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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At the end of the day it was American Chris Miller topping the charts with a lap of 1:54.532Alton, VA – The F2000 season officially got under way today with the first testing and official practice sessions of 2009 at Virginia International Raceway. At the end of the day it was American Chris Miller topping the charts with a lap of 1:54.532, half a second under the track record. Miller suffered gearbox problems during the morning session forcing his JDC Motorsports team to switch him to their VD RF03/Zetec backup car for the afternoon session.

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b_200_150_16777215_00_images_stories_09season_VIR_jdclogo.jpgJDC MotorSports commences its 2009 F2000 Championship Series campaign this weekend (April 10-11) with the season-opening doubleheader at Virginia International Speedway. After a lengthy off-season, the Minnesota-based squad is anxious to get back racing, confident that it can build on a successful inaugural 2008 season in the series, which featured four podium finishes and fourth place in the title chase. American Chris Miller rejoins JDC MotorSports in 2009, and will be partnered by Mexican rookie Alejandro Munoz.

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The season starts at VIR for the fourth consecutive year. New York, NY - The long winter break for the drivers and teams of the F2000 Championship Series comes to a close this Thursday as the series opens its fourth season at the 17-turn Virginia International Raceway. A full field of 30 cars is expected to take the green for rounds one and two of the 12-round 2009 season, giving the F2000 Series the largest field in American open wheel racing.

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False Grid at VIR: 2008The green flag is about to be thrown on the F2000 Championship Series’ fourth year. As in the last three years, we again start the season at Virginia International Raceway, a fantastic venue at which to get things rolling. Especially in April, when spring is bursting out in all its grandeur and the weather is usually very pleasant.

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Conor Daly (2nd), Anders Krohn (1st) and Kyle Marcelli (3rd) celebrate on the Mosport Podium after race 12. All three drivers were considered rookies in 2008. New York, NY – The 2009 edition of the F2000 Championship Series promises to be the most competitive season yet. The series will feature an exciting crop of rookie drivers and teams, all looking to contend for race wins and the overall championship.

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