Busy schedule: Young Geraldton sprintcar driver Callum Williamson is hoping to compete in up to 18 races this summer.
Busy schedule: Young Geraldton sprintcar driver Callum Williamson is hoping to compete in up to 18 races this summer.

The Geraldton-based Williamson Motorsport team are keen to put a busy off-season behind them and start their engine for season 2012-13.

Driver Callum Williamson and team manager Jay Prow are looking to be regular racers in Perth this season and push for a top 10 AHG series.

The AHG series is the number one points championship in Perth and is run over the entire season.

Williamson, who takes control of the team’s sprintcar on race day, is just 19 years old and has been racing in the State’s top sprintcar division for three seasons.

Prow said the young gun has plenty to learn, but he is on the right track.

“They say it is usually about a five-year apprenticeship in the sprintcars,” he said.

“He is going well and is definitely going in the right direction, but it is tough living in Geraldton because we do not get to practice as often.

“He raced well last year, but we had a few little accidents that slowed us down a little.”

The Williamson team has highlighted the King of Wings, the State Championship and Krikke Boys Shootout as major races they want to win this season.

This year’s State titles will be run on Boxing Day in Perth.

Prow also said the team was hoping to participate in all four WA races of the National Series.

Williamson placed 16th of 28 drivers in the AHG Series in Perth last year but did not compete in all the rounds.

Prow said the team would be aiming to get the youngster inside the top 10 this year.

“Top 10 would be good and a top five finish would be unbelievable,” he said.

“Callum also just wants to win a feature race this season as he continues to gain experience and get better.

“We are really keen to reward our major sponsors like Precision Mining and Camps, CLW Earthmoving, Patience Bulk Haulage and Sonic Cut who support us.”

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