Cam Waters after winning at Perth. (Supercars photo)

Cam Waters Inherits Supercars Win Following Mostert Penalty

PERTH, Australia — Chaz Mostert was denied a weekend sweep in Repco Supercars Championship competition after a five-second time penalty handed the Perth victory to Cam Waters.

Polesitter Waters led Mostert around turn one, but his lead lasted all of six corners after he went wide at turn seven. By lap six, Mostert had opened up a 1.2-second lead.

However, an unsafe release after on Thomas Randle through the stops ensured Mostert had to fight to open a gap, only for Waters to close in in the final laps. Mostert did, however, finish second, and claimed fastest lap bonus points.

Randle was later hit by championship leader Will Brown, who despite being hit with a penalty of his own, held onto the final place on the podium and extended his championship lead.

“It’s been such a s— start to the year. It’s awesome to get a few trophies this weekend and get the win in that race,” said Waters, who claimed his first win since Adelaide last November.

“We had really good car speed. I don’t know what happened at lap one at turn seven. I don’t know if there was stuff on the track or whatever, but we kept our head down,” Waters continued. 

“We had a really fast car at the end there when it was lighter and managed to close the gap on Chazzy. Bad luck to Chazzy with obviously the five-second penalty.”

Brown extended his lead over Broc Feeney to 136 points, with Mostert 175 points behind. Waters, who started the weekend 15th in the standings, moved to fourth, and is 381 points behind.

Waters will head stateside to make his NASCAR Cup Series debut with RFK Racing in June at California’s Sonoma Raceway.

The event, along with all Supercars races, can be streamed live on SPEED SPORT 1.