JDC MOTORSPORTS CONFIRMS STAR MAZDA RETURN OF NICK HAYE Series sophomore focusing on championship attack in 2008 MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 19, 2008) -- Completing its Star Mazda Championship line-up for the 2008 season, '07 title winners ...
JDC MOTORSPORTS CONFIRMS STAR MAZDA RETURN OF NICK HAYE
Series sophomore focusing on championship attack in 2008
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (February 19, 2008) -- Completing its Star Mazda Championship line-up for the 2008 season, '07 title winners JDC MotorSports have confirmed that Nick Haye will once again drive for the team this season. Rejoining the Minnesota-based JDC MotorSports for a second consecutive year of Star Mazda action, Haye is scheduled to contest the entire 12-race schedule in 2008.
Having partnered series champion Dane Cameron and assisted JDC in capturing the team title last season, the California driver will once again be part of multi-car effort in the competitive open-wheel championship. Joining Haye under the JDC MotorSports banner will be series rookie Joel Miller, Master Championship pilot Chuck Hulse and team co-owner Gerry Kraut.
"We are excited to have Nick back racing for us this season," stated Team Co-owner John Church. "Last year, he was a big part in us winning the team title and this year I fully expect him to not only win races, but to be challenging for the series title throughout the season."
A native of Huntington Beach, Calif., Haye will contest his second full-season of Star Mazda Championship competition having raced open-wheel cars for the past four years. First getting behind the wheel in a kart at the age of 15, the talented youngster raced karts for three years, winning a championship before making the move to cars. Following a season of Jim Russell Racing Championship competition, he entered the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship with JDC in 2005. Haye showed good speed throughout the season, continually improving, eventually ending the season ninth in the championship fight. Switching to West Coast-based Pacific F20000 Championship the following year, Haye was involved in the battle for the championship the entire season, finishing third as Rookie of the Year. Reuniting with JDC in '07, Haye competed in the Star Mazda Championship last season, earning three podium finishes en route to fourth in the title fight.
"I can't wait for the season to get started," said Haye. "I learned a great deal last season, more so than any other year that I have experienced in racing, and I really feel prepared to be contending for wins and challenging for the championship this year, because that is my goal. Without a doubt, I'm ready to win races and challenge for the title, and I know the JDC guys will give me the tools to accomplish this task"