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October 14, 2013
Minneapolis, MN – JDC Motorsports and its line-up of three young drivers took part in the series-finale of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on October 5-6. The 2013 season came to a close with Rounds 13 and 14 taking place on the downtown streets around Reliant Park in Houston, Texas. Local racer, Clark Toppe led the Minnesota-based team, as he recorded his best finishes of the season with two 11th-place finishes. Not to be out done, Michael Johnson, who has made history already by being the only paralyzed racer in the Mazda Road to Indy program, also recorded his highest finishes of the season, with two 12th-place finishes. Australian pilot Scott Andrews had a difficult outing in only his second USF2000 event, as he was unable to garner the results desired after running near the front in both races.
Johnson climbed into the seat of his No.54 Universal Coating/SpeediCath/ FlatOutNation.com/Red Line Oil/Bell Racing/Alpinestarts/ JDC MotorSports for Round 13, having qualified 16th. Immediately getting to work, Johnson drove from 16th all the way up to a season-best 12th in the opening affair. Round 14 on Sunday witnessed Johnson starting two spots farther back in 18th. Getting the green deeper in the field was not Johnson's only challenge, as the finale took place under wet conditions. For the second time on the weekend, Johnson worked his way forward in the race, ultimately securing a second 12th-place finish. Thanks to his best finishes of the season in Houston, Johnson finished the 2013 season 19th in the final points tally.
Toppe, hailing from nearby The Woodlands, Texas, wheeled his No. 19 Toppe Motorsports/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports car in front of a hometown crowd of family and friends during the doubleheader. Toppe ran 19th quickest in qualifying, placing him on row 10 for the first race of the twin bill. Toppe put his racecraft skill on display in Round 13, as he drove all the way up to 11th by the time the checkers flew. Toppe again started P19 in race two, and just as in race one, he put his head down and drove forward once the green flags waved. In another fine run, Toppe again worked his way up to 11th, matching his best finish of the season. Toppe ended the year right behind his teammate Johnson in the final points, coming home in 20th.
JDC MotorSports races with associate sponsorship from 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 Scott Andrews at AndrewsMotorsport.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ ScottAndrews44 and Facebook @ Scott Andrews.
Learn more about Michael Johnson at MichaelJohnsonRacing.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ Racer54isCool and Facebook @ Michael Johnson Racing. Videos also available on YouTube @ Michael Johnson Racing.
Learn more about Clark Toppe at ClarkToppeRacing.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ ClarkToppe and Facebook @ Clark Toppe Racing. Videos also available on YouTube @ Clark Toppe.
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