THREE TOP-10 RESULTS FOR JDC MOTORSPORTS IN F2000 AT MOSPORT Chris Miller and Juan Pfeiffer continue strong F2000 debut seasons in Canada BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 26, 2008) -- The Minnesota-based JDC MotorSports racing team renewed its ...
THREE TOP-10 RESULTS FOR JDC MOTORSPORTS IN F2000 AT MOSPORT
Chris Miller and Juan Pfeiffer continue strong F2000 debut seasons in Canada
BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO (August 26, 2008) -- The Minnesota-based JDC MotorSports racing team renewed its F2000 Championship Series efforts over the weekend (August 23-34), contesting Rounds 11 and 12 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario. Remaining a series front-runner, series freshman Chris Miller once again finished among the top-10 in both races, taking the checkered flag in eighth and fifth in the two main events held during the weekend. Fellow rookie Juan Pfeiffer enjoyed one his best outings of the year, coming home 11th and ninth during the doubleheader at the renowned Canadian road course.
Miller entered the first-ever F2000 Championship Series event held outside of the United States as not only one of the drivers to watch, but also a championship contender in his rookie season. Quickly coming to grips with Mosport's undulating high-speed course, it was not long before the talented driver from Minnesota was routinely among the top-five on the time sheets. While the opening qualifying session did not go exactly as planned, having encountered traffic and slicker than expected conditions, Miller positioned himself for another strong result via an eighth place starting position. Involved in one of the more entertaining multi-car battles for position during the race later in the day, the No. 85 Miller Milling/Redline Oil/JDC MotorSports entry retained the position when the checkered flag waved for Round 11, keeping Miller's name near the top of the point standings. After a night of making minor changes to his car, Miller was back on-course Sunday morning for the second qualifying session of the event. At the conclusion of the 25-minute session, Miller emerged with the fifth fastest time and a starting position on the inside of the third row. In a repeat of the previous day's activities, race two of the doubleheader witnessed Miller engaged in a fight for position from start-to-finish, eventually taking home his eighth top-five result of the season. Remaining the lone driver in the series to finish among the top-10 in all 12 races, Miller will travel to the season-finale sitting fourth in the championship fight, losing 44 points due to the fact he must drop his two worst results (10th and ninth).
Seeking to rebound from a disappointing finish at the most recent round of the series at Road America, Pfeiffer wasted no time getting up to speed at the challenging Mosport road course. Having regularly been among the top-10 in pre-event testing and practice, the Colombian continued to show good pace in qualifying for race one, earning a fifth row starting position. For Pfeiffer, the opening race of the doubleheader proved to be spirited affair. When the checkered flag waved at the conclusion of the 18-lap battle, he had just missed out on a top-10 result, crossing the stripe in 11th. Using the experience gained from the first day of racing to full advantage, the No. 86 Miller Milling/Redline Oil/JDC MotorSports car posted the ninth quickest time in Sunday morning qualifying. Come race time just a few hours later, Pfeiffer showed good pace and racecraft, securing his sixth top-10 finish of the year, placing him 11th in the title chase before the final two races of 2008 campaign.
The JDC MotorSports drivers and crew will now take a well-deserved break prior to completing the F2000 Championship Series season on September 20-21 at the newly constructed New Jersey Motorsports Park facility.