Inside Line Promotions - NORMAN PARK, Ga. (Feb. 14, 2022) - Garet Williamson produced a pair of top-five finishes last weekend during his debut at Needmore Speedway.
Williamson and the Bryant Paver Motorsports team charged from 15 th to fifth on Friday before posting a third-place result on Saturday to cap the USCS Series doubleheader. The team has now earned five top fives in seven races in three different states this season.
"We are pleased with how we are rolling this year," he said. "We've been consistent. It helps to build momentum and to build our notebook up."
Williamson finished where he started - fifth - in a heat race on Friday after losing brakes. The team rebounded in the A Main as Williamson rallied from the inside of the eighth row to place fifth. It was tied for the second-most positions gained.
"Something hit our left front brake line and ripped it off midway through the heat," he said. "I didn't want to push the issue and tear something up, but wanted to at least maintain. That buried us for the feature, but I knew we could make the most of it. I think we had a better car than the fifth-place finish in the feature, but the circumstances in the heat race put us so far behind."
Saturday's program began with Williamson winning a heat race. He then advanced one position in the dash to end fifth, which started him on the inside of the third row in the feature.
"I think around Lap 10 we started moving forward," he said. "I had got to (Terry) McCarl and (Davie) Franek's bumper around Lap 20 when a red came out. We restarted single file and it spread out a bit, but we got back to them when another red came out. We were all pretty similar in speed. We needed long green-flag runs."
Williamson garnered a third-place outing, which was his third podium of the season.
The team heads to East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., this Thursday through Saturday for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s.
QUICK RESULTS -
Feb. 11 - Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. - Heat race: 5 (5); Feature: 5 (15).
Feb. 12 - Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Ga. - Heat race: 1 (2); Dash: 5 (6); Feature: 3 (5).
SEASON STATS -
7 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 7 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Thursday through Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park near Tampa, Fla., for the Ronald Laney Memorial King of the 360s
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