American set to return for second year of competition as one of the title favorites

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (December 1, 2008) -- After a strong return season in two-liter open wheel racing, JDC MotorSports has announced the re-signing of American Chris Miller to contest the 2009 F2000 Championship Series. The Minnesota-based driver challenged for the series title in his first full-season of car racing and will again be part of a multi-car effort, partnering yet-to-be-named drivers in the 14-race series. In addition to racing a Miller Milling-backed Van Diemen in the series, Miler will also test a Star Mazda Championship car in preparation for a full campaign in that series in 2010.

Miller rejoins JDC MotorSports having impressed many with his speed and consistency behind the wheel. Following nearly a decade of karting, which witnessed the Edina, MN, native progressing from local club racing to national competition, Miller began his car racing career in the F2000 Championship Series last season. The rookie immediately established himself as a driver worth watching, earning a podium finish in his first-ever series start. From that point forward, the teenager was among those challenging for the title, eventually ending the season fourth in the championship fight via four podium finishes and a staggeringly consistent 13 top-10 finishes in 14 races.

"We are very happy to have Chris returning and plan on giving him a shot at the championship title," stated Team Owner John Church. "As part of 2009 campaign, Chris will begin working with our Star Mazda team via multiple tests, as he takes advantage of our internal open-wheel ladder program."

Miller and JDC MotorSports will commence preparations for the 2009 campaign via pre-season testing in the coming weeks, with further announcements regarding the F2000 Championship Series driver-line-up and Star Mazda campaign expected shortly. Drivers interested in teaming with Chris for the 2009 campaign should contact John Church.

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