DE PHILLIPPI SET TO COMMENCE STAR MAZDA CAMPAIGN AT SEBRING MAZADSPEED Motorsports Development driver confident he can lead JDC MotorSports to second consecutive series title SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (March 15, 2010) - Junior formula car ...
DE PHILLIPPI SET TO COMMENCE STAR MAZDA CAMPAIGN AT SEBRING
MAZADSPEED Motorsports Development driver confident he can lead JDC MotorSports to second consecutive series title
SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. (March 15, 2010) - Junior formula car standout Connor De Phillippi returns to cockpit this coming week (March 19) at the opening round of the Star Mazda Championship Presented by Goodyear, which will be held at the historic Sebring International Raceway in Florida. As part of the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring event, the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development racer will make his series debut with defending and two-time series champions JDC MotorSports.
After a long off-season hiatus away from official competition, De Phillippi is excited to get back behind the wheel and do what he does best, challenge for race wins and titles. Thanks in large part to a scholarship from MAZDASPEED Motorsports - the reward for winning the 2009 Skip Barber National title - the Californian enters his inaugural season of Star Mazda competition well positioned to achieve his goals.
De Phillippi immediately showed what his new partnership with JDC MotorSports is capable of during official pre-season testing at Sebring International Raceway. The former Team USA Scholarship racer and Formula Ford Walter Hayes Trophy winner regularly challenged for top honors throughout the three-day test, before finishing as the second fastest rookie.
Piloting the No. 11 MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development/Justice Brothers/Sparco/Rock View Farms/Oakley/Power Balance/Red Line Oil JDC MotorSports entry, De Phillippi will partner fellow rookie Chris Miller and series veterans Caio Lara and Gerry Kraut in the season-opening event at Sebring.