Local Racer Sting Ray Robb Takes First Place

IDAHO-BORN RACE CAR DRIVER, STING RAY ROBB, TAKES TOP SPOT IN COOPER TIRES INDY PRO 2000 CHAMPIONSHIP and ON THE PODIUM AT THE INDY GRAND PRIX TRIPLEHEADER and SURGERE GRAND PRIX OF MID-OHIO DOUBLEHEADER

The wunderkind from Payette celebrated his 19th birthday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a trifecta of first place trophies

Boise, ID —While Sting Ray Robb is an uncommon name, it may soon be one you hear often.

Sting Ray Robb

The Payette-born race car driver has been blowing past the competition since he was in grade school. At age 11, Sting Ray was called the  “No. 1 Rotax driver in America” for his karting skills; at age 14, he earned some prestigious titles and a scholarship after moving from karts to cars; and earlier this month, Sting Ray celebrated his 19th birthday in Speedway, Ind., at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway by winning the first place spot in all three of the Indy Grand Prix races in the17-race Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.

Though fame and fortune are undoubtedly on Sting Ray Robb’s horizon, the Juncos Racing team member remains humble and grounded.

“It’s so surreal; I’m still in awe,” Robb said, shortly after the IMS wins. “So grateful and thankful to be here—a tripleheader sweep on the hallowed grounds of the BrickYard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It’s what dreams are made of.” 

He also made sure to give plenty of thanks. 

“God gets the glory! A huge thank you to the Juncos crew—-they gave me a great car all week. A big shout out to all the amazing Team SR2 fans, friends, family, and investors that have ‘fueled’ me this far. I know I wouldn’t be here without all of you!” 

In spite of some delays due to weather, Sting Ray kept his momentum in high gear this past weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and increased his points lead at the head of the pack to 49 in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship.  He ran a strong Saturday race finishing fourth and captured another first place podium finish in Sunday’s race.

“That’s our fifth win!” Robb exclaimed in a tweet (@sting_ray_robb). “Huge thanks to @juconsracing boys for all their hard work. Thankful to God’s guiding hand through the day. Glad to be walking away with a fourth and a first place and a 49-point lead in the championship.” 

With just five races left in the season, the pride of Payette is primed to take the top prize: a $600,000 scholarship and graduation to Indy Lights, the last rung on what Speedway Digest called the “world renowned Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder” in 2021.

Follow @sting_ray_robb on Instagram and Twitter and stingrayrobb on Facebook. Watch live racing action on the Road to Indy TV app, which you can download for free from Google Play and the Apple Store. For photos, videos, and to learn more about Sting Ray, visit stingrayrobb.com. For more information on how you too can join this exciting ride with Sting Ray or interview requests, email info@stingrayrobb.com.  

Sting Ray Robb drives the No. 2 Firehouse/Goodheart, The Go Agency, Tovuti, Trademark,  Munk Family Dental, Idaho Bone Collector, and Treasure Valley Windshield car.

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