A statement from the governing body reads, “Motorsport Australia can confirm protests were received from Tickford Racing against cars 88 and 97, and Walkinshaw Andretti United against 97.
“The Deputy Race Directors also alleged a technical breach of C16.2 regarding the Driver Cooling System on cars 88 and 97.
“A Stewards Hearing has now concluded, with Stewards now deliberating.
“A decision will be handed down tomorrow morning.”
The aforementioned rule states in its entirety:
C16.2 Driver Cooling System
16.2.1 Any Driver cooling system that contains a cooling medium must be:
126.96.36.199 mounted within the cockpit utilising the mounting points designated in the GSD for the passenger seat; and
188.8.131.52 constructed in a manner which to the satisfaction of the HoM, has been designed to ensure the safe containment of the entire system during reasonably foreseeable loading conditions
However, in each of their respective final pit stops, a crew member was seen adding dry ice on the driver's side of their Camaros.
Assuming a penalty does indeed ensue for the Triple Eight cars, then Waters would be the official race winner.