MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (July 6, 2009) – JDC MotorSports experienced both the highs and lows of racing this past weekend (July 4-5) at Watkins Glen International, taking part in Rounds Seven and Eight of the F2000 Championship Series. The highlight came in race one of the IndyCar Series doubleheader event, when American Chris Miller led the Minnesota-based team to victory lane, earning his third win of the season.
There was plenty to report on over the weekend at Watkins Glen that never made in the track action press releases or on the website. To compensate for this, a new feature fans and competitors alike can look forward to on the F2000 website will be post weekend notebooks.
Watkins Glen, NY – Phil Lombardi capitalized on a crazy F2000 race and kept his GTP Motorsports Van Diemen out of trouble to take the win at Watkins Glen. Lombardi started sixth and carefully worked his way through the field avoiding trouble, and passed 2006 champion Matt McDonough with a few laps to go for the lead. With a green-white-checkered restart, Al Guibord Jr. got alongside Lombardi going into turn one but couldn’t make it stick. Matthew Inge came home in second inches in front of Guibord Jr, who set the fastest race lap.
Watkins Glen, NY – American Matthew Inge lowered the track record at Watkins Glen further en route to taking pole position for tomorrow’s F2000 race. Inge set a quick lap of 1:53.015 early in the session that only Chris Miller could come close to, but he’ll have to settle for second with a lap of 1:53.168. Miller was stuck in slower traffic for much of the session.
Watkins Glen, NY – Chris Miller made it the perfect day by setting fast lap and cruising to his third win of the season at Watkins Glen for JDC MotorSports. The race that saw multiple caution flags ended three laps early under red flag conditions, with Phil Lombardi finishing second just inches ahead of Remy Audette, who was missing a front wing.
Watkins Glen, NY – Chris Miller took pole for this afternoon’s F2000 race at Watkins Glen with a new track record of 1:53.229,a full seven tenths ahead of second place Remy Audette. Miller, who has already won two races this year and sits second in the standings, also takes three championship bonus points with pole.
Watkins Glen, NY – After a very limited session yesterday the F2000 drivers and teams enjoyed a dry early morning practice session to prepare for this morning’s qualifying session followed by the afternoon race. At the end of the practice session it was Chris Miller and JDC MotorSports topping the time sheets with a lap of 1:53, a few tenths under the track record.