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JDC MOTORSPORTS CONTINUES STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE CHASE AT ROAD ATLANTA Former series champions add F2000 Champion to roster for Round 12 BRASELTON, GA. (September 21, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports resumes its pursuit of both the driver and...

JDC MOTORSPORTS CONTINUES STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE CHASE AT ROAD ATLANTA
Former series champions add F2000 Champion to roster for Round 12

BRASELTON, GA. (September 21, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports resumes its pursuit of both the driver and team titles in the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear this coming week (September 24-25), with a visit to Road Atlanta for Round 12. As part of the prestigious Petit Le Mans event, current championship runner-up Adam Christodoulou, race winner Alex Ardoin, front-runner Caio Lara, Masters race winner Gerry Kraut and 2009 F2000 Championship Series champion Chris Miller will all get behind the wheel at the famed Georgia road course, with the goal of not only winning, but also extending the Minnesota-based squad's lead in the championship chase.

For Christodoulou, the penultimate event on the 2009 calendar represents the next opportunity to add to his rookie win total, and further close the gap in the championship fight. The No. 11 Miller Milling/ Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports race pilot makes his first race appearance at Road Atlanta seven points behind the series leader, having won twice and stood on the podium seven times in his first season of Star Mazda competition.

Ardoin enters his fourth Star Mazda race at Road Atlanta seeking not only to regain his winning ways, but also looking to bounce back from a disappointing race -- finishing 18th after starting among the lead pack - at the fast road course one-year ago. Piloting the No. 51 Oral & Facial Surgery Center/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry, the Louisiana native currently lies fifth in the title fight, with one win and four top-three results on his 2009 resume.

A model of front-running consistency since joining JDC MotorSports, Lara travels to Georgia focused on once again running among the lead pack and challenging for top honors when the checkered flag waves. In 11 races behind the wheel of the No. 19 MLD/ATW/Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry, the Brazilian has earned a top-10 result in all but one race.

With team co-owner Kraut once again getting behind the wheel, JDC MotorSports will have the leading Masters Series driver at Road Atlanta. Despite only running a limited campaign, the Minnesota-based driver has steered the No. 55 Dougherty & Co./Dougherty Funding LLC/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry into victory lane twice this season, and never finished outside of the top-three in class.

Adding to the depth of talent under the JDC awning, Miller will make his Star Mazda Championship debut at Road Atlanta, driving the No. 85 Miller Miller/Red Line Oil/ JDC Motorsports entry. The talented young driver from Minnesota enters the prestigious event having won the 2009 F2000 championship Series title with four wins, and as a potential title contender in 2010.

JDC MotorSports commences their chase for top honors at Road Atlanta with a pair of promoter test day sessions on Tuesday (September 22). Day two will feature a lone practice session, prior to a final practice session and qualifying one day later. The standing start for Round 12 of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear is scheduled to take place on Friday (September 25) at 5:30 p.m. local time.

-credit: jdc

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