Ford Performance Racing rising star Cameron Waters has finished second in the Dunlop Series’ first ever endurance event, moving from fourth to the second step of the podium.
Waters, who is driving alongside Jack Perkins in the main series event, ran an alternate strategy and used an early safety car to pit for his mandatory stop.
Running out of sequence he moved through the field on the restart and eventually took a comfortable lead when the last of his rivals stopped later in the race.
He held a comfortable lead only for it to be eroded by another safety car.
Waters held on valiantly but Paul Dumbrell on fresher tyres retook the lead he held early on and the factory Ford young gun had to settle for second.
The podium finish and points gain moved him well up the standings to third overall heading into the final event in Sydney in December.
Cameron Waters - #56 ENZED FPR Ford: 2nd
“Physically I was fine and had no issues at all. We had a really good pit stop and a great strategy, though it meant we were going to do a lot of laps on our tyres. That hurt me at the end when the safety car came out but without it we would’ve won. The podium is pretty cool, especially here at Bathurst and it was great to reward the crew. In some ways driving both cars was good and it gave me a lot of track time but it is nice now to just concentrate on the one car. Bring on the big race!”
Tim Edwards – FPR Team Principal:
“Cam showed real maturity today and while he didn’t win he and the team were rewarded for their efforts. His early stop required patience and a steady drive and it was paying off and if we didn’t have the final safety car he would’ve won so his performance was top-shelf. The endurance race for the Dunlop Series was a great spectacle and as a concept it worked really well.”