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Robert Megennis Moving up to Pro Mazda

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The graduation of drivers across the Mazda Road to Indy continues as Robert Megennis will race for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires for Juncos Racing in 2018.

The American has spent the past two years in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, scoring a pole and victory last year at St. Petersburg.

“I’m very excited to be joining Juncos Racing for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship,” said Megennis. “We had a great Chris Griffis test, where we led sessions on both days. I have a lot of confidence in Juncos’ ability to not only give me the fastest car on the grid but also to help me become a better all around driver. The team has proven itself in every series it’s contested, and I’m confident that we will perform with the new PM-18. I’m looking forward to a great upcoming year. I can’t thank Juncos Racing and Palo Alto Networks enough for this amazing opportunity. GO GREEN!”

Megennis got his taste of Juncos Racing at the 2017 Chris Griffis Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, topping the sessions four and eight despite electriclal issues on the first day.

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “After what Rob (Megennis) showed us at the Chris Griffis Test this past October, I am thrilled to add him to our Pro Mazda driver line-up. This test really tests a driver since everyone is watching, unlike most other tests when you are there without the pressure of others. Rob ran into some electrical issues the first day of the test, but that did not stop him from putting up the fastest time in the last session and he came back the next day and did it again. After seeing how he performed under this type of pressure I am very confident he will have a great year in the Pro Mazda series. I want to thank Rob, his family and Palo Alto Networks for their commitment to our team and I look forward to a solid year with Rob in the Pro Mazda championship.”

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Ashley McCubbin is currently studying journalism at the University of Guelph-Humber while writing for multiple websites. She also serves on the managing staff for a select few. Born in North York, Ontario, McCubbin currently lives in Bradford, Ontario and spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area where she enjoys taking photos and working on websites.

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