USF2000 Championship Fight Resumes for JDC Motorsports with Mid-Ohio Doubleheader
 August 2, 2012| 
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Talented trio of Alberico, Johnson, and Miller ready to begin second half charge with Rounds Six and Seven

MINNEAPOLIS, MN. – Junior formula car standout JDC MotorSports resumes its pursuit of race wins in the highly-competitive Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series this weekend (August 4-5), when the summer break ends with a doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. With a talented three-car line-up of Neil Alberico, Michael Johnson, and Chris Miller, the Minnesota-based squad is poised to begin a second half charge, commencing with Rounds Six and Seven in Ohio.


With the traditional June and July summer break now over, JDC MotorSports is more than ready to get back to battling for supremacy in the USF2000 Championship. First up for the JDC trio of Alberico, Johnson, and Miller, in what will be a busy few weeks of competition, is a pair of races at the technical Mid-Ohio road course. While the undulating 2.25-mile track presents plenty of challenges, the renowned Minnesota-based squad has both the tools and experience to be at the top of the charts.


For Alberico and Johnson, Rounds Six and Seven is an opportunity to not only build on the experiences learned thus far in their rookie USF2000 campaigns, but also begin a surge up the point charts. Piloting the No. 19 Kartel Motorsports/Bondurant School/RaceLite Protection/ Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports entry, Alberico enters his first-ever race at the famed track having gained valuable data and information during a two-day test at the track back in May, where he was among the top-10 in all but one session, despite not focusing on an outright fast lap. Johnson, who is the first-ever paralyzed racer within the Mazda Road to Indy program, likewise learned a great deal in the tests earlier in the year, placing his hand-controlled No. 54 Universal Coating/Alpinestars/Coloplast/FlatOutNation.com/Red Line Oil/Movement Arts Motorsports Marketing/JDC MotorSports car as high as 11th multiple times.

"The team has been working hard these past few months in preparation for this event," stared California's Alberico. "We've made a ton of progress as a team, and were looking to building some good momentum here as we approach the end of the season."

"I can't wait for this weekend!" commented Michigan's Johnson. "I have been working so hard with my driving and confidence. I'm looking forward to having a great race weekend!"

Miller, unlike his two teammates, travels to the Ohio doubleheader having raced at the track previously, and enjoyed very good success with JDC MotorSports at the facility. In 2009, the No. 85 Miller Mining/Stockholm Motorsports Park/Red Line Oil/JDC MotorSports pilot scored two pole positions, won one race and set a lap record en route to capturing the F2000 Championship Series title.

"While I haven't been to Mid-Ohio for a few years, I have many fond memories at this track, including clinching the F2000 Championship Series title with a win and track record," stated Minnesota's Miller. "I wasn't able to participate in the series test, so I will have some catching up to do, but I'm confident JDC will give me a solid car, and hopefully we will have a successful event."

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course begins for JDC MotorSports on Thursday (August 2) with two test sessions. Alberico, Johnson, and Miller return to action on Friday (August 3) with two practice runs, prior to qualifying and Round Six one day later. Round Seven takes place on Sunday (August 4) just prior to the lunch break. Live timing and scoring will be available at www.f2000.com/Multimedia/Live.aspx

JDC MotorSports races with associate sponsorship from www.RedLineOil.com

Additional information on JDC MotorSports can be obtained from the team’s website @ www.jdcmotorsports.com For direct contact, please contact John Church @ 952-233-3075

Learn more about Neil Alberico at neilalberico.com and keep up to date via Twitter @ NeilAlberico and his Facebook page @ Neil-Alberico-Racing

Learn more about Michael Johnson at michaeljohnsonracing.com keep up to date via Twitter @ Racer54isCool and his Facebook page @ Michael-Johnson-Racing

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About JDC MotorSports:
Involved in formula car racing since its inception in 1994, JDC MotorSports has established itself as one of the leading junior open-wheel teams in North America. Initially making its mark in the F2000 class of club racing competition, JDC MotorSports was soon a team worth watching in the pro ranks. Competing in the Formula Ford 2000 Zetec Championship, the team not only won races, but also helped develop multiple young drivers. In 2005, JDC MotorSports expanded its efforts, entering the Star Mazda Championship. Quickly becoming one of the top teams in the series, JDC captured both the driver and team titles in 2007, as well as Rookie of the Year honors, with Dane Cameron scoring a series-high three wins. In 2008, JDC MotorSports was the runner-up in the Star Mazda Championship and finished fourth in its inaugural season of F2000 Championship Series competition. The Minnesota-based team won the Star Mazda Championship title with Rookie of the Year Adam Christodoulou, and the F2000 Championship Series title with Chris Miller in 2009. The following year, JDC continued its winning ways, earning the Rookie of the Year award in the Star Mazda Championship with Connor De Phillippi, and scoring a non-points win in the USF2000 National Championship. In 2011, the Minneapolis-based squad captured its third Star Mazda Championship title with Tristan Vautier, scored a win in the USF2000 National Championship, and made its Prototype Lites Championship debut, earning five podium finishes. JDC MotorSports will contest the Star Mazda Championship, USF2000 Championship and Prototype Lites Championship in 2012.

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