Supercars star Cam Waters will make his Sprint Car debut at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway this Saturday night (January 9), with the event marking the commencement of a select number of shows the 26-year-old Mildura born driver will contest across the summer period.
Waters will drive for the new Colin McQuinn owned ‘Chief Racing’ outfit, using a Maxim chassis recently sourced via the McFadden family, which Waters debuted at the venue last Sunday evening during a three-session shakedown run.
Waters sees his Sprint Car foray as the perfect tool to keep himself sharp as he looks to embark on a serious Supercars Championship challenge during 2021 and is hoping to quickly adapt to the wild and be-winged 800-horsepower machine.
“I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience. Colin (McQuinn) has been wanting to field an entry in Sprint Cars for some time and he has put together a very sound program with quality equipment and experienced personnel, but we know we’re the newbies and expect it to be very tough going this weekend.
“We’re planning to contest around ten events this year with a view to a bigger program for 2021/22 and to be making my debut on home soil is actually pretty cool. The track has recently been heavily re-profiled and I’m sure it will provide great racing for the 29-strong Sprint Car field.
“While this year’s Supercars program remains my absolute point of focus, I will be giving it my all when behind the wheel of my VIC #6, and have to thank Tickford Racing’s team boss Tim Edwards for supporting me with my Sprint Car pursuits. Tim has been enthusiastic from the very outset and said he would even happily jump on the tools at some stage, which is great.
I’m so thankful to Colin for giving me this incredible opportunity and also crew chief Lindsay Trotter, who brings a wealth of experienced to the team – both on and off track – while the McFaddens have also been a great with putting the car together and helping make this happen.”