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San Jose weekend
Meanwhile, Frankie Muniz fought hard for something of a break-out weekend at San Jose. People often forget that Frankie is only in his 6th month ever of race driving. Unlike all of the other rookie drivers in Formula BMW USA, Frankie also never participated in any karting or school race series. Frankie has consistently improved his position during the season, and was having a very strong run in the Sunday race fighting for 10th position (out of 26) when he whacked the wall on the exit of turn 3. Muniz was disappointed, but excited to know well now that he can challenge for points for the rest of the season.


Results for rounds 9 and 10
Frankie's first race of the weekend ended early after another driver came out to wide on the track and cut in too sharp on Frankie. Frankie's front wing had been clipped and it snapped clean off the racecar.
In his second race, he managed to get into 11th place, but when he tried to go faster on the track, he side-swiped the barrier and blew out his tire and the rear suspension. He veered into a safety zone without incident.
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Rounds 9 and 10
The San Jose Grand Prix is taking place this weekend (July 28-30). Frankie had his first qualifying session yesterday, and finished 17th with a time of 1:04.586. The second qualifying session will be today (July 29) at 8.00am. The first race will then be at 1.00pm today.
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Team with Muniz in Hollywood
In the days before races #9 and #10 of the Formula BMW USA championship at San Jose, the Jensen team is taking some fun time together at the home of #2 Epson Team Jensen driver Frankie Muniz in the heart of Hollywood.

"It's been a hectic year to date with testing and racing across North America, so having some days off with the guys at home is pretty fun", says BMW driver Frankie Muniz. "This week is also the premiere of the new Will Ferrell movie Talladega Nights, and I have some invitations to take my team manager Remco Mutsaerts and our team sponsor, which should be a good night out".

The team tested last week at the new Miller MotorSport Park in Salt Lake City. Frankie Muniz posted quick times throughout the 2 day test, breaking into the top 10 in several sessions for the first time in his short racing career. This bodes well for the streets of San Jose race, where the team is predicting a good run from Frankie could well place him with a top 10 results an points, which would be a major accomplishment given that Muniz is only in his 6th month of car racing.


Round 8
Frankie finished in 19th place in yestersdays race (July 2) with a time of 25:19.356. He will now have nearly a month before his next race, which will be at the San Jose Grand Prix.
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Round 7
Frankie finished 16th in yesterdays race. Today (July 2) Frankie will take part in his eighth race in this years Formula BMW USA season. The race starts at 9.30am.
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Practice and Qualifying for Rounds 7 and 8
Yesterday saw the practice and qualifying sessions for the weekends races. Today (July 1) will see the race for Round 7 of the Formula BMW USA championship, in which Frankie will start in 27th place with a time of 1:49.066.
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