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Spencer Pigot & Ben Devlin Join Prototype Team
January 6, 2016
IRVINE, Calif. (January 6, 2016) - Mazda Motorsports has two categories of driver development programs that support drivers on their way to the top of North American auto racing. The Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24) is a ladder system for sports car racers while the similar Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI) provides driver scholarships in the open-wheel ranks. For the Rolex 24 at Daytona, those two categories come together as Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot will join the Mazda Prototype team. Veteran sports car racer Ben Devlin will also join the team for the third consecutive year at Daytona.
The 22-year-old Pigot is the first driver to ever win four Mazda development scholarships as he climbed from grassroots racing to the top of the open-wheel ladder. He will join the Mazda Prototype No. 55 team at Daytona, pairing with full-season drivers Jonathan Bomarito and Tristan Nunez. Following several lower-level championships with Mazda backing, Pigot won the Pro Mazda championship in 2014. The title earned him the scholarship to progress up to Indy Lights in 2015, where he won six races and the championship in his rookie season. With the Indy Lights championship, Pigot earned the $1 million Mazda scholarship, entitling him to three IndyCar races, including the historical 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team. “The Mazda Road to Indy has been very important to my development as a driver,” said Pigot. “The cars within the ladder system train you to compete at the top levels of motorsport. Because I had done a full season with the Indy Lights car with Mazda turbo power, I was able to get comfortable with the power and downforce of the Prototype pretty quickly. Driving in the Daytona 24 Hours is a new experience for me which I'm very excited about. Mazda have been a huge part of my career and I can't thank them enough for the opportunity to drive in the Rolex 24.”
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to Prepare Entry for 2015 Indy Lights Champion Pigot in Three Events in 2016 Including the Indy 500
October 20, 2015
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team will prepare an entry for 2015 Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot in three Verizon IndyCar Series events in 2016 with the intent to add more. Sponsorship details for events at St. Petersburg, Fla., the Grand Prix of Indianapolis and the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 will be announced at a later date.
Orlando, Florida native Pigot, 22, earned back to back championships the past two seasons. In 2014 he won the Pro Mazda championship with six wins, five poles and seven podium finishes as well as the Winterfest Championship. In 2015 he earned six wins, four poles and 10 podium finishes en route to the Indy Lights Series title. Both seasons were with Juncos Racing. Pigot drove an Indy car for the first time at a one-day test at Sonoma Raceway in August with Team Penske.
Spencer Pigot Dominates Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to Capture 2015 Indy Lights Championship
September 21, 2015
The final weekend of the 2015 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires proved to be one of the most intense battles in the Mazda Road to Indy championships this season. Rookie Spencer Pigot delivered Juncos Racing their first Indy Lights championship by winning both Rounds 15 and 16 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this past weekend. Teammate and fellow rookie Kyle Kaiser picked up his highest finish of the season taking second in Round 15.
The weekend at Mazda Raceway began with two test sessions, followed by two practice sessions on the 2.238 mile, 11-Turn road course. Kyle Kaiser (Santa Clara, California) topped the charts for both test sessions along with the first practice session. Juncos Racing then went on to show the strongest qualifying efforts by any team on Saturday morning, with Kaiser taking the second starting position and Pigot qualifying third.
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