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The Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires starts this weekend, supporting the NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park, with double-headers for each of the three categories.
Irishman James Roe has signed with Turn 3 Motorsport for the 2021 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires.
Enzo Fittipaldi has signed a contract with RP Motorsport to race fulltime in this year’s Indy Pro 2000 championship, with Michael Andretti supporting the move with an Indy Lights offer for 2022.
The opening rounds of the Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships will be held at Barber Motorsports Park in April, following IndyCar’s postponement of its St. Petersburg round.
Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for IndyCar’s feeder formulas, but Indy Lights’ traditional marquee event, the Freedom 100, has been dropped.
Andretti Autosport announced today it will partner with the new Evolution Development Group that aims to boost promising athletes’ chances by having fans invest in them.
This year’s Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 champions will receive enhanced scholarship packages to progress to the next level of the Road To Indy, it was announced today.
The 2019 Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood has signed to race the #28 Andretti Autosport entry in Indy Lights this season.
Exclusive Autosport has signed reigning USF2000 champion Braden Eves for the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires.
2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.
Rinus VeeKay’s fifth and sixth Indy Lights wins weren’t enough to stop Oliver Askew earning the championship, while Kyle Kirkwood earned the Indy Pro 2000 honors, despite a win and DNF, and Braden Eves captured the USF2000 title ahead of Hunter McElrea.
Rinus VeeKay and Toby Sowery won the Indy Lights races at Portland, while Kyle Kirkwood dominated both Indy Pro 2000 events and Hunter McElrea swept the USF2000 series’ weekends.
Oliver Askew kept his head and showed great speed to pass early Indy Lights leader Rinus VeeKay and earn his seventh win of the season, while Kyle Kirkwood charged from the back of the Indy Pro 2000 field to dominate his race.
This weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on the World Wide Technology Raceway sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and the NASCAR K&N Series. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it and listen to it.
Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport led every lap in both Indy Lights races to extend his points lead over Rinus VeeKay to 45 points, while RP Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood also visited Victory Lane twice to close in on the Indy Pro points lead.
This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 on the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three classes in the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 – as well as the Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.
Oliver Askew earned second place in the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, then took advantage of a clash between rivals on Sunday to swoop and score his fourth win of the season.
Ryan Norman produced the best race of his Indy Lights career to win on Saturday, while Rinus VeeKay was a dominant victor on Sunday, as Kyle Kirkwood swept Indy Pro 2000's double-header, and Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves shared the USF2000 spoils.
This weekend’s IndyCar race, the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, is supported by double-headers for all three series on the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 – as well as two rounds of the Global MX-5 Cup and three rounds of the Radical Cup.
Danial Frost led from flag to flag for Exclusive Autosport to conquer the fifth round of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, while Cameron Shields emerged victorious in USF2000 for Newman Wachs Racing, around the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN.
The Road To Indy races on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course saw Robert Megennis and Rinus VeeKay share the Indy Lights wins, while Rasmus Lindh swept both Indy Pro 2000 races, and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.
This weekend’s sixth IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three Road To Indy classes – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.
Zachary Claman De Melo and Rinus VeeKay claimed Indy Lights victories at St. Petersburg, as Parker Thompson swept Indy Pro 2000 and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.
The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.
The final Road to Indy Open Test of 2018 was ended early by a heavy rainstorm on the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course leaving Rinus VeeKay heading Indy Lights, Parker Locke leading Pro Mazda and Hunter McElrea at the top of USF2000.
2018 IndyCar part-timer Zachary Claman DeMelo will step back to Indy Lights to test for Belardi Auto Racing next week, while graduates and newcomers will appear in all three RTI categories.
Nikita Lastochkin has joined his third Pro Mazda team in as many years as he switches to Exclusive Autosport for 2019.
Jonny Baker is the man tasked with ensuring the Road To Indy program capitalizes on a resurgence in IndyCar’s popularity as young drivers struggle to find the finances and opportunities in European open-wheel racing. He spoke to David Malsher.
Rinus VeeKay only needed to start practice to clinch the Pro Mazda title although he was beaten by Oliver Askew and David Malukas in the races, while Kyle Kirkwood scored his 11th and 12th USF2000 wins, as Mazda signed off from its Road To Indy sponsorship.
Rinus VeeKay scored his fifth straight Pro Mazda win and seventh of the season leading from the drop of the green flag to the checkered flag at the 1.25-mile oval, to edge head a Juncos Racing 1-2.
Rinus VeeKay dominated the Pro Mazda races for Juncos Racing, Kyle Kirkwood did the same for Cape Motorsports in USF2000, their prime virtues not only raceday pace but also the ability to dodge the carnage…
David Malukas and Toby Sowery went 1-2 for BN Racing in both Pro Mazda events, as Cape Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood dominated the first USF2000 race and stole the second (chaotic) race on the last lap.
Parker Thompson and Kyle Kirkwood led the Pro Mazda and USF2000 races from pole position to checkered flag.
As usual, the Mazda Road To Indy’s junior series produced fantastic slipstreaming races around the IMS road course, with Pro Mazda and USF2000 producing four winners from four races.
Rinus VeeKay put Juncos Racing front and center for the opening races in Pro Mazda’s new Tatuus PM-18 era, while Kyle Kirkwood and Alex Baron clinched USF2000 victories.
Team Pelfrey has announced Andres Gutierrez will race its #81 Pro Mazda car in 2018, while Exclusive Autosport has signed Manuel Cabrera for its USF2000 team.
Canada’s Parker Thompson will remain with Exclusive Autosport this season as the squad moves up the Mazda Road To Indy ladder.
RP Motorsport, which won races in the now-defunct Formula 3.5 V8 Series and dominated the EuroFormula Open championship in 2017, is to embark on its first season of Pro Mazda with Harrison Scott and Ludovico Laurini.
Team Pelfrey has confirmed it has signed Sting Ray Robb to race in Pro Mazda next year, while Julian van der Watt has joined its USF2000 squad.
Juncos Racing has announced it has signed former Team Pelfrey driver Carlos Cunha for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship, teaming him with Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis.
Dutch youngster Rinus VeeKay, who took second in USF2000 this year, has been announced to move up to Pro Mazda with frontrunner team Juncos Racing for 2018.
Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni dominated the wet championship finale at Watkins Glen to clinch the Pro Mazda title over Cape Motorsports’ Anthony Martin, the pair of them separated at the checkered flag by Team Pelfrey’s Carlos Cunha.
Victor Franzoni extended his championship lead to nine points with pole for tomorrow’s title-decider, while chief rival Anthony Martin had his two best laps deleted for setting an extra flying lap after the checkered flag had fallen.
Juncos Racing's Victor Franzoni scored his sixth win of the season but only after he passed the fast-starting but fair-fighting Anthony Martin, who now falls eight points behind his title rival.