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Gold leaves Juncos to replace Lindh at HMD Motorsports in Indy Nxt

by Ida Wood

Photo: Joe Skibinski

HMD Motorsports has announced that Reece Gold has left Juncos Hollinger Racing’s line-up in Indy Nxt to join theirs for the rest of the season.

He will drive the #10 car that was raced by Rasmus Lindh to ninth in the St. Petersburg season opener but was left vacant at Barber Motorsports Park last weekend as Lindh – who had signed for the season after a year out of the series – did not race.

Gold finished eighth on his debut in St. Petersburg, then was a retiree at Barber. He is ending a lengthy relationship with Juncos by switching allegiance, having claimed five wins and 10 poles across two seasons in USF Pro 2000 with them. He was 2022 championship runner-up in the third tier series, and his step up to Indy Nxt also marked Juncos’s return to the series.

“I am excited to join a winning programme,” said Gold of his team switch. “HMD Motorsports has been one of the teams to beat the past two or three seasons, and I am happy to finally be racing with them, and not against them.

“My goal is to do well, but also gain experience for the 2024 season. With HMD, I know the podium is attainable and my learning curve with the engineering team and a big driver lineup will be accelerated.”

HMD drivers currently fill the top three spots in the standings, and the team has four other full-time drivers. Josh Pierson and Toby Sowery are sharing an eighth entry, with Gold now in HMD’s ninth car to complete Indy Nxt’s 19-car grid.

“We spoke to Reece in June of 2022, but he chose to go a different direction,” added HMD’s general manager Mike Maurini.

“Rather than get upset about his decision and burn a bridge, we kept the door open for the future, and we welcome him to the HMD Motorsports family.”