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Callum Ilott Delivers Juncos Hollinger Racing Best Finish inNTT INDYCAR SERIES at GMR Grand Prix

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 14, 2022) –Callum Ilott earned his best finish since joining the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, along with delivering Juncos Hollinger Racing their best finish ever in the series taking eighth in the GMR Grand Prix today.

The two-day event at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway began with two practice sessions followed by qualifying on Friday. NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Ilott driving the No. 77 Racing for Children’s Chevrolet came out strong finishing the first practice session that morning in second. The temperatures began to heat up in the early afternoon, changing the track conditions for the final practice session before qualifying. Ilott finished the session in 19th.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES concluded Friday with qualifying. Ilott, who was in Group 2, easily made his way out of the first round taking fourth. During the second round, the Briton narrowly missed making it out, finishing seventh, just one spot away from the final round. Ilott once again delivered the team their best qualifying effort ever in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Saturday morning kicked off with a 30-minute warm-up session under warm sunny skies, where Ilott again proved his impressive speed finishing second overall. Conditions began to change over the next few hours, with a major threat of storms and rain.

After a short delay due to lightning, teams headed out to the grid under slightly rainy conditions. Once the green flag waved, fans were treated to a thrilling race involving multiple incidents, tire strategies, and how long the storms would hold off to get the 85-laps race in. Midway through the race Ilott made his way into the Top-5 running fourth before the rain began to steadily fall. JHR held off on putting Ilott on wet tires for as long as they could before pitting one final time. Ilott, came out of the pits running in 15th during one of the final cautions. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES then announced the race would become a timed race, rather than based off of making the complete 85 laps. Once the race returned to green, Ilott made his way up six positions within the first few turns to run ninth. During the final minutes Ilott was able to make his way up one more position, ultimately finishing the race in eighth. This eighth-place finish was not only Ilott’s best in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, but the best finish ever for JHR.

“It’s our best finish so far this year,” said Ilott. “It was a bit of an up-and-down race. We had to find our feet a little bit at the beginning. I managed to start making way through and had some good running in the mixed conditions. We were kind of a bit late on one of the calls to box for wets. We dropped a couple of places but managed to make a couple back. I couldn’t see anything at the end. It was more about survival and hanging on at that point. There was so much water and spray everywhere. For the team, for Juncos Hollinger, Chevy and our single-car team, a top-eight result is a big reward in this race. What an amazing result. Let’s try and get some more.”

“This was an incredible and wild day on track,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “Callum and the team did an amazing job during every session the past two days. We have really come together, and we have continued to build off the momentum we gain each time on track. After such an eventful race, it is truly amazing to walk away with a eighth-place finish. We have had great success running in the Road to Indy, so to see us here running with the leaders in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES is absolutely amazing.”

“I am extremely proud of everyone at JHR and Callum for what we were able to show and accomplish at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Brad Hollinger JHR Co-Owner. “We have continued to build off such a great momentum each time on track, which is remarkable for such a small team in such a short time. I cannot thank everyone enough for all of their hard work and effort they put into each day to make us better as a team. We were thrilled to again partner with Racing for Children’s and give them a great race to be a part of.” 

Racing for Children’s Donation Information:
Text “CURE” to 36413 to donate or visit racingforchildrens.org 

Callum Ilott Set for GMR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 12, 2022) –After an impressive run despite the overall finish at Barber Motorsports Park just two weeks ago, NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott is ready to be back on track this weekend for the GMR Grand Prix. Juncos Hollinger Racing looks to carry the strong momentum they gained into the second road course of the season at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
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The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is where it all began for Ilott last year when he turned in his first laps in the No. 77 JUNCOS HOLLINGER RACING Chevrolet during a private test in early September.

“I’m excited to start my month of May here in Indy for the GMR Grand Prix,” said Ilott. “I have a bit of experience of the road course as I conducted my first NTT INDYCAR SERIES test here towards the end of last year. Also coming off of the improvements we made last time in Barber, I’m excited to show what we can do with the Chevy Juncos Hollinger car.”JHR will carry the Racing for Children’s presented by Medical Properties Trust along the No. 77 livery, featuring the colorful handprints representing the children of RFC who battle cancer and blood disorders.

“We are thrilled to be back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Callum and representing Racing for Children’s on the No. 77 Chevrolet after a solid run at Barber,” said JHR Co-owner and Team Principal Ricardo Juncos. “We have come a long way in short amount of time and to see all of the hard work and effort by the team pay off was exactly what we needed heading into this month. We are also very proud to continue our partnership with Racing for Children’s and helping promote this wonderful organization in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.”

“After our test here at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway last year, I am really looking forward to seeing what we can do after all of the improvements we have made these past seven months” said JHR Co-Owner Brad Hollinger. “Callum and the team showed what we are capable of at Barber, so I am confident we have what it takes to be competitive again this weekend.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will kick off the weekend Friday with two practice sessions followed by qualifying late in the afternoon. Saturday the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will return to the track for a morning warm up session before the green flag waves that afternoon for the 85-laps of the GMR Grand Prix. 
Racing for Children’s Donation Information:
Text “CURE” to 36413 to donate or visit racingforchildrens.org 

Juncos Hollinger Racing at Barber Motorsports Park

Callum Ilott Finds Rhythm with Juncos Hollinger Racing at Barber Motorsports Park

Birmingham, Alabama (May 1, 2022) –NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott and Juncos Hollinger Racing made their presence known this weekend during the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst at Barber Motorsports Park. Despite a difficult turn of events during the race, the team earned its best qualifying position since joining the NTT INDYCAR SERIES along with Ilott putting the No. 77 Racing for Children’s Chevrolet at the top of the speed charts during the final practice session.

The fourth weekend of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES championship took place on the first road course of the season at Barber Motorsports Park. JHR came out strong Friday during both practice sessions with the No. 77 Racing for Children’s Chevrolet finishing inside the Top-10. Ilott and the team continued to build on their momentum during qualifying Saturday, making it into the Top-12 for the first time ever for JHR. Ilott delivered the team their best qualifying run, taking the 11th starting position.

Saturday afternoon teams returned to the track for the final practice session. Ilott went on to lay down the fastest lap during the session, putting the No. 77 Racing for Children’s Chevrolet at the top for the first time ever.

After the rain showers cleared up Sunday morning, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES was set for the Honda Grand Prix of Alabama with 90-laps around the 2.3 mile, 17-turn road course. Ilott, who started 11th made his way forward quickly during the first few laps, eventually making his way to the sixth position. After the first round of pit stops, Ilott continued to move forward before an unfortunate move that put the No. 77 Racing for Chevrolet off track. Once the car was refired, Ilott returned to the pits where the team was able to get the car back on track, however, would be two laps down. JHR would go on to finish the race in 25th.

Callum Ilott, driver of the No. 77 Racing for Children’s Juncos Racing Chevrolet
“We were having a great race, great start as I moved up three positions to p8. We were running well, did the pit stop and came back out in the pack and just pushed slightly too hard trying to defend from Helio. I was on cold tires and heavy fuel and just ran slightly wide and then I was just a passenger and lost it unfortunately. Bit of a shame to end the weekend like that. I feel sorry for myself and for the team. We had such a good car this weekend so yeah it’s a bit of a hard one. We will take the positives as it was overall a great weekend up until that point. We had lots of pace, lots more than normal so hopefully we can continue that momentum into Indy GP and see what we can do.

Ricardo Juncos, Co-owner, and Team Principle of Juncos Hollinger Racing
“Even though the weekend did not end like we hoped, we have so much to be proud of. The team and Callum did an incredible job during each session. We have gained so much in a short time and have proven we have the speed to run with the leaders, which is really impressive at this point with us being the smallest team in the series. We also had an incredible group here with our friends from Racing for Children’s. To spend time with these special kids and to give them memories they will never forget, is truly an amazing feeling. JHR is honored to partner with RFC and we look forward to continuing to show our support for this important organization this season. Now, we will move on and head back to Indy and prepare for the Indianapolis Grand Prix in just two short weeks. We have a lot of work to do, but I am confident we will continue to build on this momentum as we head into the rest of the year.”

Brad Hollinger, Co-owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing
“This was a truly amazing weekend for JHR. We were thrilled to announce our partnership with Racing for Children’s and have them at the track with us. Callum and the team showed them a great time both on and off track. I am so impressed with how much we have gained this season as a team. The guys have put together a fast car and Callum delivered us some great results throughout the weekend, even though the race didn’t end like we planned. We have a lot to be proud of and I can’t thank everyone enough who continues to show support to JHR.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Partners with Racing for Children’s Presented by Medical Properties Trust at Barber Motorsports Park

Birmingham, Alabama (April 29, 2022) – Today, the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet driven by NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott will debut its partnership with Racing for Children’s presented by Medical Properties Trust for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama presented by AmFirst. While many of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES teams will also show support of Racing for Children’s through their cars, the No. 77 will boldly feature the RFC colorful handprints within the green, white, and black livery. 

Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger are pleased to bring this partnership with MPT to JHR and look forward to showing their support and building awareness of RFC throughout the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season.

“This is an exciting weekend for us as we can show off our new partnership with Racing for Children’s and Medical Properties Trust,” said Ricardo Juncos. “We are thrilled to have the colorful handprints on board the No. 77 Chevrolet and look forward to carrying them with us throughout this season. It is an honor to represent RFC and all that they stand for and do for these special children.”

Racing for Children’s began at Barber Motorsports Park when a group of local racing enthusiasts and driving instructors began giving “hot laps” to children in treatment for childhood cancers and blood disorders at Children’s as a means of distraction. It evolved into a unique and genuine platform that has striven to make a positive impact on the lives of the kids and families they serve. For more than a decade they have held an annual fundraising dinner and weekend events for Children’s of Alabama kids during the Honda Indy Grand Prix. Their program also provides hot laps and special days at the Barber track throughout the year for the kids and their families. In another part of their platform and mission to raise awareness and funds, Racing for Children’s competes in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America series at racetracks all across America and their 2022 race season is well underway.

“We are very excited to have MPT as a sponsor in conjunction with Racing for Children’s,” said Brad Hollinger. “MPT has been and continues to be a significant supporter of this exceptional charitable organization. MPT is a very successful international company who is also very community minded. JHR is very proud to have MPT and Racing for Children’s joining forces to generate even more support for such a wonderful children’s cause.”

After an unfortunate end at Long Beach, Callum Ilott is ready to get back behind the wheel and represent the Racing for Children’s on the No. 77 Chevrolet. Ilott recently made his first run at Barber Motorsports Park during a private test last month.“After testing the oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway last week, we are looking forward to our first road course race of the season at Barber. Luckily, I got the chance to test at Barber and iron out any little issues we may have had so hopefully we can hit the ground running at Barber. It’s a fun track. It will be difficult to overtake in the race, but hopefully we can get a better qualifying run and move up a few places. Otherwise, the weather looks a bit questionable so that could make it a bit interesting, but we will have to see. This is also a big weekend for us with our new partnership with Racing for Children’s. I am looking forward to meeting all of these wonderful people and hope to put on a good show for them Sunday.”  

Together – WE ARE RACING FOR CHILDREN’S!You can get involved by making an online donation, creating a fundraising team or serving in a volunteer capacity. Join the team at RacingForChildrens.org and follow us on Facebook (@RacingforChildrensAl) and Instagram (@racing_for_childrens).

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Callum Ilott Ends the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Early Due to Contact

Long Beach, California (April 10, 2022) – It was a tough break after a strong start to the weekend for Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) rookie Callum Ilott as he was unable to complete the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach due to contact with the wall late in the race. The No. 77 JHR Chevrolet ended the day on lap-55 to finish 24th
Photo Credit: Patagonia Solutions
The third event of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES kicked off under unseasonable warm conditions on the 1.968 mile, 11-turn temporary street course located in downtown Long Beach, California. Ilott and JHR showed great pace in the first practice session Friday, finishing inside the Top-10 in ninth.

Saturday morning the NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track for the final practice session. Ilott finished the session 15th overall. That afternoon the day ended with qualifying, where unfortunately the No. 77 would not make it out of the first round and would settle for the 22nd starting position.

The weekend concluded Sunday afternoon with a thrilling 85 laps of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ilott, who started 21st, looked to move forward, however would maintain his position for most of the race. On lap-55 Ilott made contact with the wall in Turn-8, forcing him to pit. After assessing the damage, the No. 77 Chevrolet was retired for the race, ending the day in 24th.

Callum Ilott, Driver of the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet:

“Unfortunately, our race ended early with a little bit of contact with the wall in Turn-8. We just knocked the rear out and had to retire. Otherwise, it was a weird race, there was so much grip on the track and the rubber was building up massively. It was a real shame to finish like that. We didn’t have a massive amount of pace which is something we need to work on, the different feelings with the tires from reds to blacks. We have a lot to look at after this weekend, some pros and some cons. We have Barber in two weeks, which I believe is a physical one, so I need to train a bit for that one. Overall, Long Beach was a challenge, but we will analyze and look to improve for the next one.”

Ricardo Juncos, Co-Owner and Team Principle of Juncos Hollinger Racing:

“Even though our end result didn’t show what we hoped for, we made a lot of progress since our last visit to Long Beach. We had great pace in practice, but unfortunately, we were not able to move up in qualifying with as tight of a field that we were up against. The race proved to be tough, but the guys did a great job once again in the pits. We will move forward from here and will be ready to be back on track in just a few short weeks in Barber. I want to thank all of team for their hard work and the amazing sponsors who came out to Long Beach to support us this weekend.” 

Brad Hollinger, Co-Owner Juncos Hollinger Racing:

“From where we were at Long Beach in 2021, to where we are now, shows we have made a lot of positive movements in just six months. We have grown a lot as a team, and we were thrilled to have so many there at Long Beach to support us. This wasn’t the result we wanted, but that is a part of growth, and we will continue to move forward. I am looking forward to seeing the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet back on track at Barber.” 

Juncos Hollinger Racing and Callum Ilott Set for the Streets of Long Beach

Juncos Hollinger Racing and Callum Ilott Set for the Streets of Long Beach

Indianapolis, Indiana (April 6, 2022) – Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) and rookie Callum Ilott will make their return to the streets of Long Beach, California this weekend for the third event of the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. JHR ended their initial three-race run with Ilott at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach during the 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale. 

Ilott, driving the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet, has completed both prior races, including his first ever oval just two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway where he was able to lead five laps. JHR and Ilott look to carry this strong momentum into this weekend, where Ilott will get the chance to compete on a familiar circuit for the first time.


Callum Ilott, Driver of the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet entry
“To go back to Long Beach, which is where we finished off our trio of races at the end of last year will be a good experience for me to see where we are. Obviously, we hope to have made a lot of development with the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet since then, so I am excited to see what we can achieve. I am looking forward to the sun and a great race in front of the fans.”


Ricardo Juncos, Co-Owner and Team Principle of Juncos Hollinger Racing
“After two races we have seen a lot of potential in our growth as a team and with Callum. We have finished each race and we have been able to lead laps, which has been great for our momentum as we move forward. This weekend will be the first time Callum gets to compete at a track that he has experience at, so this will be a great test to see how far we have come since the end of the 2021 season.”


Brad Hollinger, Co-Owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing
“I am really looking forward to being back in Long Beach after all the progress we have made during the off season and the past two events. This team has really come together in such a short time and the chemistry among everyone is incredible. Callum has done a great job, giving the team the feedback needed to move forward as we continue to build this program. We still have a lot of work to do, but I am confident we will only progress as the season continues.” 

Callum Ilott Completes First Oval Finishing 16th in the XPEL 375 at Texas Motor Speedway

Fort Worth, Texas (March 20th, 2022) – Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) NTT INDYCAR SERIES rookie Callum Ilott completed his first ever oval circuit race today at Texas Motor Speedway. Ilott delivered the team a 16th place finish, along with leading multiple laps on the 1.5-mile oval during the action packed XPEL 375. 

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Ilott driving the No. 77 JHR Chevrolet entry entered the two-day event with only one day of testing on an oval just two weeks ago at Texas Motor Speedway.

The official race weekend kicked off Saturday morning with one practice session, followed by qualifying just a few hours later. Ilott showed great pace in practice taking the fourth quickest time on the speed charts. That afternoon he qualified 20th among a highly competitive field of 27 entries. The day concluded with one final practice session.The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track Sunday for the XPEL 375 under warm sunny conditions. Once the green flag waved, fans were treated to an eventful race with over 50 of the 248 laps under caution. After an early caution, JHR looked to play out a strategy by pitting the No. 77 early in the race. Ilott maintained a clean run throughout the day, eventually taking the lead with less than 50 laps to go of the race. Ilott completed one more pit stop before taking the checkered flag finishing 16th.

Callum Ilott, driver No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet:
“That’s a wrap for the XPEL 375. We finished 16th in the end with a few laps in the lead. We went for a gamble on the strategy. We were obviously a bit far back, so we tried to go long, but unfortunately for us there was no yellow towards the end or otherwise we would have been in a good finish for the end. That’s how it goes. I learned a lot and struggled a bit in the beginning. We had to make a lot of changes with the car throughout the race but finishing out that race was great to get the first oval under my belt. There were no real issues and now I have over 240 laps under my belt. We will move on and this was good work for Indy. A big thanks to Juncos Hollinger Racing for bringing me through this and onto Long Beach now.”

Ricardo Juncos, Co-Owner and Team Principle of Juncos Hollinger Racing:
“We just finished our race at Texas. It was a big boxed checked off for us. We did a fantastic job as it was a very stressful 248 lap race. We were quite happy for our strategy and finishing 16th overall was exactly what we needed. We came here with the mentality to learn and to finish the race and that is exactly what we did. I am very happy with everyone on the team. The mechanics did a fantastic job and an outstanding job by our engineers. Callum did a great job bringing the car home again in one piece, as this is a big learning process for him as a rookie driver as this is totally different than what he is used to, and this is a very difficult oval. This takes us forward in a positive way looking ahead at the other ovals and the Indy 500. I want to thank everyone including our sponsors for their support and everyone involved, and we are looking forward to what comes next for us.”

Brad Hollinger, Co-Owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing:
“Today was an amazing race for Juncos Hollinger Racing. It was great to watch the team and Callum put in some lead laps, especially since this was his first oval. Our expectations for our first time running at Texas were to finish and gain valuable experience, which is what we were able to accomplish. The team did an excellent job and I want to thank all of them for their hard work. We will continue to grow as a team together as we move forward this season and look to continue to move up in our results.

JUNCOS HOLLINGER RACING NTT INDYCAR SERIES TEAM INTRODUCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH GPNFTS POWERED BY VELAS

Indianapolis, Indiana (March 18th, 2022) – The Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) team will partner with GPNFTS powered by Velas this season: a newly-launched NFT ecosystem for the motorsports world that operates across all the premier series on the planet, including Formula 1, GT racing, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Powered by Velas – a Swiss company that specializes in the blockchain and NFT sector, which is renowned for the creation and integration of cutting-edge digital products – GPNTS presents an entirely new concept in motorsport collectables, opening up the door to the metaverse.

These unique NFTs will take fans under the skin of motorsport in a way that they have never experienced before, with the opportunity to see their NFTs in virtual reality and utilize them in the metaverse. The new partnership enables fans of JHR to own digital versions of the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES cars and drivers, which they will be able to see come to life using VR headsets.

Owners of these state-of-the-art NFTs will also join an exclusive fan community providing behind-the-scenes highlights from the team throughout the 2022 championship season.  

JHR NFTs will unlock the door into the metaverse: a digital landscape that will shape the future not only of competition, but of everyday life. An NFT is cryptocurrency-based, which enables owners to possess a unique asset that can be traded for the first time on an entirely open marketplace, as well as buy into digital assets that will eventually transform the world of gaming and collecting. 

Once purchased, fans can use and enjoy these NFTs anywhere they have a digital presence. No expertise or interest in cryptocurrency is necessary, with owners able to post their NFTs on their social channels and display them digitally wherever they like. The GPNFTS powered by Velas logos will be seen on the rear wings of the JHR cars, as well as on the driver overalls and all team assets throughout the 2022 season.  

Ricardo Juncos, Co-Founder and Team Principal Juncos Hollinger Racing “We are proud to announce this brand-new partnership with GPNFTS powered by Velas. This is our first experience into the exciting world of digital motorsport NFTs. These special coins are taking the world by storm, so it made perfect sense to partner with one of the most exciting motorsport NFT brands in the world: GPNFTS powered by Velas. We look forward to the launch of the official JHR NTT INDYCAR SERIES NFTs and our fans using them as keys to unlock the metaverse.” 

Brad Hollinger, Co-Owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing “We are really excited about our new partnership with GPNFTS powered by Velas. GPNFTS mean business, starting out in MotoGP and then expanding into Formula 1: when the opportunity presented itself for INDYCAR, we couldn’t turn it down. We just can’t wait for all the exciting innovation to come from GPNFTS and Velas throughout the season, and to see where this partnership can take us!” 

Ali Rafi, Founder of GPNFTS “This announcement is brilliant news for NTT INDYCAR SERIES and American fans. It allows them to unlock a whole new world of racing they’ve never experienced before: the metaverse, which is the future of digital motorsport. GPNFTS is forming partnerships with top teams across a variety of motorsport and this latest agreement is particularly significant in underlining our mission to take motorsport NFTs to new territory. We are incredibly excited to see where the opportunity to sponsor an NTT INDYCAR SERIES team will take us – and better still – where it will take NTT INDYCAR SERIES and JHR.” 

About GPNFTS: GPNFTS is the home of motorsport NFTs. Motorsport fans can buy, sell and trade their favorite motorsport NFTs, while also utilizing them as their own unique passport to the metaverse. In the metaverse, fans will be able to use their NFTs to compete with others in the community. Tokens – a digital currency – can also be earned to spend in the metaverse. 

For more information, and to register your interest in the Juncos Hollinger Racing Team NFTs, please visit: www.GPNFTS.io

Juncos Hollinger Racing End of Season: Lessons Learned and Value Earned

Long Beach, California (September 26, 2021) – After a strong start to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, rookie Callum Ilott was forced to retire the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet midway through the race due to mechanical issues.

Photo Credit: José Mário Dias

Juncos Hollinger Racing was looking for a solid finish to the season after Saturday’s qualifying run. Ilott qualified 18th, the best for the team since returning to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for the final three races of the 2021 season.  

The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season ended Sunday with 85-laps around the 1.986-mile temporary street course located in downtown Long Beach, California. Ilott, who started 18th, was able to survive an incident in the first lap when multiple cars became jammed up, causing a yellow flag for the first few laps. Once the race went green Ilott and the team worked off a different pit strategy than most of the field, putting them up to as high as sixth. Juncos Hollinger Racing completed one pit stop before their day was cut short on lap 47 due to a mechanical issue. Although Ilott was not able to complete all of the laps, he showed great pace, giving the team strong momentum heading into the off-season. Ilott will return to Juncos Hollinger Racing for a full-time run in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

“It was unfortunate for us to end the race early due to a mechanical issue we couldn’t solve,” said Ilott. “Otherwise, we were having a really strong race until I started to feel the issue take place. I am happy with the progress we made throughout these three weekends. Everything has been going really well and I am pleased with what we were able to accomplish in a short time. It was unfortunate to finish our final of three races this way, but we will look forward to the off-season and begin our work for our 2022 run”.

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “Over the past three weekends we have accomplished many things as a team. We knew coming into these races we were up against a lot, but we wanted this time to work on preparing for the 2022 season. Callum has done an excellent job since he first went on track with us at the beginning of the month. He is very fast and has incredible feedback that has helped us get better each session. I am really looking forward to building this program over the next few months as we prepare for our first full-time run since joining the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.” 

Juncos Hollinger Co-Team Owner Brad Hollinger said, “Today we experienced racing’s highs and lows. We had a good start to the race and had a really good pace going into the first round of pit stops. However, we had a slight error going into the turn and that resulted in a spin that set us back fairly meaningfully as the car stalled. From there, we were on a back foot for the rest of the race until we experienced a mechanical error that caused us to have to retire”. 

Hollinger continued, “The last three races this year were to prepare us for next season. We have now developed a solid baseline performance-wise and we will be ready to go for 2022. I feel really pleased about the results we have so far, and I feel going into next year things look promising. We will be ready in an organizational sense as well as have the resources we need to propel us forward into the 2022 season. Callum has demonstrated he is very quick and is a skilled communicator as a driver. He continues to prove that he is a legitimate driver and a team player as well as a gentleman on and off the track”. 

Callum Ilott Commits to Full Time Run with Juncos Hollinger Racing’s 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Entry

Callum Ilott Commits to Full Time Run with Juncos Hollinger Racing’s 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Entry

Long Beach, California (September 24th, 2021) –Juncos Hollinger Racing announced today Callum Ilott will remain in the No. 77 entry for a full 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season campaign. Ilott, who has completed his first two NTT INDYCAR SERIES events this month will finish off his three-race line-up in the season finale at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.

Ilott first joined Juncos Hollinger Racing’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES program at the beginning of September. The young Briton is thrilled to make a full-time run with the team and will compete in all 17 NTT INDYCAR SERIES events during the 2022 season, featuring 12 road and street courses, along with five oval circuits.

“Coming into the final weekend of our three-race run on the west coast, it’s great to announce that I will be continuing next year with Juncos Hollinger Racing for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season,” said Ilott, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. “Obviously we have had a steep learning curve here the last few races to try to put everything together. We have had some real positives and know the things we need to work on. Knowing what Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger have in place for next season and especially over the winter of what we can do in testing, I definitely feel we can put ourselves in a great position to start off the 2022 season strong. I look forward to continuing the work that we are doing and heading into the winter to start a new journey over here and I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to take this opportunity.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are very pleased to announce Callum to the team full time for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. His maturity, speed on track, and feedback is surprisingly good for being 22 years old. We were very impressed with his feedback and the physical condition of Callum after Laguna. After a long tough race at Laguna, he got out of the car not even showing any signs of fatigue. Considering Laguna was a full green flag race, Callum proved to be in incredible shape. We know we are not the fastest car on track and have a lot of developing to do, but Callum pushes himself to get everything out of the car and has shown great speed. Over the past few weeks, Callum has shown us he is the right driver for our full-time run next year, so we are thrilled to have him join our program full time. We will be building our program in all areas and will have the time to test and continue our development as a team. I want to thank Callum for committing to our new NTT INDYCAR SERIES program and look forward to our full-time effort as a team next year.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Brad Hollinger said,’ We are very excited to have Callum commit to us for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Our goal was to secure a talented driver for the final three races of the 2021 season so that we would have a strong baseline going into a full run in the 2022 season. Therefore, we were quite happy to have a driver like Callum to work with these final three races. He proved he can perform during the past two races in a variety of areas. Callum has maturity beyond his age and has a very enthusiastic personality. We knew we had the driver we wanted for the 2022 campaign after his strong performance during the Laguna event, particularly during the later stages as his lap times were consistently equal to the ninth and 10th car paces. I am elated that Callum has chosen Juncos Hollinger Racing to continue his racing career. The continuity this gives us throughout the winter and into next season is invaluable in creating a cohesive winning team. I could not be more excited for the 2022 season and expect we will surprise people during the year with Callum.”

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