Mazda Road to Indy Offseason Update for December 2017

Rinus VeeKay

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… Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

Mazda announces departure from “Road to Indy” program

Mazda Road to Indy

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… Continue Reading

Chris Griffis Memorial Test gets green light this weekend for Road to Indy action

Chris Griffis Memorial Test

Entry List | Schedule of Events PALMETTO, Fla. – Less than three weeks after another successful season for the world-renowned Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder wrapped up in Portland, Ore., teams, and drivers are already focused on 2019 as the… Continue Reading

Rinus VeeKay clinches Pro Mazda championship in Portland as Askew takes victory

Rinus VeeKay

A pair of talented youngsters shared the honors in this afternoon’s penultimate round of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Portland International Raceway. Rinus VeeKay, 17, secured the championship – plus a Mazda Scholarship prize worth almost… Continue Reading

Pato O’Ward clinches Indy Lights championship with win at Portland

Patricio O'Ward

Patricio O’Ward, from Monterey, Mexico, concluded a topsy-turvy day at Portland International Raceway by claiming a well-earned victory for Andretti Autosport in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Portland Powered by Mazda. It was enough to clinch… Continue Reading