WILL OWEN MOVES UP TO PRO MAZDA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH JUNCOS RACING IN 2015
Fort Worth, Texas – RIS – Will Owen announced today that he will graduate to the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires where he will compete with Juncos Racing during the 2015 season. After a successful rookie year in the USF2000 Championship in 2014, Owen will look to continue his climb up the Road to Indy ladder as he sets his goals of one day competing in IndyCar.
The 19-year-old driver had his first turn behind the wheel of a Juncos car last month during a two-day private test at MSR Houston, where he achieved his goal of impressing the 2014 Championship winning team and earning one of their coveted seats in the Pro Mazda Championship.
In 2014 Owen made a big impression within the IndyCar community after taking his first career victory at the Inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis, and also scored multiple Top-10s during his rookie year. The Denver native now resides in Fort Worth and is a full time student at Texas Christian University (TCU) where he is currently pursuit a Bachelors of Business Administration Finance.
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“The opportunity to run with Juncos is something that I couldn't pass up. Now I’m signed up with the top team in the Pro Mazda Championship and I am so excited. It is definitely the right time to move up to the next level and I am very confident of my ability to perform after driving with Juncos. I have realized, especially once I started at TCU, that hard work really does pay off. By myself though, I could not go anywhere so I have to thank everyone else that has been working hard to make this happen.
My dad and I have been on the phone everyday for the past couple of months setting up our next year of racing so again I can’t thank him enough for spending his busy time to help me. Speed Group has been very important for getting me to this point as well; their hard work has helped my dad and I immensely. I have to thank everyone else whether here in Texas or back home in Colorado for their support and interest as I continue to move up the Road to Indy ladder.
I cannot wait to get back in a car again, and I have big opportunities to improve my driving over the winter so I hope to start out strong next year. I cannot lose focus on school though, as it is equally as important as racing.”
President of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association, Inc. Worked with Mike Hollander since Tapsis, Compuserve, etc. and has posted to the website since the beginning. First Female photo-journalist to be given a garage and pit pass for the NASCAR garage, 1972 at Ontario Motor Speedway. One of first seven female writers, photographers given access to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway garage and pits in 1971. Past President of Greater Los Angeles Press Club, 1992-96, and first female editor of the 8-Ball publication for the Press Club