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Qualifying #1 – Indy Lights – Kirkwood grabs 7th pole of the season – closer to championship

By Steve Wittich The Road to Indy/Cooper Tires/Construction Contractors Club Dallara sponsored No. 28 of Kyle Kirkwood will start from the pole for the seventh time in 2021. Kirkwood now has 18 career Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires poles. Kirkwood earns the valuable bonus point for pole and takes a 16-point lead into […]

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Practice #1 – USF2000 – Rookie Jace Denmark leads a close practice

By Steve Wittich For the first time this season, Pabst Racing rookie Jace Denmark, who is in a dogfight for the Hyperco Rookie of the Year honors, set the quickest lap during Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship practice. However, it was close throughout the field, with four of the 22 drivers within a tenth-of-a-second of Denmark, […]

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Practice #1 – Indy Pro 2000 – Petrov leads the way, championship contenders 3rd &

By Steve Wittich Artem Petrov led an Indy Pro 2000 practice session on a natural terrain road course for the fourth time this season and will look to convert his practice pace into his first pole of the season. The Exclusive Autosport veteran was the quickest driver during the season’s final Indy Pro 2000 practice […]

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Practice #1 – Indy Lights – Kirkwood’s Mid-O dominance continues

By Steve Wittich Championship leader Kyle Kirkwood, who has won all of his Road To Indy appearances at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, led the final Indy Lights practice session of the 2021 season, turning a lap timed at 72.2884 seconds. The 22-year-old also led the lone practice session before winning both races at the […]

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Preview – USF2000 – VP Racing Fuels Championship Weekend Presented by Cooper Tires

By Steve Wittich With Kiko Porto on the brink of winning the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the next big Brazilian star is on their way to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. With Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan winding down their outstanding careers, the 18-year-old from Recife, Brazil, is poised to grab the torch from the legends. […]

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Preview – Indy Pro 2000 – VP Racing Fuels Championship Weekend Presented by Cooper Tires

By Steve Wittich The battle for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires trophy and the $718,065 scholarship that goes with it comes down to a two-race duel between the last two USF2000 champions, Christian Rasmussen (2020) and Braden Eves (2019). Oh yeah, the champion also recieves an NTT INDYCAR SERIES test during […]

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Preview – Indy Lights – VP Racing Fuels Championship Weekend Presented by Cooper Tires

By Steve Wittich After 18 races, 623 laps, and 1314.215-miles of back and forth Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires action, the championship and the $1,289,425 scholarship that goes to the winner comes down to a pair of races at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood and HMD Motorsports’ David Malukas, the […]

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Andersen Promotions Announces USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires

PALMETTO, Fla. – Andersen Promotions today announced a new series that will help drivers prepare for the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development platform, a clear-cut path to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. USF Juniors Presented by Cooper Tires will launch in 2022 offering a prize package exceeding $325,000 including a […]

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Kirkwood caps off dominant weekend with ninth win of the Indy Lights season

By Steve Wittich Dominant, on-rails, championship altering and effortless are all words and phrases that describe Kyle Kirkwood’s weekend at the iconic WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. “I have to give it to the team,” said the 22-year-old on the peacock broadcast after his 26+ second Sunday drive. “Andretti Autosport has been on it all weekend, […]

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‘Effortless’ performance gives Kirkwood the Indy Lights points lead

By Steve Wittich How to turn a five-point championship deficit into an eight (nine) point lead in only 24 hours by Kyle Kirkwood is the title of the first chapter of the Indy Lights weekend at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Kirkwood, a champion in USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000, moved one race closer to becoming […]

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