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Zach Veach Signs with Jensen Motorsport

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted December 11, 2009 at 2:52 pm Atlantic Championship, Signing

Zach Veach

Zach Veach

Zach Veach is poised to become the youngest driver in the 37-year history of the Atlantic Championship as he signed with Jensen Motorsport earlier today at a mere 15 years of age to compete in the 2010 Atlantic Championship.  The contract is a two-year deal.

Originally, he was planning an assault on the Formula BMW-Americas in 2010, but, after the program folded, he decided to pursue other options.  He spent the 2009 season testing a Formula BMW car and karting.

Personally, I haven’t seen Veach drive so I don’t have much to offer here… but the fact that he’s essentially going from karting straight to the Atlantic Championship is mind-boggling.  It sort of brings me back to my post earlier today about drivers being rushed into cars.

What do you think?  Feel free to add your opinion via the comment section.



  1. David Cooper on December 11, 2009 4:05 pm

    I seen Veach drive at Hallett in Tulsa Oklahoma this kid is the real deal. Brought up by Dave Fisher father of Sarah Fisher. Alot of talent there and experience

  2. AZZO45 on December 21, 2009 5:26 pm

    The Dave Fisher news just adds to my skepticism about this signing. Many believe Sarah Fisher jumped up to Indy cars too soon. Atlantics might have been a great series for his daughter to perfect her road racing.

    Formula BMW has 140HP. Atlantics have 300+HP & one helluva a budget increase. Seem to me the 240HP Star Mazda series would be his next step (budget & HP).

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