Indianapolis, Indiana (January 8, 2016) – The 2015 season proved to be the most rewarding year for Juncos Racing as they captured their first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Driver Championship in only their first full season in the series. The team collected six wins, 12 podiums, and four poles between rookie drivers Spencer Pigot and Kyle Kaiser. Along with their successful run in the Indy Lights series the team earned their second consecutive championship in the Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tires series.

The Indy Lights championship started off on a positive note for the rookie contenders as American Spencer Pigot took two podium finishes in the series opener at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Teammate Kyle Kaiser earned two Top-5’s in his first run in the series. The team carried the strong momentum on to the Streets of Long Beach where they would take home their third podium, taking second. From there the team picked up the pace to record their first two poles along with first two wins in the Indy Lights series at Barber Motorsports Park.

“I took my position as Crew Chief shortly before the St. Petersburg Grand Prix,” explained Tom Vigne. “There was a lot of catching up to do since I wasn’t able to spend the off season with the team. It’s clear to me that you could see a direct correlation between the team’s chemistry coming together and our race results. Things started well with the double podiums in St. Pete, but it wasn’t until Long Beach that we started challenging for victories. Then we walked into Barber and everything came together with both poles and double victories. I feel like part of the Juncos family now and see myself being part of it for a very long time.”

During the month of May the series moved onto The Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where they would compete in two rounds on the 2.439 mile road course and finish with one round on the famous one mile oval. Juncos Racing went through their toughest month since joining the series as both drivers would face difficulties throughout the month. Kaiser earned the highest finish for the team taking fifth in one of the tightest on track battles in the Freedom 100.

Team Manager Charles Crews stated, “The month of May at Indianapolis was certainly the low point for us this season. It truly tested the team in a number of different avenues. We worked longer hours, harder days, and for less results. We made it through this tough time and although we didn’t capture the results we wanted a few good things came from it. I strongly believe the difficult times made us a better organization; it brought out the true determination of every single member of our team. It also brought to light that Kyle (Kaiser) has a supernatural ability to race on ovals. His performance at the Freedom 100 was absolutely jaw dropping.”

The team bounced back on the Streets of Toronto in July where Pigot collected both wins and one pole, in addition to Kaiser’s first podium. The season would continue with The Milwaukee Mile, Iowa Speedway, and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course where the team picked up one podium and two Top 5’s. Pigot earned the pole position on The Milwaukee Mile, marking the first pole on an oval for the team.

The 16 race season concluded with one of the closest battles for the Indy Lights championship between teams Juncos Racing and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Juncos Racing’s Spencer Pigot would prevail winning both of the final rounds while Kaiser collected his best finish of the season taking second in Round 15.

Team Principle Ricardo Juncos was extremely pleased with all of the success obtained by the team in their first full Indy Lights season.

“This year was a dream come true,” said Juncos. “We had a number of things going for us from the start which played a large part in our success. Ernie (Gonella), Charles (Crews), and Rob (Meixner) all worked very closely with Kyle (Kaiser) and Spencer (Pigot) the year before in Pro Mazda and were a huge part of this year’s successes. I had no doubt that we had two of the best drivers in the field. From their pace and feedback from day one was spot on and they had a good relationship. Spencer and Kyle managed to push each other without compromising any performance. They were one of the best driver pairings I have had the pleasure to work with. We hired on a lot of folks for both teams this year and I have to say we are much stronger, more organized, and an altogether better organization. I couldn’t be any happier in the 2015 season we had.”

By winning the drivers’ championship Pigot was awarded the Indy Lights Mazda Scholarship and will compete in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing.