Steve Wittich

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Hunter McElrea and Pabst Racing grab first Indy Pro 2000 wins in final race of the season. Kaminsky and Frost round out podium

  By Steve Wittich That Hunter McElrea and Pabst Racing won an Indy Pro 2000 race in 2020 isn’t a surprise. That it took until the final race of the season was a surprise. The 20-year-old McElrea started fourth, moved to third on the start, and got by pole sitter Robb and his teammate Kaminsky […]

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Exclusive Autosport rookie Brooks goes wire to wire for first career USF2000 win – Porto and Barrichello grab podiums

Veteran drivers were the story of the 2020 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season, but it was rookies that stole the headlines in the final race weekend. Christian Brooks, an Exclusive Autosport rookie, joined Saturday’s winner, DEForce Racing rookie Kiko Porto, as the only freshman to win this season. Brooks’ green to checkered flag win is […]

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Robb wins 7thIndy Pro 2000 of season, sets second track record of the say – Frost & Petrov round out podium

Juncos Racing veteran Sting Ray Robb came to ‘St. Pete’ looking to put an exclamation point on his 2020 Indy Pro 2000 championship. So far, the 19-year-old has a win, two poles, and two new track records and still has Sunday’s final race of the season to contest. Robb’s victory was his seventh of the […]

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Porto beats best friend and fellow Brazilian to the line to grab his first USF2000 win. Gold rounds out podium

It would have been understandable if Kiko Porto experienced flashbacks to September 3 and a race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. On that day, the DEForce Racing rookie had a late lead with his best friend Eduardo Barrichello (Pabst Racing) chasing him. In that race, the second-generation driver Barrichello got the best of […]

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Robb’s 3rd straight dominating Indy Pro 2000 qualifying session includes track record – Kaminsky equals best start of year

For the third straight qualifying session, 2020 Indy Pro 2000 champion Sting Ray Robb put an exclamation point on his title. The Juncos Racing veterans gap in the final three qualifying sessions of the 2020 season was 0.3135 seconds (New Jersey Motorsports Park Race #2), 0.1619 seconds (Streets of St. Petersburg Race #1), and 0.3274 […]

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Exclusive Autosport rookie Brooks grabs first career pole and track record.

By Steve Wittich Exclusive Autosport rookie Christian Brooks turned a lap of 71.966 seconds on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit to grab his first career USF2000 pole and set a new track record for the Streets Of St. Petersburg, Fla. The 20-year-old has nine top-five finishes in 2020 but is still looking for his first […]

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Robb dominates Indy Pro 2000 qualifying in St. Pete

By Steve Wittich 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires champion Sting Ray Robb will lead the field to the green flag for the fourth time this season. It’s the 19-year-old Indy Lights bound driver’s sixth career pole. The pole is seventh for Juncos Racing on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit, including two […]

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Shields grabs first career USF2000 pole – DEForce Racing locks out front row

By Steve Wittich For the first time in the team’s history, a pair of DEForce Racing drivers will lead a USF2000 series race to the green flag. Cameron Shields, who was the quickest in the morning practice, backed up that speed in qualifying, grabbing his first career USF2000 pole. Shields and teammate Kiko Porto, who […]

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It was another DEForce Racing driver leading a Road To Indy session – this time it was Parker Thompson in Indy Pro 2000

By Steve Wittich DEForce Racing veteran Parker Thompson, twice a winner that Indy Pro 2000 raced on Tampa Bay’s shores in 2019, led the series solo practice in 2020. The lone practice session for the Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg Presented By Cooper Tires got underway at 11:55 am. The lone practice […]

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DEForce Racing’s Cameron Shields leads USF2000 practice with top 13 within one second

By Steve Wittich DEForce Racing’s Cameron Shields, with a lap timed at 73.485 seconds, led the lone USF2000 practice session that saw the top 13 drivers all within one second of the Aussie. The first Road To Indy action got underway 225 days to the hour that the St. Petersburg, Fla. event was promptly halted […]

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