Holtom joins Jonak Brothers Racing for Honda Michelin Series Ottawa driver Jamie Holtom joins Honda Michelin Series with support from Control Microsystems OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Ottawa racer Jamie Holtom watched the opening round of the Honda...
Holtom joins Jonak Brothers Racing for Honda Michelin Series Ottawa driver Jamie Holtom joins Honda Michelin Series with support from Control Microsystems
OTTAWA, ONTARIO - Ottawa racer Jamie Holtom watched the opening round of the Honda Michelin Series at Mosport. When the series makes its next stop at the Canadian Grand Prix on June 12, the Ottawa teenager is scheduled to be at the wheel of his newly acquired black Control Microsystems/ SCADAPack Honda Civic as part of the two car entry for Jonak Brothers Racing.
"Being able to join the series is quite a surprise," Holtom said. "There is a good blend of rookies and seasoned veterans. The competition level is very high, and I expect that this series will really help in my development as a race driver. The series seems to be very well run and they put on a really good race at Mosport. I can't wait for Montreal. I have to thank Control Microsystems for giving me this opportunity."
Holtom is also a member of Sunoco's Team Ultra 94, which is the driver development program of the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship Presented by Toronto Star Wheels. Holtom earned a fully funded scholarship from the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship to compete in the Bridgestone Academy F2000 series, which gets underway later this year. "I am really lucky that none of the race weekends conflict," Holtom said. "In fact, if I hadn't been selected to Sunoco's Team Ultra 94, this Honda Michelin opportunity simply wouldn't have happened. Our plans were to keep karting for a while longer before moving to cars."
Jonak Brothers Racing's Mark Jonak is very excited about Holtom coming on board to drive the team's second car. "Both Travis Walker, who drives our Oakville Honda entry and Jamie come to us from the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Series," Jonak said. "That series develops some amazing young drivers, and for us to have two of the best from that series driving for us is in the Honda Michelin series is very exciting. I'm sure Jamie will have his Control Microsystems/SCADAPack Honda up to speed at Montreal."
Jamie Holtom Fast Facts;
Jamie Holtom is a 16-year-old racer from Carp, Ontario, an Ottawa suburb. He attends Bell High School in Nepean, Ontario. In 2003, he finished fourth in the Sunoco Ron Fellows Karting Championship presented by Toronto Star Wheels, and was chosen as one of three drivers to join the Sunoco Ultra 94 team in 2004. Holtom is the 2004 SKUSA Florida Winter Tour RotaxMax Champion. Holtom also won the RotaxMax class at the 2003 OKRA GrandNationals. In 2002, he was the NCKC Junior Honda Champion. He started karting at the age of 9.