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Mazda Road to Indy Offseason Update for January 2018

Since we last recapped the offseason headlines in December, there has been a flurry of developments in the Pro Mazda Championship with driver signings and new teams taking advantage of the PM-18 chassis’ debut next season.

Additionally, Keith Donegan made for one of the more heart-warming stories of 2017 by winning the Mazda Road to Indy Shootout this past month, securing a ride in the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda.  With those stories and much more inside, take a look at our latest Mazda Road to Indy update for January 2018.  Read More…

Recap from the 2017 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout

The 2017 Mazda Road to Indy Shootout was a two-day event featuring championship-winning drivers from around the world, competing for a $200,000 scholarship including entry to the USF2000 Championship.  This year’s competition was hosted at the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park on the Bondurant Main Track, formerly known as Firebird International Raceway.

While there were 17 drivers on hand for the 2017 MRTI Shootout, only one of them was destined for victory in the tense, compelling and authentic competition.  For Keith Donegan, a driver from Dublin, Ireland, to be that driver was almost as astonishing to himself as it were the rest of those following the event.  Read More…

Mazda Road to Indy Offseason Update for December 2017

Check out Open-Wheels’ recap of headlines for the first two months of the offseason, featuring Rinus VeeKay’s impressive showing at the Chris Griffis test as well as his signing with Juncos Racing, Pato O’Ward’s search for a ride for 2018 and Colton Herta’s continued development as one of the more complete drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy.  Read More…

Results from 2017 Chris Griffis Memorial Test

The seventh annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test, featuring the Mazda Road to Indy, was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 21-22, 2017.  The test first debuted in 2011 to honor Chris Griffis, a longtime member of the motorsports community who passed away unexpectedly in September of 2011.  Chris was the leader of the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian Indy Lights partnership and spent many years involved in the Mazda Road to Indy.

The Chris Griffis Memorial Test features each level of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder (Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF 2000) which gives teams the opportunity for one last tweak before the winter months set in.  It is common to see new driving lineups and other various ride swapping, as well as any new car debuts for the upcoming season (such as Pro Mazda’s new chassis for this event).

Listed below are the session results from each test session for the corresponding series.

Indy LightsSession 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

Pro MazdaSession 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8

USF 2000Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Session 5 Session 6 Session 7 Session 8