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Tom Williamson | Driver Coaching minus the bullshit

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On today’s episode we’ve got the legendary driver coach Tom Williamson. In this episode we cut the bullshit and hear it straight from Tom on all things racing, including:

  • Tom’s life growing up and racing career before coaching
  • Why and how coaching became a career?
  • Fuck ego! Accepting when you’re wrong. 
  • Why Formula Ford is so crucial in any drivers career
  • Karting AU vs NSW + club level (It’s a shit fight!)
  • Teaching autistic kids to tap into their hidden superpowers
  • Importance of media training & psych for drivers
  • Who’s the best racer in the world? Hint: you don’t know them
  • Karting costs, tips and BTS know-how
  • Thoughts - Is SuperUtes a path to Supercars (yeah nah), How to become a pro driver, Trans-AM, Supercars charter system, IndyCar with Will Power, F1 & the GOAT Ryan Sanderson + LOADS MORE banter…
  • And The FAST FIVE!

WATCH THE FULL EPISODE ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/eyIedBo1n14 


00:00 - Show Teaser

01:20 - Show & Episode Intro

03:10 - Hooly, Brooke and Tom Williamson banter about Bathurst

05:34 - We are LIVE!

07:45 - Failed Athletes & Coaching

12:19 - Working and living with Macauley Jones

15:20 - Scouting Tom Sargent before he made it

19:45 - Teaching autistic kids in kart racing

24:00 - Back to basics, professional kart teams back in the day

28:01 - The Race Academy Trans Am Team

30:33 - How social media changed the game & needing media training

33:34 - Tom wanting to be a professional racing driver

37:54 - Racing in Western Australia is laid back

43:37 - Becoming a karting dealership for multiple brands

49:12 - Who’s the best racer in the world?

51:16 - Racing karts with Daniel Ricciardo

52:01 - Growing up near Oran Park Raceway

54:28 - Looking up to his dad when racing karts

01:00:03 - Laps, Laps, Laps

01:03:35 - Karting costs for a professional team

01:07:07 - Thoughts on trying to become a professional driver

01:10:57 - Current thoughts on the nex-gen SuperUtes

01:12:14 - The reason Trans Am racing is working in Australia

01:17:50 - Tommy admitting he stuffed up with his coaching techniques

01:18:44 - What’s the hardest thing to drive?

01:18:22 - Reasons why Formula Ford’s so crucial in any racing car career

01:23:18 - The Morse Family and the way go about racing

01:26:53 - V8 Supercars charter situation & wildcard scenario

01:31:33 - Remembering the CAMS Rising Star days

01:36:09 - David Sera creating online Kart Class

01:39:06 - The Williamson family and racing

01:41:44 - Tom’s brother in-law Cody Gillis

01:46:35 - Karting Australia vs Karting NSW

01:49:01 - CIK Stars of Karting merging with Australian Karting Championships

01:51:00 - Is club level kart racing struggling?

01:57:41 - HFFA vs FFA, confusing the consumer

02:01:42 - Will Power and the love for IndyCar racing

02:03:23 - The Go-Pro Motorplex, the real home of motorsports

02:05:19 - Chatting about motocross

02:07:04 - Ryan Sanderson changed the game in both Supercars and Motocross

02:15:41 - Lando Norris and other F1 drivers bringing out kart brands

02:21:36 - The Fast Five


Website: https://tomwilliamsonmotorsport.com.au/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tomwilliamsonmotorsport/ 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TomWilliamsonMotorsport 


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