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Catching up with Indy Lights silly season – an increased car count and some interesting names

By Steve Wittich With 80 days remaining before the 2020 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season officially gets started at Homestead-Miami Speedway in March, it’s a little early for us to be sending out a silly-season update. However, the teams have been busy locking down drivers, so we thought it would be prudent […]

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Lindh and HMD Motorsports lead Kirkwood and Andretti Autosport in final official Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires test of 2019

By Steve Wittich Those of us that follow the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires carefully have spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the rivalry between newly minted NTT IndyCar Series drivers Oliver Askew and Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay). Maybe, it’s time to turn our focus to another pair of drivers that can’t […]

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Elysiah Navarro wins 2nd Annual Lucas Oil School Of Racing Scholarship Shootout at Sebring International Racing

After one day of off-track, two days of on-track activity, and some tough deliberation by the judges, 15-year-old karting standout Elysiah Navaro was awarded the first place prize in the Second Annual Lucas Oil School of Racing Scholarship Shootout Presented By Cooper Tires. The standout karter that hails from Las Vegas, Nev. and lives in […]

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TSO Ladder previews the final Road To Indy action of the year. Nine Indy Lights drivers will head to Sebring International Raceway

By Steve Wittich The final official Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires action of the 2019 season gets underway Wednesday, December 11, for two days of testing on the 1.8-mile, 11-turn Sebring International Club Course. The ‘short course’ is often utilized by NTT IndyCar Series teams to simulate a street circuit. The circuit with […]

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A talented and diverse group of 27 open-wheel hopefuls are entered for the 2nd Annual Lucas Oil School of Racing Scholarship Shootout Presented By Cooper Tires

A diverse and talented group of 27 open-wheel hopefuls are headed to Florida and the Sebring International Raceway next week for the Second Annual Lucas Oil School of Racing Scholarship Shootout Presented By Cooper Tires. The amateur drivers range in age from 12 to 28 and come from a diverse background of karting, ‘sim’ racing, […]

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Chris Griffis Memorial Test – Update #1 – Notebook from the two days of testing

  By Steve Wittich Consider tonight’s writings the first of two updates from the ninth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test. For the seventh time, the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway played host to all three steps on the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder. TSO Ladder has made this point each […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires at Laguna Seca – VeeKay goes wire-to-wire again.

By Steve Wittich For the sixth time in the 2019 Indy Lights season, Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) stood on the top step of the podium. Similar to Saturday’s race, VeeKay led from the green flag to the checkered flag in a demanding fashion. Today’s 32 point haul marked the fifth time this season that the […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires at Laguna Seca – Saturday – Kirkwood on the Cusp of Indy Pro 2000 Title With Laguna Win

Please note that this is Press Release that the series sent out. This race took place during the press conference crowning Oliver Askew as Indy Lights champion, so I was not able to take adequate notes. Kirkwood on the Cusp of Indy Pro 2000 Title With Laguna Win MONTEREY, Calif. – Kyle Kirkwood is an […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires at Laguna Seca – Saturday – Rasmussen wins exiting USF2000 race – McElrea extends points lead

By Steve Wittich The penultimate USF2000 race of the 2019 season featured everything that makes the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires great. Plenty wheel-to-wheel side-by-side action, a pass for the lead, and Road To Indy family helping each other. Christian Rasmussen made a pass to collect his third race win in the last […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires at Laguna Seca – Saturday – VeeKay wins the day in dominating fashion – Askew clinches 3-race IndyCar Scholarship

By Steve Wittich Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) won the day and the first Indy Lights race of the weekend. But, it was Oliver Askew that won the season and the 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Championship and the three-race NTT IndyCar Series scholarship that goes with it. VeeKay’s dominant 9.9 second green to […]

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