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Philip Major rocks in round one! Ottawa driver gives it his all in round one. MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK, UTAH Ottawa Formula BMW USA driver Philip Major proved in round one why you never give up during a race. Major, from 16th on the grid ...

Philip Major rocks in round one!
Ottawa driver gives it his all in round one.

MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK, UTAH Ottawa Formula BMW USA driver Philip Major proved in round one why you never give up during a race. Major, from 16th on the grid dropped back to 20th after a mistake on the first lap, then rebounded up to 16th only to be the victim of an incident ahead of him that dropped him to the back again.

"The driver in front of me spun and I had nowhere to go--," Major said.

Undaunted, the Ottawa teenager, made his way back up after the restart to finish 12th Major went from 17th to 12th in the final green flag lap.

"I had to work for this one," Major said after the race. "It is very difficult to pass here with all the fast corners, and I just had to push really hard to get the positions back. I am happy with this result as we had good speed during the race. I am starting 11th tomorrow, and that will be a big help in continuing to move forward."

On his way to 12th, Major set the sixth fastest race lap, and was scored with the fastest lap on lap 4 and 6.

"I am really pumped for tomorrow now," Major added.

Round two of the Formula BMW USA championship from Miller Motorsports Park goes Saturday at 11:10 am.

-credit: www.majorspeed.com

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Series Formula BMW
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