Ryan Norman duels Colton Herta for first Indy Lights win

This afternoon’s Mazda St. Louis Indy Lights Oval Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires at Gateway Motorsports Park might have attracted only seven starters, but it provided a thrilling 75-lap race as Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Norman came from behind to claim a magnificent first-ever Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory over Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing stablemate Colton … Continue reading Ryan Norman duels Colton Herta for first Indy Lights win

2019 Road to Indy spring training to kick off March 2-4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

The 2019 Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel driver development program will kick off another exciting season of racing for all three levels as Andersen Promotions today confirmed that the traditional Spring Training Open Test will return to Homestead-Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Fla., on March 2-4, 2019. The proven ladder system, which offers … Continue reading 2019 Road to Indy spring training to kick off March 2-4 at Homestead-Miami Speedway

Braden Eves to make USF2000 debut in Portland with Newman Wachs

Newman Wachs Racing is pleased to announce that 19-year-old American Braden Eves will make his debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda program with the team at Portland International Raceway on Labor Day weekend. The talented karting graduate has been hard at work developing his skills and racecraft in the F4 and … Continue reading Braden Eves to make USF2000 debut in Portland with Newman Wachs

Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

In a blindsiding move, Mazda Motorsports announced today that it would end a nine-year partnership with the Road to Indy development series.  The final weekend of competition for the Road to Indy under the Mazda banner will be Labor Day weekend during IndyCar’s return to Portland International Raceway.  Each rung on the MRTI ladder – … Continue reading Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

Pato O’Ward goes back-to-back to take commanding Indy Lights lead

Indy Lights Race Results Race 1  |  Race 2 Patricio O’Ward and Andretti Autosport tightened their grip on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship – and a Mazda Scholarship valued at $1 million to guarantee entry into at least three Verizon IndyCar Series races in 2019, including the 103rd Indianapolis 500 – during … Continue reading Pato O’Ward goes back-to-back to take commanding Indy Lights lead

Rinus VeeKay snatches Pro Mazda points lead after Mid-Ohio

Pro Mazda Mid-Ohio Results Race 1  |  Race 2 Teenaged Dutch talent Rinus VeeKay arrived at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a seven-point deficit to Canadian rival Parker Thompson in their battle for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Following two impressive victories this weekend at Mid-Ohio, VeeKay left the Buckeye State … Continue reading Rinus VeeKay snatches Pro Mazda points lead after Mid-Ohio

Kyle Kirkwood seals USF2000 title with three victories at Mid-Ohio

 USF2000 Mid-Ohio Results Race 1  |  Race 2  |  Race 3 Kyle Kirkwood needed only a modest few results from this weekend’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda triple-header at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course to put the championship crown beyond the reach of his rivals. The 19-year-old from Jupiter, Fla., did rather better … Continue reading Kyle Kirkwood seals USF2000 title with three victories at Mid-Ohio

Herta and O’Ward take Indy Lights battle to Mid-Ohio

With just five races remaining in the 2018 Indy Lights championship, a pair of teammates running underneath the Andretti banner find themselves at the top. Pato O’Ward (No. 27 MEXICO #AWorldOfItsOwn Mazda) currently leads the points standings with an 18-point gap over Indy Lights sophomore Colton Herta (No. 98 Andretti Steinbrenner Racing/Curb Mazda). The duo … Continue reading Herta and O’Ward take Indy Lights battle to Mid-Ohio

Rinus VeeKay mounting charge to top of Pro Mazda standings

After sweeping both Pro Mazda rounds at the Honda Indy Toronto, Dutch teenager Rinus VeeKay has trimmed the once-comfortable gap to points leader Parker Thompson. For VeeKay it has been a challenging season with a fair bit of resiliency required.  While the doubleheader sweep in Toronto moves VeeKay’s season win total to four, it was … Continue reading Rinus VeeKay mounting charge to top of Pro Mazda standings

Jay Howard Driver Development to field USF2000 team in 2019

This morning it was announced that Jay Howard Driver Development (JHDD), led by part-time Verizon IndyCar Series driver Jay Howard, would join the Mazda Road to Indy Ladder series full-time in 2019.  The development formula team will compete in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship presented by Mazda. JHDD began as a karting program in 2012 and … Continue reading Jay Howard Driver Development to field USF2000 team in 2019