Will Owen will join Juncos Racing for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season.
Owen, 19, of Castle Rock, Colo., competed in the 2014 USF2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, earning a victory on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course among four top-10 finishes in the 14 races.
“I couldn’t be happier right now because of this new deal with Juncos Racing,” Owen said. “I went into my test with Juncos with an open mind because I was not sure what the outcome would be, but it could not have gone any better and both the team and I learned that we were a good fit for each other. The opportunity to be with a championship-winning team does not happen all the time, so I am beyond excited to see what we can achieve together in the future. Everyone involved in Juncos, from the mechanics to the coaches, share the goal of winning and they were very helpful in my test. I truly believe that I will be able to take my driving and results to the next level because of the team’s resources, experience, and passion."
Owen began competing in karts in 2010 and in 2013 he claimed three wins and eight podiums while running in Formula Mazda with Texas Autosports.
“We took notice of Will when he won the Indianapolis Grand Prix in May,” team owner Ricardo Juncos said. “His steady but solid performances in the USF2000 series proved that he possessed both the maturity and pace to make the move to Pro Mazda. Will integrated with the team incredibly well in his two-day evaluation test, and we are looking forward to seeing him succeed in this upcoming season.”
Earlier this week, Juncos Racing announced that José Gutiérrez will return for his second Pro Mazda season with the team.