Cam Waters Wins First Gold Coast Race in Nail-Biting Finish

Cam Waters Wins First Gold Coast Race in Nail-Biting Finish

Cam Waters claims a dramatic win at the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500, making history with the closest non-team finish ever on the Gold Coast

In a race set to be remembered as one of the most thrilling at Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Tickford’s Cam Waters secured an emotional victory in the Boost Mobile Gold Coast 500 on Sunday. Waters narrowly defeated defending champion Shane van Gisbergen, making this race the closest non-team 1-2 finish in the Championship’s Gold Coast history.

Waters and van Gisbergen captivated the crowd with a final corner showdown that had everyone on the edge of their seats. Despite van Gisbergen in the #97 Red Bull Ampol Camaro closing in, Waters held his nerve to take the win. “Shane was coming for me, but there was no way I was going to let a bloody GM beat me again,” said Waters after the race.

Fans at Surfers Paradise were treated to a sensational race, which ended in a photo finish. Waters crossed the finish line just 0.1945 seconds ahead of van Gisbergen, making this his 10th Supercars Championship race win and his first on the Gold Coast.

David Reynolds in the #26 Penrite Racing Ford Mustang took third place, ahead of Thomas Randle’s Castrol Racing Ford. Meanwhile, the result has cut Coca-Cola Camaro driver Brodie Kostecki’s championship lead to just 104 points with three races left this season.

Not only did Waters secure Tickford Racing’s 82nd race win, but van Gisbergen’s second place also marked Triple Eight’s 500th podium in the Supercars Championship, making them the first team to achieve this milestone.

“It’s been a shocking year, to be honest,” Waters said. “It’s so good to finally get a win this year, a proper one.” He celebrated his victory with a burnout around the iconic circuit, setting the stage for what promises to be an exciting conclusion to the 2023 Repco Supercars Championship.

Cam Waters Wins First Gold Coast Race in Nail-Biting Finish

Owen George

Owen George

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