Stefan Wilson will roll off eleventh for Saturday’s NTT IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge finale, First Responder 175 presented by GMR at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in his No.25 OMOLOGATO/Expedia VIP Access/ Juncos Racing Chevrolet entry for the 70 lap race as the Sheffield native makes his IndyCar Series iRacing Challenge debut.
Speaking following the qualifying session, Wilson said:
“I am so relieved to qualify for the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge First Responders 175 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “It was a pretty tense time building up to qualifying, with 10 drivers competing for four spots. You just had to put in the perfect lap to make sure you could advance, which thankfully we did ending up P2 in that session. So I am thrilled to be a part of the main event on Saturday.”
Wilson went on to talk about Juncos Racing who bumped Fernando Alonso and McLaren out of the field for last year’s Indianapolis 500 with Kyle Kaiser saying:
I have a lot of respect for Ricardo Juncos and the Juncos Racing team. “What they achieved last year, bumping their way into the show was truly amazing. It was unfortunate Kyle (Kaiser) was not able to qualify as well for the event on Saturday, as I have a lot of admiration for him as a person and driver. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Juncos Racing in the No. 25 OMOLGOATO / Expedia VIP Access entry on Saturday and look forward to an exciting race. I want to thank INDYCAR for giving us the chance to enter and qualify for this event, which will allow us to highlight some of potential sponsors and previous sponsors I have been working with, and hopes with an Indy 500 entry this coming August.
Team owner Ricardo Juncos said:
We are happy to have Stefan Wilson on board this weekend as a new entry for Juncos Racing driving the No. 25 car. “I have known Stefan for over 10 years, and we have always been trying to put something together, so to finally be working with him, even for now if it is in the virtual world, is very exciting. I know Stefan will be very competitive this weekend as he had an outstanding qualifying run. He has been a such a pleasure to work with and we hope to continue the relationship into the future.
Shami Kalra, owner of Omologato said:
I have a big passion for IndyCar racing, so we are so excited to be partnering with Stefan and Juncos Racing for the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge this weekend. To be involved with a British racing driver in the IndyCar series and a such a renowned team like Juncos Racing is incredible.”