Detroit, Michigan (June 3, 2018) – Juncos Racing made their first visit to the bumpy Belle Isle this past weekend with rookie Rene Binder at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit. A dramatic end to the weekend put the rookie towards the back of the field finishing 21st in Dual 1 and 22nd in Dual 2.

Rene Binder driving the No. 32 Binderholz/Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car qualified 23rd for the first race of the weekend but opted out of qualifying for the final race due to a heavy rainstorm on Sunday morning.

Even though Binder saw great improvement in his lap times throughout each session, the double header weekend would not treat the Austrian well as he would find himself running towards the back of the field in Dual 1, finishing 21st.

Binder said, “The race went okay, however early in the race I went in the run off area and took a minute to get back on track. I tried to push and get a better feeling of the car. Our lap times were really competitive this afternoon compared to qualifying earlier today. I was able to find a good rhythm, so we need to keep this momentum going,”

The following day a penalty would cause the team to start two laps down, not allowing Binder to have the chance to put on a true run. The rookie finished 22nd.

“We were 2-laps down before the race even started because of the issue in Turn-1. We had to shut off the car as ordered by the series and we were not able to restart. Unfortunately, it looks like the ECU stopped working, a part supplied by the series and we had no option but to change it and we received a 2-lap penalty. I had to adjust my race and had to let everyone pass because of the blue and yellow flag. I worked on trying to get my rhythm throughout the race and that was the best we could do,” Binder explained.