Conor Daly to Compete with Juncos Racing in 2010 Season VERO BEACH, Fla., March 5, 2010 - Conor Daly has announced his plans to compete with Juncos Racing in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. After topping the time...
Conor Daly to Compete with Juncos Racing in 2010 Season
VERO BEACH, Fla., March 5, 2010 - Conor Daly has announced his plans to compete with Juncos Racing in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear. After topping the time sheets at the first official series test in Sebring at the end of January with the fastest overall time of 2:00.588, the 18-year-old is more than ready to return to the Championship this season where he will race his lucky #22 car in Juncos Racing colors.
"I am just thrilled to finally get our 2010 season plans confirmed," said Daly. "This has been a difficult winter trying to piece everything together. I had a great three-day test with Juncos Racing in January, and I want to thank them for being so patient while we worked with sponsors and investors. This will be the first time that I have returned to a series, and I personally feel better prepared for this racing season than any time in the past. I have never seen a team so dedicated to success, and I very much look forward to the first race in Sebring."
Daly represented the MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development program in both 2008 when he won the Skip Barber National Championship and in 2009 when he finished an impressive third overall in the Star Mazda Championship with 416 points, just behind Adam Christodoulou of JDC Motorsports and Peter Dempsey of Juncos Racing. Now, the son of racing legend Derek Daly is set to try to claim the Star Mazda Championship title in 2010 with Juncos Racing as he continues his journey on the "Road to Indy."
"I'm very happy that Conor was able to get all the sponsors and investors committed for the 2010 season," said Team Owner Ricardo Juncos. "It seems like we finally have 100 percent of everything lined up for this year's Championship. It is great for us to have Conor on our team this season. It will be both Conor's and our team's second year in the Star Mazda Championship this season, and we are definitely ready to start working and applying what we achieved last year in 2010.
"At the Sebring official test in January, we could see that Conor matched perfectly with the team. I'm really confident with him; he's very professional, determined and committed to winning. I can tell that he and Juncos are going to be a really good combination."
With what seems to be the right mix of knowledge, dedication and passion, Daly and Juncos Racing are ready to pursue the 2010 Championship title they are both craving. Daly, along with new teammate Tatiana Calderon, will represent Juncos Racing in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship beginning with the season-opener at the Sebring International Raceway on March 19. For more information, go to www.juncosracing.com or www.starmazda.com.
-source: juncos racing