It’s early in 2021, but Hillsboro’s Jason Williamson has already been busy with the 3X Hillsboro Hustler RC race team.
On Saturday, Jan. 2, Williamson competed in the Burn It Down 100, one of the biggest races on Williamson’s schedule. Nineteen different cars competed in the B-Mod race at Slideways Raceway in Brownstown, with the top six moving on to the 100-lap feature race and the next six competing in a non-qualifier feature.
In qualifying, Williamson finished second in his first heat and fifth in the second round of qualifying, one spot out of an automatic bid for the feature race.
In the B-Main, the Hillsboro Hustler would start on the pole. Williamson would lead early on and was in position to claim one of the two transfer spots, but was caught up in an accident with lap traffic and finished third, moving him to the non-qualifier feature.
Again starting on the pole, Williamson lapped the field in the first 15 laps and was in contention for the win throughout. After a pit stop moved him back to third, he worked his way through the field and regained the lead, before a late spin relegated him to second place on the night.
In the street stock division, Williamson also did well, finishing fourth fastest in qualifying to earn a spot in the A-Main. There he would move up to third, but would fall back after losing traction and finished fourth in the feature.
Winter Point Series
Williamson would be back at Slidways Raceway on Saturday, Jan. 9, for the opener of the track’s winter point series.
In the street stock division, Williamson started out strong in qualifying, lapping the competition, but a wreck with a lapped car resulted in an early stop in the oppening round. Round two would go better after the DNF (did not finish) and he would win the second qualifying heat, earning himself a spot in the A-Main.
Starting fourth, Williamson would work his way up to third place, but spun trying to move up a spot. He would go on to finish third for a solid outing.
In the B-Mod race, Williamson struggled in qualifying and had to work his way through what he called “the alphabet soup of semi-feature racing.”
The Hillsboro Hustler would win the D-Semi Feature and needed a top two finish in the C-Semi to move on further, but a frustrating, wreck-filled race ended his night in the division.
Williamson will be off this weekend, but will be back at Slideways in two weeks.
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