Philip Major finishes season with two top 10's! driver solid in front of home track fans

BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO -- The 2007 Formula BMW USA Championship held its final two rounds of the season at Mosport International Raceway this past weekend. It was only the second weekend for the series in Canada this year, and it is something that Ottawa based driver Philip Major looks forward to.

"I really like racing in Canada," Major said. "The Canadian fans really know there motorsport, so racing this weekend at Mosport was a great way to end the year."

Major was kept busy with the difficult weather conditions that persisted all weekend. He put in a solid drive in the first round of qualifying to start sixth on the grid for round 13. For the second qualifying session, for round 14, Major sat on the pre-grid in his car - along with all the other drivers -- waiting for the fog to clear on Saturday morning. The fog never left, and qualifying was cancelled. Major would have to start where he was in the points -- 10th. "This really hurts," Major said. "I know we had a good car, and we could have been right at the front,"

Things didn't improve weather wise on Saturday afternoon as a torrential downpour hit the circuit just as round 13 was getting underway. Major stopped for wet tires, but he still was on a dry setup. "The rain was just terrible," Major said. "Seeing the track was a big problem." Major finished sixth in round 13.

Sunday finally brought some sun, and Major was looking forward to a good run in the final round. He started well and battled until the final lap, trying to move up. On the last lap, he tried a brave pass of two cars heading into turn five. "I was right there, but I got shoved over the curb and that killed my run." For the final half lap, Major had to use all his skill to defend his position. Major ended up 10th in the final round.

"Overall, I have learned a lot this season," Major said as he reflected back on the 2007 season. "I do want to thank Team Autotecnica, CCB Management and my family for all the support I have gotten this year."