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.
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.
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.
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.
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.