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It was an action-packed weekend at The Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio held July 26th – 28th. Local Race Car driver Sting Ray Robb, a 17-year old from Payette, Idaho, had a strong recovery from what could have been a devastating weekend of setbacks. During Thursday’s initial test session, Sting Ray’s engine suffered a failed crank sensor which caused him to miss several of the following test sessions. This set his Juncos race team on their heels and into a scramble to replace the engine and get the car dialed in with the new equipment. Juncos Racing put the #2 car back on track with Sting Ray at the helm just in time for a portion of the final practice session before qualifying. The limited track time prior to qualifying had a definite impact resulting in a less than desirable P7 for Saturday’s race. With the early morning cooler temps came a change in car set up for Saturday’s Qualifying 2. Although improvement was seen in the overall performance, the team and driver would have to settle for a P4 starting position for Sunday’s Race 2.
“It’s great to be back on the podium after a lot of tight battles on track this weekend. Juncos did a fantastic job getting the car dialed in and I was able to drive the car to a strong second place finish. Blessed to have this continued opportunity to be out here racing alongside the best racers in the world on the Road to Indy.” Sting Ray will be chasing another podium at the Gateway Motorsports Park Oval August 23rd and 24th . Download the Road to Indy App for live video and timing of the race events. The Road to Indy is a driver development series feeding the top drivers up the ladder toward INDYCAR.
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