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By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Rinus VeeKay clearly has an affinity for street circuits. The young Dutchman produced a commanding performance for Juncos Racing in this morning’s crash-marred Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products to ensure his first victory since the season-opening double-header on the streets of St. Petersburg. Brazilian teammate Carlos Cunha steered clear of the carnage to vault from 11th on the grid to second ahead of Raul Guzman, from Guadalajara, Mexico, who secured his first visit toRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Thursday has come and gone for the 2018 INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and despite all the on track action being devoted to the Mazda Road to Indy, the Verizon IndyCar Series had some news of its own. Alfonso Celis announced that he would be racing an Indy car for Juncos Racing at Road America. Celis raced at Barber Motorsports Park for Juncos Racing in Indy Lights, finishing seventh and eighth in his two races. Zachary Claman DeRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — With rain anticipated on Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park, few drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy were as confident as Harrison Scott. “I’m British, and we’re used to the rain for sure,” he told Motorsports Tribune after Saturday’s first Pro Mazda Championship race. “So if it’s wet, it’s not going to phase me. I know what to do.” Scott proved that to be true on Sunday. The Briton surged past the off-course Andres Gutierrez shortly before a caution for weather conditionsRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — After a month off, the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires races are back at Barber Motorsports Park with two championship doubleheaders: Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires and the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. Indy Lights Despite the loss of Team Pelfrey in Indy Lights, the Indy Lights field is strengthened by the addition of Alfonso Celis to the Juncos Racing squad. Celis was a test driver for Formula One team Force India and is making his AmericanRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Rinus VeeKay drove another exemplary race under sunny skies this afternoon to win the second leg of the Pro Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products. The Dutch prodigy remained unflustered after a miscue at the initial start which caused his Juncos Racing Tatuus-Mazda PM-18 to be shuffled back in the pack after having claimed the pole position during qualifying yesterday morning. The officials wisely red-flagged the race and ordered a complete restart, after which VeeKay maintained aRead More

Posted On March 9, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Headline News, Indy Pro 2000

The 2018 Season Preview: Pro Mazda

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2018 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires kicks off on the streets of St. Petersburg and with the strongest field from top to bottom since 2015, this year promises to be a special one. Before getting to the teams and drivers, let’s first look at the tracks. Barber Motorsports Park returns to the schedule after a 2017 hiatus and Mid-Ohio only has two races this year instead of three like it had last year. Gone is the single oval race date and instead thereRead More
By Road to Indy HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The new Mazda-powered Tatuus PM-18, introduced for this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – the middle rung on the Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder – continued to impress this weekend as 15 drivers completed a total of 1610 laps during two days of Spring Training road course testing which concluded this afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Three different drivers topped one or more of the six sessions before second-year Pro Mazda competitor Carlos Cunha, from Campinas, Brazil, earned someRead More
Indianapolis, IN (December 12, 2017) – Juncos Racing announced today Carlos Cunha will join the team for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Cunha is the third driver to commit to the reigning 2017 Pro Mazda champions. Carlos Cunha (Campinas, Brazil) joins Juncos Racing after a successful rookie season in the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship. The young Brazilian recorded seven podium finishes and ended the season third in the championship. “It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said Cunha. “I am really excited to startRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer The Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires recently concluded their first official test after the 2017 season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The seventh annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test was a chance for several drivers and teams to get acquainted with one another and with their machinery, as well as giving everyone a reason to see cars run at IMS. Here’s some observations about the weekend. Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Victor Franzoni, Anthony Martin and CarlosRead More
By Road to Indy Forty drivers representing all three rungs of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires were in action this weekend during the two-day Chris Griffis Memorial Test held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Over 5,300 laps were turned around the 2.439-mile road course in the seventh annual outing as teams and drivers focused on 2018 preparations. The highly anticipated debut of the brand-new PM-18 – with the first container of 15 chassis sold out and additional cars and conversion kits on the way – tookRead More