GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alberta — 19 year-old Jamie Krzysik of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, won Sunday’s IMCA Modified main event at Hythe Motor Speedway after taking the lead on lap 17.
The Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle driver development team member competed in paved Modified races at Hythe on both Saturday and Sunday. He previously picked up the feature at Edmonton International Raceway on May 8 and also made his American debut driving a USAC Ford Focus Midget for Ron Sutton on May 15.
The 2009 IMCA Canadian Rookie of the Year opened up the weekend on Saturday by setting fast-time at 15.27 seconds.
Driving the #46 Modified for Canadian Western Maintenance and Ric’s Grill, Krzysik started third in the main event and took the lead by lap four. After getting bumped into the infield, Krzysik clawed his way back through the field to finish fourth.
On Sunday, Krzysik timed in fourth fastest in qualifying with a 15.48 second lap. He had finished fourth in the first heat race, but led wire-to-wire in the second heat.
Krzysik started sixth in the feature and moved towards the front quickly. Krzysik and another competitor made contact sending them both spinning. But Krzysik rebounded quickly, coming all the way from the back of the pack up to the lead by lap 17.
Krzysik went on to win the Sunday main event at Hythe Motor Speedway to notch his second win of the 2010 season.
He return to the seat of the Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle Ford Focus Midget for select races throughout the summer months.
“Jamie’s winning ways up north make me eager to see how he will perform this summer in our Focus cars,” said driver coach Ron Sutton. “Jamie clearly ‘has it’ behind the wheel of an asphalt Modified!”
Jamie Kryzsik Racing and Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle thank partners: Canadian Western Maintenance, Ric’s Grill, First Choice Pipehandlers, PROEX, Decca Industries, G.D. Cornish Trucking, IPS, The Muffler Man, Sportswear Plus, Tim McTaggart Trucking, Kal Tire, Prairie Gold Jewelry, 3S Contracting, JB Trucking, Dokat Mechanical, Sun Life Financial – Dan Boorse, Jim Clark Peterbuilt, K&N Filters, Scribner Plastics, Allstar Performance, Sunoco Race Fuels and Star Racing Supply.
About Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle:
Ron Sutton's Winner's Circle is an established talent scout and development program, providing long term, comprehensive racing and career development for up and coming drivers focused on NASCAR careers. RSWC drivers are raced, coached, groomed, trained and molded, within a professional racing environment, into what top NASCAR teams look for when hiring drivers. Drivers involved in the program race in a variety of cars, including USAC Young Guns Focus Midgets, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, NASCAR Grand American Modifieds, NASCAR Late Model stock cars and NASCAR Grand National stock cars.