Geraldton local Callum Williamson wins back-to-back sprint car series championships
Geraldton’s Callum Williamson has won back-to-back Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, after finishing eighth in the grand final of the Perth Motorplex season on Saturday night.
Williamson finished on 2798 points for the 2021-22 series, just in front of Jason Kendrick (2770) in second and and Dayne Kingshott (2690) in third.
It was Williamson’s championship to lose going into the final round of the series at the Perth Motorplex with a 30-point lead over nearest rival Jason Kendrick.
Williamson placed second at Bunbury Speedway on Friday night, in the penultimate round, to extend his lead by four points.
Speaking on the victory, he said it was “pretty rewarding, it’s obviously a draining season, because it’s so long but really rewarding to get it done right at the very end”.
The sprint car series included 19 meetings, spanning over six months of racing.
Williamson said he adopted a conservative racing style for the last meeting.
”I just had to obviously, not do anything silly, just cruise along and just follow people instead of making silly moves,” he said.
“It was definitely not me, I felt like I was really slow, but yeah, you don’t waste 18 meetings of getting yourself to that position to crash out.”
Looking ahead, he hopes the Williamson Motorsport race team can make it a three-peat in the 2023 series.
“I think now that we’ve done it twice, I think it’s very possible we can do it three times. We know what we’re doing from season to season,” he said.
“So I think the team are just going to have a bit of a bit of a break and we’ll recoup probably a month before the new season starts and plan out how we’re going to do it three times in a row.”
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