PRO MAZDA: Grist Signs With Juncos Racing For 2015 Pro Mazda Slate

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Juncos Racing announced on Friday that Garett Grist will join the team for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

Grist, 19, is the fourth and final driver to commit to the 2014 Pro Mazda Championship winning team.

The Canadian returns to the Pro Mazda Championship after completing an impressive rookie season in 2014, recording three poles and three wins with Andretti Autosport. Grist made his first run with Juncos Racing at the 2014 Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“I am very excited to be joining Juncos Racing for the 2015 season,” said Grist. “I see it as a great opportunity for me to develop to a higher level. The team and I share the goal of winning the championship. It will be great to have a second year in the class; so far in cars I’ve been a rookie every season. I’d also like to thank everyone at Andretti Autosport for a great few years. I learned a ton and had a great time doing it.”

Ricardo Juncos, Juncos Racing Team President, is thrilled to add Grist and his accomplishments in the Mazda Road to Indy series to the Juncos driver line-up and looks forward to adding to his already strong résumé in the 2015 Pro Mazda season.

“Garett proved that he could win races in 2014, not only once but three times,” said Juncos. “On paper he is one of the strongest returning drivers which is why we have secured him for our final seat. Just as we did in 2014 we have two promising rookie drivers and two proven returning veterans. Given the promising testing we have had so far we expect to have an even more dominate 2015 than we did in 2014.”

“Every aspect of our team has been added to and strengthened for 2015. We have expanded our staff, R&D, testing programs, and our Juncos Driver Development Program. Having Garett as part of our program is the icing on the cake, we look forward to adding more race victories to his already impressive résumé.”

Grist made his first run in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system in 2013, claiming one win and three podiums to finish third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, garnering Rookie of the Year honors before moving up to Pro Mazda last year with Andretti Autosport.

CREDIT: Indy Lights

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