Juncos Racing To Field Three Indy Lights Entries
Having set their line-up for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, Juncos Racing confirmed on Wednesday that they will field three drivers in the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
The team openly stated they have two drivers ready to go, and have began searching for their third driver.
Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “After three successful years in the Indy Lights championship, I am ready to field three full-time cars. I am looking for drivers who we can develop over a period of time and prepare them for the next step into the Verizon IndyCar Series. Kyle (Kaiser) is a great example of the success we can have if we take the proper time to develop drivers for the next level in their careers. Kyle’s three years in the Indy Lights series gave him the time to grow and mature into the successful driver he is today. This is what we want to do with other drivers, take time and teach them so they fully understand the engineering and mechanical sides of the car. This way they are better prepared to move up to IndyCar.”
Since bursting onto the Indy Lights scene in 2015, Juncos Racing has been successful ever since. The organization won the title that year with Spencer Pigot, before Kyle Kaiser took home the crown this past season. Their success also expands to Pro Mazda, as well, as they were crowned champions with Victor Franzoni. Franzoni is expected to be driving one of the team’s three entries with his scholarship courtesy of Mazda.
Each level of the Mazda Road to Indy awards a scholarship to help the driver compete at the next level, with Indy Lights awarding a $1 million towards a Verizon IndyCar Series, guaranteeing a driver three races including the Indianapolis 500. Kaiser will run at least four events for Juncos in 2018.
“My success in the Mazda Road to Indy was directly correlated with Juncos’ work ethic, passion for motorsports and their desire to win,” said Kaiser. “Every time I got behind the wheel of the car, I had no doubt that every person on the team gave their best effort. My only focus was on performing at my best because they provided me with all the tools to get the most out of myself. Most importantly, driving for Juncos is like being a part of a family. It’s a fun, high energy environment filled with people who want to win just as much as anyone in the paddock. With all their experience over the years and proven results, they’ve definitely developed a formula for winning. It’s no mistake they won both championships they competed in this year. I would encourage anyone who is interested in taking their driving to the next level to consider Juncos Racing.”
Juncos Racing’s Pro Mazda line-up will include Carlos Cunha, Robert Megennis and Rinus Veekay.
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