Will Owen Joins Juncos Racing for 2015 Pro Mazda Championship
 November 20, 2014| 
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Indianapolis, IN – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce that Will Owen will join the team for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season. Owen is the second driver to commit to the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship team.

Moving up the “Mazda Road to Indy” ladder, Owen, 19, advances to the Pro Mazda series after a successful season in the 2014 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Owen earned multiple top-10’s throughout the year and captured a win at the Indianapolis Grand Prix during his rookie season in the USF2000 series. 

“I couldn’t be happier right now because of this new deal with Juncos Racing,” said Owen. “I went into my test with Juncos with an open mind because I was not sure what the outcome would be, but it could not have gone any better and both the team and I learned that we were a good fit for each other. The opportunity to be with a championship winning team does not happen all the time, so I am beyond excited to see what we can achieve together in the future. Everyone involved in Juncos, from the mechanics to the coaches, share the goal of winning and they were very helpful in my test. I truly believe that I will be able to take my driving and results to the next level because of the team’s resources, experience and passion. Next season cannot come soon enough!”

Juncos Racing Team Owner, Ricardo Juncos, looks forward to adding Owen to the lineup and developing him into the next level of his racing career through the Juncos Driver Development Program. 

“We took notice of Will (Owen) when he won the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May,” said Juncos. “His steady but solid performances in the USF2000 series proved that he possessed both the maturity and pace to make the move to Pro Mazda. Will integrated with the team incredibly well in his two-day evaluation test, and we are looking forward to seeing him succeed in this upcoming season.” 

Owen’s racing career began in 2010 running in various karting series throughout Colorado. The following year Owen moved into competitive karting taking seven podiums with Kartsport North America. In 2012, Owen competed in 22 karting events including national, regional and local series earning a total of eight wins and several podium finishes. In 2013, Owen claimed three wins and eight podiums while running in Formula Mazda with Texas Autosports before moving to the Mazda Road to Indy program in 2014 in the USF2000 Championship with Pabst Racing. 

The 2015 Pro Mazda Championship kicks off with the “Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship” on the 2.75 mile, 16-turn road course at NOLA Motorsports Park February 19-20 in Avondale, Louisiana. For more information please visit juncosracing.com and promazdachampionship.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 driver Connor De Phillippi took third in the championship and 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. Juncos Racing started the 2014 season off on a high note taking home the team and driver Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship. Recently Juncos Racing claimed the team and driver 2014 Pro Mazda Championship. The team operates out of Brownsburg, Indiana.

For more information, please visit www.juncosracing.com. 

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