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Juncos Racing Signs Conor Daly

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted March 5, 2010 at 2:43 pm Signing, Star Mazda

Conor Daly has signed with Juncos Racing for the 2010 Star Mazda Championship.

Conor Daly
(photo: Juncos Racing)

The partnership was all but set-in-stone after the duo had a very successful pre-season test at Sebring International Raceway in late-January.  Conor topped the time charts in 3 out of the 6 sessions and set the fastest lap of the weekend with a 2:00.588.  It was just a matter of finalizing some sponsors before the official announcement could be made.  Last season, Conor drove for Andersen Racing in the Star Mazda championship and finished 3rd in the overall standings.  He completed the year with 1 win, 1 pole position, 6 podiums and 9 top-five finishes.  His most impressive drive of the year was perhaps his first race in a Star Mazda car (Sebring), where he drove from 16th on the grid to finish 3rd.

Conor is, without a doubt, a very promising open-wheel prospect and now that he is returning for a second year in Star Mazda competition he will be a favorite to challenge for the overall title.  It’s nice to see him stick around for an additional year of development rather than rush up the ladder like so many seem to do.  I have a feeling that he won’t be disappointed in that decision come October.


One Comment

  1. Kevin on March 5, 2010 2:46 pm

    Excellent news. I agree wholeheartedly with your last paragraph’s comments. It’s too bad many other junior formula drivers don’t heed the same advice…

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