JDC MOTORSPORTS READY TO CONTINUE USF2000 PODIUM STREAK AT AUTOBAHN Minnesota-based squad seeking fifth straight race with at least one driver among the top-three JOLIET, ILL. (July 28, 2010) -- JDC MotorSports' pursuit of Cooper Tires presents...
JDC MOTORSPORTS READY TO CONTINUE USF2000 PODIUM STREAK AT AUTOBAHN
Minnesota-based squad seeking fifth straight race with at least one driver among the top-three
JOLIET, ILL. (July 28, 2010) -- JDC MotorSports' pursuit of Cooper Tires presents the USF2000 National Championship powered by Mazda glory continues this weekend (July 31-August 1), when Rounds Seven and Eight are contested at the Autobahn Country Club circuit outside of Chicago, Ill. With Raphael Abbate, Mikhail Goikhberg and Martin Sala once again getting behind the wheels, the Minnesota-based squad enters the doubleheader second in the team standings, and having had at least one driver on the podium in the past four races.
A month after a three podium outing in New Jersey, the JDC MotorSports crew and drivers are excited to get back to racing in Illinois. Given the results over the past four races -- earning six top-three finishes -- and how well things went in mid-season official testing at Autobahn, all three JDC drivers are quietly confident they can challenge for the race win in Rounds Seven and Eight.
Goikhberg enters the doubleheader just outside of Chicago not only third in the title chase, but as one of the hottest racers in series competition. Piloting the No. 10 Chetverg/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry, the Russian-born driver has stood on the podium in all four of the previous races, most recently finishing second in Round Six at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Brazil's Abbate has been nearly as impressive during the recent mix of oval and road courses. The No. 11 Avery Dennison/Alphacolor/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports driver has worked his way up to fourth in the championship fight, adding a third place finish in N.J. to his runner-up result at the Iowa Speedway on his resume.
Giving JDC MotorSports perhaps the deepest driver line-up in the series, Sala has also been impressive in his pro Formula Ford 2000 debut season. Driving the No. 19 Gulf/Aero Gal/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports, the Colombian has narrowly missed adding to the Minnesota team's podium tally, taking the checkered flag in fourth in Round Six.
The on-track action for the talented JDC MotorSports trio at the Autobahn Country Club gets underway on Thursday (July 29) via two track test sessions. One day later, two 30-minute practice sessions will be held. The lone qualifying run will take place on Saturday morning (July 31), followed by Round Seven just after the lunch break, while Round Eight goes on Sunday morning (August 1).
Both races at the Autobahn Country Club will be broadcast live on HDNet as part of the Road to Indy program, commencing at 12:30 p.m. ET.