NA-F2000: JDC Motorsports Watkins Glen preview

JDC MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS SET FOR FIRST VISIT TO WATKINS GLEN Miller and Pfeiffer enter doubleheader sitting fourth and ninth in the title fight MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (June 12, 2008) -- JDC MotorSports will resume its F2000 Championship Series ...

JDC MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS SET FOR FIRST VISIT TO WATKINS GLEN
Miller and Pfeiffer enter doubleheader sitting fourth and ninth in the title fight

MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (June 12, 2008) -- JDC MotorSports will resume its F2000 Championship Series Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire campaign this coming weekend (June 14-15) at Watkins Glen International in New York. Series rookies Chris Miller and Juan Pfeiffer will once again pilot a pair of Van Diemens in Rounds Five and Six of the 14-race championship, making their debut at this historic motorsports venue.

After races in Virginia and Georgia, which featured a podium finish by Miller in the season-opener, the latest challenge for JDC MotorSports in its return to the pro level of Formula Ford 2000 competition is the fast Watkins Glen road course in upstate New York. While neither Miller, in the No. 85 Miller Milling/JDC MotorSports entry, or Pfeiffer, driving the No. 86 Miller Milling/JDC MotorSports car, have previously visited the Glen, both have thus far shown the ability to quickly get up to speed.

In his first season of car racing, after a strong career in the karting ranks, Miller has impressed with his pace and skill. Currently fourth in the championship standings, the Minnesota driver has yet finish outside of the top-10, earning one podium result and two top-fives. A relative newcomer to the junior formula car ranks, Pfeiffer has been consistently quick in his first season of F2000 competition. The Bogota, Colombia native scored a pair of ninth place results to start the season at VIR, before two 14th place finishes were logged during a challenging weekend at Road Atlanta.

"After a promising start to my first full season of car racing at VIR, we went to Road Atlanta expecting to fight for a top-five or a podium. Unluckily, we had some issues and problems that took up a lot of time of practice," admitted Pfeiffer. "We still managed to get some points for the championship, so right now I believe that our bad luck has passed. This weekend, we once again visit a famous track where I have not been before, and I'm sure that with all the work of the guys at JDC and the preparation I have done with track videos and PC simulation, we will be up to speed quickly and will be able to fight for the top positions."

The action at Watkins Glen International gets underway with a pair of 35-minute test sessions on Thursday (June 12). One day later, the third event on the F2000 Championship Series officially commences with two practice sessions that will give Miller and Pfeiffer a chance to make final adjustments heading into the official timed sessions. The schedules for both Saturday and Sunday (June 14-15) will feature a morning qualifying session followed by a race, representing Rounds Five and Six of the series.

-credit: jdc

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Series Other open wheel
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