Callum Williamson and Williamson Motorsport will head into the second round of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night with a bit more of a spring in their step.
That’s all thanks to the win in the season opener at the Kwinana Beach venue last Saturday night
And as a result they will no doubt have more attention paid to them this weekend where the feature race will be the Bonza Bradford 57 – honouring the late, Ian Bradford.
Last Saturday night’s win was actually Williamson’s maiden 410ci sprintcar win and to say he was happy is an understatement, although it took a while for the emotions to set in.
“Yeah just overwhelmed and rapt with it all,” Williamson said after taking the win.
“We have put so much time and effort into this and I think the emotions will be let out a little bit when we get back into the pits.”
Williamson started from P6 for the 30-lap final and admitted he didn’t think he would have reached the pointy end of the field so quick.
“All I was doing was just keeping to the same line and just trying to hit the same mark everytime and the car just kept on going quicker and quicker for us,” he said.
“I started passing a few cars there and it worked out alright.”
Williamson traded blows and positions with ultimate runner up Shaun Bradford who was leading with a couple of laps remaining.
He said at one point he was happy to settle for second, “then I put my head down and started gaining a bit”.
After getting more traction on the low line, Williamson was able to make the moves stick and take the popular win.
He is one of 20 teams locked in for Saturday night’s second round.