Williamson quickly worked himself up from fifth place on the grid and led the early stages of the race until Shaun Bradford passed for the lead shortly before the 20 lap mark.
Williamson thought about settling for just a podium spot, but found his car coming into its own in the later stages of the race. He then managed to make an inside move on Bradford with one lap to go and was able to hold on for the victory.
“I was quite happy with second place and I was looking for the chequered flag, but then I started pulling some good laps and I put my head down for those last ten,” he said.
“It is good getting it straight off the bat in the new season, the boys have put so much effort and time into this car and it really does show. Shaun Bradford ran a good race and made me work for my first win.
“All I was doing was keeping the same line and trying to hit the same mark every time. The car kept on going quicker and quicker for us.”
Though Bradford had first place seized from his grasp in the final stages of the race, he was pleased with the car’s speed and confessed he needed some race fitness.
“I’ve got to give it to Callum, he poked his nose in at the right time on the last lap,” he said. “I thought I had done enough, but I was struggling to hang on to the car. The car was on rails, it was way faster than what I could drive it. I haven’t done a lap since six months ago and we should have won that, but I couldn’t hang on to it long enough.”
Bradford was looking forward to taking on the Bonza Bradford 57 this Saturday at Perth Motorplex, a race held in memory of his father Ian – a former WA Sprintcar champion himself.
“We will come back for the old man’s race. We have a good show under our belt and hopefully we can carry the car speed over to next weekend.”
Also taking wins on the night were Michael Pickens (Speedcars), Brad Blake (Late Models), Daniel Winchester (Solos) and Bryan Miller (Flat Track Bikes).
For more Speedway action be sure to hit Perth Motorplex this Saturday night for the Bonza Bradford 57.
Story Credit – Luke Nieuwhof
Photo Credit – Peter Roebuck