KRAMER WILLIAMSON AND THE PINK PANTHER PLAN RETURN TO URC IN 2012By
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KRAMER WILLIAMSON AND THE PINK PANTHER PLAN RETURN TO URC IN 2012
A three time URC champion and winner of sixty-seven URC feature events, Kramer Williamson of Palmyra, PA will be returning to chase another Rislone URC Sprint Series Championship in 2012.
Kramer is a veteran of the sport and a multi-time champion on the Central Pennsylvania sprint car tracks, and a former winner of the National Open at Williams Grove. Williamson also has his named etched on the World of Outlaws feature win list. In the world of sprint car racing, Kramer has pretty much done it all.
Kramer would not reveal his age, so to put it in perspective, he did share that he was Rookie of the Year at Williams Grove in 1971.
Yes Kramer has been around for a long time and when asked if retirement was in his future, he was quick to reply, “My body will tell me when it’s time to stop”. Kramer’s history brings a lot to the sport like building his own frames and most of his components, and he does it because, that’s how they did it years ago. With that said, Kramer remains very competitive with the start of each and every sprint car race and has confidence his the parts he builds. There’s an old saying, “Once a Champion, Always a Champion” and that fits very well for Kramer Williamson.
“We do plan to run the entire URC season even though I would like more race dates on the schedule. When you get to this stage of my career, you want to race every possible weekend”, added Williamson. “I like the tire prices and this will help with the overall operating cost of a race team, it will definitely help keep more teams running”. Kramer also has a view on the double file restarts. “I think it will be exciting and something different and for me, double file restarts will help. I get stronger as the race goes on”. Williamson added, “I’m glad URC is trying it and if it makes the racing better for the fans, then we have to do it. . . .after all, it’s about the fans”.
URC will again offer several higher paying events in 2012, but as we all know, more money often attracts more competition. “Good, bring them on. I want to kick their butts. I have always believed that if you race with good drivers, you’ll be a good driver. I believe it’s my way to get better”. Williamson went on to say, “I remember beating Fred Rahmer at the Grove one night driving Fran Hogue’s car and it was so sweet, and I want to do more of that”.
Two new tracks are joining the Rislone URC Sprint Series schedule and include Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, MD and the Winchester Speedway in Winchester, VA. “I’m game for the new and different tracks”, added Kramer. “I like to race, the more the better so I’ll just keep beating my head against the wall and do it over and over again”.
The 2012 season will find Kramer once again sporting his #73 well known as the Pink Panther. His crew includes Crew Chief Jason Simmons, Chris Gustin, Cliff Irvin, Dale and Steve Simmons of course his wife Sharon and daughter Felecia. Kramer’s son, Kurt prepares all the shocks for the Panther and stays in close contact with the team on race days while he is working with various NASCAR teams. Sponsors on the Pink Panther include Jason Simmons, Armorboard, Boyer Signs, JRI Shocks and Pepsi-Cola.
Kramer remains a present day race who proudly experienced and lived through the old days. To this day, Kramer Williamson is still one of the most popular drivers on the URC roster. At driver autograph sessions, the response from the crowd and media requests almost always include the name Kramer Williamson.
2012 RISLONE URC SPRINT SERIES SCHEDULE
APR 28 Delaware Intl
MAY 4 Black Rock
MAY 12 Selinsgrove $3,500 Jack Gunn Memorial
MAY 25 Big Diamond
JUNE 1 Williams Grove
JUNE 20 Lincoln (non-points)
JUNE 22 Potomac
JUNE 23 Winchester, VA
JUNE 30 Delaware Intl
JULY 7 New Egypt $3,000 Bar’s Leaks Nationals
JULY 21 Grandview
July 28 Bridgeport
AUG 3 Williams Grove $5,000 Rislone Nationals
AUG 4 Lincoln
AUG 10 Black Rock
AUG 11 Selinsgrove
AUG 24 Williams Grove
AUG 25 Port Royal
SEPT 1 Delaware Intl
SEPT 29 New Egypt
OCT 13 Grandview $3,000 PPB Feature Only