Brownsburg, IN (December 26, 2012) – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce Lee Dykstra will join the team as Race Engineer for the 2013 Firestone Indy Lights season. Dykstra’s successful background will provide a high level of knowledge and experience to Juncos Racing’s second season in the Firestone Indy Lights series.

Lee Dykstra, former Race Engineer to IZOD INDYCAR drivers James Hinchcliffe, Raphael Matos, and Graham Rahal, brings a high level of experience to the growing team. During Dykstra’s previous five seasons as Race Engineer he helped claim a championship, three runner-up championships, 17 wins and 14 poles within the Firestone Indy Lights and Champ Car Atlantic series. Dykstra’s extensive resume also includes Director of Technology in Champcar World Series, President to Special Chassis Inc., and President of Dekon Engineering.

“Juncos Racing is a young, vibrant team,” said Dykstra. “I am looking forward to working with them and bringing my experience to their Indy Lights team, the final step in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series to INDYCAR for aspiring drivers from around the world.”

Ricardo Juncos, Team Owner, is excited for the opportunity to work with Dykstra and looks forward to contending for race wins and the championship. Juncos Racing will compete in their second Firestone Indy Lights season along with their fifth season in the Pro Mazda Championship (formally known as the Star Mazda Championship).

“I’m extremely happy to have an Indy Lights engineer and a person with so much experience in motor-racing as Lee Dykstra,” said Juncos. “All I have is positive words to describe Lee and all of the achievements he has made as an engineer and race car designer through his racing career. I’m so proud that Juncos Racing, as a new team this past season in the Indy Lights series will have the privilege to work with Lee. He is the piece of the puzzle that I have been looking for to have a very competitive Indy Lights team. I don’t have any doubt we will be on top of the list in the 2013 season.”

James Hinchcliffe, IZOD INDYCAR driver, finished second in the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights Championship with Race Engineer Lee Dykstra.

“Lee will be a great addition to the Juncos Racing team,” said Hinchcliffe. “I have worked with Lee during two different seasons and he is without a doubt one of the strongest engineers I have worked with. His desire to win is as strong as any driver I’ve met and he will be a great asset to the team.”

Raphael Matos, IZOD INDYCAR driver and 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Champion, won six of the twelve races in the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Championship while working with Dykstra.

“Lee has been a good friend and mentor for me,” said Matos. “I drove one of the best cars of my life in 2007 when we won the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Championship together. We won six out of twelve races that season. He has the experience and right specialty for street courses.”

About Juncos Racing: Juncos Racing is based in Brownsburg, Indiana, U.S.A. just outside the “racing capital of the world,” Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1997 Ricardo Juncos, Team Owner, established Juncos Racing, a full-service Formula Racing Team, based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For five years Juncos Racing competed in various National Championships throughout South America and eventually made their way to the United States, opening the doors in 2003 to their first karting shop based in Miami, Florida. During the next few years Juncos Racing captured 19 Local, Regional, and National karting Titles. Juncos Racing entered into the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear in 2009 and claimed their first championship in the 2010 Star Mazda Championship with driver Connor Daly. During the 2012 season Juncos Racing entered into the Firestone Indy Lights series for and finished their fourth season in the Star Mazda Championship. For more information, please visit



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