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WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Race #1

By Patrick Stephan The penultimate round of the 2022 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season starts with Sting Ray Robb on the pole and his Andretti Autosport teammate Christian Rasmussen alongside. Pedersen, McElrea and soon to be 2022 champion Linus Lundqvist round out the Top-5 starters. On the pace lap, Kyffin Simpson spins at […]

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Portland Indy Lights Race Report!

By Diane Swintal Ambient temperature is 70F, track temps are 87.4. HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing’s Linus Lundqvist will start fourth in today’s race, looking to clinch the championship now, rather than waiting until next weekend’s pair of races at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. We won’t take you through all the permutations – suffice […]

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Portland Indy Lights Qualifying – Pedersen to Pace Field in Sunday’s Race

By Diane Swintal The sun has finally come out at PIR – a very pleasant 74F/22C at the start of Indy Lights qualifying. Track temp is 98.8F. Plenty of rubber on the racetrack – plenty of different kinds of rubber. A USF2000 race (Cooper), INDYCAR qualifying (Firestone), ARCA (General) and Indy Pro 2000 (Cooper). Green […]

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Gold Wins Portland Race #3 in Portland

By Diane Swintal Indy Pro 2000 Presented by Cooper Tires held their second race of the weekend with the temperature at 68F and a very welcome cloud cover. With first and second in the championship decided, it’s a chance for much of the field to go for broke (hopefully not literally) without having to worry about […]

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Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Finale at Portland – Race Report

By Diane Swintal The final Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race of the season will start at 64F under partly cloudy skies at PIR. At stake: a scholarship packaged valued at almost $407,000 to graduate to the 2023 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Reminder of the points as they stand (correction from the earlier points […]

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Portland Indy Lights Saturday Practice Notes and Results

By Patrick Stephan The second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires practice of the weekend got underway at 11:15am under cloudy skies with the air temp at 69 degrees and the track at just 83.1F.  That’s a pretty low track temp here, as we can expect it to get over 110F if the sun gets […]

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Good Morning from Portland – Today’s RTI Schedule and Some Notes

By Diane Swintal Good morning from cloudy and cool Portland International Raceway. 63F at 8:00 a.m. Pacific, with highs only in the mid-70s and much later in the day. Four Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires sessions today, with the Cooper Tires USF200 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires […]

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Portland Indy Pro 2000 Race #2 Report and Results

By Diane Swintal The day was going along as expected – until it wasn’t. The NTT INDYCAR SERIES practice was significantly delayed when a very large video screen along the front straight lost all its hydraulic fluid and tiled very precariously mere feet from the racing surface. Track services secured the screen and INDYCAR practice […]

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Portland USF2000 Race #1 Race Report

By Diane Swintal Two Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship races Saturday, one race on Sunday, to decide the series champion. At stake is a scholarship packaged valued at almost $407,000 to graduate to the 2023 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Pabst Racing’s Jace Denmark will start on pole (grabbing that valuable championship point) […]

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Portland Indy Pro 2000 Race #1 Race Report

By Diane Swintal Two Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires races Saturday, one race on Sunday, to decide the series champion. At stake is a scholarship packaged valued at almost $615,000 to graduate to the 2023 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Exclusive Autosport’s Louis Foster holds a 77-point lead over […]

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