Juncos Racing announced that Palo Alto Networks driver Robert Megennis will join their 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires driver line-up, joining recently announced USF2000 championship runner-up Rinus VeeKay with the reigning series champions.
Megennis, a New York native, moves up to the Pro Mazda series after a two-year run in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. He finished the 2017 season with one pole and one win, both coming at the season opener on the streets of St. Petersburg. Megennis first joined the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system in 2016, where he took home Rookie of the Year honors and received the Tilton Hard Charger award.
“I’m very excited to be joining Juncos Racing for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship,” Megennis said. “We had a great Chris Griffis test, where we led sessions on both days. I have a lot of confidence in Juncos’ ability to not only give me the fastest car on the grid but also to help me become a better all around driver. The team has proven itself in every series it’s contested, and I’m confident that we will perform with the new PM-18. I’m looking forward to a great upcoming year. I can’t thank Juncos Racing and Palo Alto Networks enough for this amazing opportunity. Go Green!”
Team Owner Ricardo Juncos added: “After what Rob showed us at the Chris Griffis Test this past October, I am thrilled to add him to our Pro Mazda driver line-up. This test really tests a driver since everyone is watching, unlike most other tests when you are there without the pressure of others. Rob ran into some electrical issues the first day of the test, but that did not stop him from putting up the fastest time in the last session and he came back the next day and did it again.
“After seeing how he performed under this type of pressure I am very confident he will have a great year in the Pro Mazda series. I want to thank Rob, his family and Palo Alto Networks for their commitment to our team and I look forward to a solid year with Rob in the Pro Mazda championship.”