JDC MOTORSPORTS SET TO CONTINUE STAR MAZDA WINNING WAYS AT MOSPORT Minnesota-based squad enters Round 11 as the most recent winners and the 2009 Masters Series champions BOWMANVILLE, ONT. (August 26, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports continues...
JDC MOTORSPORTS SET TO CONTINUE STAR MAZDA WINNING WAYS AT MOSPORT
Minnesota-based squad enters Round 11 as the most recent winners and the 2009 Masters Series champions
BOWMANVILLE, ONT. (August 26, 2009) -- JDC MotorSports continues the two-race Canadian portion of the 2009 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear season this weekend (August 28-29), with Round 11 being contested at Mosport International Raceway. For the Minnesota-based team, the high-speed road course just outside of Toronto, Ont., will provide an opportunity to build on its current win streak and to add to an already championship-winning campaign. As part of a five-car effort, championship runner-up Adam Christodoulou, Round 10 winner Alex Ardoin, series front-runner Caio Lara, Masters champion Michael Guasch and Masters race winner Gerry Kraut, will all get behind the wheel in Canada.
Christodoulou continues his highly successful rookie season with JDC MotorSports in the Star Mazda Championship at Mosport, only 10 points back of the championship lead. While the No. 11 Miller Milling/ Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports driver has no previous experience at the famed Ontario road course, the reigning British Formula Renault champion has shown tremendous pace on similar high-speed tracks.
Ardoin enters the second race in Canada as the hottest driver in the series, thanks to a last lap pass and win two weeks ago on the streets of Trois-Rivieres. The Louisiana driver of the No. 51 Oral & Facial Surgery Center/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry will not only be seeking to extend his win streak to two in Round 11, but also work his way up the championship charts, with Ardoin currently fifth in the title fight.
For Lara, Mosport represents an opportunity to rebound from a disappointing race in Trois-Rivieres and to re-establish himself as one of the most consistent series front-runners. Prior to Round 10, the Brazilian had piloted his No. 19 MLD/ATW/Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry to nine consecutive top-10 finishes.
When Guasch gets behind the wheel of the No. 91 Molecule/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports car at Mosport, he will do so as a series champion. The Californian has been a dominant force in the Masters Series (for drivers aged 45 or over), winning the class six times thus far. The goal now for Guasch is to add to his series win totals and break into the top-10 overall.
After a two-race absence, Kraut will once again pilot the No. 55 Dougherty & Co./Dougherty Funding LLC/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry in series competition at Mosport International Raceway. The team co-owner enters the event having scored one Masters Series win and finished among the top-three in the class in all five races he has contested this season.
The on-track action for the JDC MotorSports drivers at Mosport International Raceway commences on Thursday (August 27) via a pair of track day test sessions. One day later, the five race pilots will conduct two official practice sessions on the high-speed road course. Qualifying for Round 11 will take place on Saturday morning (August 29), with the cars scheduled to launch from the standing start at 5:35 p.m. local time.