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Posted On May 25, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Kaiser Proud of Indianapolis 500 Effort

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– Kyle Kaiser might have one of the best environments in which to grow during his journey in the Verizon IndyCar Series. After several years driving for Juncos Racing in the Mazda Road to Indy, the 2017 Indy Lights champion put together a strong 17th-place qualifying effort for his first Indianapolis 500. Despite not everything being perfect, the team knew the challenges ahead. “It’s the hardest race of the year I think because you have so much time to practice,” said Kaiser. “That sounds like ‘Wow,Read More

Posted On May 9, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Indy Lights

Indy Lights Ramps Up for Busy Month of May

By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – As with the Verizon IndyCar Series and the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500, the month of May also features a crown jewel on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires schedule with the Freedom 100 on Friday, May 25 – Miller Lite Carb Day. The race has produced three of the closest finishes in history at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the 2016 finish at the top of the record books when Dean Stoneman of Andretti Autosport won by a mere 0.0024Read More
Indianapolis, IN (February 23, 2018) – Juncos Racing announced today that Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr. will join the team for the 2018 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Celis is the second driver to commit to the reigning 2017 Indy Lights Champions. Alfonso Celis Jr. (Puebla, Mexico) joins the Indy Lights Championship after a successful season in the World Series Formula V8, where he claimed one pole and one win to finish third in the championship. Celis was also a Formula One Reserve Driver for Sahara Force India FormulaRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer To nobody’s surprise, Juncos Racing announced that Victor Franzoni would be joining the team for the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires. After winning the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with Juncos Racing, Franzoni received a Mazdaspeed scholarship to move to Indy Lights and it made sense for the Brazilian to stay with his current team as he climbs the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Franzoni won seven of 12 Pro Mazda races in 2017 and finished second inRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Juncos Racing have confirmed that its partnership with Chevrolet will carry forward into the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Kyle Kaiser, who captured the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship with Juncos, is set to make his debut at ISM Raceway (formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway) as part of a four race effort for the upcoming season. Other events include the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, Indianapolis Grand Prix and 102nd Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil. The team will also runRead More
Indianapolis, IN (December 5, 2017) – Juncos Racing announced today that Palo Alto Networks driver Robert Megennis will join their 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires driver line-up. Megennis is the second driver to commit to the reigning championship team. Robert Megennis (New York, New York) moves up to the Pro Mazda series after a strong two-year run in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The young American finished off the 2017 season with one pole and one win, both coming at the season-opener on theRead More
Indianapolis, IN (November 28, 2017) – Juncos Racing announced today the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda championship runner-up, Rinus VeeKay will join the team for the 2018 Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires championship. VeeKay is the first driver to join the reigning 2017 Pro Mazda champion team. Rinus VeeKay, 17, of Hoofddorp, Netherlands recently completed a very successful run in the USF2000 championship, picking up one pole, three wins and 12 podiums within 14 races in his rookie season. VeeKay’s most notable weekend during the 2017 yearRead More

Posted On November 21, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Indy Lights

My Mazda Road to Indy: Juncos Racing

By Road to Indy Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing will see a dream realized next year when they graduate together from the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires to the top rung of the sport, the Verizon IndyCar Series. It is a testament to both the team’s expertise and Kaiser’s progression, which culminated in this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title and the Mazda scholarship, that helps to make their dream a reality. After a successful karting career and limited car racing experience, which included anRead More

Posted On October 31, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Pro 2000

My Mazda Road to Indy: Juncos Racing

By Road to Indy There is a great deal of symmetry between the histories of Juncos Racing team owner Ricardo Juncos and driver Victor Franzoni. Both came to the U.S. from South America with little more than the money in their respective pockets, and the passion and drive to make their racing dreams happen. In an all-or-nothing, pressure-packed scenario, the story of their 2017 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title run became one of the feel-good narratives of the year. Juncos’ story is well-known: as a successful autoRead More

Posted On September 29, 2017By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Pro 2000

Victor Franzoni: 2017 Season Review

By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer A week before the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires was set to begin, Victor Franzoni was working as a go-kart mechanic during the SuperKarts! USA WinterNationals at NOLA Motorsports Park. During that weekend, a deal was put together that would affect his future in motorsports. Jeff Green bought the two Pro Mazda cars that Ricardo Juncos owned and tested at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After that test, Green wanted a teammate for the 2017 season and Franzoni was the top choice.Read More