CAN F2000: Jamie Holtom Mosport summary

Holtom wins at Mosport! Jamie Holtom wins in 2004 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Series as part of Sunoco's Team Ultra 94 MOSPORT, ONTARIO Jamie Holtom was more than up to the task last weekend as part of Sunoco's Team Ultra 94. The...

Holtom wins at Mosport!
Jamie Holtom wins in 2004 Bridgestone/FormulaCar Magazine F2000 Series as part of Sunoco's Team Ultra 94

MOSPORT, ONTARIO Jamie Holtom was more than up to the task last weekend as part of Sunoco's Team Ultra 94. The youngest team member recorded two poles, one race win and two fastest laps during the four race weekend.

"Over all it was a good weekend for myself and my Sunoco Team Ultra 94 teammates," Holtom said, but he wasn't entirely satisfied. "It could have been a great weekend though. I had two mechanical problems that happened when I was in a podium position. In a series this competitive, these just kill you." Luckily for Holtom, the series lets drivers drop three of the 12 races, which should help Holtom's cause. "It definitely will come down to the final weekend, and it will probably be a fight down to the final race on that weekend."

On Friday, Holtom's first race in the rain he qualified fourth, and then moved up to third and was challenging for second before a gearbox linkage failure ended his race. "I was happy with my pace," Holtom said. "But first I lost second gear, and then the shifter just broke all together."

Saturday morning's race brought with it renewed hope for the young Ottawa driver. First he put his Reynard F2000 mount on the pole and backed that up with a dominant win. "This car was great," Holtom said. "It went, stopped and turned I felt comfortable right away. It is cool to get my first win as a Sunoco Team Ultra 94 member." Saturday afternoon race saw Holtom qualify a strong second, and the fastest of the three Sunoco drivers. Unfortunately Holtom's race went aria when he put two wheels off in a bid for the lead, which sent him back to third. He eventually ended up fourth.

Sunday saw Holtom take yet another pole position, and in the early going he ran second to teammate Launi, who went on to win. Holtom suffered a fuel pickup problem that slowed him down and he eventually came home a disappointed seventh but he had the fastest race lap. "I had the car to win," Holtom said. "But it started to miss, and then it got worse I knew I was done."

While the championship points are yet to be posted, Holtom should clearly be in the top three and he knows it will come down to the final weekend. "The final four races will decide this championship. There is no doubt that one of the Sunoco Ultra 94 drivers will take the title. I have as good a shot as the others."

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