Juliana finished 14th on Saturday and 8th on
Sunday in the NASA Championships at Mid-Ohio
last weekend (9/16-17/06). She is in10th of 35
drivers with the final race to be held 9/23-24/06
at Road America.
Motor Sports ,
John Church, 8856 Woodhill Circle, Savage, MN 55378
Juliana Gonzalezor www.jdcmotorsports.com
At the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto July 7-9, on
Saturday Juliana gridded 9th and finished 12th. On
Sunday, she gridded 10th and finished 7th of 20
racers and was only 47 seconds behind Jr Hildebrand
who took his 9th win in 10 races. If you remember,
her goal after Cleveland was to finish this race in
the top 10.
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Juliana started the Grand
Prix of Cleveland Cooper Formula Ford 2000 race at
the back of the grid and ended in the middle doing
some great passing over many drivers. She will be
racing at the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto July 7-9
with Champ Car and is shooting for a top 10
Fifteen year old Juliana Gonzalez from Columbia
raced in the Cooper Tires Formula Ford 2000 race at
Portland International Raecway June 17-18. She
qualified 18th in a field of 27 and finished 16th
in Saturday's race and 17th in Sunday's race, which
ran 7 fewer laps because of several course yellows.
The race finished under a red flag condition.Keep
an eye out for this young women to come up through
the ranks very quickly. Her eventual goal - to race
in Formula 1.
GC: Where did the influence come from in
your family to race?
Juliana: My brother started to race and I
liked it very much so I decided to race. I started
in go-karts when I was eleven.
GC: What advice would you give to other
girls to compete against all of these men?
Juliana: It's very exciting to
compete against all men and I'm the only girl and
it's pretty good, it's very exciting.
GC: Which area of racing are you
interested in in the long run?
Juliana: My goal is to get into Formula
1. That's my dream and I'm going to do it!
2006 Results (date/track,
9/24 Road America
9/23 Road America
9/17 Mid-Ohio 12/2, 8
9/16 Mid-Ohio 11/1, 14
7/9 Toronto 10/2, 7
7/8 Toronto 9/1, 12
6/25 Cleveland 8/2, 15
6/24 Cleveland 7/1, 17
6/18 Portland 6/2, 18
6/17 Porland 5/1, 16
5/21 Mid Ohio 4/2 21
5/20 Mid Ohio 3/1, 7
5/13 Road Atlanta 2/2 25
5/12 Road Atlanta 1/1, 7
Name: Juliana Gonzalez Bermudez
Married Status: Single
Hobbies: swim, dance, go to the gym.
First Race: 2002 Karting in Cuernavaca.
Favorite Car: Lambo
Favorite Food: Macarroni and cheese, Starbucks
Favorite Music: Reggaeton, electonic, salsa.
Favorite Movie: Behind enemies lines, Casanova
Favorite Website: www.hi5.com
Favorite Track: Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez
Racing Heros: Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso.
Reason for Racing Cars: I love speed and
2002- Started in Karting.
2003- Karting shifter 125cc, and ICA.
2004- Shifter 80cc National champion.
2005- Russell Racing School Basic Course.
Russell Racing School Advanced Course
Formula Renault 1600 debut.
Pole and 1st place in Monterrey.
3rd place in San Luis Potosi Race 1.
3rd place in San Luis Potosi Race 2.
Shifter 80cc National champion,
5th place on the first year of 125cc shifter
2006- 2nd place karting 125cc class.
Photos: Cooper Tires Formula
Ford 2000, Portland International Raceways, June
17-18, 2006. Gordon Clay
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