Robert Megennis
Robert  Megennis
Juncos Racing
9 USA
9
Robert Megennis
rank
5
Career stats
Mazda Road To Indy
Total Poles
1
Race Wins
1
Birthday
Mar 5, 2000
Website rkmracing.com/
Hometown
New York, NY
Residence
New York, NY

Education: Homeschooled

Hobbies: Fencing, Korean food, volunteering, sim time, karting/coaching

Racing Goal: To win the Verizon IndyCar Series or Formula 1 championship

Racing Heroes: Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell and Anders Krohn

Fitness: Sessions with my personal trainer, mountain biking and fencing

Interesting Note: I have never spent a day in school.

Snapshot: I’m a pretty busy 17-year-old who lives and breathes racing everyday. As well as racing, I’m a competitive saber fencer. When I’m not at the race track you’ll find me at late-night fencing practices in the gym or, of course, doing homework.

CAREER STATS

YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
YEAR SERIES STARTS WINS POLES** TOP 5 TOP 10 LAPS LED RAF
2018 Pro Mazda 16 0 0 7 12 0 12
2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 14 1 1 4 9 24 11
2017 Pro Mazda 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 16 0 0 5 13 0 16

RAF = Running at Finish

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First Start
March 12, 2016 (St. Petersburg)
First Win
March 11, 2017 (St. Petersburg)
First Pole
March 10, 2017 (St. Petersburg)

Robert's Road To Indy

  • 2017
    • Finished sixth in his sophomore Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season
    • Took the first victory of the year at St. Petersburg, Fla. from pole position, his first win in the series
    • Earned eight top-seven finishes in 16 races
    • Made his Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debut at the Watkins Glen season finale
    • Made his debut in the MRF Challenge Formula 2000 series, racing in the Middle East and India, with six top-10 finishes in 12 races
  • 2016
    • Finished sixth in his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season
    • Earned Rookie of the Year honors and the season-long Tilton Hard Charger Award
    • Was top American in points with two podiums (including a third-place finish at his first race in St. Petersburg) and 12 top-eight tallies
  • 2015
    • Finished eighth in the F1600 Championship Series in his first year of racing cars driving for Team Pelfrey with eight podiums, one pole position and two fastest laps
  • 2014
    • Won the Northeast Rotax Max Challenge series by 70 points, with podium finishes in all 11 races
    • Contested the Rotax Pan American Challenge, the Florida Winter Tour and the U.S. Grand Nationals
    • Completed a one-day Skip Barber class at Lime Rock and a three-day class at Road Atlanta
  • 2013
    • Finished second in the Northeast Rotax Max Challenge series
  • 2012
    • Finished second in the Oakland Valley Race Park Rotax Junior Club championship
  • 2011
    • Began racing Rotax junior karts
  • Early Years
    • Began karting at indoor tracks in New York in 2009 and 2010.
Juncos Racing

Championship-winning Mazda Road to Indy team Juncos Racing made its Verizon IndyCar Series debut in 2017, fielding two cars in the Indianapolis 500.

The team 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.

Juncos Racing also captured the 2017 Pro Mazda and Indy Lights championships, as the only team to win both series in the same year in the Mazda Road to Indy history.

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.

Team Website juncosracing.com