Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires
|Mar 29-30||Streets of St. Petersburg||w/ IndyCar|
|Apr 26-27||Barber Motorsports Park||w/ IndyCar|
|May 9-10||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||w/ IndyCar|
|Jun 28-29||Streets of
|Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||w/ IndyCar|
Blog Post: We Did It-Pro Mazda Champions!
August 28, 2014
There are so many words that can describe the last Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires weekend. Intense, dramatic, chaotic, unbelievable, amazing, etc. It really was a weekend no one could have predicted. In the end we came out on top. I won the 2014 Pro Mazda Driver's Championship and we won the Team Championship for Juncos Racing. It wasn't as easy as it sounds...
I hadn't been to Sonoma Raceway before so I was really looking forward to it, I had been told by many drivers that it was a great track. After the first practice session on Thursday I could agree with them. Lots of elevation changes, blind corners, high speed and low speed sections. It has a little bit of everything which is what you want in a road course. Practice went well, I was 2nd in both sessions. We made a few changes and we were right up at the front again in the final practice session on Friday morning. Qualifying was close. The second and third flying laps were the ones you had to get the most out of, that's when you had optimum grip from the Cooper Tires. I came up just short of pole position by less than a tenth to my championship rival Scott Hargrove. Going into race one I had a 19-point lead in the championship. I didn't need to take any big risks but we knew if I could win race one it would be a much more relaxing finale on Saturday.
Mission Accomplished as Spencer Pigot Clinches Pro Mazda Championship
August 27, 2014
After riding an emotional roller-coaster of epic proportions during last weekend's final two rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Sonoma Raceway, Spencer Pigot emerged as a deserving series champion on Saturday.
The 20-year-old from Orlando, Fla., received by far the loudest ovation during the following evening's season-closing banquet which featured almost 300 guests representing all three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy - USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights - when he walked to the stage to accept the champion's trophy and a check for almost $590,000 from Mazda's Director of Motorsports, John Doonan, to assist in graduation to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2015.
Blog Post: Nearing the End
August 20, 2014
We're heading into the final two rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship this weekend in Sonoma, CA. So far it's been a great season. We have had our share of disappointing races but we've had more ups than downs and I'm leading the championship by 18 points. I've been traveling a lot, racing the past three weekends in a row. Two in Pro Mazda and one in the Porsche GT3 Cup Canada.
A few weeks ago we were at Mid-Ohio which ended up being one of those disappointing weekends. It started out really well, I was fastest in the two practice sessions and led most of qualifying. Mid-Ohio is a tough place to pass so qualifying was extremely important. Everyone knew that so almost every team selected to run two new sets of tires in qualifying instead of saving one for a race like we usually do. On the first set I was fastest but towards the end we all put on the second set. Unfortunately on my first few laps I caught traffic and then a red flag came out that ended the session early. It was so close I slipped back to 8th. In race one I gained a few places at the start and a few more during the race to finish 4th. I was running 4th again in race two until I made a mistake and went wide in turn one. I went off the track and rejoined in 7th. I was only able to make up one position to finish 6th. It was a shame not to even be on the podium after the pace we had in practice and the first half of qualifying. Overall it wasn't a horrible result, I only lost a few points in the championship that weekend.
Go To Media
Pro Madza Latest Results:
Pro Mazda Race #13-14 - Sonoma Raceway - Sonoma, CA
Qual - 2nd / Finish - 21st
Qual - 2nd / Finish - 5th
Pro Mazda Race #12 - Milwaukee Mile - Milwaukee, WI
Qual - 4th / Finish - 1st