Mazda Road to Indy gets to work in Elkhart Lake

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Colton Herta

Indy Lights Race Results (Race 1 | Race 2)

Pro Mazda Race Results (Race 1 | Race 2)

USF2000 Race Results (Race 1 | Race 2)

Indy Lights started track action on Saturday at Road America with qualifying for Race 2 – which they will contest tomorrow. Patricio O’Ward took control, winning his fifth pole of the season.

Following Verizon IndyCar Series practice, Indy Lights battled the elevation changes in Elkhart Lake for their first race of the weekend.

Victor Franzoni and Santi Urrutia led the field to the green flag. By midway through the race, the small field saw Colton Herta take over as the race leader, which he kept for the top podium spot for his fourth win in a row. O’Ward and Franzoni rounded out the podium.

The IndyLights race again on Sunday at 9:50 a.m. local time.

The 26-car pack of USF2000 machines took over at Road America after the IndyLights race on Saturday. This first step of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder is packed with drivers dreaming of a seat in an IndyCar one day – so they don’t hold anything back.

The USF2000s qualified Friday for Saturday’s race, which went green at 1:10 p.m. Four drivers – Lucas Kohl, Julian Vanderwat, Sabre Cook and Manuel Cabrera had a dust up which meant the race finished under caution, and both Cook and Cabrera did not finish due to the contact.

Rookie Kyle Kirkwood with Cape Motorsports scored the top of the podium, with Pabst Racing’s Kaylen Frederick and Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship Shootout winner Keith Donegan joining him.

An early caution slowed the start of the second Pro Mazda race, which rounded out the ladder events for Saturday at Road America. Point leader Parker Thompson qualified mid-pack and with the caution ended up back in twelfth position. By the final lap he had worked his way back up to fourth, but could not quite touch the podium.

Harrison Scott took third on the podium, led by Toby Sowery and David Malukas, a repeat of the podium from the first Pro Mazda race this weekend.

Image courtesy of Zach Wenzel/Open-Wheels.com.

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