When the Delaware season began with the Opening Night Shootout, ‘The Beachville Bullet’ Jay Christie (#5) of Beachville, posted a tremendous fourth-place finish, setting the tone for what he hopes will be the most successful season of his Late Model career.
Christie started his racing career in 1991 in the GAW Enduro division, and has raced every type of weekly class at Delaware other than a Modified over his 21 year career, joining the Coca-Cola Super Stock ranks in 1994. He moved into a Demar Aggregate Truck in 2000 before graduating to a CASCAR Sportsman the following season.
After stepping back into the Super Stock division in 2008, Christie re-entered the headlining FT Garage Late Model class again in 2010, and will return in 2012 still looking for an elusive first feature win on the fast half-mile.
Christie’s racing efforts are backed by Hite Services, Degroot-Hill Performance Parts, and Colour Code Collision, and spoke about the highlights of his motorsports career, “Running against the NASCAR guys the last couple years were great. I won the Most Improved driver award years ago, and won a feature at Varney, but I think the biggest thrill of my racing career was watching my seven year-old son D.J. win a championship on the dirt in Tillsonburg.”
Long-term plans at Christie Motorsports Team is for Jay to keep the seat warm for 10-year old D.J. until the talented youngster is ready to step up to a Late Model in a few seasons.