JDC MOTORSPORTS SIGNS MILLER FOR 2010 STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN F2000 Championship Series champion set to help Minnesota-based team repeat as series champions MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (January 13, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports is pleased to confirm...
JDC MOTORSPORTS SIGNS MILLER FOR 2010 STAR MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP CAMPAIGN
F2000 Championship Series champion set to help Minnesota-based team repeat as series champions
MINNEAPOLIS, MIN. (January 13, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports is pleased to confirm that Chris Miller will drive for the defending series champions in the 2010 edition of the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. It will mark the third year the talented American has driven for the Minnesota-based team, after winning the F2000 Championship Series title in 2009.
In pursuit of a second consecutive Star Mazda Championship title, third overall, JDC MotorSports has announced the signing of Miller for the 2010 race season. Miller, driving the No. 85 Miller Milling/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports car as part of a multi-car effort by JDC, will contest the entire 13-race campaign this coming season. The up-and-coming driver from Edina, MN, made his series debut in 2009, competing in the final two rounds of the series in preparation for this upcoming season.
"We are excited to have Chris back behind the wheel of a JDC car in 2010," commented Team Owner John Church. "He showed last year he has both the speed and racecraft to win races and championships. With two Star Mazda races under his belt, we are confident he can help the team repeat as series champions."
"I'm thrilled to be returning to JDC MotorSports for the third year," added Miller. "We have had some great success together, and I am confident we can continue this trend. When we considered our options for the 2010 season, racing with JDC in the Star Mazda championship seemed like the obvious choice. The series has produced some great names and JDC has proven to be the team to beat over the last couple years. I am really looking forward to getting back in the car and want to thank Miller Milling Company and JDC MotorSports in particular for making this possible."
The 20 year-old Miller enters the Star Mazda Championship full-time, following a highly successful season with JDC MotorSports in pro Formula Ford 2000 competition. In only his second season of pro racing, the talented young racer was the driver to beat in the 2009 F2000 Championship Series. Leading the title fight from start-to-finish, Miller won a series-high four races, stood on the podium a series-high nine times and started from the pole position a series leading seven times. Prior to winning the series title, Miller finished fourth in the championship with four podium finishes as a rookie. Previously he was a leading karter for several years.
Over the past several years, JDC MotorSports has established itself as one of the top junior open-wheel teams in North America. Under the guidance of Church, the Minnesota-based team has a built a reputation as not only a race-winning and championship-winning outfit, but become known for developing talented young drivers. JDC MotorSports currently fields multi-car squads in both the Star Mazda Championship and the F2000 Championship Series. In 2009, JDC MotorSports captured five championship titles. In the Star Mazda Championship, the team captured its second-ever Driver, Team and Rookie of the Year titles, as well as the Masters crown. In only its second season of F2000 Championship Series competition, JDC also won its inaugural Drivers title.
Miller and JDC MotorSports are currently preparing for the lone official pre-season test, which will take place on January 23-24, at Sebring International Raceway in central Florida.
-source: jdc motorsports