Pigot Looks to Capture Championship at Mazda Raceway
 September 7, 2015| 
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Indianapolis, Ind. – Juncos Racing is set to make its final run for the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires this week at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Rookie Spencer Pigot trails championship leader Jack Harvey by only six points as they head into Rounds 15 and 16. The season finale will take place September 10-13 on the 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course in Monterey, Calif.

Proving to be a championship contender in its first season in the final step of IndyCar’s Mazda Road to Indy ladder series, Juncos Racing is ready to finish out the 2015 Indy Lights season with Pigot (Orlando, Fla.) and Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, Calif.). The rookies will have two test sessions and two practice sessions before heading into Round 15 on Saturday, September 12 and the final Round 16 on Sunday, September 13.

American Spencer Pigot  driver of the #12 MAZDASPEED scholarship car, has had the strongest run as a rookie since moving up to the final step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. Pigot has recorded four poles, eight podiums and four wins. He currently sits second in the championship standings by only six points.

“I’m very excited to get to Mazda Raceway,” said Pigot. “It’s a track I’ve always wanted to race at. It’s going to be a tough weekend but I’m confident we will have a great shot at the championship. Overall it’s been a great season for me and Juncos Racing. It would be very special to win this championship at Mazda Raceway as the Indy Lights Mazda Scholarship driver. We’ll be doing everything we can to achieve that.”

American Kyle Kaiser, driver of the #18 InterVision/NetApp/JuniperNetworks car, is set to make his final run in his rookie Indy Lights season in front of his hometown crowd. Kaiser has recorded one top-three and six top-five finishes this season.

“Mazda Raceway has been my most anticipated track on the schedule this season since it is my home track,” said Kaiser. “This final race weekend is a great opportunity to finish out the year with a great result before heading into the off-season. The combination of Juncos’ consistent great setups and my experience at Mazda Raceway has me going into the weekend with high expectations. There will be a lot of focus on the battle for the championship, so my goal is to just focus on my own race and get the best finish possible.”

Team Principal Ricardo Juncos is thrilled to be battling for his team's first Indy Lights championship in only its first full season in the series. Juncos believes the drive behind each individual at Juncos Racing has made this outcome possible and is confident the team will end the season on a strong note.

“Our 2015 Indy Lights season has been a dream come true,” said Juncos. “As a rookie team with two rookie drivers the results have been unbelievable. I have to contribute it to the professionalism and passion that everyone on our team possesses. We added a lot of new faces to our organization and everyone has truly flourished. We are making our final push to claim our first Indy Lights championship. It’s just icing on the cake that we are able to compete for the championship in our first full season. Every single person on the team has been working flat out to bring the best possible package to Mazda Raceway.”

For more information please visit juncosracing.com and indylights.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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