Indianapolis, Indiana (May 11, 2019) – Juncos Racing rookie Rinus VeeKay showcased one of his best performances since moving up the to Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. VeeKay took over the lead for the 2019 championship after scoring one podium, one pole, and capped off the weekend wining Race 2 of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis.

The third weekend of the 2019 Indy Lights Championship dealt with mainly cool, cloudy conditions at the 2.439 mile, 14-Turn road course located at one of the most famous circuits in the world, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Two test sessions followed by one practice session kicked off the weekend for the Indy Lights series.

Rookie Rinus VeeKay (Hooffdorp, Netherlands) narrowly missed the pole for Race 1 and settled for the second starting position. Teammate Dalton Kellett (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) qualified seventh.

The start of Race 1 did not go as planned for VeeKay in the No. 21 Mazda/Jumbo/Juncos Racing car as he fell back to fourth. VeeKay was able to fight his way back to a podium finish, taking second for the first round of the weekend. Kellett, driving the No. 67 K-Line Insulators USA Inc. car finished eighth.

Qualifying for Race 2 started off the final day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Indy Lights field. VeeKay went on to claim his first pole since moving up to the final step in the Road to Indy. Kellett qualified eighth.

Race 2 concluded the weekend. VeeKay, who started from the pole position, would remain in the lead for the entire 35 lap caution free race. The young rookie took home his second win of the season after putting over a 6.5 second gap between second place. Kellett finished seventh.

VeeKay now leads the 2019 Indy Lights championship after six rounds.

“I really enjoyed the weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said VeeKay. “We had a great weekend overall. After grabbing the pole in qualifying I was able to go on and lead the race from the start to finish. We even took back the championship lead! I want to thank Juncos Racing for the great car they gave me!”

Kellett currently sits ninth in the championship.

“It’s been a learning week for us here at Indianapolis,” said Kellett. “The results we had did not show the true potential of what we are capable of. We had great pace in the second race and were looking to have a good result unfortunately, we did not get the result we hoped for. The team did a great job all weekend and I am looking forward to getting back here in a week to start to prepare for the Freedom 100.”

The 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship continues May 23rd – 24th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Freedom 100. Live timing and scoring can be found at