Alton, 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.
JDC 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.
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.
The 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.
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.
After a very successful two-day test at Putnam Park, young karting standout and Skip Barber graduate Benjamin Searcy has signed with ZSports Midwest to run the highly competitive 2009 Formula 2000 Championship Series.
Let’s review a little background. I’m older than you, …hell, I’m older than dirt. I’m almost as old as Rand. I started hanging on fences watching road races in 1962. I camped in the infield at Road Atlanta in 1970 for the first Runoffs at that famous venue. I have always had a special attraction to open wheel racing, especially the highly competitive small bore classes.