Former Juncos Racing Pro Mazda championship presented Cooper Tires driver Jeff Green has passed away as a result of injuries he suffered over the weekend in an accident while racing at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park in Ontario, Canada.
Speaking following the news, team owner Ricardo Juncos commented by saying:
We are deeply saddened with the news of the passing of Jeff Green. Jeff was an outstanding man. He was very dedicated to his family and to his racing career. He was a true joy to be around, especially at the track. He supported this team so much in numerous ways and we cannot thank him enough. We will be forever grateful for our time with Jeff. His family will always be a part of the Juncos Racing family. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Pam, children, family, and friends during this very difficult time.
Green’s former Pro Mazda team mate Victor Franzoni commented on the news saying:
I could not believe it when I received the news from Ricardo (Juncos). I am completely heartbroken. Jeff (Green) is a big reason why I am now in the Indy Lights series. He kept my dream going by being my teammate last year in Pro Mazda. He is the most amazing teammate I have ever had in my life and through that we became great friends. I learned a lot from Jeff, he was always teaching me and helping me in any way he could. There are no words to describe this loss. My deepest condolences to his wife Pam and all of his family. Jeff will always be remembered for how amazing and happy of a guy he was.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends, family and colleagues of Jeff Green.