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
As fall begins to set in across the country, so does a long offseason for open-wheel racing in North America. To hold us over for a little while, the Mazda Road to Indy put on a show in its final team event – the Chris Griffis Memorial Test held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on … Continue reading Mazda Road to Indy Fall Wrap Up
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
One aspect of racing that I am passionate about is the Mazda Road to Indy. This is the future of IndyCar and a good barometer to the sports future is the health of these three series. I wish more fans paid attention to the ladder system. I realize fans come to see the big boys … Continue reading Mazda Road to Indy at Mid-Ohio
It’s going to be an interesting weekend down at Barber MotorSport Park. The temps will be nice but Saturday there is a 100% chance of rain, while Sunday is guaranteed to be dry. The wet weather on Saturday will definitely test these young drivers. In the USF2000, Jake Eidson and Nico Jamin run 1-2 in … Continue reading Barber Mazda Road to Indy Preview
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
Unlike the other drivers competing for Rookie of the Year in 2019, Patricio (Pato) O’ Ward was on the sidelines last weekend.
Thankfully, he has been able to shore things up for the rest of the season, joining Carlin Racing for a part-time schedule.
Before we discuss O’Ward’s 2019 plans, let’s take a look at his path to the NTT IndyCar Series. Continue reading 2019 IndyCar Rookie Preview: Pato O’Ward
Braden Eves dominated the first round of the 2019 USF2000 championship by taking victory in the streets of St. Petersburg on Friday. Continue reading Road to Indy: Braden Eves wins opening USF2000 race on St. Petersburg streets
On the Road to Indy, Indy Pro 2000 wrapped up its offseason testing program at Homestead-Miami Speedway over the weekend. Sting Ray Robb led the way for Juncos Racing. Continue reading Experience rules in Indy Pro 2000 testing at Homestead
Another busy week puts us into March and one week away from the NTT IndyCar Series season opener.
This is the last weekend of the 2018-2019 offseason. Get caught up on all the latest news and more with this week’s IndyCar Roundup. Continue reading IndyCar Round-Up for March 1