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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.
Richard Philippe, 2005 Formula BMW USA champion, was among those who perished in a helicopter crash last week in the Dominican Republic.
Ryan Norman, who finished fourth in the 2018 Indy Lights championship in his second year in the series, will return with Andretti Autosport next season.
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.
Carlin Racing is expecting to add an extra fulltime entry in the 2019 IndyCar Series, and will also be returning to the Indy Lights grid next year with two cars.
Dale Pelfrey, who owns one of the most successful Pro Mazda teams, has united his squads in Indianapolis ahead of what he intends to be a full season of Indy Lights in 2019.
Andretti Autosport’s Patricio O’Ward steered clear of the clashes, outfoxed Santi Urrutia and claimed his ninth victory in his championship-winning season.
Patricio O’Ward beat Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta to clinch the 2018 Indy Lights title in emphatic style, passing his teammate and scoring his eighth victory of the season in the series' first Portland race.
Ryan Norman scored his first Indy Lights victory after stalking polesitter and Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta and then battling his way past in the closing stages.
Patricio O’Ward scored his sixth win of the year in Mid-Ohio’s first Indy Lights race of the weekend, but worked hard in the closing stages of the race to stave off the challenge of teammate Colton Herta in the Andretti Steinbrenner entry.
Santi Urrutia scored his second Indy Lights win of the season for Belardi Auto Racing, but it was a very downbeat event as both Colton Herta and Victor Franzoni made only token start-and-park efforts due to injury and finances respectively.
You might not think a grid of seven cars could accrue so many incidents, but somehow the first Indy Lights race of the weekend at Toronto got thoroughly jumbled by a string of events and drizzle.
Andretti Autosport’s Pato O’Ward led flag-to-flag in Iowa’s Indy Lights race, while the race-long battle behind between teammate Colton Herta and Belardi Auto Racing’s Santi Urrutia was what kept the crowd’s attention.
Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni took his first Indy Lights win just a week after his mentor Jeff Green succumbed to injuries in a racing accident, while Colton Herta consolidated his championship lead with second place.
Colton Herta picked up where he left off in May at IMS with a beautifully controlled win at Road America’s first Indy Lights race of the weekend, and moved into a 12-point lead over Andretti Autosport teammate Pato O’Ward.
Juncos Racing’s reigning Pro Mazda champion Victor Franzoni topped the Indy Lights test at Road America with David Malukas heading the Pro Mazda field for BN Racing and Kaylen Frederick of Pabst Racing leading his USF2000 rivals.