Plymouth, Wisconsin (June 21, 2021) – Juncos Racing took home one Top-5 finish this past weekend during the Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER. Toby Sowery took fifth in Round 9 of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship while Sting Ray Robb took eighth. Round 10 proved to be a tough run for the Juncos Racing line-up with contact forcing Sowery out during lap-2 and Sting Ray Robb finishing ninth.

The sixth weekend of the 2021 Indy Lights Championship kicked off with two test sessions Thursday on the 4.014-mile, 14-Turn road course at Road America located just outside Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Sowery driving the No. 51 Juncos Racing entry finished the day sixth overall, followed by Sting Ray Robb driving the No. 2 Road To Indy scholarship car finished 10th.

The Indy Lights series returned to the track Friday morning for a 45-minute practice session before qualifying for Round 9.  Later that afternoon Sowery qualified sixth for Round 9 and Sting Ray Robb took the seventh starting position.

Saturday morning began with the final qualifying session of the weekend. Sowery qualified eighth, while Sting Ray Robb qualified 10th for Round 10.

Juncos Racing looked to bounce back during the 20-lap race that afternoon. Once the green flag waved for Round 9 many battles for positions in the top of the field shifted the original starting lineup. Sowery, who started sixth, made his way all the way to the front of the field during the first lap and would lead the first two laps of the race. Both Sowery and Sting Ray Robb were the only two cars among the field to run old tires, which unfortunately caused them to be to not be  as competitive against other drivers running new tires. Sowery dropped back to finish fifth and Sting Ray Robb finished eighth.

Round 10 concluded the week at Road America early Sunday morning. The Juncos Racing duo was unable to get the break they were looking after Sowery made contact during the first lap, forcing him to end his day. Sting Ray Robb, who started 10th, gained one spot to finish ninth.

After 10 rounds Sowery sits fourth in the Indy Lights Championship while Sting Ray Robb sits 10th with 10 more races to go.

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “This was overall a tough weekend for the team. We had the speed with both Toby and Sting Ray but could not translate the results on track. Both drivers had some incredible passes and Toby put the Juncos Racing out front for the lead for this first time this season, so that was a great positive and we will build off of that going into the second half of the season. The entire team has been working so hard together to build back our Indy Lights team this season, and I want to thank them for what we have been able to accomplish. We will move forward from this weekend as we get ready for Mid-Ohio next week.”

Sting Ray Robb: “We had high hopes and expectations for the Grand Prix at Road America.  Guess those weren’t meant to be this weekend.  I was able to battle for a bit but just didn’t have the speed to hold the positions.  Praise the Lord we finished shiny side up, so we’ll go back and regroup. We will be back fighting at Mid-Ohio in a couple of weeks.”

Toby Sowery: “Road America wasn’t the weekend we saw ourselves having when entering the event. We felt and looked strong during the practice day we had. Over the course of the weekend we had a lot of difficulties which weren’t down to the team or myself and that really set the vibe of the weekend. We managed to piece together a clean race 1 and score a 5th place which all in all wasn’t a bad result considering. However, race 2 ending in contact from behind wasn’t what we needed, especially as everyone in the team worked so hard to improve the car. It’s going to be important to bounce back at Mid-Ohio!”