The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field continues to grow with news Juncos Racing is back in the championship for a second go-’round, this time with a full-season two-car effort. The team ran a partial season in 2012.
Pro Mazda champion Spencer Pigot will move up with Juncos and be joined by his Pro Mazda teammate Kyle Kaiser. They’ll drive the No. 12 and 18 entries, respectively, of the new Dallara IL15 chassis.
“I’m very happy to rejoin Juncos Racing for the 2015 season,” Pigot said in a release. “We worked really well together last year and were able to achieve a lot of success so I hope we can build on that in 2015. It’s a very exciting time to be moving up to Indy Lights with the new car. It looks great and I can’t wait to drive it. It will be my third season as a Mazda scholarship driver and I can’t thank everyone at Mazda enough for this opportunity along with my other supporters. The first test is coming up soon so we’ll be working hard in the shop to make sure we hit the ground running.”
Added Kaiser, “I am thrilled to be moving up to Indy Lights and be among the first Mazda Road to Indy drivers to test and race the new Dallara IL-15. This is a unique opportunity to be learning all the nuances of the new car at the same time as the other teams, which will be a true test of our feedback and setup skills. Juncos is like a second home, so it’s fantastic that we were able to keep the same synergy within the team for the Indy Lights series.”
The pair are the third and fourth drivers announced for next year’s Indy Lights series; Felix Serralles (Belardi) and Ethan Ringel (Schmidt Peterson) have also been confirmed.