Benjamin Searcy made the transition from karts to F2000 with a win at VIR. While other development racings series struggle to get their car count out of the teens and face skyrocketing costs, the F2000 Championship Series is readying itself for takeoff. Positioned firmly on the open wheel racing ladder, F2000 is quickly becoming the destination for racers coming out of karting or looking to graduate up from school cars.

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Benjamin Searcy's season opening win in his first ever F2000 race was front page news back home in Tuscaloosa.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_09season_VIR_jdclogo.jpgThe goal for JDC MotorSports entering the 2009 F2000 Championship Series season was to win races and challenge for the title. After the season-opening doubleheader at Virginia International Raceway over the weekend (April 10-11), the Minnesota-based team has already achieved one of those objectives. American Chris Miller recovered from a race-ending incident in Round One to score his inaugural F2000 Championship Series win in Round Two. Alejandro Munoz, in his first-ever race Formula Ford 2000 event, finished 15th and 18th in the doubleheader.

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A picture perfect start for race #2.Alton, VA – Chris Miller got around Remy Audette during round two of the 2009 F2000 Series and went on to take the checkers by just a tenth of a second over Matthew Inge in a highly competitive race at VIR. At the drop of the green it was all Canadian Remy Audette as he was able to get by Matthew Inge for second and then drafted past Chris Miller on the back straight and took the lead.

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Miller took pole at the last second!Alton, VA – Chris Miller returned to the top of the speed charts at VIR today by taking the pole for round two of the F2000 season at the last possible second during the morning qualifying session. It’ll be an all American front row for the 1:00pm start as St. Clair’s Matthew Inge will line up next to the JDC Van Diemen of Miller. The track was significantly slower today as overnight rains washed away all the rubber that had been laid down over the previous two days.

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Searcy passed Chris Miller for the lead in the wet.Alton,VA – American rookie Benjamin Searcy drove his Z-Sports Midwest Van Diemen into the lead in the wet and never looked back as the track dried out to take the victory in Friday’s opening round of the 2009 F2000 Championship Series. The rain started falling just twenty minutes before the scheduled start time, forcing teams to switch to rain tires and wet setups at the last second.

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Audette lowered the track record by three tenths.Alton, VA – Remy Audette took pole for today’s race at VIR in dominating fashion under very overcast skies with a lap of 1:54.708, breaking the previous F2000 qualifying track record of 1:55.067. The Canadian out of Quebec had the field gapped by more than half a second, as Chris Miller could only manage a 1:55.307, which will put him next to Audette on the front row for this afternoon’s 2:30pm start.

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