By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief
Juncos Racing announced that it will bring back Kyle Kaiser for a second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires campaign in 2017.
The 20-year-old joined the team for the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship, finishing sixth in the standings before moving up to Indy Lights in 2015. He enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2016, finishing third in this year’s championship behind Ed Jones and Santiago Urrutia.
The Californian becomes an immediate favorite for the title after scoring two wins, three poles and nine podiums.
The chance to return to Juncos Racing is something Kaiser called a “privilege” heading into next season.
“I’m excited to announce I’ll be back with Juncos Racing for the 2017 Indy Lights season,” Kaiser said.
“Ricardo (Juncos) is an extremely passionate and dedicated team owner, and it has been a privilege to drive for him the past three years. The work ethic from everyone in the team has made Juncos competitive every race weekend, and I’m thrilled to be returning for another year. It’s great to be working with a group of guys that I know so well and can trust to do everything it takes to win a championship.”
Team owner Ricardo Juncos added his excitement in having Kaiser return and hopes a championship comes along with it.
“I’m very happy to have Kyle (Kaiser) returning for another season with us at Juncos Racing in 2017,” Juncos said.
“The relationship we have built over the years is second to none and positions us very well for the upcoming season. Kyle has grown tremendously as a driver these past three seasons, and I fully expect him to be in the title hunt again next year. I know everyone at Juncos Racing will be working hard towards this goal, especially Kyle, who wants to add his name to the list of Indy Lights champions.”