Jackie Weiss – Racing

Jackie Weiss qualified BMW USA in Valencia, SpainJackie Weiss: “The BMW Formula Car was a life changing experience for me. I’m looking forward to come back in September 2006, because after the 2day course I wished there were another 2days!”

Valencia, SPAIN, Aug 2006 –  Jackie Weiss, age 15, was invited by BMW USA to attend the two day Formula BMW License course in Valencia Spain (Circuit de la Comunitat, Valenciana Ricardo Tormo), run by BMW Motorsport.
Jackie has 2 years in karting where she was successful in several Championships (Gatorz Karting Cup, Champ Car Rotax Kart Challenge, XPlex Championship in Nevada, California, Indiana and Florida).
She made recently the Skip Barber Racing Schools at the Las Vegas Speedway and at the legendary Road America Course in Wisconsin, where she had her first experience driving Formula Dodge and the R/T 2000.
Jackie Weiss was one out of fourty-two candidates selected for the initial license course that tested the driving skills, race theory, fitness and overall ability in a move from Karts to race cars for the 2007 season. Jackie’s high ability in Karts at a national level, success level to date and mature attitude soon came through into the race cars over the two days.
For the License Course, the Formula BMW Racing Centre did provide training vehicles FB2 with BMW Engine 1171 cc, 4 cylinder 4 stroke (regulated catalytic converter), max. revs: approx. 8200 rpm, vmax: approx. 200 km/h, sequential 6-speed gearbox. The car weights 1001lbs (455 kg).
Without having the Drivers License yet, Jackie again managed the Formula BMW Car very souveran, showing her skills and talent to be a race car driver.
Look up more Infos, Photos and Videos from Jackie Weiss from the BMW Valencia Course at her official website: http://www.JackieWeiss.com


Jackie Weiss

15-year old female Las Vegas driver Jackie Weiss qualified to practice and race with the SKIP BARBER 2-day advanced racing activities in the R/T 2000.„I’m excited,“ said the 15 yr Jackie Weiss „I am one of the 42 selected drivers to participate in the licensing course for the Formula BMW USA.“ Jackie Weiss is preparing to travel to Valencia, Spain in the first week of August 2006 in an effort to further her open wheel training and further her dream of professional racecar driving.Jackie Weiss wants to be best prepared for the BMW qualifying in Valencia by taking each and every opportunity to drive different race cars since preparation is key. She drove the Formula Dodge at the Speedway in Las Vegas and now drove the R/T 2000 at Road America. Both cars use an identical space-frame chassis as the starting point, and both use the 150hp 2.0-liter Dodge engine. But where the Formula Dodge has a conventional 4-speed Hewland gearbox, the R/T employs a 5-speed Ricardo sequential. The R/T composite bodywork is totally different than the Formula Dodge, and of course it has wings and runs on BFGoodrich G-Force high performance tires. The suspension set-up is different than the school car, too. Top Speed of the R/T 2000 is 135mph; 0-60mph in less than 5sec, and will stop from that speed in less than 3seconds.

“The Skip Barber Race Activities are for me the best stepping stone to pro racing’s upper ranks,” continued Weiss.

Look up more Info, Photos and Videos from Jackie Weiss at Road America at her official website: http://www.jackieskart.com

{Juni 19, 2006}   Jackie Weiss goes Skip Barber

Jackie Weiss, 15 year young female Rotax Junior Driver, is celebrating a successful 2006 race season participating in the Champ Car Rotax Kart Challenge, Gatorz Cup and XPLEX Championship Series as well as in Club Races at the Los Angeles Kart Club and Willow Springs Kart Club. Jackie currently leads the points chase in the XPLEX Championship.

 With seven podium finishes out of 15 starts in this season, Jackie showed a lot of improvement since she has teamed with Travis Irving as a coach.

Focusing on her future racing career, Weiss did the Skip Barber 3-day Racing School at the Las Vegas Speedway on the weekend of June 2-4. “Incredible,” she stated about the experience. “What I learned during these short and very hot three days was very helpful. Driving a Formula Dodge was harder than I thought.”

The instructions included drafting, passing and racing in the rain, while the majority of teaching was spent for lapping at speed. Without having a driver’s license so far, she managed the Formula Dodge nearly to Top Speed of 130mph (coming from 0 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds!). Now, as Jackie sniffed into the “big cars” she definitely will be looking to join the Skip Barber National Championship in 2007 but will still continue to compete in the Champ Car Rotax Kart Challenge and the Gatorz Cup.

Being in her second race season this year, Weiss is aware that all this happened because of the support of her family and friends. She would like to thank all by giving her best in all of her competition racing and improving quick and continuously. Jackie gives a lot of credit to her younger sister Daisy, who is her karting mechanic and her dad, Dieter, who is the center bone of her racing career.

For more Info on Jackie Weiss visit http://www.jackieskart.com

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