RC Enerson confirmed for Indy Lights with Schmidt Peterson

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USF2000 veteran R.C. Enerson will move up to Indy Lights in 2015, and do so with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

The young American is the team’s second confirmed driver, along with previously announced Ethan Ringel.

Enerson had his first Indy Lights test at Palm Beach International Raceway earlier this week.

“SPM is a great organization,” Enerson said in a team release. “Surrounding myself with experienced team members, where there is chance to advance up to the Verizon IndyCar Series within the team, is ideal. I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.”

He moves up after three seasons in USF2000. This past year, he had a breakout season with the single-car, family-run Team E (led by father Neil Enerson) where he won the preseason Cooper Tires Winterfest and came second in the full-season championship to Florian Latorre.

“I’m sure people will be very surprised at how different this new car is from the previous Indy Lights car,” Enerson said. “It’s easier to drive but harder to handle. It will take more patience, as there is less throwing the car around and more smooth driving to keep the car calm.”

After this announcement, expect SPM to have at least one and potentially two more driver announcements for the 2015 Indy Lights season.

Juncos Racing to field single car entry in Indy 500

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Part-time NTT IndyCar Series entrant Juncos Racing will announce their attempt to qualify for the 2019 Indianapolis 500 within the next few weeks, according to RACER.

The team, which made its Indy 500 debut in 2017, ran 12 of the 17 IndyCar Series races last season, but has only made a start in one of the four events so far in 2019, finishing 18th in the inaugural running of the IndyCar Classic at Circuit of the Americas with Kyle Kaiser behind the wheel.

Though no driver has yet to be announced for the single-car entry, Kaiser is expected to be the leading candidate for the ride. The 23-year-old Californian has raced for the team since 2014, where he won the 2017 Indy Lights championship.

One of the top teams in the Road to Indy ladder system, Juncos Racing has over 50 wins between Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 competition. The team’s most recent victory came in the second Indy Lights race at St. Petersburg this year with Rinus VeeKay behind the wheel.

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