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Largest Indy Lights fields in over a decade expected in 2022

By Steve Wittich With fields expected in the upper teens, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship will have its fullest fields in over a decade. With four months remaining in the series ‘silly season,’ TSO Ladder counts eight teams and 16 drivers as expected, and five more cars as probable or possible. The […]

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Benjamin Pedersen leads the Indy Lights portion of the Chris Griffis Memorial Test at IMS – notes, quotes, stats and photos from the 2 days of testing

By Steve Wittich The Chris Griffis Memorial Test officially marks the end of an Indy Lights season, but in reality, the two-day showcase at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway acts more like a prelude to the next season. And, like the second half of the 2021 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season, Benjamin Pedersen’s […]

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Jagger Jones leads first day of USF2000 Chris Griffis Memorial Test at IMS

By Steve Wittich On only his third day in an open-wheel car on a dry track, Jagger Jones was the quickest of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship pilots during the first day of the Chris Griffis Memorial Test. The third-generation racer, piloting the No. 3 for Cape Motorsports, ended the first day of testing with […]

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Andersen Promotions Announces USAC Sanctioning

PALMETTO, Fla. – Andersen Promotions today announced a new agreement with the United States Auto Club (USAC Racing) to become the sanctioning body for the three racing series owned and operated by the organization – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires as well as the new USF […]

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Levi Jones joins INDYCAR as director of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series, the top rung of the Road To Indy ladder, will have new leadership to start the new INDYCAR era of promotion. Today, the sanctioning body announced that veteran United States Auto Club driver and executive Levi Jones will be the director of Indy Lights. “My entire career […]

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Qualifying #2 – Indy Pro 2000 – McElrea quick in the wet, grabs fifth pole

  By Steve Wittich A wet but clean Indy Pro 2000 qualifying session ended with Pabst Racing sophomore grabbing his fifth pole of the season. That ties him for the series lead with Juncos Hollinger Racing rookie Reece Gold. Up until the very last second, it looked like newcomer Enaam Ahmed (Juncos Hollinger Racing) might […]

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Qualifying #2 – Indy Lights – Malukas wins 7th pole, keeps championship hopes alive

By Steve Wittich Before starting a chaotic Indy Lights qualifying session at a wet Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, David Malukas had a 0.1% chance of claiming the title. After grabbing his seventh pole of the season and seeing Kyle Kirkwood in the tire barriers, the HMD Motorsports veteran’s chances might now be 1%. Malukas needs […]

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Qualifying #2 – USF2000 qualifying abandoned

By Steve Wittich When the green flag for USF2000 qualifying came out at 8 am, the ambient temperature at the track was 63F, and there was a light rain falling. The drivers ventured out on Cooper Tire wet weather tires, tip-toeing around the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Mid-Ohio Road Course. Several drivers had adventures, spinning or going […]

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Race #1 – USF2000 – Sundaramoorthy and Porto both winners

By Steve Wittich Every season, in most racing series, there is the possibility of two different winners only once. Saturday’s 20-lap Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Presented by VP Stay Frosty Race #1 was that race for the lowest rung of the Road To Indy. The first winner was Yuven Sundaramoorthy, who stood […]

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Race #1 – Indy Pro 2000 – Raz doubles up, winning race and locking down championship

By Steve Wittich Christian Rasmussen had a doubly terrific day at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, winning his seventh race of the season and all but clinching the $718,065 scholarship. As a result, the Dane heads into his final Indy Pro 2000 race with an insurmountable – as long as he starts the race – […]

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