Cameron Waters is an Australian racing driver who currently competes in the Supercars Championship with Tickford Racing. He won one race so far, the Sandown 500 in 2017.
Waters entered Supercars full-time in 2016 after he previously won the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series in 2015. Earlier in a career, Waters was the Australian Formula Ford champion in 2011 and Victorian Formula Ford champion in 2010.
Double Formula Ford champion early in a career
Born in August 1994 in Mildura, Victoria, Cameron Waters started his racing career in karting competitions in 2001. He was driving go-karts until 2008, then moving to Formula Vee in 2009. Next year, he moved to the Victorian State Formula Ford Championship, winning four races and taking his first championship title in a career. In the same year, he also raced in the Australian Formula Ford, finishing sixth in the points and the best among rookies.
In 2011, he dominated in the Australian Formula Ford, winning seven races and taking the title with a big gap ahead of second-placed Jack Le Brocq.
Cameron Waters in Formula Ford
Supercars debut with Kelly Racing in 2011
In 2011, Waters also made Supercars debut with Kelly Racing, participating in one round of the Fujitsu V8 Supercar Series and driving the #77 Holden VE Commodore at Bathurst 1000. He was sharing a car with Grant Denyer, not finishing the race. He deserved a place in the #77 car through the Shannons Supercar Showdown, a reality TV program run by Kelly Racing where ten drivers are given the opportunity to compete for a drive in the Bathurst 1000.
In 2012, Waters entered the Dunlop V8 Supercar Series from the start of the season, driving the #77 Holden for Kelly Racing's new label Dreamtime Racing. He participated in four rounds, missing the end of the season. In October 2012, he returned to Bathurst 1000 with Kelly Racing, sharing the #23 Holden with Jesse Dixon. They formed the youngest ever pair at Bathurst 1000, finishing in 20th place.
Cameron Waters was Dunlop Supercar Series champion in 2015
Dunlop Supercar Series runner-up in 2014, champion in 2015
In the 2013 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series, Waters was driving the #98 Holden Commodore for Minda Motorsport. Without wins or podiums, he finished tenth in the points. He made one more change of a team in 2014, joining Ford Performance Racing to drive the #56 Ford Falcon for Team Enzed FPR. He won two races and finished second in Dunlop V8 Supercar Series classification, behind Paul Dumbrell.
That year, Waters also expanded his programme in the V8 Supercars Championship, participating in three endurance rounds with Charlie Schwerkolt Racing. He was sharing the #18 Ford with Jack Perkins, finishing best in 12th place at Bathurst 1000.
In the 2015 Dunlop V8 Supercar Series season, Waters has won ten races in Prodrive Racing Australia's #5 Ford Falcon and captured the championship title. PDA also expanded his Supercars Championship programme to five rounds in the #6 Ford due to Chaz Mostert's injury at Bathurst. Because Mostert's accident, they didn't start the race.
Cameron Waters in 2015
Full-time Supercars Championship driver since 2016
For the season 2016, it was announced that Waters will drive the #6 Ford FG X Falcon full time for Prodrive Racing Australia. The fourth place was his best result during the season.
He achieved that in the season-opening round at Adelaide and at Bathurst 1000, where he was sharing a car with Jack Le Brocq. Waters finished the season 19th in the points.
Cameron Waters in 2017
Maiden Supercars victory at Sandown 500 in 2017
In 2017, Waters stayed in the #6 Ford Falcon. He was fourth in the first race at Adelaide and then again at Winton. In September, he scored his maiden Supercars Championship victory in the endurance race at Sandown Raceway, sharing the #6 Ford with Richie Stanaway.
They were again on a podium in the first race of Gold Coast 600 event, finishing third in the classification of Pirtek Enduro Cup. Later in the season, Waters added one more podium at Pukekohe to finish seventh in the championship.
For the 2018 Supercars season, the team changed a name to Tickford Racing but Waters stayed in the #6 Ford Falcon. In February 2018, he made a debut at Bathurst 12 Hour, driving a Mercedes-AMG GT3 for Strakka Racing. He finished seventh overall and third in A/ProAm class.