JUNCOS RACING COMPLETES INDY LIGHTS TEST: KYLE KAISER FASTEST AT PBIR
16 JANUARY 2015
Jupiter, Florida (January 15, 2015) – The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires kicked off the 2015 season this week with a two day test at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR). Juncos Racing drivers Kyle Kaiser and Spencer Pigot turned a total of 237 laps, with Kaiser recording the fastest lap in the Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 on the 2.034-mile 11-Turn road course located in Jupiter, Florida.
Starting the season off on a high note, Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California) driving the #18 Juncos Racing car, made an impressive Indy Lights debut by recording the fastest lap in the two day test with a best time of 1:05.2689.
“The Juncos Racing crew spent considerable time preparing for these past two days, and was rewarded with respectable results along with a much better understanding of the car,” said Kaiser. “The car responded well to the changes we made, and I’m looking forward to continuing the momentum into the next test.
The 2014 Pro Mazda Champion, Spencer Pigot (Indianapolis, Indiana) driving the #12 Juncos Racing car, stayed consistent throughout the test running inside the Top-3, recording a best time of 1:05.6357.
“We had a very productive test over the past two days at PBIR,” said Pigot. “The team put a lot of effort into preparing the cars and they ran flawlessly. It’s definitely the best car I’ve driven. Dallara, Mazda, and Cooper Tires have come up with a great formula and it’s a blast to drive. I’m looking forward to getting back in it and continuing our development of the car.”
Juncos Racing Team Owner, Ricardo Juncos, was extremely pleased with the drivers and crew during their first outing as a team in the new Dallara IL-15 and all of the progress they made during the two day test.
“The past two days confirm what an exceptional team we have assembled,” said Juncos. “The chemistry clicked straight away and we were able to make a great deal of progress with our development program. We weren’t focused on lap times, however it was nice to carry over the momentum from last year and end the test on top.”
The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires kicks off the 2015 season March 28-29th on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. For more information please visit juncosracing.com and indylights.com.
About Juncos Racing: Ricardo Juncos, a second generation and former Formula Renault driver, grew up with a deep passion and desire for racing. At the age of 14, Juncos made his first steps in the racing community driving karts in Argentina. Through his success in karts Juncos was able to join the Formula Renault class competing throughout South America. After funding became difficult as many drivers experience over their career, Juncos began working for many race teams in order to continue his own racing career. During this time Juncos was able to learn all aspects of the car in and out, along with schooling in mechanical and electrical engineering. Stationed in Buenos Aires, Argentina and headed by Ricardo Juncos, in 1997 “Juncos Racing” became a full-service Formula Racing team. By 2003, the team relocated to Miami, Florida as a full-service karting team. During the first few years in the U.S., the team picked up 19 local, regional, and national karting titles. Juncos Racing moved operations north to Indiana, where they developed into a formula open-wheel racing team in 2008. The team went into full swing dedicating most of the time preparing drivers and crew members for the next level in racing. Following this transitional year, Juncos Racing participated in its first open-wheel series, in the 2009 Star Mazda Championship – INDYCAR’s Mazda Road to Indy ladder series. 2010 proved to be a big year for the team with driver Conor Daly capturing the driver championship and finishing second in the team Star Mazda Championship. By 2012, the team’s operations expanded to include cars in the Firestone Indy Lights series and even recorded the fastest lap of the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. That same year Juncos Racing took second in the Star Mazda team championship and third driver in the championship with driver Conner De Phillippi while Diego Ferreria was awarded “Most Improved Driver of the Year.” Juncos Racing continued their run in the Pro Mazda Championship (former Star Mazda Championship) finishing second in the 2013 team championship. Most recently the team finished one of their most successful years winning the driver championship, with Spencer Pigot, and the team championship in both the Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship and 2014 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The team operates of out Brownsburg, Indiana.
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