By Chris Jewell
Fresh from returning from a chilly week up in the Thredbo snowfields, Cam Waters will head for
the warmth of Darwin this weekend to contest two back-back nights of speedway racing. Waters
will drive his Chief Racing Maxim on Friday night in Round 11 of the Northline Speedway titles,
before backing up on Saturday night for the Northern Territory State Championships, which is
expected to attract a field of more than 50 Sprint Cars.
With fresh, major backing from Mildura-based company G1 Logistics, Waters will return to
Northline on August 26 and 27 for the opening two rounds of the popular ‘Chariots of Thunder’
title, before taking in Alice Spring’s ‘Dance in the Desert' event at Arunga Park Speedway on
Sandwiched in between his pair of Darwin forays is the ‘Penrite Oil Sandown SuperSprint’, and
despite Waters' busy upcoming schedule, he feels confident the Sprint Car program will do
nothing to impact on his recent strong Supercars form, which sees him currently sitting in second
position behind championship leader Shane van Gisbergen.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the Chief Racing #6 at Northline
this weekend and also some more warmer weather, and hope my recent Supercars form at
Hidden Valley (where Waters recorded a win and a second place) can carry over to some
successful running on the clay.
“We’re pretty much using the first two events as shakedown meetings in anticipation of giving the
first ‘Chariots of Thunder’ weekend a real crack, and it’s great to have a new major partner in G1
Logistics on board too, and with them being Mildura-based it gives the whole Chief Racing
program a nice feel to it.
I’ll certainly be in for a busy few weeks, but the opportunity to get back behind the wheel of the
Sprint Car, and at one of the country's biggest events, was impossible to knock back and I really
have to thank Colin McQuinn and the team for the enormous effort they have put into making this