LEADING RACE ENGINEER REJOINS JDC MOTORSPORTS IN 2008
Veteran Rick Cameron re-signs with championship-winning squad
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (November 25, 2007) -- Giving strong notice that they will be back to defend their titles next year, reigning Star Mazda Championship Driver and Team Champions JDC MotorSports have announced that race engineer Rick Cameron will return to the team in 2008, keeping the powerhouse squad together for the upcoming campaign.
Less than a month after the completion of the 2007 season, Cameron has come to an agreement with JDC MotorSports for the 2008 season, rejoining the team as a Race Engineer. Part of a talented crew behind the pit wall, the New Zealand-born Cameron will be seeking continued success with team co-owner John Church's organization. Joining the Minnesota-based squad last year, Cameron helped guide his son Dane to the Star Mazda driver's title and aided JDC in capturing the Team Championship as well.
A native of Sonoma, Calif., Cameron has been involved in motorsports for over two decades, achieving a great deal of success as crew chief and race engineer. Involved in open-wheel racing the majority of his career, Cameron has won multiple championships and honors and is widely regarded as one of the premier engineers in junior formula car racing. Working with multiple teams in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship teams in the 1980's and 90's, he was part of a championship winning effort in 1987, scored numerous race wins and was named the Crew Chief of the Year in 1996 and 1997. Most recently, Cameron has participated in the Star Mazda Championship, winning three series titles. In 2007, Cameron was part of JDC MotorSports' three-win championship season. Over the years, the renowned engineer has worked with many of the best up-and-coming drivers, helping develop and nurture their talent.
"I am looking forward to a second year with JDC MotorSports and bringing them another Driver and Team Championship," stated Cameron. "While I have been involved with three different Star Mazda teams in the last four years, scoring three championship titles, JDC is where I want to be in 2008. I am looking forward to the new challenge that the radial tires will bring to all the teams, and feel that with JDC's and my own experience with these types of tires, we will be in position to repeat as champions."
"I am very happy to be continuing our relationship with Rick, as he has been a great asset to our team and a true team player," added Church. "Our main goal is to win back-to-back championships and we will do whatever it takes to insure we accomplish that. Having Rick on-board allows me the time I need to work on all the other pieces to the puzzle to insure another championship."
JDC MotorSports has already begun preparations for the upcoming 2008 season, conducting some post-season testing and working with potential drivers.