Pro Mazda - Spencer Pigot

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Spencer Pigot
Spencer Pigot
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Spencer Pigot
Biography of Spencer Pigot

Winning his first championship at the tender age of ten, rising star Spencer Pigot is well on his way to a dream career in motorsports. Getting his start in the karting ranks, Spencer quickly became a presence in the national karting scene. With four state, one regional and two national championships racked up in his junior days, along with numerous pole positions, podium finishes and race wins, Spencer's talent and race craft was obvious from the beginning.

Making the progression from karts to cars came naturally to Spencer as he was successful in open wheel racing immediately. Entering select events of the Skip Barber Regional series, the Windermere, Florida resident earned a victory in only his second-ever Skip Barber race at the famed Sebring International Raceway. From there Spencer won four of six races contested in the Skip Barber Summer Series, finished third in his Skip Barber National debut and finished first in class at the SCCA 13 Hour Endurance Race at Virginia International Raceway. Not to be outdone, Spencer went on to win the Skip Barber Karting Shootout scholarship in 2009 and a fully funded ride in the Skip Barber National series as an Official MazdaSpeed Development Driver. With three wins, five poles and a total of 11 podium finishes, the American talent captured the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda championship. To add to his already impressive resume, Spencer was awarded the prestigious Team USA Scholarship and the opportunity to take part in the ultra-competitive Formula Ford Festival and Walter Hayes Trophy in England.

As the emerging name among the junior open wheel ranks, Spencer is continuing his climb up the motorsports ladder as in December he was announced as the second entry for Andretti Autosport in their 2011 USF2000 National Championship campaign. Piloting the #8 car, Spencer went on to win three races, get four pole positions, eight podium finishes and one track record. He finished second overall in the USF2000 Championship. In addition he won the Team USA Scholarship for a second time and was given the chance to race in the Duratec class of the British Formula Ford Festival.

In 2012 Spencer returned to the USF2000 National Championship with Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. They shared immediate success by winning the USF2000 WinterFest Championship. Spencer scored victories in five out of six races en-route to the title. Driving the #2 car in the USF2000 National Championship Spencer ended the year with 8 wins, 5 pole positions, 11 podium finishes and two track records out of 14 races. Ultimately he finished second in the championship despite winning twice as many races as the eventual champion.

For the 2013 racing season Spencer moved up the Mazda Road to Indy into the Pro Mazda Championship, and joins Juncos Racing for the full 2014 Pro Mazda Championship campaign.

Hobbies: Playing soccer, mountain biking, training, watching Manchester United, playing table tennis

Snapshot: I really like to do stuff outdoors like play soccer or ride my mountain bike. I’m a huge Manchester United fan!

Racing goal: To win the Indianapolis 500

Racing hero: Kimi Raikkonen

My fitness routine includes: Lots of upper body and cardiovascular workouts

Any pre-race rituals or superstitions: “Nope.”

The one talent I wish I had: Cooking skills.

An interesting note about me: I raced dirt bikes and BMX bikes before I started racing go-karts.

2014: Won the pre-season Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship with two wins at NOLA Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park and two additional podium finishes of second … established new qualifying and race lap records at NOLA and set new qualifying and race lap records at Barber.

2013: Finished fourth in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in his rookie season with one win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and four additional podium finishes… claimed one pole position and four additional front row starts … was a three-time recipient of the Quarter Master Hard Charger Award for advancing the most positions in a race.

2012: Won the Cooper Tires USF2000 Winterfest with five victories and four poles from six races ... finished second in the Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda with eight wins, five poles and 11 podium finishes from the 14 races ... Tested a Formula 3 car in England as part of the Team USA Scholarship.

2011: Finished second in the Cooper Tires USF2000 National Championship Powered by Mazda with three race wins, four pole positions and eight podium finishes... finished second in the USF2000 Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship with two race wins and two podium finishes ... Team USA Scholarship winner.

2010: 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National presented by Mazda champion … recorded three wins in Skip Barber competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Virginia International Raceway and Road America with five poles and a total of 12 top-three finishes … Team USA Scholarship winner … qualified on pole and finished fourth in the Formula Ford Kent Festival at Brands Hatch, England … finished first and second in two rounds of the Ontario Formula Ford Championship… won four Skip Barber Southern Series events.

2009: Won the Skip Barber Shoot-Out Top Scholarship Award – a fully funded ride in the BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series presented by Mazda as an Official MAZDASPEED Development Driver… claimed four wins and a second-place finish in six races of the Skip Barber Summer Series … finished first in class and sixth overall out of 55 entries in the SCCA 13-Hour Endurance Race at Virginia International Raceway… won one of two races in the Skip Barber Championship at Sebring International Raceway … Finished first in the TaG Senior class in the grand opening race at Palm Beach International Raceway, earning a test in a Team PBIR Formula BMW.

2008: Scored two WKA Manufacturer’s victories in the Yamaha Jr. Super Can Heavy/Lite class at Lowe’s Motor Speedway … contested the Mazda RoboPong 200 (TaG) posting the most laps led and fastest race lap at New Castle Motorsports Park … finished third and set fastest race lap at the PRI All-Stars Karting Classic in the TaG class karters division, earning a transfer to the Master Final.

2007: Became a three-time JICA Gatorz Pole Winner in the Snap-on Stars of Karting … finished first in the Snap-on Stars of Karting (JICA) event at USA International Raceway in Shawano, Wis … finished first in the Florida Winter Tour event (JICA) at the Homestead Karting Center.

2006: Won the WKA National Championship (Cadet) with a record tying five wins out of eight races … Florida State Champion (Cadet).

2005: Florida State Champion in Cadet and Easykart 60cc and Florida Winter Tour Champion in Easykart 60cc … finished second overall in the Cadet class at the Snap-On Stars of Karting… Won the Snap-on Stars of Karting Cadet finale.

2004: Easykart National Champion (60cc) … vice champion (Mini Max) in the Florida Winter Tour.

Juncos Racing

Established in 1997 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Juncos Racing opened its doors as a full-service Formula Racing Team. Over the next five years, the team competed in various National Championships including the Formula Renault 1600 Championship, the Formula Renault 2000 Championship and the National Sport Prototype Championship of Argentina.

In 2003, team founder and owner, Ricardo Juncos, felt there was a need to carry his knowledge and expertise to North America. In September of 2003, Juncos Racing opened its doors in Miami, Florida as a full service karting team.

The next few years proved to be successful beyond imagination as the newly formed Juncos Racing team captured 19 Local, Regional and National karting titles throughout North America.

In 2008, Juncos Racing dedicated most of its time establishing and training its drivers and crew members in preparation of the much anticipated next step into the vast world of open wheel Formula Car Racing.

In 2009, Juncos Racing entered into the Star Mazda Championship presented by Goodyear which proved to be a challenging, yet successful season resulting in multiple wins, second in the driver’s championship and third in the team championship. 2010 saw the second-year team making new records, winning the driver’s championship and finishing second in the team championship, turning out to be a dream season for the entire team. 2011 delivered even more wins and podium finishes to add to the team's resume, and in 2012, the Mazda Road to Indy team expanded its operation to involve cars in both the Star Mazda Championship and Firestone Indy Lights series.

The team's headquarters is in Brownsburg, Ind., just outside of the “racing capital of the world”, Indianapolis.The team also has a shop in Fort Pierce, Fla., to promote year-round testing.