MINNEAPOLIS – JDC Motorsports has added junior formula car standout Stefan Rzadzinski to its driver roster in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.
The 19-year-old Rzadzinski will make the move to USF2000 Championship competition this coming season, reuniting with JDC Motorsports after his Mazda Road to Indy debut last season via a part-time Star Mazda Championship effort.
The talented Canadian, who enters the 2013 campaign with wins in Skip Barber Racing and the Ontario Formula Ford Championship on his resume, will be part of a highly-regarded line-up under the JDC awning, and focused on adding to his victory tally and challenging for both the
Rookie of the Year and overall title honors. Prior to the start of the USF2000 Championship in mid-March, Rzadzinski will also take part in the series operated six-race Winterfest championship in Florida.
“Obviously it’s great to have Stefan back with us in 2013, and the entire team is excited that he is staying with us for our Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda series program,” stated JDC Motorsports team principal John Church. “The speed and potential that
Stefan showed us this past season in Star Mazda makes him a strong candidate to be a front-runner in the USF2000 series. We feel that Stefan has the potential to win the championship”.
“First of all, I am very happy to have the opportunity to stay with the team in 2013,” said Rzadzinski. “The most important part of my decision for this season was being able to run a full-season program.
“We were focused on putting together a full-season program with JDC for Star Mazda (now the Pro Mazda Championship) for 2013, but with the cancellation of the Edmonton Indy, raising extra funds to put together a full ride became a challenge, and a decision needed to be made. We met with our partners a few weeks ago and discussed options on what would be best for my career in the long run. I did not want to run another partial schedule again, and everyone agreed that running a full-season, including the Winterfest, was the best choice.”
As part of a multi-car effort by JDC Motorsports, Rzadzinski will team up with the previously confirmed paralyzed racer Michael Johnson.