Plymouth, Wisconsin (June 23, 2019) – Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay captured his third win and earned his third pole of the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship this weekend at Road America. VeeKay claimed both poles for the double header event and went on to win Race 2.

Juncos Racing came out strong for the first and only practice session on the 4.014 mile, 14-Turn road course with Rinus VeeKay (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) setting the fastest time in the No. 21 Mazda/Jumbo/Juncos Racing car. Dalton Kellett (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) driving the No. 67 K-Line Insulators USA Inc./Juncos Racing car finished the session fifth.

VeeKay continued his dominance of the Indy Lights field claiming both poles for the double header event. Kellett qualified fifth for Race 1 and sixth for Race 2.

The first race of the weekend kicked off under sunny skies and warm temperatures. VeeKay, who started from the pole, went off track briefly on the first lap. He was able to recover and continue on in the lead, but was penalized and was forced to make a drive through ending his chances of a podium finish. VeeKay pushed through the remaining laps posting the fastest lap of the race and went on to finish seventh, only 16 seconds off from the leader. Kellett finished eighth.

Juncos Racing regained their focus for the final round of the weekend. VeeKay would again start from the pole and outpace to field from the start, leading every lap and posting the fastest lap of the race. VeeKay claimed his third win of the season, finishing over 12 seconds ahead of second place. Kellett finished seventh.

VeeKay currently sits second in the very tight championship after nine rounds, only three points out of the lead.

“The speed was amazing this weekend,” said VeeKay. “Sweeping qualifying and also dominating Race 2 was amazing for us. A bit of a shame what happened in the first race, but I definitely learned and showed great speed for that race!”

Although Kellett did not get the results hoped for, he showed great pace in both qualifying sessions.

“The race results weren’t what we wanted at Road America,” said Kellett. “That being said, I was happy with the progress we made in qualifying and our pace later in the race was promising. We need to find a bit more on cold tires and we will be right there. The next Indy Lights round is my hometown race! I can’t wait to be in front of the home crowd in Toronto, it’s going to be lots of fun and great racing!”

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are very happy to finish off the weekend at Road America with a win. VeeKay had a very strong start finishing fastest overall in practice and then going on to take both poles for the weekend. It was unfortunate that he was not able to get the finish he deserved after showing what great pace he had in the first race, but he was able to refocus and dominate the second race for the win. Kellett continues to improve his pace and had two good qualifying runs and made some great moves during both races. We will work hard the next few weeks to prepare for Toronto where we have had a lot of success in the past and will look to close the gap for the championship lead.”