Juncos Racing Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer All that’s left is 10 hours. Saturday’s Motul Petit Le Mans will conclude the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the newly-renamed Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta circuit near Braselton. The 2.54 mile road course will see many endings besides the championship, so let’s dive straight into that before we get into the classes. The Ford GT and Corvette C7.R will be making their final starts as factory programs in the GTLM class. Ford has decided to shutter the GT project while Chevrolet is moving onto theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer In a race that is a crime against motorsports for how short it is, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin for the IMSA Road Race Showcase this weekend. A two hour, 40 minute race on Sunday around the 4.048 mile road course has 35 cars that will contest the ninth race of the 2019 season with a couple of changes from the ordinary. In the DPi class, there are only 10 entries instead of the normal 11. Juncos RacingRead More
By Road to Indy LEXINGTON, Ohio – Another race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Kyle Kirkwood and another race victory. The 20-year-old from Jupiter, Fla., doubled up on his performance from yesterday for the Italian-owned RP Motorsport USA team by sweeping the weekend and scoring his fifth victory from the last six races in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. He now lies only 13 points behind Rasmus Lindh with five races remaining in the quest for a scholarship valued at close to $600,000 toRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Oliver Askew claimed his fourth race win of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season today for Andretti Autosport on the streets of Toronto. Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., was perfectly positioned to take advantage when pacesetters Aaron Telitz and Rinus VeeKay tangled in Turn Three on lap 25 of the 40-lap Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products. He now leads the chase for a scholarship prize which includes a guaranteed three starts in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series,Read More
By Road to Indy After a brief hiatus following the traditionally hectic month of May at Indianapolis, all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will return to action this weekend, June 21-23, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will all feature a pair of races held in support of the NTT IndyCar Series at the super-fast and challenging 4.014-mile roadRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer DETROIT— The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship rolls on to The Motor City for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic which has a unique position on the calendar but more on that in the second half of this preview. Let’s look at the field for this Daytona Prototype International (DPi) and Grand Touring Daytona (GTD) only round. For DPi, it’s the same 11 entries as the last few rounds with only two changes from Mid-Ohio. Mazda Team Joest is back to their normal lineup for the No.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer People must be hiding under a rock if they’re unaware of two of Formula One’s household names missing the 103rd Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge — McLaren and their driver Fernando Alonso. More striking that the driver/team combo that send them packing was one of the NTT IndyCar Series’ smallest teams of Juncos Racing, with Kyle Kaiser representing the driver’s seat. What an amazing story on both ends because Juncos undeniably spent hours upon hours preparing a backup car and even after skipping the morningRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Juncos Racing were the epitome of a roller coaster ride leading up to qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. Lose a sponsor in the days before practice opened at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Crash on Fast Friday. Stay up all Friday night preparing the car to qualify on Saturday. Run three incomplete qualifying attempts Saturday afternoon. Stay up all Saturday night further preparing the car for Sunday. Skip Sunday morning practice before the rain came down. Qualify 33rd and bump FernandoRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– Only six cars went out for morning practice ahead of qualifying for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 and Fernando Alonso was fastest of them all in the three-part session. The Spaniard turned a fastest lap of 228.065 mph in his 13 laps in the No. 66 McLaren Chevrolet entry. Second quickest was Jordan King in the No. 42 Rich Energy Honda for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. The biggest story was Kyle Kaiser in the No. 32 Juncos Racing entry. After crashing the team’sRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — Juncos Racing had two sponsor deals fall through on them very recently before practice began Tuesday for the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge. Ricardo Juncos’s team has expanded operations in the last few years. They compete in the Road to Indy in Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 which has been their primary operation for the majority of their existence but last year ran the majority of NTT IndyCar Series races. The team expanded to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar ChampionshipRead More