Sebastian Saavedra joined Firestone Indy Lights in 2009 with AFS Racing / Andretti Autosport before moving to second-year team Bryan Herta Autosport for the 2010 season. He won from the pole at Iowa Speedway in June 2010.
He made his Verizon IndyCar Series debut with Bryan Herta Autosport in the 2010 Indianapolis 500, becoming the first driver born in the 1990s to compete in the Indy 500 and the third from Colombia (Roberto Guerrero and Juan Pablo Montoya). He also ran in the season finale at Homestead-Miami that year.
He competed the 2011 IndyCar Series season with Conquest Racing and finished a career-best 11th at the race in Brazil after starting 23rd. Saavedra returned to Firestone Indy Lights in 2012 with AFS Racing / Andretti Autosport, finishing fourth in the championship. He joined Dragon Racing for the 2013 Verizon IndyCar Series season and drove for AFS KVAFS Racing in 2014.
Juncos Racing is a championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team currently running in Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires.
Juncos Racing was established by Ricardo Juncos in 1997 as a small formula car race program based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. After times became financially tough, Juncos relocated to the United States in 2002 where he worked as a mechanic for a small karting team based in Florida. Juncos was then able to open the doors to his own shop and run in karting series throughout the United States.
In 2009, Juncos Racing entered in the former Star Mazda Championship (now the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires), where the team had great success in its maiden season, finishing second in the driver's championship and third in the team championship. The following year, the team captured its first championship in the series with Indiana native Conor Daly. Fast forward to 2015, where Juncos Racing had its most successful season capturing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver's championship with current Verizon Indy Car Series driver Spencer Pigot and also claiming the Pro Mazda team championship.
The mission of Juncos Racing is to develop young drivers from around the world into the next level of their racing careers through the Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel, but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the race car. Drivers who have participated in the program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Connor De Phillippi, Chase Austin, Kyle Kaiser, Nicolas Dapero and Spencer Pigot.
In 2017, Juncos Racing announced their purchase of equipment and will enter the 101st Running of the Indianapolis 500.
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