FMS: Jamie the Jet starts 27th season in competetive motorsports

Jamie Tomaino started the 2001 season as he does most years, heading down to New Smyrna, Florida for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Jamie won two events, including the Ritchie Evens memorial 100."Ive been trying to win that race...

Jamie Tomaino started the 2001 season as he does most years, heading down to New Smyrna, Florida for the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing. Jamie won two events, including the Ritchie Evens memorial 100."Ive been trying to win that race since it began, I think I have finished 2nd in that event four times, so I was finally able to do it". Jamie continued, feeling that even though they finished second in overall points to Ted Christopher, they could have done better. " The big thing was the switch to Hoosier tires. It took us most of the week to figure out the set up with them, and then towards the end, everything came together".

Jamie competes full time in the NASCAR Featherlight modified tour.

Among his many accomplishments, he was the 1990 series champions, and has been voted most popular driver. In the series current configuration, Jamie has completed more competitive laps than any other competitor.

Jamie's first tour outing of 2001 in South Boston began with early trouble, and left him 77 laps down, finishing 21rst. "It's only the first race, there's still plenty more to go, I think the tire situation is actually better than I thought it be". (referring to Goodyear's withdrawal from the series)

Tomaino continues to express concern regarding the promotion the series receives.

"The series has never gotten the recognition it deserves, and I hope some day it will. We are one of the touring series, no, we are not Winston Cup, but we are not too far away from it. A lot of the top drivers come from this division, and much of the time we are left out.... I mean a complete blank. I really don't understand it, I would put up ten of the NASCAR Modified Tour guys, against ten from any other division, put us all on a one mile track in the same cars I think the results would confound people".

The cost of running in the series is dis-proportionate to the earnings, thus making the need for attention and exposure that much more a necessity.

Tomaino is focused on getting back into victory lane. He consistently does well in the championship standings, but it is through consistency rather than dominance

"I have not won a race on the tour for six years, and I need to get another win under my belt".

Jamie will have his next opportunity when his team and the Tour will be at the Waterford Speed bowl on April 7th and 8th.

-Thomas Chemris

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Jamie Tomaino , Ted Christopher