Portland, Oregon (September 4, 2022) – Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) wrapped up the 2022 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires this weekend in a dominating performance during the tripleheader Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Portland. JHR brought home two wins plus two more podiums, two pole positions, and won the Indy Pro 2000 Team Championship. Reece Gold claimed second in Round 16, along with capturing the two final wins of the season to finish second in the driver’s championship. Enaam Ahmed took third and two Top-5’s to move up the standings to finish third in the driver’s championship.

The final weekend of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship began with two test sessions followed by practice on Thursday on the 12-turn, 1.964-mile road course located at Portland International Raceway. Gold driving the No.55 The Ticket Clinic entry came out strong finishing fastest overall during both qualifying sessions and practice. Ahmed driving the No.47 Clear Capital Markets entry had a successful run finishing third quickest overall during the test and fourth in practice.

Qualifying kicked off the Friday morning for Round 16. Gold narrowly missed the pole and would take the second starting position. Ahmed qualified fifth.

The Indy Pro 2000 Championship returned to the track later that day for the first of the tripleheader event with Round 16. The 30-lap event would go caution free. Gold, who started second, maintained his position throughout the race to finish second and earn the fastest lap of the race. Ahmed was able to make his way forward after starting fifth to finish on the podium in third, earning his fifth podium of the season.

Friday concluded with Round 17.  Gold would start from the pole and Ahmed started fifth. The race would once again go caution free during the 22-laps. Gold dominated the race to take the win while Ahmed finished just off the podium in fourth.

The weekend concluded Saturday with the season finale race. Gold once again started from the pole, while Ahmed started fifth. For the third race in a row, there were no cautions. JHR’s Gold once again came out victorious winning the final race, his fourth win of the season. Ahmed missed the podium to finish a strong fourth.

After 18 rounds, Gold finished second in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, while Ahmed was able to move up to finish third. JHR was awarded their sixth team Indy Pro 2000 Championship since joining the series back in 2009.

“I am beyond proud of what we were able to accomplish the season as a team,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “To win our sixth team championship and finish second and third in the driver’s championship would not have been possible with out all of the hard work from the crew and drivers. Everyone worked so well together each weekend, and even when we didn’t get the results we wanted, we still managed to stay focused and look forward. To finish off the year with two wins and two more podiums was amazing for all of us at JHR. Both Reece and Enaam did an incredible job. I want to congratulate them on their second and third place finishes in the driver’s championship, as it was well deserved after all their efforts this year. I want to thank all of the crew, Reece and Enaam, and all of the wonderful sponsors and supporters for their confidence and dedication to our program.”

Reece Gold: “It was an amazing weekend here in Portland to close off the season. Two poles, a podium, and two wins. Thank you to everyone at Juncos Hollinger Racing, they gave me a great car and thank you to everyone at The Ticket Clinic. We also clinched second place in the championship, so I am really happy with that.”

Enaam Ahmed: “It was a great way to end the year. To finish third in the championship I would like to really thank Juncos Hollinger Racing, they have been a fantastic part of my career. I am so lucky and grateful to drive for them. Ricardo has been fantastic all year and they are one of the best teams I have ever raced for.”