Back to Back Eighth Place Finishes for Will Owen at St. Pete
 March 30, 2015| 
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St. Petersburg, Fla– Will Owen completed his first weekend of the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with two eight-place finishes at the streets of St. Petersburg.  The Juncos Racing driver made the best of a complicated weekend and managed to score valuable points for the championship.

The 20 year old driver qualified eightth for race #1 in what turned out to be a highly competitive session, his best time of 1m11.9788 was only three tenths off the pole sitter’s time.  During the race Owen managed to stay out of trouble and crossed the finish line in eight only 11 seconds behind the leader. 

The second race of the weekend turned out to be a much more hectic event for Owen, who after starting ninth narrowly missed a massive multi-car pile up on Turn 4, sending him to the back of the pack.  After the restart the rookie managed to quickly start recovering positions and eventually climbed back up to eighth. 

The next round in the Pro Mazda Championship will take place April 11-12 ta NOLA Motorsports park in New Orleans, Louisiana where Owen scored two podiums finishes during the Winterfest in Febrary. 

Will Owen / #23 Juncos Racing /Pro Mazda/Cooper Tires

“It was a pretty tough weekend out there, it was my first street course in the Pro Mazda car and it was a big change coming from the Winterfest.  St. Pete is a tough street course and I had to really build some confidence out there and get used to running close to the walls.  But it turned out alright; we ended up with some solid results for the start of the season. 

The Juncos team did a great job, we had some minor issues but they managed to fix everything right away and gave all four of us very fast cars.  Now I’m definitely looking forward to going back to NOLA where we scored our first podium finishes!”

For more information and up to the minute updates, images, and information you can follow Will at www.facebook.com/williamowenracingwww.twitter.com/wowen23,www.instagram.com/wowen23

About Will Owen:

In 2014 Owen made a big impression within the IndyCar community after taking his first career victory at the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and also scored multiple Top-10s during his rookie year.  The Denver native now resides in Fort Worth and is a full time student at Texas Christian University (TCU) where he is currently pursuit a Bachelors of Business Administration Finance.  

He began karting in 2010 at the age of 15 and quickly developed a passion for kart racing.  After completing his first year racing local club races at the Track at Centennial, his home kart track, he developed a relationship with Brandon and Eric Jones of Kartsport North America and began competing in regional and national races.  He quickly gained speed and racing experience over the next couple of years. 

He has competed in the Rotax Challenge of the Americas, Florida Winter Tour, SKUSA Supernationals and many other series. He competed in a large number of races in 2011 and 2012 to gain vital experience he missed from starting karting later than most drivers.  In 2012, Owen competed in 22 karting events including national, regional and local series earning a total of eight wins and several podium finishes.  Most recently he was ranked 20th in the e-karting news Tag Senior national rankings.  

Wanting to continue his racing career, he began testing in a Formula Mazda with Moses Smith of Texas Autosports late in 2012.  Owen enjoyed the transition into open wheel racecars and over the course of the USF2000 season, he achieved four top ten finishes, including one win during the Indy Road Course.  In 2015 Owen moved up to the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires with Juncos Racing where he will take on his biggest challenge yet. 

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