NA-F2000: JDC Motorsports Road Atlanta preview

JDC MOTORSPORTS READY TO BUILD ON EARLY F2000 SUCCESS Miller and Pfeiffer seek to add to podium total at Road Atlanta MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (May 9, 2008) -- Open-wheel formula car specialists JDC MotorSports will continue their '08 Formula ...

JDC MOTORSPORTS READY TO BUILD ON EARLY F2000 SUCCESS
Miller and Pfeiffer seek to add to podium total at Road Atlanta

MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (May 9, 2008) -- Open-wheel formula car specialists JDC MotorSports will continue their '08 Formula Ford 2000 program this coming weekend (May 9-10) by taking part in the third and fourth rounds of the F2000 Championship Series at the famed Road Atlanta road course in Georgia. The Minnesota-based two-car outfit will enter the second event on the F2000 Championship Series calendar having enjoyed a highly successful return to the class a few weeks ago at Virginia International Raceway. Once again, they will field rookie entries for American Chris Miller and Colombian Juan Pfeiffer.

Contesting its first pro Formula Ford 2000 race in several years, JDC MotorSports was immediately up to speed and challenging for top honors at the series opener at Virginia International Raceway in late April. With freshmen Miller and Pfeiffer behind the wheel, the team scored a podium finish in the first race of the season via a third place result by Miller. Thanks to Pfeiffer's consistent performances, the team never finished outside the top-10.

"I was very pleased with our return to two-liter competition and was thrilled with the performances put in by our pair of rookie drivers," JDC Team Owner John Church enthused. "We got started on the right foot and I'm looking forward to getting back on track with Chris and Juan."

Seeking to build on this success, Miller and Pfeiffer will once again slide into the cockpits of their JDC-prepared Van Diemen at Road Atlanta. Piloting the No. 85 Miller Milling/JDC MotorSports entry, Miller enters his first-ever F2000 race at the fast Georgia road course sitting fifth in the championship fight. Tackling the 2.5-mile track for the first time in a F2000 car, Pfeiffer will drive the No. 86 JDC MotorSports entry.

Widely regarded as one of the top junior open-wheel teams in North America, JDC MotorSports has helped propel several drivers up the motorsports ladder. In 2008, the team is contesting multiple junior formula car championships. In addition to returning to the Formula Ford 2000 class via the F2000 Championship Series, the team will once again take part in the highly competitive Star Mazda Championship with a multi-car effort. Last season the team proved to be a dominant force in Star Mazda, winning both the driver and team championship via a series-high three wins.

The on-track action for at Road Atlanta for Miller and Pfeiffer commences on Thursday, May 8 with five hours of pre-event testing. Friday morning will feature a 30-minute practice session and 30-minute qualifying run, prior to Round Three getting underway in the afternoon. Bringing the event to a close, Saturday's schedule will feature the same line-up, with Round Four scheduled to commence after the lunch break.

-credit: jdc

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