Cam Waters departed Australia bound for the USA last Tuesday, where he will make his debut at the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (NCTS) event to be held at Martinsville on Friday, April 5.

Realising a long-held ambition to race in the USA, Waters will contest the Martinsville event with leading, and multiple championship-winning outfit ThorSport Racing, who field a fleet of Ford F-150s in the NCTS.

On the back of a frustrating run at last weekend’s AGP event Waters is keen to sample the short Martinsville oval in the State of Virginia.

“We’ve been working away at making this happen for some time and to finally be given the change to race, and with a top operation, is great. I’m not putting too much pressure on myself knowing I will be getting thrown into the deep end without any testing, but hopefully I can adapt reasonably quickly and be competitive. It’s a short oval so I’m sure it will be pretty wild out there.”

“I have to thank Ford Performance and the team at ThorSport for helping make this happen and also my long-time team Tickford Racing, who have always supported my plans to explore new driving opportunities in and around my continued dedication to winning the Supercars Championship with them.“

Tickford Racing owner Rod Nash is confident the NCTS outing can only assist Cam in staying sharp and well-primed for the remainder of the season, despite a tough pair of opening Supercar rounds.

“Anything that can provide Cam with further seat time is a bonus, said Nash. His foray into Sprint Car racing and now the NASCAR Truck event provides a fantastic way for Cam to stay sharp and further test his skills. The timing being in-between the AGP event and Taupo also works well for our team and we’re wishing Cam well and will be watching with huge interest.”

— ThorSport Racing

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