Mica Racing to Race Both Classes in Zetec Championship HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 5, 2002) - MICA Racing today announced their intentions to contest both the Zetec and American Continental Championship classes in the 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec ...
Mica Racing to Race Both Classes in Zetec Championship
HOUSTON, TEXAS (March 5, 2002) - MICA Racing today announced their intentions to contest both the Zetec and American Continental Championship classes in the 2002 Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship.
Driving for the Houston based team will be Michael Floyd, of Houston, Texas and Scott Jenkins, of Portland, Oregon. Floyd will contest the entire ACC season, for cars with the Pinto engine package, while Jenkins will race in the Zetec class.
Floyd began racing motorcycles at age 11. For six years he had great success, winning numerous races. Following a break from racing to focus on school and the family business, Floyd returned to the cockpit in 2000. After learning car-racing basics at the Derek Daly Driving Academy, Jim Russell Racing Drivers School and behind the wheel of a Porsche 951, he began open-wheel racing. In his first year of F2000 competition, Floyd performed well in SCCA Nationals and finished fourth in class in his first Zetec Championship race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Jenkins, joins MICA Racing and the Zetec Championship having enjoyed success at each level of racing he has done. After attending the Derek Daly Driving Academy, Jenkins began his racing career in 1998. Following success in Skip Barber Formula Dodge and the Jim Russell Graduate Runoffs, Jenkins captured his first championship, the SCCA NorPac Division in Formula Mazda, in 2000. Last year, Jenkins contested the STAR Mazda Series, winning three races in the overall championship and capturing the Oval Championship with three wins and three pole positions.
"We are very excited about the upcoming Zetec Championship season," said MICA Racing owner James Floyd. "Last year we had the opportunity to do one race and we were so impressed with the series we decided we wanted to do a full season. With both Michael and Scott behind the wheel I'm looking forward to a successful season."
"I'm really thankful for this opportunity," said Jenkins. "The Zetec Championship is a great series with a lot of talent in it. I'm looking forward to racing with MICA Racing and given the experiences I've gained over the past few years I expect to challenge for the championship."
Formed in 2000, MICA Racing has raced various cars in several series. In the upcoming year the team will focus on the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, but will also contest a Porsche in GT2 competition, as well as a Porsche 935 in historical sports car racing. In addition to racing, MICA Racing is a leading distributor in competition products.
The 2002 Zetec Championship gets underway March 14-15, 2002, at Sebring International Raceway with Rounds One and Two.