Geraldton’s Callum Williamson puts on sprintcar masterclass at Bunbury Speedway

Reuben CarderMidwest Times
Callum Williamson, flanked by runner up Andrew Priolo and Daniel Harding.
Camera IconCallum Williamson, flanked by runner up Andrew Priolo and Daniel Harding. Credit: Richard Hathaway/Supplied

Geraldton’s Callum Williamson put on a clinic at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday night, claiming round 11 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.

Williamson’s team welcomed the win from eight spots back, securing Williamson’s place among the fastest racers in the State.

“Last night’s feature win was one to remember,” Williamson Motorsport said.

“Callum and the team started the feature in eighth and he quickly made his way to the front of the pack by racing on the outside against the wall.

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“It was great to be back racing at Bunbury Speedway.”

Williamson, one of WA’s best, took a high line to secure the win.

Andrew Priolo and Daniel Harding placed second and third respectively after each starting further forward than Williamson.

It was busy in the first couple of laps as cars were jockeying for positions right through the field, with Williamson one of the first to go higher on the track.

He made a move as the field restarted after Dayne Kingshott blew a tyre, getting past AJ Nash, who had started in pole.

Nash then regained position following another restart after a car spun out in the pit bend, but Williamson blasted into the lead again and hung on.

He was more than 3.5 seconds ahead of the next best at midrace distance, as quicker cars had to work hard to get through lapped traffic.

It was the first time sprintcars had raced at Bunbury since last season and their return followed an upgrade to the track’s safety fence, with a big crowd on hand.

In January, Williamson won the Speedway Australia Speedweek crown ahead of rival Jason Kendrick.

Closer to home, Williamson shifted down from his normal 410 sprintcar to compete in the 320 limited class at Geraldton City Speedway’s King of the Hill race in January.

Tim King won the feature on the night.

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