Will Owen Returns to Indy Looking for Victory
 May 7, 2015| 
  • Team News
Indianapolis, Ind. – Will Owen will be behind the wheel of his #23 AMR Juncos Racing machine this weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the CooperTires pro Mazda Indianapolis Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The rookie driver is coming off his best season finish of fourth at the last event at Barber Motorsports Park.

For Owen returning to IMS brings back special memories as one year ago he scored his first career Mazda Road to Indy victory here while competing in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. It has been a busy few weeks for the Colorado native who only days ago finished finals and completed his freshman year as a full-time student at TCU. 

The student/racer finished fifth quickest yesterday during a promoter test at the brickyard and will line up sixth on the grid for the first of three races this weekend, today’s race will be a make-up for a postponed race at NOLA Motorsports Park due to weather last month. The rest of the weekend will consist of two practice sessions, qualifying, and two races that will take place Friday and Saturday. 

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

“I feel great coming into the weekend, I would absolutely love to get another win here at IMS, but as I’ve learned throughout the rest of the season it’s better to try to keep my expectations open and just treat this as a learning experience. So I’m just keeping my mind open but so far after a day of testing its been pretty good, I was P5 but at some points during the weekend I was right up there in first, so there’s a lot of speed and a lot of potential for the weekend. We also have three races since we’re making up one from NOLA so I think there’s a lot of opportunity to do well here.”

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