Geraldton speedway driver Callum Williamson two rounds away from WA sprintcar series championship

Lachlan AllenGeraldton Guardian
Callum Williamson won the Asphalt Recyclers Sprintcar Gold Cup.
Camera IconCallum Williamson won the Asphalt Recyclers Sprintcar Gold Cup. Credit: Richard Hathaway

Geraldton’s Callum Williamson has taken out round 17 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series, placing him in pole position for the championship with two rounds to go.

Starting from pole at Perth Motorplex on Saturday night, Williamson dominated the race to take the win in the Asphalt Recyclers Australia Gold Cup meeting.

He started the round 16 points off series leader Jason Kendrick, but after his win and Kendrick’s DNF (his third in the past four rounds), he now has a 26-point lead.

This gives him the advantage for the final two rounds and a major chance of defending his series championship from last season.

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Williamson said to get back in front on points with two rounds to go was an important win and he acknowledged the role his team had played in his success.

“The team is probably the reason why I am in the championship lead at the moment,” he said.

“So we have got four people on our team, a crew chief, a tyre guy, an engine guy and a runaround guy. So yes, it’s pretty much a team effort and it’s definitely not an individual sport,” he said.

Williamson and his team will take home $22,000 if they win the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar series.

“So we’re just focusing on getting my engine tuned again and pretty much just being consistent with the last few rounds and not doing anything silly,” he said.

The series will conclude with a double-header weekend at Bunbury Speedway on Friday, April 15, before the final round at Perth Motorplex on Saturday, April 16.

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