Mundelein, IL (August 13, 2009)- Quantum Racing will make their season debut in the F2000 Championship Series this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with driver and co-owner of the team, Slade Miller behind the wheel. Slade, 23, from Edmond, Oklahoma makes his return to road-racing after two years racing USAC Midgets and living in Indianapolis. The talented driver finished 2nd the last time he visited the 2.25 mile course in 2006, also driving his Van Diemen FF2000.
Slade wears many hats for Quantum Racing Services, which was founded by his father, Wendell, in 1978. He usually spends his race weekends as a driver coach and mechanic at the track in addition to his managerial duties while at the workshop in Oklahoma City. Quantum is a full-service racing team with experience in everything from karts to Indy Cars. This weekend, Slade will be piloting the Van Diemen RF 02, but for 2010 and beyond it is available for any driver who wants the personal, one-on-one attention that only a small team like Quantum can offer.
Slade explains, “I am really looking forward to getting back behind the wheel for a road race and especially at Mid-Ohio. We were looking at the schedules and this weekend we didn’t have any races with our customers, so we decided, ‘let’s do it.’ I really enjoy the circuit and although I may be a little rusty, we’re really just out to have fun this weekend and show what our team has to offer. The F2000 Championship Series is a great place for young drivers to get some experience before moving up the ladder and racing with nearly 30 cars is an added bonus.”
Slade has had a successful career as a driver, competing in Formula Fords early in his career and winning the SCCA Mid-West Division National Championship. He finished 3rd at the ultra-competitive SCCA June Sprints in 2004 and his performance in this class earned him the coveted Team USA Scholarship. This scholarship earned Slade the chance to drive in the New Zealand Formula Ford Series in early 2005 in which he competed in four races. After taking a year off to focus on the sponsorship hunt, Slade finished 7th overall in the 2006 Formula Ford Series before making the jump to USAC. Quantum also competed in the Pavement USAC Midget Regional and National Series’ against Tony Stewart and Kasey Kahne Racing. Slade drove against some of the top names in the sport including Kasey Kahne and Jason Leffler. ,