Juncos Racing is welcoming Will Owen back to the family as the first driver signed for its expansion into IMSA’s Prototype class. The young American will drive the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, and returns to the team where he spent two successful Mazda Road To Indy seasons from 2015-2016.
“I am so happy to announce that I will be returning to Juncos Racing in 2019 to compete in the IMSA series,” said Owen.
“I have been dreaming of getting into a DPi car since I first saw them hit the track. The Cadillac DPi-V.R is one of the strongest race cars ever built, so it is an honor to have the opportunity to race it with Juncos against the best teams in the world. We will be head to head with some seriously talented drivers. In the past, the thought of that was intimidating, but thanks to the experience and coaching I have received in Europe, I feel prepared to take on this challenge. I’m sure this year will push me to the limits, but that is absolutely necessary on the journey to becoming a professional.”
Owen has concentrated on European prototype racing since his first foray with Juncos, and brings considerable experience to the program.
“We are thrilled to have Will Owen back with us for our maiden season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship,” said team owner Ricardo Juncos.
“Will brings valuable experience, having run in the ELMS championship the past two years, and finishing fourth and third in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We built a great relationship with him during his time with us in the Pro Mazda Championship, so we are looking forward to continuing our work with him for the 2019 season.”