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New ride stateside: Waters heads to America in 2023

1 April, 2022
Tickford Racing can confirm Cam Waters, driver of the No. 6 Monster Energy Ford Mustang, will call time on his Supercars Championship career at the end of the 2022 season, and will take up a new ride in the United States in 2023.

With the continued support of Monster Energy, Waters will move to Professional Bull Riders in 2023, where he will take on a new kind of challenge with a new kind of beast.

“It’s been a pretty well hidden secret, but I’m pleased to announce that in 2023 I’m going to the US to go pro bull riding, and obviously ending my Supercars career,” Waters confirmed. “I’m super pumped to get to the states, get on a few bulls, and hopefully win a belt buckle. I’ve really got to thank Monster Energy for making it happen, they’ve got such a variety of sports that they’re in, and for me to jump from Supercars to bull riding is pretty awesome, I couldn’t do it without them.”

Having overseen Waters’ development within the team since 2014, Tickford Racing CEO and Team Principal Tim Edwards was understandably discouraged by the news, but made brief note of the accolades team and driver have achieved in their time together.

“I’m pretty disappointed,” Edwards said. “You know, we’ve invested in him over the last six or seven years, and we’ve achieved a lot together. Of course you always want to achieve more and we had the goal of winning a championship together, but he’s decided to go sit on cows instead of sitting in a race car, so pretty disappointing for us as a team.”

Despite Edwards’ frustration, Waters believes their relationship will close on good terms, and credits the Tickford CEO for igniting the 27-year old’s passion for PBR.

“I think Tim took it okay, he’s the one that probably really started this. He started talking about ‘Yellowstone’ and I started to watch it, then I fell in love with going to America and doing that, but yeah, I think Tim and the team have taken it pretty well.”

With his future plans set, Waters returns to the cockpit for his farewell tour of Supercars starting with the Melbourne 400 next weekend, April 7-10, at the Australian Grand Prix. Meanwhile, PBR Australia is in action April 8-9 at Meatstock Toowoomba, taking place at the Toowoomba Showgrounds, and PBR competition in the United States is scheduled to continue this weekend in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.