Jensen MotorSport


Jensen MotorSport

Jensen MotorSport is an auto racing team that competes in the Champ Car Atlantic Championship and the Formula BMW Americas Championship. Formerly it competed in the Champ Car World Series. It is owned by former series competitor Eric Jensen.

Early years

The team ran in Indy Lights and Atlantic competition in the late 1990s with Eric Jensen driving with sponsorship from Columbia TriStar Films, Colgate-Palmolive, Sony PlayStation, Miller Brewing, and Starwood Hotels (Westin & Sheraton brands). In 1999, Eric Jensen formed Jensen MotorSport, Inc.

2000's

In 2003, Jensen began operating race cars for drivers other than himself, entering two cars in the CART Toyota Atlantic championship for drivers Jensen and Phil Fayer. In 2004, the team expanded to also operate race cars in the first year Formula BMW USA championship. A Jensen MotorSport car driven by Gerardo Bonilla qualified 2nd for the first ever Formula BMW USA race. The team operated race cars for drivers in the 2004 season including Alan Sciuto, Daniel Herrington, Eric Jensen, Adam Pecorari. In 2005, Jensen MotorSport competed in its first Champ Car World Series event with Italian driver Fabrizio del Monte. However the team would only participate in the season opener at Long Beach where Del Monte finished 16th as funding could not be found to continue and the Champ Car that the team borrowed from HVM Racing was returned. The team also competed in the Champ Car Atlantic championship with drivers Adam Pecorari, Eric Jensen, and Leonardo Maia. Jensen MotorSport also operated a four car team in the Formula BMW USA championshp.

In 2006, Jensen MotorSport competed in the Champ Car Atlantic championship with drivers Tim Bridgman and Steve Ott. Jensen MotorSport also operated a two car team in the Formula BMW USA championship for drivers Tom Sutherland and Frankie Muniz. Frankie Muniz was already a well known celebrity having starred in the FOX television show Malcolm in the Middle, and contracted Jensen MotorSport for development as a professional race car driver over a 2 year term. In 2007, Muniz and Sutherland were the team's pair of Atlantic drivers.

In 2008, Jensen MotorSport will be competing in the Atlantic and Formula BMW Americas championships.

The team is based in Toronto, Canada; with locations in Montreal and Orlando, Florida.

External links

* [http://www.jensenmotorsport.com Jensen MotorSport official website]


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