MID-OHIO SET TO PROVIDE LATEST CHALLENGE JDC MOTORSPORTS DUO
F2000 drivers Miller and Pfeiffer will look for breakthrough win at fourth round
MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (July 9, 2008) -- After a brief hiatus from the cockpit, the JDC MotorSports duo of Chris Miller and Juan Pfeiffer return to action this coming weekend, as Rounds Seven and Eight of the F2000 Championship Series Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire will take place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on July 12-13. Rookies in the highly-competitive development formula car series, both Miller and Pfeiffer enter the fourth weekend of the seven-event F2000 Championship calendar having already put in some strong performances behind the wheel.
Miller is contesting his first full season of open wheel competition following a successful karting career and he has been among the drivers to watch thus far in 2008. Piloting the No. 85 Miller Milling/JDC MotorSports entry, the talented young driver from Minnesota has stood on the podium twice and has not finished outside the top-10 in the opening six rounds. As a result of this consistency, Miller not only enters the event at the technical Mid-Ohio road course capable of taking home top honors, but he is also third in the championship fight.
"The season is going well thus far and the team has done a fantastic job, but we still need to improve," commented Miller. "I'm really confident that we've made some gains in testing since the last race, and I look forward to what should be our best result to date at Mid-Ohio."
A native of Bogota, Columbia now residing in Minnesota, Pfeiffer has thus far enjoyed a strong start to the season. Despite only a limited amount of previous open-wheel experience, the driver of the No. 86 Miller Milling/JDC MotorSports car has regularly been among the lead pack at each the opening three events. Pfeiffer has scored four top-10 finishes in six races and enters the doubleheader at the renowned Mid-Ohio facility sitting ninth in the title fight.
"I'm really looking forward to the upcoming races at Mid-Ohio, having recently completed my first two full days testing in the car," stated Pfeiffer. "I learned a lot of new things and have gained more confidence in what I can do. Given Mid-Ohio is a place that I visited previously with Skip Barber, I believe it will be the turning point of my season and will show that I can fight for the top spots in this competitive series."
Utilizing the traditional undulating configuration at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the JDC MotorSports drivers will get their first chance to turn some laps on Thursday (July 10), via a two and a half hour test session at the end of the day. Continuing to work on finding the ideal set-up to go fast on the technical road course, day two of the event will feature two 25-minute practice sessions. On both Saturday and Sunday (July 12-13), the F2000 Championship Series Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire competitors will have a morning qualifying session, followed by an afternoon race.