14 MAY 2018
The month of May kicked off this past week on the 2.439 mile, 14-Turn road course located at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Verizon IndyCar Series. Rookie Kyle Kaiser finished his third race of the season in 19th of the INDYCAR Grand Prix.
Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California) driving the No. 32 Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car made his first run on the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this past week since moving up into the Verizon IndyCar Series... read more
05 SEPTEMBER 2017
Kyle Kaiser’s career jumps were daunting at first but diligence, maturity and the support of Juncos Racing have seen the 2017 Indy Lights champion arm himself with the tools necessary to make a strong impression in IndyCar. David Malsher reports.
Kaiser needed far more than just raw talent to reach the stage where he will become an IndyCar driver in 2018. From a very young age, he had to be prepared to look inwardly, recognize his flaws, and then work and work and work to eliminate them. He did so, and the result has been Indy Lights glory and a Mazda Scholarship to the big time... read more
02 OCTOBER 2017
If you're looking for a single standout weekend in Kyle Kaiser's 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign, you might point to Mid-Ohio – because that's about the only one where things didn't go right for him.
The Californian came into the season with two years of Lights experience under his belt, coupled with all of the advantages brought about through the continuity of having been a Juncos driver since his second year of Pro Mazda in 2014. Expectations were high and he delivered, matching Matheus Leist with three wins, but overwhelming his Carlin rival on the consistency front, courtesy of ve podiums to the Brazilian's one... read more
15 JULY 2017
TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Kyle Kaiser’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires points lead had been gradually eroded in recent weeks, but the 21-year-old Californian stemmed the tide with an accomplished victory this afternoon for Juncos Racing in the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products on the streets of Toronto.
Kaiser’s second win of the season, combined with a mistake by series rival Matheus Leist (Carlin), allowed him to extend his margin to 38 points with only five races remaining... read more
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin – Kyle Kaiser picked up two more podium finishes for Juncos Racing in the 2017 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this weekend at Road America. Kaiser leads the championship after posting a third in Round 8 and second in Round 9 of the Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products.
The Indy Lights series reached the midway point of a very competitive 2017 season at Road America this weekend. Juncos Racing started off the weekend setting the pace with Kyle Kaiser (Los Gatos, California) leading the only practice session on the 4.014 mile, 14-Turn road course... read more
Speedway, Indiana – The third weekend of the 2017 Indy Lights Championship presented by Cooper Tires proved to be successful for Kyle Kaiser as he delivered Juncos Racing their first win of the season in Round 6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Kaiser also picked up a third place finish in Round 5 of the Mazda Road to Indy Grand Prix presented by Royal Purple Supporting Lupus Foundation of America.
Kyle Kaiser (Los Gatos, California) set the tone for the weekend, starting in the first practice session where he recorded the fastest time overall on the 2.439 mile, 14-Turn road course. Teammate Nicolas Dapero... read more
04 APRIL 2016
During the time between St. Pete and Phoenix, I had a lot of personal changes in my lifestyle. I officially completed my freshman year of college at Santa Clara University and temporarily withdrew so I could pursue my racing career with no distractions. I moved back to my apartment in Indianapolis so now I’m closer to the Juncos shop and my training facility, PitFit.
The weeks leading... read more
04 APRIL 2016
Avondale, AZ – Kyle Kaiser proved to be perfect in the third round of the 2016 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, claiming his first win in the series and taking home his second pole of the season at Phoenix International Raceway. Kaiser’s win marks the first win for Juncos Racing this season and moves the American into the lead of the championship.
The weekend kicked off on a high note for Juncos Racing on the 1-mile oval located in Avondale, Arizona with both Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara... read more
17 MARCH 2016
“The weekend I have been waiting for had finally arrived after six months of waiting to get back to racing. During the offseason, I moved back to my hometown in Santa Clara, California and attended college at Santa Clara University studying business.
During much of the offseason it is a balance between taking classes and staying active in the car by testing whenever my schedule allows....read more
16 MARCH 2016
St. Petersburg, FL (March 14, 2015) – The 2016 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires is shaping up to be an exciting year for Juncos Racing after a successful weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Lucas School of Racing. American Kyle Kaiser claimed his first pole and two podiums, while teammate Zach Claman Demelo gave an impressive performance in his first run in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series.
A total of 16 cars made up the highly competitive field for the season-opening rounds of the 2016 Indy Lights Championship. Juncos Racing teammates Kaiser and Claman Demelo showed great pace...read more
23 JULY 2015
Newton, Ia. – The Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires completed the final of three ovals for the 2015 season this past weekend with Round 12 at Iowa Speedway. Rookie Kyle Kaiser took home a Top-5 for Juncos Racing with a fourth place finish in the Indy Lights Iowa 100 on the 0.895-mile oval.
Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California), driver of the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks car, qualified seventh for the 100 lap race and went on to pick up his fifth Top-5 finish of the season taking fourth...read more
30 MARCH 2015
St. Petersburg, Fla – Juncos Racing showed a strong start to the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season at the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline. Rookies Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser, who both moved up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder, made an impressive run in the new Dallara IL-15 chassis and 2.0-liter turbocharged Mazda MZR-R engine in Races 1 and 2 on the 1.8 mile, 14-Turn street course located in St. Petersburg, Florida. After the two opening rounds of the 16 race campaign Juncos Racing currently sits second in the Indy Lights championship. read more
30 JANUARY 2015
Homestead, Florida (January 30, 2015) – The 2014 Pro Mazda Champions Juncos Racing continued their momentum this week when they set the pace in their first oval test of the 2015 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season with Kyle Kaiser recording the fastest lap and teammate Spencer Pigot finishing second overall. The rookie duo completed three days of testing January 26-29th on both the 2.21 mile 14-Turn road course and 1.5 mile oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Continuing an impressive run in the Indy Lights series winter testing, 18-year-old rookie Kyle Kaiser...read more
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...read more
06 NOVEMBER 2014
Juncos Racing is pleased to announce "Mazda Road to Indy" graduates, Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser, will return to the team to compete in the 2015 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The American duo competed with Juncos Racing last season recording multiple wins, poles, and podium finishes, and claimed the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
Kyle Kaiser, 18, is ready to take the next step in his career and move behind the wheel of the new Dallara IL-15. Kaiser proved to be one of the top drivers in the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship by recording multiple podiums and one win, which propelled Juncos Racing to win the championship. The Santa Clara, California native looks to continu...read more
23 AUGUST 2014
Sonoma, Calif. - Kyle Kaiser, from nearby Santa Clara, Calif., this afternoon celebrated his first victory in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires following a fine performance for Juncos Racing at his home track, Sonoma Raceway. Equally significant was the Lap 4 collision between title rivals Spencer Pigot and Scott Hargrove which ended with series points leader Pigot on the sidelines and Hargrove in third place.
"The race was fantastic. It was unfortunate what happened with the front guys but we took advantage of it, ran a clean race and held off the two Cape cars which were really fast all weekend. I have to thank my sponsors, my Dad and my team for giving me a great car this weekend. [On the incident] It's unfortunate...read more
18 AUGUST 2014
Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car was fast all weekend finishing second in both practice sessions. Although qualifying didn’t go as planned, Kaiser who started seventh was able to make his way up the field to run third in Round 12. The young American was set for a podium finish when an on track incident with only two laps to go caused Kaiser to fall back and finish 10th.
“The team did a great job this weekend,” said Kaiser. “Spencer (Pigot) and I were running first and second in every practice session leading up to qualifying. Qualifying didn’t go exactly how we thought, but the team still managed to get the pole with José (Gutiérrez)...read more
05 AUGUST 2014
Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car started the weekend off strong running first in practice and qualifying second for both rounds. Kaiser was running in second position during Round 10 when debris on the track hit the car with 10 laps to go causing him to fall back to finish in 12th position. Kaiser finished seventh in Round 11 after battling a loose car throughout the race.
“The weekend started off very strong,” said Kaiser. “In practice we showed great pace and we qualified just off the pole for the second time this season. In Round 10 we were running second when a piece of rubber flew up from the track with 10 laps to go and hit...read more
30 JUNE 2014
Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car battled tough luck in both Rounds 8 and 9.
Kaiser qualified fifth and had a great start advancing to second in Round 8 until a missed pit call for rain tires caused him to fall back and finish eighth. In Round 9 Kaiser started in fifth and advanced to third, but was hit from behind in Turn-4 on the first lap, then after pitting to repair a broken tie-rod, finished a disappointing 15th.
“The results from Houston this.....read more
26 MAY 2014
Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car finished inside the Top-10 taking eighth after starting ninth in Round 7. Kaiser currently sits third in the Pro Mazda Championship.
“Not the results we were expecting based on our times in testing,” said Kaiser. “I experienced a few setbacks in race day practice and qualifying, so I had my work cut out for me in the race. We were able to gain one position at the start, but things got too spread out to advance any further. Overall, we gained some valuable experience and will be more prepared for the next oval in August.”.....read more
31 MARCH 2014
Standing second in the driver’s championship, Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car claimed two podiums finishing second in both Round 1 and 2 on the streets of St. Pete. Kaiser maintained consistency all weekend finishing inside the Top-5 in both practice sessions and qualifying third for Round 1 and second for Round 2.
“I’m very pleased with how the weekend went for myself and the team,” said Kaiser. “I would like to thank the team for working really hard this weekend and giving me a great car to drive. The first race posed a challenge since the track was still drying from the storm and was bombarded with multiple yellow flags. I had a strong start and passed for second going into the...read more
28 APRIL 2014
American Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car claimed his third podium of the season finishing third in Round 3 after qualifying fourth. Kaiser finished fifth in Round 4 at Barber Motorsports Park. The young American holds on to second in the championship.
“This was a bit more of a difficult weekend compared to St. Pete,” said Kaiser. “We struggled with the set up during testing, but were able find a good car for qualifying putting three of the four Juncos cars in the Top-5. In Round 3 I had a good start and was able to make a pass on the outside moving into third and holding that position the rest of the race. In Round 4 I started in fifth... read more
12 MAY 2014
Kyle Kaiser, 18, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car added a Top-5 performance to his season finishing fifth in Round 6. Kaiser qualified sixth and finished 13th in Round 5 after being penalized for an on track incident. Kaiser holds on to third in the Pro Mazda Championship.
“It was a bit of a rough weekend for the team,” said Kaiser. “Everybody battled with bad luck but I am happy to come out third in points for the championship. Hopefully we can get back to the positive momentum we started with for the next track. It’s an oval so everybody should be starting on equal ground and I’m looking forward to another good weekend on track...read more
26 FEBRUARY 2014
Young American Kyle Kaiser, 17, driving the #18 InterVision/NetApp/Juniper Networks/Riverbed/Juncos Racing car took sixth in the driver’s championship with three Top-5 finishes and displayed a strong performance in all four rounds of qualifying starting in the Top-5 for each race.
“The start of the race I didn’t have the best of starts, fell back a couple of positions” said Kaiser. “After the first couple of corners I was able to make up a couple of positions by going on the outside. Most of the race it was a matter of making minimal mistakes and staying on the top of my game. Luckily later on in the race Shelby (Blackstock) and I capitalized on the opportunity and got by him. The driver in front of Shelby was penalized for blocking so I gained another two positions putting.... read more
13 FEBRUARY 2014
Promising young driver Kyle Kaiser prepares to launch his second year in the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires.
Anxious to capitalize off the experience gained during his 2013 rookie season, Kaiser is looking forward to being part of the winning tradition at Juncos Racing. “During the off season I’ve had the opportunity to see the passion and hard work Juncos Racing puts into its program, and I’m very confident and optimistic for the new season,” said Kaiser. “This year will also be my first time driving with teammates, which will only be more advantageous for myself and the team every race weekend.”.... read more
Monterey, Calif. – Juncos Racing ended the 2016 Indy Lights season on a successful note with American Kyle Kaiser taking the win in Round 17 and a third place finish in Round 18 of the Mazda Grand Prix of Monterey Presented by Cooper Tires. Kaiser finishes third in the 2016 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
Two practice sessions kicked off the finale weekend of the 2016 Indy Lights Championship on the 2.238 mile, 11-Turn road course. Kyle Kaiser and teammate Zach Claman De Melo both showed great pace among the tight field during both practice sessions... read more
MONTEREY, Calif. – Kyle Kaiser shrugged off any additional pressure from competing at his home track to score a convincing victory in this afternoon’s Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix of Monterey Presented by Cooper Tires. The 20-year-old from Santa Clara, Calif., qualified on pole position earlier today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, then led throughout the 30-lap race to claim his second victory of the season for Juncos Racing and his first since the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series last ventured anywhere near the West Coast – on the Phoenix International Raceway oval in Arizona way back in April.... read more
PALMETTO, Fla. – The name Kyle Kaiser would be a good one for a college quarterback, and if his decision of three years ago had not swung toward racing, that might very well be the case today. Instead, the 20-year-old Californian, who has quickly risen through the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder to fifth place currently in the 2016 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires standings, has his eyes firmly focused on one goal: the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Kaiser grew up in Santa Clara, Calif., just south of San Francisco. His father Jeff....read more
WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires returned to Watkins Glen International this past weekend for the first time since 2010, replacing the originally scheduled Boston Grand Prix that was cancelled earlier this summer. Juncos Racing just missed the podium with American Kyle Kaiser, taking fourth in Round 16 of the 2016 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
The week at Watkins Glen kicked off on Tuesday, August 30...read more
Toronto – Juncos Racing returned to the podium twice this past weekend in Rounds 12 and 13 of the 2016 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. American Kyle Kaiser picked up a third place finish in both rounds of the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Toronto.
The Indy Lights series made a quick turnaround moving from the last oval of the season at Iowa Speedway to the 1.755 mile, 11-Turn street course located in Toronto, Canada...read more
Speedway, Indiana (May 15, 2015) – Juncos Racing returned to the podium this past weekend with American Kyle Kaiser picking up a third place finish in Round 7 of the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in the Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis.
The Mazda Road to Indy series saw a wild week of weather at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with sunny warm conditions turning to rain and ending with one of the...read more
Leeds, AL – Juncos Racing picked up their first two podiums of the 2017 Indy Lights Championship this past weekend in Rounds 3 and 4 in the Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper tires at Barber Motorsports Park. Kyle Kaiser earned two second place finishes and the pole position for Round 3, while teammate Nicolas Dapero posted his best finish of the season in the 400th race in the Indy Lights series history.
The weekend started off with one practice session for the Indy Lights Championship presented by Cooper Tires on the 3.2 mile, 17-Turn road course located just outside of Birmingham, Alabama... read more
St. Petersburg, FL – The 2017 Indy Lights Championship presented by Cooper Tires season kicked off this past weekend with Rounds 1 and 2 on the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida. Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser picked up a Top-5 finish while teammate Nicolas Dapero completed his first weekend in the championship inside the Top-10.
Juncos Racing hit the 1.8 mile, 14-Turn street course proudly debuting the team’s official colors with two green, white, and orange cars for the 2017 campaign. The weekend began... read more
18 JULY 2017
TORONTO, Ont., Canada – American Kyle Kaiser made a clean sweep winning both Rounds 11 and 12 of the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products this past weekend on the Streets of Toronto. Teammate Nicolas Dapero earned his best finish in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series posting back to back seventh place finishes.
The weekend began with one practice session for the Indy Lights field on 1.786 mile, 11-Turn street course. The series points leader Kyle Kaiser (Los Gatos, California) driving the #18 Juncos Racing car posted the fastest time overall... read more
30 AUGUST 2017
PALMETTO, Fla. – Drivers representing no fewer than 14 nations will highlight the international appeal of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires as all three steps on the acclaimed open-wheel development ladder – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda – will conclude this weekend at the famed Watkins Glen International road course in upstate New York.
Mazda Scholarships and year-end awards valued at over $2.6 million will be presented at the traditional awards banquet to be held in Watkins Glen on Monday... read more
28 AUGUST 2017
Madison, Illinois – Juncos Racing picked up two Top-5 finishes this weekend in Round 15 of Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Gateway Motorsports Park. Kyle Kaiser took fourth and teammate Nicolas Dapero earned his best finish in the Indy Lights series, taking fifth in the Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires.
The two day event began with one practice session on the 1.25 mile oval track located just outside downtown St. Louis, Missouri.... read more
01 AUGUST 2017
Lexington, Ohio – After a difficult weekend in Rounds 13 and 14 of the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Powered by Mazda, Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser still continues to lead the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by 42 points. Nicolas Dapero earned his best qualifying position, starting seventh for Round 14 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course... read more
05 SEPTEMBER 2017
Watkins Glen, N.Y. – Kyle Kaiser claimed the 2017 Indy Lights Championship presented by Cooper Tires this past weekend in the Mazda Watkins Glen Indy Lights Grand Prix presented by Cooper Tires season finale. One lap around Watkins Glen International Raceway secured Kaiser’s championship win along with delivering Juncos Racing their second Indy Lights championship in three years. Juncos Racing also won the Pro Mazda Championship, making them the first team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series history.
The 2017 Indy Lights season came to an end on the 3.37 mile, 11-Turn road course located in Watkins Glen. The weekend began with two practice sessions followed by qualifying... read more
19 OCTOBER 2017
The power of Mazda's Road To Indy will be on display next year when reigning Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser and his Juncos Racing team make the leap to the Verizon IndyCar Series on a part-time basis. Using the $1 million advancement prize from the MRTI, four races, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and Indy 500, are scheduled, and more will be added if increased funding can be found.
Dating back to its debut 32 years ago as the American Racing Series, it will mark the first time in Indy Lights history where the title-winning driver and team remained together to graduate to IndyCar the following season... read more
11 FEBRUARY 2018
After a nine-month hiatus in the Verizon IndyCar Series, Juncos Racing recorded their first laps for the 2018 season at the ISM Raceway test with rookie Kyle Kaiser.
The team completed two successful practice days on the one-mile, low-banked tri-oval track located just outside of Phoenix, Arizona. Juncos Racing opted out of the final practice day on Saturday after accomplishing most of the objectives they planned during Thursday and Friday’s sessions... read more
17 APRIL 2018
Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser picked up his best finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend at the Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix. Kaiser finished 16th after facing many challenges throughout the three-day event located on the streets of Long Beach, California.
The third weekend of the Verizon IndyCar Series kicked off with three practice sessions on the 1.968 mile, 11-Turn street course. Kaiser, driving the No. 32 Chevrolet / Juncos Racing car was able to make progress throughout each session and find a strong pace for qualifying... read more
02 MAY 2018
NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property & casualty (P&C), retirement and individual private client solutions, is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Kyle Kaiser, driver of the #32 car for Juncos Racing, during the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500.
The sponsorship unites NFP, a nationally recognized firm and a Best Places to Work winner that focuses on the unique insurance challenges companies and individuals face every day, with a racing team dedicated to being the best in motorsports... read more
29 MAY 2018
Despite not finishing the entire 200 laps of the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Kyle Kaiser and Juncos Racing put in a strong effort in the Verizon IndyCar Series during the month of May.
Kyle Kaiser, pilot of the No. 32 NFP/Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car, proved to be a stand out rookie during the entire month of May. The California native and Juncos Racing gave a strong qualifying run making the field of 33... read more