Indianapolis, Indiana (May 17, 2021) – Toby Sowery delivered Juncos Racing their first two podium finishes of the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship in Rounds 5 and 6 of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Sowery earned his first podium of the year Friday taking third in Round 5 and narrowly missed his first win, claiming second in a thrilling Round 6.

The third weekend of the 2021 Indy Lights season began with two test sessions, followed by one practice on the 2.439 mile, 14-Turn road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. After a tough weekend during Rounds 3 and 4 on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida the Juncos Racing duo of Toby Sowery driving the No. 51 car and Sting Ray Robb driving the No. 2 Road to Indy scholarship car looked to overcome and move forward. Sowery ended the practice session second overall while Sting Ray Robb finished eighth.

Friday morning kicked off with qualifying for Round 5. Sowery continued his strong run, earning a front-row starting position, qualifying second. Sting Ray Robb went on to qualify eighth.

That afternoon the field returned to the track for Round 5. The 30-lap race finished caution-free. Sowery went on to deliver Juncos Racing their first podium finish of the season, claiming third. Sting Ray Robb finished ninth.

The final morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began with qualifying for Round 6. Sowery took the third starting position, while Sting Ray Robb improved his qualifying to fifth.

Just a few short hours later the Indy Lights field returned to the track for the final race of the weekend. Sowery, who started third, moved up to second within the first lap. Sowery stalked the leader for the entire race, before making his move on the final lap. Both cars sped to the finish line, giving fans one of the most thrilling races of the season as the checkered flag waved and both cars separated by 0.0283 seconds. Sowery claimed his best finish of the season taking second. Sting Ray Robb had a difficult run after going off track in Turn-1 during the race, costing him four positions, and would go on to finish 10th.

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We knew going into the 2021 season we would have an uphill battle, as we have completely rebuilt our Indy Lights team and had little testing time going into the first event. After we struggled during the first few events, we returned to Indy and regrouped as a team. I am so proud of what we were able to accomplish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Leaving with two podiums, one which was almost a win is exactly what momentum we needed as we head into the rest of the season. Everyone from the crew and drivers did a fantastic job working together. I want to congratulate Toby on his first two podiums this year. He did an incredible job putting everything he had behind the wheel. Sting Ray Robb did a great job as well, despite not getting the finished we hoped for. We will continue to work hard and I am confident he will continue to develop his craft behind the wheel as the year progresses. We have some testing coming up, which will help us prepare for a busy month on track in June. I want to thank everyone on the crew for their continued hard work and effort they put into each day at the shop and on track. I also want to thank the drivers, their families, sponsors and supporters for their confidence in our program.”

The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship continues next month with Rounds 7 and 8 June 12-13th at The Raceway Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan.

Sting Ray Robb: “Well that Indy GP wasn’t what I hoped for. I continued my education in the school of hard knocks!  Had a fairly good qualifying position starting 5th but took an off-track excursion defending into Turn 1 which cost me 4 positions.  Was able to get back on track but lacked the speed to make any moves.  Shout out to the Juncos crew for always working hard and as always, Glory goes to God for the opportunity to be here. So more lessons learned, onward and upward! See you all at the Grand Prix of Detroit!”

Toby Sowery: ‘It was really important for us to bounce back strong after St.Pete and we managed that very well. Coming away with two podiums is always a successful weekend but to also miss out on a win by such a small margin shows how well we turned things around.”