JDC MotorSports Signs Meyer for 2013 Pro Mazda Championship Campaign
Up-and Coming Canadian ready to help squad earn fourth series title
MINNEAPOLIS, MN. (January 17, 2013) – The talent level under the JDC MotorSports tent continues to grow ahead of the start of the 2013 season, with the three-time champions adding Zack Meyer to its Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires line-up. The Canadian will contest his second full season of car competition this coming year, with an eye on helping the Minnesota-based team add to its already impressive junior formula car resume.
Right from day one, JDC MotorSports has had two primary objectives...challenge for top honors, and help talented young drivers develop their talents both in and out of the cockpit. With the signing of Meyer, the renowned squad is poised to do just that. The 20 year-old Meyer showed good speed and skill behind the wheel in his inaugural season of Pro Mazda action with another team, and is now poised to take the next step in 2013. Making the most of the experiences gained in what was only his first full season of car competition, and the resources and expertise that JDC MotorSports provides, the former karting standout is focused on becoming a regular part of the lead pack in the highly-regarded Mazda Road to Indy Series.
"We are very happy to add another talented driver to the lineup for 2013," stated JDC MotorSports Team Owner John Church. "Things are really shaping up for us, and having Zack on board will be a big help towards our campaign."
"I'm very excited to join JDC, and I'm looking forward to getting in the car with a really great support system behind me," commented Meyer. "Hopefully I can add to the already great resume of the team."
With support from his mom, driving coach Joe Launi, and Sponsor Damis Partners III, Meyer enters the 2013 race season with JDC with multiple wins and championships already on his young racing resume. The Toronto, Ont. native first made his mark in the Brian Stewart Racing Karting Championship, winning back-to-back F125/ICC Shifter titles in 2009 and 2010. Meyer continued his winning ways south of the border in the USA karting ranks, besting drivers from around the world to win KZ2 crown in both the 2011 and 2012 Florida Winter Tour. Jumping directly up to the Star Mazda Championship, he scored a top-10 in his one-off car racing debut at Mosport International Raceway (now Canadian Tire Motorsport Park) in 2011, before a solid inaugural full season of car competition last year, that featured increasing speed and racecraft resulting in three top-10 finishes.
Meyer, who will be part of a multi-car effort by JDC MotorSports in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, alongside fellow series returnee Juan Piedrahita and rookie Lloyd Read, has begun preparations for 2013 via an off-season testing program. The quest for top honors in the Mazda Road to Indy series commences on March 1-2, with the season-opening doubleheader at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.
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
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 added to its Star Mazda Championship win tally, USF2000 Championship podium total in 2012, and finished as the Prototype Lites Championship runner-up.