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Heamin Choi Joins Juncos Racing At Portland for Indy Lights

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer

Juncos Racing has confirmed that Heamin Choi will join the team for the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires finale weekend at Portland International Raceway.

The Korean driver tested for Ricardo Juncos’s team at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course last September and will be making his first start in Indy Lights since the 2016 finale weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca.

“I’m very excited to come back to the Indy Lights Championship with Juncos Racing,” said Choi in a team statement. “It was really hard to have a long break without racing. During my break I worked on meeting a lot of people and finding some Korean partners. The Portland race will be good preparation for my next season and my Indy 500 hopefully in the near future. I hope to get my confidence back and show my potential at Portland International Raceway. I appreciate Ricardo (Juncos) for giving me a great opportunity and my supporters in Korea.”

The team owner expressed his belief that Choi is up to the task.

“We are pleased to have Heamin back with us,” said Juncos. “We had a great time working with him last October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during the Chris Griffis test. Even though Heamin has not been in an Indy Lights car this season, I am confident he will have a great run at Portland. I want to thank Heamin, his family, and sponsors for the opportunity to work with him again.”

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A 2012 graduate of LSU, Christopher DeHarde primarily focuses on the NTT IndyCar Series and the WeatherTech Sports Car Championship. DeHarde has actively covered motorsports since 2014.