New Jersey Native, Frankie Muniz Excited for Home Race Debut, Skerlong Focused on Maiden Victory

13.09.2008: New Jersey Native, Frankie Muniz Excited for Home Race Debut, Skerlong Focused on Maiden Victory

Event: Mazda Formula Zoom Zoom

Round: 9 of the 2008 Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda

Where: New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville, NJ 2.25 – mile temporary street circuit

When: September 14, 2008 at 1:00 pm ET

Drivers: Carl Skerlong #14 King Taco and Frankie Muniz #41 PCM/USRT

New Jersey Native: Frankie Muniz grew up in the Garden State and for the first time, will race in front of several of his family and friends. Those close to Frankie are very aware of his determination and ability to focus as they grew up watching him on the big screen. However, they will see a different side of Frankie, a different type of determination and focus this weekend, when the see him hit speeds over 150 mph at the New Jersey Motorsports Park, a brand new facility just over two-hours from Frankie’s home town of Wood Ridge.

Testing has Started and Carl is Quickest: Carl Skerlong debuted quickest this morning at the New Jersey Motorsports Park. The Atlantic teams are participating in a promoter test day today, giving everyone the opportunity to learn the brand new track, before qualifying tomorrow. There are four sessions today.

PCM Online Team Members: Pacific Coast Motorsports recently activated their online team member program. Fans who sign up at www.pcmracing.com are invited to private meet and greet sessions with the Atlantic and IndyCar drivers at each event. In addition to garage tours, ticket give-aways and discounts on merchandise. Join the team today!

Frankie on testing: "I’m very happy things so far. The car felt amazing. I really enjoy driving on this track; it’s fast, smooth, and a lot of fun. It’s difficult to pass though, so I need to make sure I qualify well; hopefully I can qualify in the top ten and finish the race in the top five. I want to say thanks to Mazda for putting on this terrific event."

Frankie on his home race: "I'm so excited to be racing in New Jersey this weekend. It's my home state, so this is like a home race for me. My whole family—grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and mom—will be here for the race on Sunday to support me. It's really exciting to have a nice, professional racetrack here in New Jersey. I want to be racing here for a number of years to come."

Carl on testing: "I’m excited to be racing here in New Jersey this weekend. The track is very fast and very fun. It’s going to be tough to race on because there aren’t very many places to pass, if any. I was fastest in the first testing session this morning, so hopefully I can stay at the top all weekend."

-Katie Brannan-

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13.09.2008 / MaP

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