NA-F2000: Karter Miller test with Cape Motorsport notes

Marc Miller shows well in USF2000-Zetec test. Young driver completes successful test with championship winning Formula Ford Zetec Team. Alton, VA -- Marc Miller recently completed a successful test with Cape Motorsport, the championship...

Marc Miller shows well in USF2000-Zetec test.
Young driver completes successful test with championship winning Formula Ford Zetec Team.

Alton, VA -- Marc Miller recently completed a successful test with Cape Motorsport, the championship winning team that fielded Bryan Sellers in the U.S. Formula Ford Zetec Championship, at Virginia International Raceway.

The test was conducted as part of an official series test day in October utilizing the full 3.27-mile road course. This was Miller's first experience in a formula car since winning the Mosport Celebration FF1600 race in 1999. The transition from a formula car on radials to a winged formula car on slicks was a welcomed challenge.

"I really want to thank Cape Motorsport and Primus for this opportunity," said the 7-time karting champion. "I left the test very happy with my performance. Being out of this type of car for so long, it was nice to get up to speed so quickly and I am looking forward to climbing back into this type of car very soon.

Cape Motorsport team owners, Dominic and Nicholas Cape were equally pleased with Miller's performance and personality.

"Marc would acquit himself very well from what we have seen him accomplish in such a short time," said Dominic Cape. "Marc struck me as an enthusiastic chap and very easy to get a long with and communicate with. Both Nicholas and I thought Marc took a professional approach to the test."

Miller's test was conducted in an afternoon session, giving him only a short period of time to adjust to an unfamiliar track and racecar, normally a challenging proposition. Miller, however, has been known to adjust very quickly to new situations and has been very versatile as a test driver for a CASCAR SuperSeries stock car team as well as a driver for Trackmagic Racing Karts this year. With this ability, Miller's chances of having a competitive season in the USF2000 Zetec championship would look promising.

"Most of the speed in a Zetec comes from seat time, knowing what you need from the car and your relationship with the engineer," said Dominic. "Marc was focused, yet easy to communicate with and he posted some very competitive times in a car he had never been in and at a race track he had never seen before. He also put together great out-laps and exceptional consistency."

Miller will continue to explore options for the 2003 season. He is scheduled to participate in the final round of the World SuperKart Challenge (WSK) series at Road Atlanta at the end of November as well as signed a contract with RaceSportz Racing to compete in a minimum of six events in Canada's premier stock car racing series in 2003.

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