Nissan Micra Cup regular competitor Stefan Rzadzinski from Edmonton accelerated his career development by taking on the world’s best motorsport drivers in Race Of Champions Nations Cup last weekend.
The Race Of Champions is a yearly event that brings together the world’s best motorsport drivers for head-to-head battles in identical vehicles. Rzadzinski won this opportunity after entering the ROC Factor competition. Open to anyone in North America, 10 drivers were chosen to battle in a social media voting contest for the single winning spot, and Rzadzinski was one of the lucky drivers to be selected.
On Sunday, he teamed up with fellow Canadian and IndyCar star James Hinchcliffe to represent Team ROC Factor Canada in the ROC Nations Cup, and the Albertan put on a spectacular performance, winning two of the three rounds.
In his second race, Rzadzinski beat Alexander Rossi, a former Formula 1 competitor and the winner of the 2016 Indianapolis 500. In his third race, Rzadzinski won against Scott Speed, another former F1 racer and two-time Global Rallycross champion.
“Competing at the Race Of Champions has been incredible at every turn. I am honoured to compete alongside some of the best motorsport drivers in the world, and am extremely pleased with the results,” said Rzadzinski.
“I didn’t want to be here just because of the social media votes, I wanted to prove that I can drive proficiently in any environment, and hopefully I was able to do that. I still have a lot to learn, but this has been an invaluable learning experience. I am humbled and thankful to my supporters, and the ROC team. I hope this isn’t my last ROC appearance.”
Rzadzinski, aged 24, started racing karts at the young age of eight years old and has been competing since 2001. Most recently, he competed in the first two seasons of the highly contested Nissan Micra Cup in Canada.