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JDC MOTORSPORTS ENTERS STAR MAZDA SEASON-FINALE SEEKING TO ADD TO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND MASTERS SERIES TITLES Minnesota-based squad travels to Laguna Seca second in the driver standings and leading the team championship MONTEREY, CALIF.

JDC MOTORSPORTS ENTERS STAR MAZDA SEASON-FINALE SEEKING TO ADD TO ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AND MASTERS SERIES TITLES
Minnesota-based squad travels to Laguna Seca second in the driver standings and leading the team championship

MONTEREY, CALIF. (October 7, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports concludes its 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear campaign this weekend (October 9-10), with the season-finale taking place at the renowned Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca road course in Northern California. The Minnesota-based squad, having already captured the Masters Series title and Rookie of the Year honors, will attempt to add more series crowns to its trophy cabinet in Round 13, with Adam Christodoulou in contentions for the overall title, and JDC MotorSports leading the Team Championship fight. In addition to the standout British driver, Alex Ardoin, Caio Lara, Chris Miller, Michael Guasch and Gerry Kraut will all get behind the wheel of a JDC entry in the season-ending event.

For Christodoulou, Round 13 is about one thing, winning. With the rookie title already secured, the No. 11 Miller Milling/ Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports driver now needs to add another win to his 2009 race resume, having already scored two victories this season, if he wishes to leave California as the series champion. Christodoulou travels to Laguna Seca second in the championship fight, a mere 15 points behind the leader.

Ardoin enters the 2009 season-finale seeking to not only end the year on a high-note, but also to add to his career win total. Given the No. 51 Oral & Facial Surgery Center/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports race pilot scored his inaugural Star Mazda win in the 2007 season-finale at Laguna Seca, it would be unwise to discount the Louisiana driver. Ardoin enters Round 13 fifth in the championship standings.

While Lara is not in contention for the championship title entering the single-race event in California, the Brazilian is more than capable of playing the role of spoiler. Piloting the No. 19 MLD/ATW/Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry, Lara has been one of the most consistent drivers throughout the season, only failing to crack the top-10 once. He is currently eighth in the point standings.

Miller returns to the cockpit of the No. 85 Miller Milling/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports car at Laguna Seca, making his second career start following a championship-winning year in the F2000 Championship Series. With an eye towards a full Star Mazda campaign in 2010, the goal of the Minnesotan is to keep his nose clean and continually get quicker on-course.

Guasch returns to action in his home state of California after one-race break, looking to add to what has already been a championship-winning season. Given the previously crowned Masters Series champion already has six wins to his name in 2009, it would come as no surprise to find the No. 91 Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports car back in victory lane after the checkered flag waves on Saturday.

For Kraut, the 2009 season-finale is yet another opportunity to showcase his talents behind the wheel and challenge for top honors in the Masters Series. The team co-owner has yet to finish outside of the top-three in class behind the wheel of his No. 55 Dougherty & Co./Dougherty Funding LLC/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports this season, capturing two Masters wins in the process.

The on-track action for the JDC MotorSports drivers during Star Mazda Championship presented by Mazda season-finale gets underway on Thursday (October 8) via a pair of promoter's test day sessions. Day two will feature two 40-minute practice sessions. The grid for Round 13 will be set by a Saturday morning (October 10) qualifying session, with the field scheduled to launch from the standing start at 12:50 p.m. local time.

-credit: jdc

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Series Pro Mazda
Drivers Alex Ardoin , Gerry Kraut , Adam Christodoulou , Chris Miller