In a sport like moto, enthusiasm is key. It takes enthusiasm to emerge from a tiny Australian outpost like Baxter, Victoria (population: 1,873) and win several State and National Supercross titles. It takes enthusiasm to make the switch from Supercross to Freestyle on a whim, especially when you should be home nursing your broken leg. Enthusiasm can make you do crazy things, like mocking up fake credentials and sneaking backstage during the Crusty Tour to meet your favorite freestylers (“I still have the photos on my laptop,” says Williams. “I look like I’m about 12 years old!”) And when you find yourself competing against and beating those very same freestylers just three years later, enthusiasm deserves a portion of the credit. So does raw, unbelievable talent.
Q & A
How did Australia shape your riding?
I think it has a lot with my wild style and go-for-it approach. Aussies are just mad dogs.
Trick you're working on?
Top secret for X Games...haha.
Goals for 2009?
To medal at X and place Top 3 in Dew Tour.
Favorite people to ride with?
Sincs, Mase, Schuie, Balchy, Mini, Twitch.
Where do you see yourself settling down?
In a retirement home.
Something about you we don't know?
I finished high school and did a four-year apprenticeship.
Favorite places to ride?
Schuies, home, Nate's, Deegan's and indoor crusty tours...
Advice you'd give a younger brother?
Don't make as many stupid decisions as I have.
What is confidence and how important is it in FMX?
It's everything when it comes to riding. Without it you will never be competitive. It's hard to get back after a crash too...
Describe FMX to someone who doesn't know what it is?
Doing stupid stunts that a motorcycle was never designed for.