Inside Line Promotions - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 28, 2022) - Garet Williamson generated back-to-back top-10 performances last weekend during the Hammer Hill Showdown hosted by I-30 Speedway to climb into seventh place in the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour championship standings.
The Bryant Paver Motorsports driver finished ninth on Friday and seventh on Saturday during an event that drew nearly 50 drivers each night.
"I think we're definitely clicking and getting into a groove," he said. "The car is getting faster. I'm doing better. I think we're moving in the right direction right now."
The action began on Friday with Williamson qualifying fourth quickest in his group. He then won a heat race from the pole position to rank 11 th in points, locking himself into the 11th starting position for the 25-lap main event.
"The A Main was follow the leader around the bottom," he said. "Everybody was stacking up around the bottom. On restarts you could try to grab spots through the middle and tuck back into line, but it was really tough to pass."
Williamson picked up a pair of positions to earn his first top 10 of the season with the ASCS National Tour.
The event concluded on Saturday when Williamson timed in third quickest in his group. A heat race triumph from the outside of the front row ranked Williamson fifth in points. He lined up on the inside of the third row for the feature.
"On Saturday we were running with Aaron (Reutzel) to the front," he said. "He got the lead and I was throwing a slider on third when I got into the wall and lost two spots from there. We knocked the Jacob's Ladder out of it and it was a fight after that. I was able to maintain in the top five. Then on the last restart I went to run the bottom to try to pass a guy. Someone got a big run on us and we went to throwing sliders. We ended up losing a couple of spots to finish seventh.
"Overall, we got faster at the track and we won our heat race each night, which is key. We were definitely a fast car and improved so it was a good weekend."
Next up for Williamson will be his debut at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., this Friday and Saturday when the track hosts the Capital City Clash.
"I think we can be good there," he said. "We have a good base setup and we seem to roll around fine on new tracks. I've watched some videos of the track. It looks like it gets slick with a big curb on the fence. That's what we normally roll good at so I'm looking forward to it."
QUICK RESULTS -
March 25 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 1 (1); Feature: 9 (11).
March 26 - I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. - Qualifying: 3; Heat race: 1 (2); Feature: 7 (5).
SEASON STATS -
16 races, 1 win, 5 top fives, 9 top 10s, 11 top 15s, 12 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Jackson Motor Speedway in Byram, Miss., for the Capital City Clash with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
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