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Star Mazda January Test: Team JDC (Updated)

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted January 12, 2010 at 2:27 pm Star Mazda, Test

The first official Star Mazda test of 2010 is coming up in a few weeks; January 23-24, 2010.  A few teams have already finalized their lineups.  I plan to submit each as I receive them.

JDC Motorsports just submitted their lineup, but they have one seat that is still in question.  The seat is spoken for, but the driver is still working to put together the necessary funds.  Stay tuned for an update.

The current roster looks like this:

  • Chris Miller
  • Connor De Phillippi
  • Gerry Kraut
  • Zac Meyer
  • Caio Lara

The current JDC roster— for the test— looks pretty solid.

Chris Miller is already quite familiar with the team after winning the 2009 F2000 Championship with JDC.  Connor De Phillippi, who won the 2009 Skip Barber National Championship, is yet to be signed for 2010, but he would be an excellent addition to the team this season.  Gerry Kraut, who is a team co-owner, will return for his 4th consecutive season in Star Mazda.

**update** Inside sources are now reporting that Caio Lara and Zac Meyer will also be testing with JDC Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway this weekend.

Caio Lara is looking to return to Star Mazda competition for his third consecutive year.  Last season, his best finish was 4th–which occurred at both Sebring and NJMP.  The 19-year-old Brazilian finished 8th overall in the 2009 championship (while driving for JDC).

Zac Meyer has a pretty strong karting background and most recently competed in the SKUSA SuperNationals SuperPro division.  This will be a pretty big jump for Meyer …but a great experience nonetheless.  It will be interesting to see how quickly he adapts to the car.


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