Tickford Racing driver Cameron Waters summed up the Winton SuperSprint as a “big” weekend for the team, winning two races and a round victory.
Waters credited the weekend with victories, twice holding championship leader Shane van Gisbergen to resume his season after a steady but elusive start.
For the 27-year-old, it was a consistent performance that explained that his breakthrough was the result of a build-up of momentum at Tickford in recent rounds.
“It’s a huge weekend for us,” Waters said.
“We’ve stepped it up every weekend, and this weekend I feel like things are a little coordinated.
“The car was fast when we rolled it out and we got it faster and faster.
“Usually on the weekends we have a good day, we can win the race or get on the podium, but the next day we don’t support it. This weekend for the first time I was able to do it constantly since I’m on the team and it’s a nice feeling. ”
The circumstances of Waters ’victories also added weight to the achievement, as few were able to repel van Gisbergen in his pursuit of the championship against each other this season.
Waters wore contact on the last lap with Kiwi in Race 1 before defending the old tires advantage in the final meeting.
“100% of it makes you realize that you really deserve it when you’re racing with Shane and you’re out of luck through someone who runs off the road or something like that,” Waters said.
“If you can win that way, it’s a little more special.”
Much has been done with Waters ’efforts behind the wheel, but the driver has sought to bring back his crew behind the scenes.
“They put in a lot of work to try to get the car faster and faster,” Waters explained.
“We feel we are getting to this pace of the race.
“The main cry to all the guys who dug deep to catch up with the car.”
Having scored a lot of points at Winton, Waters is third in the Supercars standings after van Gisbergen and Anton De Pasquale.
Tickford is third in the team championship, ahead of his other Victorian Grove Racing.
The supercars return from the Darwin Triple Crown from June 18 to 19 at Raceway Hidden Valley.
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