Mississauga, Ont. – Yesterday, Nissan Micra Cup motorist Stefan Rzadzinski won a eventuality of a lifetime to attend in a Race Of Champions – an annual eventuality bringing together a world’s excellent motorsport drivers for head-to-head battles. Through an online, vote-driven competition this year, one motorist from North America had a possibility to take on a racing legends competing during a initial Race of Champions to take place on North American soil. After a tighten voting competition and an assault of village support, Stefan was deemed a propitious winner. Stefan will paint Team ROC Factor North America in a Race of Champions, holding place on Jan 21st and 22nd in Miami, Florida.
In further to winning what a motorsport village calls a “racer’s dream”, this eventuality will assistance put Stefan as good as his hometown of Edmonton, Alberta on a map in a universe of motorsports. The competition brings together some of a world’s biggest drivers from IndyCar, Formula 1, NASCAR, Le Mans, MotoGP and Rally X for one quick and mad weekend of racing. This year, a Race of Champions offering one motorist from North America a eventuality to lineup alongside Canada’s IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe in a Race of Champions Nations Cup. The leader will also have a possibility to competition a margin including Team USA NASCAR’s Kyle and Kurt Busch, Team USA IndyCar’s Alexander Rossi and Ryan Hunter-Reay and Team USA Rally X’s Travis Pastrana and Scott Speed – all in matching cars.
Competition for a singular North American mark was intensely competitive, as Stefan was competing opposite a renouned IndyCar motorist from a U.S. who perceived countless luminary endorsements. In sequence to secure a winning spot, Stefan put his trust in his family, friends and his internal community. To Stefan’s surprise, he perceived an indomitable turn of support from associate Edmonton residents, as good as from fans opposite Canada. Through visit and intense amicable media updates and media interviews, Stefan was means to convene a vast array of supporters who were with him each step of a way. His supporters enclosed Premier Rachel Notley of Alberta, Mayor Don Iveson of Edmonton, Mayor Naheed Kurban Nenshi of Calgary, a Edmonton Oilers and Andrew Ference, a former NHL player.
Following a parsimonious race, Stefan perceived scarcely 10,000 votes earning him a tip mark brazen of 9 other contestants. “I still can’t utterly trust that we will be representing Canada and my hometown of Edmonton, Alberta during a arriving Race of Champions,” pronounced Stefan Rzadzinski. “The eventuality to expostulate alongside racing legends is truly an honour, and a dream we could not have achieved but a adore and support of my community. I’m intensely beholden and demeanour brazen to what this implausible eventuality competence move to my destiny in motorsports.”
Stefan started kart racing during 8 years aged and has been chasing his dream ever since. Now an gifted driver, Stefan has also raced on a IndyCar circuit and many recently, in a Nissan Micra Cup. For a past dual years, Stefan, 24, has been a frontrunner in a Nissan Micra Cup array formed in Ontario and Quebec. Racing in an Ici Pneu/Tireland automobile and sponsored by a Groupe Touchette, Stefan finished third altogether in a 2015 deteriorate and fourth altogether in a 2016 season. Stefan, a usually Nissan Micra Cup motorist from Western Canada, has warranted 13 lectern places altogether in a Nissan Micra Cup, including 4 initial place wins, creation him a fan favourite with high aspirations for a future.
“The Nissan Micra Cup village is really unapproachable of Stefan’s continued success and looks brazen to saying him contest during a Race of Champions,” pronounced Jacques Deshaies, upholder of a Nissan Micra Cup. “As a many affordable racing array in Canada, a Nissan Micra Cup was combined to assistance propel a careers of immature drivers in a universe of motorsports, and we can’t wait to see what Stefan’s destiny holds.”
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