MONSTER ENERGY RACING WIN THE SANDOWN 500
Monster Energy athlete Cam Waters has claimed his maiden career win in the Supercars Championship with an epic victory at the Sandown 500 in Melbourne.
Waters and Kiwi co-driver Richie Stanaway capitalised after putting their #6 Monster Energy Ford on Pole and led the famous 500 from start to finish for a huge win down under.
“I don’t know what to say… I’m so pumped!” Waters said.
“I didn’t know if I was going to hold him [Scott McLaughlin] off at the end there but managed to hold the gap and won and yeah I’m just so pumped.”
“This win is for all the guys in the team for putting the hours in and pushing the upgrades through and of course this guy [Richie Stanaway] did a bloody mega job, got me the lead and I managed to hold onto it so it’s just an awesome day!”
At 23 years old Waters has been beating down the door of that maiden Supercars win with many touting the young speedster as a future champion of the sport.
Co-driver Stanaway was just as pumped, with the event also marking his first victory in Australia’s most elite motorsport category.
“I just can’t believe it, I couldn’t of dreamed of a better result and it just feels so surreal!” Stanaway said.
“I just can’t thank the team enough for giving us a winning car this weekend and to our sponsor Monster Energy for supporting us.
“Cam and I work really well together so hopefully we can carry this form into the Bathurst 1000.”
The Supercars Championship now heads to Mount Panorama for Australia’s greatest race – The Bathurst 1000 on Oct 8.