Leandro Juncos, the son of Juncos Hollinger Racing team co-owner Ricardo Juncos, is the latest multi-generational driving talent to join the American junior open-wheel driver ladder.

The Miami, Florida-born 18-year-old continues the Argentinian family’s tradition in the USF Championships’ USF Juniors category, the entry level class that leads to USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000.

“I’m very excited, it’s a unique opportunity to fulfill and continue a family legacy,” Juncos said. “My great-grandfather raced in motorbikes, my grandfather in National Tourism, and my father in Formula Renault and Sport Prototipo.

“Now it’s my turn to show what the Juncos family has in its blood. This is a dream I’ve always had. The motorsport world is in my DNA.”

Juncos, whose father fields entries in IndyCar’s Indy NXT series, will drive for the DEForce team, the dominant outfit who won the 2023 USF Juniors title with Nicolas Giaffone, another multi-generational driver whose father Felipe raced in IndyCar.

Seeing the JHR team put on a IndyCar demonstration run late in 2022 helped seal his interest in joining the USF Championships.

“I was at the TC Race in Argentina, and it motivated me even more to make the decision to race,” Juncos said. “Seeing the JHR Chevy, the adrenaline and passion of the fans was what led me to decide to give it a try.”