Kaiser and Pigot Continue Indy Lights Testing at NOLA
 February 18, 2015| 
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Indianapolis, Ind. – After a successful start to the Mazda Road to Indy 2015 preseason testing, Juncos Racing looks to continue to build on the momentum gained last month into the next round of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires testing. Teams will participate in three sessions February 18-19 on the 2.75-mile, 16-turn road course at NOLA Motorsports Park (North) located in Avondale, La.

Juncos Racing’s Kyle Kaiser and Spencer Pigot gave a strong run in their first outing in the Indy Lights series during the first rounds of testing last month at Palm Beach International Raceway (PBIR) and Homestead-Miami Speedway. Both rookies have recorded a combined total of 753 laps in the Mazda powered Dallara IL-15.

Kaiser, 18, from Santa Clara, Calif., has adapted quickly behind the wheel of the #18 InterVision/NetApp/Juniper Networks/Juncos Racing car, recording the fastest lap at PBIR and the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

“The team continues to demonstrate their ability to adapt to this new car. It's still early and there is a lot of work ahead, but we are making steady progress. I'm looking forward to NOLA in a few days to continue our development."

Pigot, 21, from Indianapolis, Ind., the 2014 Pro Mazda Champion, continues to show impressive results in the #12 Mazda Scholarship Juncos Racing car running inside the top-three at PBIR and finishing second overall at the Homestead-Miami Speedway oval.

“I'm looking forward to getting back in the Mazda IL-15,” said Pigot. “It feels like it's been forever since our last test. The Juncos Racing guys have been working hard and we want to continue our development of the car this week with some fresh ideas.”

Since completing the first few runs in the Mazda Powered Dallara IL-15, Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos is pleased with how the drivers and crew have adapted to the car and the knowledge they have gained within the first month of testing.

“I’m really pleased with how much we have accomplished in a short time,” said Juncos. “We still have a long way to go in developing the car, but I am confident through the team’s dedication we will continue to show strong results as the season gets closer. We have worked very hard to give the drivers reliable and fast cars, and I cannot thank the crew enough for all of the time they have devoted.”  

The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires kicks off the 2015 season March 28-29th on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. For more information please visit juncosracing.com.

About Juncos Racing: Ricardo Juncos, a second generation driver, grew up with a deep passion for racing. Juncos made his first steps in the racing community driving karts throughout Argentina. After funding became difficult, Juncos worked for teams in order to support his own racing career. During this time Juncos took courses in mechanical and electrical engineering to fully understand racing on and off the track. Ricardo Juncos established Juncos Racing in 1997 as a formula team operating in Argentina. Six years later, Juncos Racing moved to Miami, Florida where they became a respected karting team recording multiple local, regional, and national titles. After a successful run in karts, Juncos Racing moved north to Indianapolis, Indiana the “racing capitol of the world,” in 2008 to join INDYCAR’s Mazda Road to Indy series. After only two years in the Star Mazda Championship, the team finished second in the 2010 championship while Conor Daly won the driver championship. Juncos Racing continued their run in the Pro Mazda Championship (the former Star Mazda) taking second in the 2012 and 2013 championships. Most recently 2014 proved to be one of the most successful years for Juncos Racing, winning the driver championship with Spencer Pigot and team championship in both the Cooper Tires Winterfest and Pro Mazda Championship. Juncos Racing expanded operations in 2015 to include two Indy Lights entries along with four Pro Mazda cars.

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