Archive > March 2007
Joins Jensen for 2007 Racing Season
March 23, 2007 - Mobile Long Distance
Pioneer Leverages Team Jensen Exposure for
Isle of Man company CallCheap Inc. is the
newest sponsor of the Jensen MotorSport team for
the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic race season.
Jensen Canadas only race team on
the Champ Car circuit will host a special
event at their new race shop in downtown Montreal
at 2 p.m. on Monday, March 26th @ 2 p.m. where
media can interview driver Frankie Muniz in
person as part of this sponsorship announcement.
CallCheap logos will appear on the #13
Chandler Team Jensen racing car driven by
Hollywood actor turned professional race car
driver Frankie Muniz, commencing the weekend of
April 6th-8th at the inaugural Las Vegas Grand
CallCheap is an innovator in the mobile phone
industry. This sponsorship supports of the launch
of CallCheap service on April 15th, 2007.
CallCheap offers No Airtime!-Anytime!
plans combined with unlimited
incoming calls from any mobile phone
provider for the low annual fee of $19.99 plus
approximately $35 for unlimited minutes.
The race car signage will feature the www.CallCheap.com
web-site address. Mobile phone users can register
for this new service by visiting the CallCheap
web-site starting April 15th.
CallCheap is a terrific new team
partner, says Jensen MotorSport President
Eric Jensen. Motorsports is a global
business, and CallCheap service will impact our
ability to communicate more frequently with our
international colleagues and clientele.
Muniz is also well known his acting career,
with credits including Malcolm in the
Middle and Agent Cody Banks.
There is a terrific fit for the CallCheap brand
to be associated with Muniz, since his celebrity
appeal matches perfectly with the CallCheap
target market of 18-24 year olds.
Hard Rock & Jensen to Host
Kick Off Party in Las Vegas
Champ Car community to celebrate the start of the
season at the Hard Rock Vegas
March 14, 2007 - Members of the Champ Car and
Atlantic communities, including all teams,
suppliers, and media, are invited to join Jensen
MotorSport Inc. as they kick off the 2007 race
season in style at Simon Kitchen and Bar inside
the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas on
Wednesday, April 4th.
Before everyone buckles down to focus on
the cars and the races, we want to give them an
opportunity to get together and enjoy a night out
in Sin City, says team president Eric
Jensen. Its the inaugural Las Vegas
Grand Prix and the first race of the 2007 season,
so what better excuse could there be for a
Jensen MotorSport driver, Frankie Muniz will
co-host the party beginning at 9:00pm at the
namesake restaurant of celebrity chef Kerry
Simon. Located inside the legendary Hard Rock
Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Simon Kitchen and
Bar specializes in gourmet comfort food and
includes The Dark Bar lounge area that attracts
celebrities and tourists alike.
As a special sponsor of Muniz and his #13 car
for the Las Vegas Grand Prix, the Hard Rock Hotel
& Casino will present both the JMS Kick
Off party and the teams exclusive
Drivers Party on Sunday, April 8th at
Body English Nightclub, also part of the Hard
Were expecting a great crowd at
Simons, says Jensen. And that
will only be the start of what promises to be a
great night. The Hard Rock has so many
attractions to offer the casino, the clubs
and all the great restaurants Jensen
MotorSport is proud to be its exclusive team
partner for the 2007 season.
Those planning to attend on April 4th are
asked to R.S.V.P. via e-mail to:
Actor Muniz headed for the fast lane
March 13, 2007 - LAGUNA SECA - Frankie
Muniz jumped into my Grand Prix outside Turn Six
at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Friday, and while we
rode to the paddock he talked about the latest
love of his life: Racing.
Muniz, 21, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated
actor best known for the critically acclaimed Fox
TV series "Malcolm in the Middle," got
a taste of racing in 2004 when he competed in the
Toyota Celebrity race at Champ Car's Long Beach
Grand Prix. The following year, he substituted
for another driver - and won.
Shortly thereafter, he enrolled in an advanced
three-day racing course at Laguna Seca, and
recalls how former Salinas resident Jonathon
Bomarito was his driving instructor.
"He was a great teacher," Muniz
said. "Once we sat outside Turn 10 and he
gave me pointers on the other drivers. It's
always better if you have someone you can relate
That relationship may soon be put to the test
because Muniz is putting his acting career on
hold to compete as a rookie racing the full
season in the Atlantic Series - the top-feeder
series to Champ Car. Among his competitors will
be Bomarito, a 2000 Palma High graduate, who got
his first win last year in the Atlantic season
"I don't think people realize that
Frankie never sat in a race car until just a
couple years ago," said Chandler Team Jensen
president Eric Jensen during a press event at
Laguna Seca Friday. "He has come a long way
in a short time and has tremendous talent."
Muniz will be driving the purple and gold No.
13 for Chandler Team Jensen.
Muniz may appear in three films in 2007, but
he said racing is where he'll be focusing his
abilities. He recalled how Jason Priestly, a
former star on "Beverly Hills 90210,"
got the racing bug but was severely injured in a
Does that worry you any, I asked?
"Not really," he said.
As for Bomarito, whom Muniz praised as an
excellent coach, the student will likely try to
usurp the teacher when the season begins April
6-8 at the inaugural Las Vegas Grand Prix.
His combined lap times at the conclusion of the
two-day test was 101.9 mph, or 1 minute, 19
seconds around the 2.2-mile permanent road course
west of Salinas. Bomarito's results were
third-best overall, or 105.4 mph at 1 minute, 16
Chandler Development Group Signs Title
Sponsorship Deal for Muniz
March 12, 2007 - Vancouver-based Chandler
Development Group Inc. has signed on as title
sponsor of Jensen MotorSport (JMS) driver Frankie
Muniz for his rookie season on the Champ Car
Acquiring a feature sponsor like the
Chandler Development Group is a milestone for
Frankies racing career, says team
President Eric Jensen. Hes a
promising new driver and this partnership is a
testament to his abilities. Jensen MotorSport is
proud to have Chandler Development join the team
and were all looking forward to a
successful racing season.
The exciting new deal will see Munizs
car branded as #13 Chandler Team Jensen. It will
also give Chandler high-profile brand visibility
with logo placement on the car, helmet and racing
suit of Muniz in addition to exclusive
opportunities for contesting and promotions
featuring the young actor-turned-driver.
Muniz, 21, is an Emmy and Golden
Globe-nominated actor best known for his lead
role in the critically acclaimed FOX television
series Malcolm in the Middle. He
recently put his acting career on hold to pursue
a professional driving career and will compete in
four Canadian races this summer: the inaugural
Mont Tremblant Grand Prix, the Grand Prix of
Toronto and a double-header at the Edmonton Grand
When Chandler Development decided to get
involved in racing, we went looking for a driver
and team that would exemplify the same standards
of excellence that our company upholds,
says Mark Chandler, president of the real estate
development group. We found exactly what we
were looking for in Frankie and Jensen
MotorSport. This partnership is a great alignment
for our company, especially as we continue to
focus on expanding our brand across North
The Chandler Development Group is an
aggressive, growth-oriented real estate
development company that has brought leading
retail, commercial and residential projects to
the greater Vancouver area for more than 20
years. The Groups deal with Jensen
MotorSport marks its first venture into auto
Laguna Seca Test Review
March 8, 2007 - Jensen MotorSport unveiled
its new team colors for the first time at a
2-day official series test at the Laguna Seca
circuit in Monterey California on March 7th &
Frankie Muniz had an eventful test in the #13
Chandler Team Jensen entry. Frankie started the
test in a very strong 8th position after the
first 90 minutes of driving with a time of
1:19:0; which shows how well Frankie is now at
learning new circuits. In an uncommon twist,
Frankie never again was able to improve or
replicate that time. Team owner Eric Jensen
states, Its quite odd that Frankie
was unable to improve his first session times. He
consistently improved his mid-corner minimum
speeds in the fast sections of the circuit, but
was unable to put it all together to make a quick
The team returns to the Montreal shop for
final preparations in advance of the opening race
of the 2007 season at the Las Vegas Grand Prix,
April 6th 8th.
For more details, contact Missy Robson at email@example.com
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Sponsors Frankie Muniz
March 6, 2007 - Monterey, CA - The Hard
Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas has signed on
as a sponsor of Jensen MotorSport's #13 car
driven by Hollywood actor turned professional
race car driver Frankie Muniz for the inaugural
Las Vegas Grand Prix taking place April 6-8.
The exciting partnership will include Muniz'
car and helmet decked out in a special edition
paint job featuring the Hard Rock's purple and
gold color scheme and an exclusive Drivers' Party
held at the hotel's Body English Nightclub to
wrap up Sin City's first Champ Car street race.
"The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is an
institution in Las Vegas," says Jensen
MotorSport President Eric Jensen. "It's
known for hosting hip, young celebrity clientele
which makes sponsoring Frankie a perfect fit; and
the team is thrilled to be aligned with such an
Muniz, best known for his Emmy and Golden
Globe-nominated starring role in the critically
acclaimed FOX television series 'Malcolm in the
Middle,' will make his Champ Car Atlantic race
debut in Las Vegas following strong off-season
performances in testing and two 2nd-place
finishes in the SCCA National winter races in
January at Sebring and Miami.
The exclusive, by-invitation-only Drivers'
Party, presented by the Hard Rock Hotel &
Casino Las Vegas and Jensen MotorSport, will be
hosted by Muniz who will be joined by guests of
both the Champ Car and Hollywood scenes. Body
English Nightclub is one of the hottest party
sites on the Vegas strip; most recently it was
the venue for Paris Hilton's 24th birthday bash.
"A high-profile partnership like this is
going to draw a lot of media attention for all
parties involved come race week," says Missy
Robson, PR & Events Director for Jensen
MotorSport. "Frankie is a talented new
driver on the Champ Car Atlantic circuit and he's
going to make an excellent representative for the
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas
Photo opportunities for members of the press
to shoot Muniz with the special edition Hard Rock
car will take place onsite at the Las Vegas Grand
Prix track; times and locations to be announced.
Hot New Branding at Laguna Seca
March 1, 2007 - Jensen MotorSport is
excited to announce our new branding for the 2007
Champ Car Atlantic season. Our team colors are
changing to a silver / red / black color scheme;
which is a major change from our blue / white
scheme of recent years.
Race fans can see our Jensen cars in action
for the first time with our new colors at the
official series test at the Laguna Seca circuit
in Monterey California on March 7th and 8th. Our
team will also be decked out in our new colors
with new crew shirts and team kit.
In the three weeks since the last official
series test at MSR Houston, the crew only had
time to paint two cars. So race fans can look for
Tom Sutherland and Frankie Muniz respectively
driving the newly styled #2 ClickAway Team Jensen
and #13 Chandler Team Jensen race cars.
Jensen MotorSport is also proud to reveal our
new team logo, which incorporates our new colors.
Team owner Eric Jensen states, We have
some terrific new programs for the 2007 season,
so we felt now was an ideal time to clearly
define our image within the Champ Car
Team PR Director Missy Robson states, We
expect considerable media attention in the 2007
season with our Hollywood celebrity driver
Frankie Muniz. We are also planning to offer race
fans and Frankie Muniz fans the opportunity to
purchase team themed hats and shirts direct from
our Jensen MotorSport web-site. So we included
Frankie in the decision about our new team
colors, since his image is now so closely linked
with Jensen MotorSport.
A couple of recent photos of our new paint
scheme are included with this release. The second
photo is taken outside of our new shop in
Montreal, with a backdrop of the downtown core.
About Jensen MotorSport:
Jensen MotorSport is a professional race car team
that competes on the Champ Car circuit.
Established in 1997, Jensen MotorSport is owned
and operated by Eric Jensen. Based in Toronto,
and with shops in both Montreal and Orlando, the
team also specializes in activating corporate
sponsorships and VIP race packages.
For further information: Missy Robson, PR
& Events Director, Jensen MotorSport Inc.