The first Ford Mustang in full warpaint has been revealed ahead of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.
Monster Energy Racing’s Cam Waters has handed back the keys to his Falcon and ripped the covers off a striking new Mustang. A new model he hopes secure will more victories in, in 2019.
Waters enters his fourth full-time season in 2019, having raced under the Monster Energy Racing banner for Tickford Racing each year. The Mildura native enters the season with optimism, having eclipsed 100 race starts at 2018’s concluding event in Newcastle in November.
“Obviously Monster Energy has been on my car since my rookie year, so I’m pumped to have them back on board for 2019,” said Waters, 24. “They’re the perfect brand for what we do and they’ve been a great brand to represent, especially with the Mustang coming online this year. We’re entering a new era of the sport, what with the Mustang being the first two-door car and just the history behind Mustang, so it’ll be cool to have Monster be a part of it.
“Everyone’s wanted to see the Mustang Supercar in a race livery, and it’s safe to say it looks fantastic in Monster Energy colours. It’ll still be the best looking car on track. I can’t wait to fire it up, and hopefully celebrate some big results in it in 2019.”
Tickford Racing co-owner, Rod Nash, added his thoughts on retaining one of team’s most popular partners, which has been a naming rights partner since 2016.
“We’ve developed an excellent relationship with Monster Energy on and off the track the past few years,” Nash remarked, “and I’m thrilled that we will get to continue that partnership. There’s much to look forward to in 2019, and we’re glad that Monster share that enthusiasm. There’s a lot of enthusiasm in the media and in our workshop about the coming season, so we’re looking forward to getting out there.”
Tickford Racing’s four Mustang Supercars will make their on-track debut Thursday, 14 February at the Supercars preseason test at Phillip Island.