Lexington, Ohio (October 5, 2021) – Juncos Hollinger Racing rookie Sting Ray Robb picked up his best finish in the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season, taking fifth in Round 19 of the VP Racing Fuels Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.

The Indy Lights doubleheader finale on the 2.258 13-turn road course kicked off Friday with one practice session. The Juncos Hollinger Racing duo made up of rookies Sting Ray Robb driving the No. 2 Road to Indy scholarship entry and Rasmus Lindh driving the No. 51 SKF entry started the weekend off strong putting both cars in the Top-3 on the lap charts.

 

The team looked to carry the strong momentum in qualifying for Round 19 the following morning. Sting Ray Robb laid down the third fastest lap, before spinning during the final lap of the timed session. He would be forced to lose his fastest lap by causing a red flag during qualifying, moving back to the seventh position for the first of two races. Lindh was on his fastest lap during the final lap but would have to settle for ninth due to the red flag coming out.

The field returned to the track that afternoon under sunny conditions for Round 19. Due to no push to passing allowed for both races, the Indy Lights series would see few passes made in the 30-lap caution-free race. However, during the opening lap Sting Ray Robb was able to overtake two cars moving up to the fifth position. Sting Ray Robb would remain there and take home his best finish in his first season in the Indy Lights Championship. Lindh settled for 10th.

The final qualifying session kicked off Sunday morning under extremely wet conditions. Multiple red flags came out, leaving cars little time to lay down their fastest laps. Lindh would take the seventh starting position, followed by Sting Ray Robb in eighth.

The wet conditions continued for the final round of the 2021 Indy Lights Championship that afternoon. Both Juncos Hollinger Racing cars had a great start, despite the wet conditions moving up two spots together before the first yellow came out. Once the race returned to green Sting Ray Robb battled for fourth for multiple laps. Teammate Lindh had a great run, before spinning on Lap-9, losing a couple of positions, but was able to continue without losing a lap. Sting Ray Robb continued his battle for the Top-5, before spinning the following lap. Sting Ray would go on to finish seventh and Lindh in eighth.

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “This season we faced many highs and lows as we built back our Indy Lights team, but I am pleased with what we were able to accomplish together. Everyone worked hard to give the drivers the best cars, but with little testing, before the season began, we were up against a lot going into this year. Despite the setbacks we experienced, the team continued to focus and worked hard each session. This weekend at Mid-Ohio Sting Ray Robb really showed how much he has grown by putting on his best performance this season by his amazing qualifying effort for the first race and then going on to earn a season-best finish. I am very proud of his commitment and the work he put into each time on track and know he will continue to grow into a successful driver. I want to thank Sting Ray Robb, his family, and all of his sponsors and supporters for believing in our team and continuing their commitment.”

“Rasmus did an excellent job in these final three events, even though he did not get the results we hoped for,” said Juncos. “He provided incredible feedback, that helped us improve as a team so much this past month. Rasmus was up against a lot coming back to the Indy Lights series, after not being in the car for more than a year and a half, but was able to show what a confident and strong driver he is by being up against a field that has been on track all year. I want to thank Rasmus, his family, and sponsors for giving us the opportunity to bring him back on board to finish off the 2021 year.”

Sting Ray Robb: “Final weekend of the year, and rolling off of the truck, we were looking good. The team had a really good pace in the dry and we could’ve had some really good results in Race 1 if not for a small mistake on my end. I’m happy going from 7th to 5th. Race 2 was exciting in the rain and I was glad to survive the slip-n-slide of Mid Ohio. Thanks team for all of your hard work and perseverance this year; it was not easy and we weren’t properly rewarded for our efforts, but I’m proud to have shared the journey with you. To all the friends, family, and fans that came out this year and supported us from back home, thank you!”

Rasmus Lindh: “We had a really good pace in the dry this weekend. We started off with both cars in the Top-3! In qualifying the red flag stopped us from getting both cars again in the Top-3. Overall I am really happy with the progress we made and a big thank you to Juncos Hollinger Racing for their support!”