driven to second place at Mount Panorama.

Save for an engine change, some drivetrain components swapped and a few minor setup tweaks, the Tickford Racing Mustang was exactly as it had crossed the line at Bathurst.

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“It wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be!” Waters told the V8 Sleuth Podcast powered by Repco.

“Same diff gear, same springs, just disconnect the roll bars, give it a bit of ride height and away we went. It was actually quite good to get around there.

“I needed a little more steering lock but the boys didn’t try too hard giving me any, so I spun it a few times.”

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Waters has a long background in speedway racing outside of Supercars and discussed it at length during the episode, including his recent foray into Sprint Cars.

He also expressed his enjoyment at the category’s race formats, comprised of heat races where competitors can race their way through into the A-main feature race, meaning there’s no shortage of track action to keep fans entertained.

That led the conversation to NASCAR’s recent willingness to mix up its formats, headlined by racing on a dirt surface at Bristol Motor Speedway in recent years.

Waters wasn’t shy about his excitement at the thought of Supercars doing the same.

‘Why don’t we do that then: why don’t we do a dirt race in Supercars?” Waters mused.

“I think it’d be quite cool to do a dirt race. I would be up for it!”

It’s one of several topics Waters opens up on during the episode, including winning the inaugural season of the Shannons Supercar Showdown reality TV show, his breakthrough win at the 2017 Sandown 500 and his thoughts on co-driver Richie Stanaway, as well as his chat with Supercars’ Driving Standards Advisor Craig Baird following the penalty applied to him during the recent Supercars round at Wanneroo.

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Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.