Cleveland: JDC MotorSports race report

JDC MotorSports wins 3rd Pole and Extends Points Lead in Cleveland June 27, 2007 Lakeville, MN, - - JDC MotorSports rookie driver, Dane Cameron, topped the time charts for each of the practice sessions, claimed the pole position with a...

JDC MotorSports wins 3rd Pole and Extends Points Lead in Cleveland

June 27, 2007 Lakeville, MN, - - JDC MotorSports rookie driver, Dane Cameron, topped the time charts for each of the practice sessions, claimed the pole position with a dominating performance and extended his championship points lead in Cleveland.

Cameron, driving the #19 JDC MotorSports/Mockett.com/Ocean Tomo/Redline Oil/Finlay Motorsports Star Mazda, started the race from pole and led the most laps before an untimely full course yellow bunched the field allowing eventual winner Jonathan Goring to squeeze by on the ensuing restart. "The Cleveland weekend was a great weekend for us. It was one of the tracks I have been looking forward to all year and it felt great to have a strong weekend following a disappointing weekend in Portland. I was a little disappointed not to win the race after leading every session, qualifying on pole and leading the most laps and setting fast lap in the race, but the championship is the most important thing and I managed to double my points lead over the weekend which is fantastic." Said Cameron. "I'm really excited for the rest of the year and I'm looking forward to Star Mazda's first trip to the Toronto Street Circuit in a couple weeks."

Nick Haye, driving the #37 JDC MotorSports/Nick Haye Racing/Redline Oil Star Mazda, started the race from the 13th position and moved himself up to as high as 8th place before getting caught behind a multi-car pile up on the restart. This unfortunate turn of events moved him back to 16th before earning back several positions as the checkered flag dropped. "I've been struggling with some issues the last two races, but I have worked through the problems. I'm really ready to take on the field in Toronto and go full-on for the remainder of the series," commented Haye.

Gerry Kraut, driving the #55 JDC MotorSports/Dougherty Funding/Redline Oil Star Mazda, ran a steady, heads-up race crossing the checker in 15th place earning him the top spot for the Masters drivers. "This was another great weekend for Gerry, he is really coming to grips with the car and improving each weekend," commented team co-owner John Church.

The team will spend the week preparing for the next event at Toronto on July 6th and 7th.

-credit: www.jdcmotorsports.com

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Jonathan Goring , Nick Haye , Gerry Kraut