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 … Continue reading Mazda Road to Indy Offseason Update for December 2017

Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy showcase exceptional driver development rates

Has it ever been more apparent how important the Mazda Road to Indy is to North American open-wheel racing?  With the announcement that defending Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser will get a shot at the Indianapolis 500 and three additional races in 2018, a dazzling track record continues to validate that narrative.  The ladder series … Continue reading Indy Lights and Mazda Road to Indy showcase exceptional driver development rates

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