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Michael Johnson returns with JDC MotorSports

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted November 23, 2012 at 11:03 am Signing, Star Mazda, U.S. F2000 National Championship

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson has re-signed with JDC MotorSports for the 2013 USF2000 National Championship and will continue with the team in the 2014 Star Mazda Championship as he climbs the Mazda Road to Indy driver-development ladder.

Johnson, a 20-year-old race driver who was paralyzed in a 2005 motorcycle racing accident, will drive JDC’s hand-controlled No. 54 USF2000 National Championship car for his sophomore campaign. He earned a top-10 finish at Road America in 2012 and was second-quick in October’s Mazda Road to Indy Chris Griffis Memorial test at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Johnson showed good improvement this past season and will undoubtedly continue his speedy development in a return to USF2000 competition for 2013. This is a good move for the Michigan native as he prepares to graduate into Star Mazda machinery for 2014.

Johnson will be back behind-the-wheel for the first USF2000 Winterfest at Sebring International Raceway on Feb. 5-6, 2013.

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