Gutierrez Is Prepared For Pro Mazda Season
BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Jose Gutierrez will be one of the Pro Mazda Championship’s youngest drivers this season as the 17-year-old takes the wheel for Juncos Racing.
Gutierrez started his driving career racing go-karts at age four. His many accomplishments in karts include winning both the Rotax Mini Max Championship and Mexican Grand National Championship. He also earned the champion spot in the 2010 Martiga Driver Development School Shootout in Rotax karts.
Gutierrez made his first appearance in the Pro Mazda Championship series at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, where he earned a pair of top-10 finishes.
He later earned four consecutive podium finishes in the LATAM Challenge Series.
Gutierrez drove for Juncos Racing in the Pro Mazda event at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course last August.
“Jose , our youngest driver, raced with us last year at Mid-Ohio,” team owner Ricardo Juncos said. “He also tested at the open test at Barber Motorsports Park, Birmingham, Ala., impressing myself and the team as he finished second in the third practice. I’m very sure that with our development program in place, he will improve race by race; and in a short time, he will be showing his full potential.”
“I can’t wait to get in the car. I have been anticipating 2014 for a long time. I needed to get ready physically and mentally to be prepared for the season, and I did just that this past year.” said Gutierrez . “There are many talented drivers out there, so the competition will be tough. Juncos Racing is a great team with an awesome attitude. The team’s main focus is always to help its drivers get better. This season is going to be interesting to say the least.”