USA: Jackie Weiss to compete in Valencia

Jackie Weiss is competing for one of four 2007 $40,000 Formula BMW USA Junior scholarships, in Valencia Spain on September 18 - 19. From the pool of 28 talented drivers who passed the Formula BMW licensing course this year, 19 have received an...

Jackie Weiss is competing for one of four 2007 $40,000 Formula BMW USA Junior scholarships, in Valencia Spain on September 18 - 19.

From the pool of 28 talented drivers who passed the Formula BMW licensing course this year, 19 have received an invitation back to Valencia to compete for one of four 2007 $40,000 Formula BMW USA Junior scholarships. In addition to the monies, Formula BMW USA Juniors are automatically enrolled in Formula BMW's comprehensive Education and Coaching Program. Provided by a team of experts from the international motorsport scene the E & C program includes training in the areas of physical fitness, media, racing car set-up and driving technique.

Representing the global reach of the Formula BMW program invited drivers include Jackie Weiss, 15, USA, Zachary Beard, 16, USA; Richard Compollo, 16, Guatemala; Ian Costa, 17, USA; Daanish Dalal, 16, Canada; Ricardo Favoretto, 18, Brazil; Grant Hebner, 18, USA; Timothy Hollowell, 17, USA; Chris Homan, 18, Canada; Alexander Jacovides, 15, South Africa; Martijn Mol, 18, Netherlands; Eric Morrow, 17, USA; Jeffrey Oleen, 16,USA; Jeffrey Petriello, 18, Canada; Robin Stonesifer, 18, USA; Dex Tuttle, 17, USA; Michael Vincec, 15, Canada; Brett Smrz, 15, USA and Kristine Daggett, 17, USA.

In addition to the four Juniors that will emerge from the scholarship shoot-out, a fifth scholarship is automatically awarded to the winner of the Rookie Cup from the previous season. Canadian Daniel Morad, the 2006 Rookie Champion, will receive a scholarship for 2007 and return for a second year of Formula BMW USA competition.

The FB02 race car is propelled by a 140 bhp BMW engine, reaching speeds up to 140 mph. The design exceeds the FIA safety requirements for its class, with the BMW Motorsport developed FORS (Formula Rescue Race Seat), and the mandatory HANS (Head and Neck Support) safety system.

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Series Formula BMW
Drivers Daniel Morad , Jeffrey Petriello , Ricardo Favoretto , Timothy Hollowell , Brett Smrz