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Sirizzotti gets valuable ‘seat time’ at THR

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June 8, 2006


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Sirizzotti gets valuable ‘seat time’ at THR


When you’re a 15 year old race car driver and you’re trying to make your way up in the racing world in Texas, the best thing to do is get plenty of “seat time;” that is, drive as many races as you can no matter if the series you’re in races or not.


So says Kyle Sirizzotti (Helotes, TX) and the crew of the G.T. Sirizzotti Race Team, which put Kyle in two races this past weekend at Thunder Hill Raceway (Kyle, TX). Sirizzotti drove in two races last weekend (Saturday, June 3) at THR – the Sportsman Late Model and the Pro Late Model races.


“It’s very important for Kyle to get as much seat time as he can,” said John Toudouze, the only crew chief Sirizzotti has ever known. “We got some valuable racing in this weekend; Kyle’s getting more better at how to describe what’s going on with the car. The knowledge he’s gained since last year is incredible.”


“(Getting seat time) means everything,” Kyle stated. “The G.T. Sirizzotti Race Team learns something every time we run a race; we can never quit trying to improve. Our goal is to win in the Texas Super Racing Series; I think we took a step forward tonight in that quest.”


The Helotes youngster drove in the Houston Pro Late Models feature race and finished fourth. The Pro Models came over from Houston Motorsports Park (HMP) to run with some of the drivers from Central Texas in a joint effort between HMP and THR. HMP owner Graham Baker and HMP announcer Mick Anderson were special guests of the THR staff.


Sirizzotti started the feature race fourth (outside of Row 2), behind pole sitter Brent Seeley, Eddy Wallace and Stephan McCurley. He also ran just in front of HMP sensation Kristin Bumbera, the 17-year-old phenom who currently attends Texas A&M.


Sirizzotti ran a strong race, holding his position while running a high line on the 3/8-mile paved asphalt track. Toudouze told Sirizzotti, “Good job, Kyle” on the radio after the Helotes resident crossed the finish line in fourth.


“Kyle adapted well tonight to the situation presented him,” said Tony Sirizzotti, team owner. “He didn’t overdrive the car tonight; he did especially well considering the brakes were completely red in that second race.”


“I enjoyed driving out there tonight,” Kyle concluded. “The drivers out there drove a good, clean race. You could tell there was a lot of respect out there on the track; that made it a very enjoyable race to drive.” Seeley won the race, followed by McCurley, Wallace, Sirizzotti and Bumbera.


Sirizzotti will run with TSRS on June 24 and July 2, both at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle. He has finishes of 7th (Houston, March 18), 13th (THR, April 15) and 8th (THR, May 27) so far this season in TSRS.


For more information on Kyle or the Sirizzotti race team, go to www.kylesirizzotti.com. For more information about TSRS, go to www.manracingpromotions.com. The broadcast of the Kevin Suberg Memorial 75 can be found at www.kmacsports.com.


Let's gooooooo racing!!


Chuck Licata

K-MAC Partner/Business Manager (www.kmacsports.com)

Host, The Motorsports Zone radio show


Email: chucklicata@hotmail.com



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