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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.
Kyle Kirkwood scored his eighth, ninth and tenth wins in the 2018 USF2000 championship to clinch the championship with two races to go, while Rinus VeeKay won both Pro Mazda rounds.
The third Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout will extend its reach to include 11 countries, from which 20 champions of junior open-wheel and karting will compete in the December event.
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Keith Donegan from Dublin, Ireland, has won the second annual Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout following two days of evaluations at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.
Seventeen young drivers representing nine countries and four continents have been named as competitors for this weekend’s MRTI Shootout to earn an entry in the 2018 USF2000 championship.
Scott Goodyear, Jonathan Bomarito and two reigning Mazda Road To Indy champions will be on the panel of judges that will assess competitors in the second annual MRTI $200k shootout on December 9-10 at the Bondurant Race School.
Junior open-wheel champions from around the world will battle for supremacy in order to earn the second annual Mazda Road To Indy Scholarship and follow in the wheeltracks of 2017 USF2000 champion Oliver Askew.
Cape Motorsports’ Oliver Askew did more than he needed to clinch the 2017 USF2000 Championship in his rookie season, finishing second to the dominant Rinus VeeKay at Watkins Glen, who scored his third victory with Pabst Racing.
Oliver Askew has taken pole for the USF2000 finale at Watkins Glen, beating his prime championship challenger Rinus VeeKay by just 0.11sec.
For the seventh time this season, USF2000 rookie Oliver Askew made the turn into victory lane after leading all 21 laps of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio.