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May 21, 2013
For JDC MotorSports, the two-day outing in Ohio proved to be very beneficial. While the conditions were less than ideal - intermittent rain showers - the test sessions allowed three of the four JDC racers (Oliveira was not in attendance due to other commitments) to not only shake off the cobwebs of not racing since mid-March, but work with the talented JDC crew to fine tune/develop their racing steeds and driving. This will be particularly valuable when the series returns to the technical undulating road course in early August, as the event will feature three races with crucial late season points up for grabs. Despite data and information being the key focus, the JDC trio showcased good pace, highlighted by Rzadzinski placing the No. 93 CanTorque/ Christenson Developments/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry fifth on final combined speedcharts.
Upon conclusion of testing at Mid-Ohio, the drivers and crew immediately headed to 'the home of motorsports' in the U.S.A... Indianapolis, Ind. First up once there was the annual Mazda Road to Indy Oval Clinic, which featured insight, information, and instruction from leading IndyCar members about the intricacies of oval racing. One day later was the opportunity to put this knowledge to practice via four tests around the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway. For Rzadzinski and Toppe, pilot of the No. 19 Toppe Motorsports/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports, this meant their first laps on an oval. Given that fact, the plan was simple, get acclimated to the new surroundings and steadily build speed. For Johnson, who drives the No. 54 Universal Coating/ SpeediCath/FlatOutNation.com/Red Line Oil/Bell Racing/Alpinestars/JDC MotorSports entry, it meant getting re-familiarized to what it is like to drive the historic short oval, and begin working on a potential race setup, which is vital on a oval. Despite late afternoon incidents that damaged both Johnson's and Rzadzinski’s cars, the test proved a success, highlighted by Rzadzinski posting the fifth best lap.
"The first time I pulled into pit lane at Lucas Oil Raceway last week, all I could say was 'this is too much fun'", stated Rzadzinski. "We had a great day testing and I was learning more about oval driving on each stint. It’s been a while since I’ve been in an environment where everything feels so different and foreign, but I really enjoyed it. I’m confident that the CanTorque/Christenson Developments/JDC Motorsports car is going to be awesome heading there for the Night Before the 500! I also have a feeling the main event might be some of the most enjoyable racing I’ve ever been a part of."
JDC MotorSports races with associate sponsorship from www.RedLineOil.com.
Additional information on JDC MotorSports can be obtained from the team’s website @ www.jdcmotorsport.com. For direct contact, please contact John Church @ 952-233-3075.
Learn more about Michael Johnson at MichaelJohnsonRacing.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ Racer54isCool and Facebook @ Michael Johnson Racing.
Learn more about Stefan Rzadzinski at www.RzadRacing.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ RzadRacing and Facebook @ Stefan Rzadzinski.
Learn more about Clark Toppe via Twitter @ ClarkToppe and Facebook @ Clark Toppe Racing.
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