By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer
Dalton Kellett has been announced as Juncos Racing’s second driver in their Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires program. After testing for Carlin recently at Circuit of the Americas, the Canadian will spend 2019 in Ricardo Juncos’s squad after having spent the previous few years at Andretti Autosport.
“Competing in the 2019 Indy Lights season with Juncos Racing is a very exciting opportunity,” said Kellett in a team release. Ricardo (Juncos) and his team have proven themselves championship winners on many occasions and across different series. As such, I am very enthusiastic about our partnership. As a returning veteran to the series, consistency, podiums, and wins will be the focus for this year. It’s been a long off-season, so I am ready for St. Pete and can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the #67 K-Line Insulators USA/Ten80 Education Juncos Racing machine.”
Kellett has garnered a reputation as a bit of an oval specialist with five of his seven Road to Indy podiums coming on ovals. He has finished third in his three previous starts at the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and his highest finish in the Road to Indy was second at Iowa in 2015 behind Andretti Autosport teammate Weiron Tan. Kellett’s teammate will be Rinus VeeKay, the 2018 Indy Pro 2000 champion.
“We are really looking forward to working with an Indy Lights veteran like Dalton,” said Juncos. “He has continued to grow each year in the series, so we look to take this momentum and take it to the 2019 season. Dalton is not only a great addition to our team, but also as a teammate for our rookie Rinus (VeeKay) who will make his first start in the Indy Lights series this year. I want to thank Dalton, his family, and sponsors for the chance to add Dalton to our growing program.”