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A quintet of drivers turned their first laps in an Indy Lights car on Saturday – we talked to them about their experiences

By Steve Wittich A quintet of familiar Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires pilots got their very first taste of an Indy Lights race car on Saturday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Oliver Askew, Lucas Kohl, David Malukas, Robert Megennis, and Parker Thompson all turned their first laps in the 450 HP turbocharged […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Saturday – Norman’s maiden pole, O’Ward incident cap off chaotic Indy Lights qualifying

Andretti Autosport once again had two drivers make headlines during the second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session at Portland International Raceway. However while for most of the year it’s been Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta, this morning it was O’Ward and Ryan Norman, for completely different reasons. Norman scored his maiden pole […]

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MRTI finale at Portland International Raceway – Indy Lights – A $1 million prize will handed out to Patricio O’Ward or Colton Herta in the “City of Roses.”

The predecessors of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series have made 14 previous starts at the Portland International Raceway natural terrain road course, but this is the first appearance at the Oregon circuit since 2001 for the top level of the American Open Wheel Ladder. Tommy Byrne won the first race in 1988, […]

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Indy Lights preview from Gateway Motorsports Park – the final oval – O’Ward is looks to clinch

In 12 short days, one Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires driver will have a head start on realizing their dream of becoming a Verizon IndyCar Series driver. The $1 million advancement scholarship will be awarded to championship winner at the Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires banquet in Portland, Ore. on Labor […]

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MRTI Update #5 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – O’Ward dominates on the way to his 7th pole of the 2018 Indy Lights season

By Steve Wittich All seven Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers were within one second of the pole, but Patricio O’Ward still dominated on the way to his seventh pole of the 2018 season. It’s the 12th pole in his Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires career. “I was really trying to […]

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MRTI Update #2 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Herta and Andretti Autosport lead the way in the lone Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Colton Herta used the lone Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires practice session to get comfortable with the brace he’s wearing to stabilize the non-displaced fracture at the base of his left thumb that he suffered after hitting the tire barrier during qualifying in Toronto. The fix clearly worked; the Andretti Steinbrenner […]

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MRTI Update #7 – Saturday – Entertaining Indy Lights race ends with O’Ward on the top step of the podium

By Steve Wittich If you only looked at the boxscore for Saturday’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products, it would appear that Patricio O’Ward, who led all 35 laps had a relatively easy drive to his fifth Indy Lights race win of 2018. That was anything but the […]

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Indy Lights in Toronto – 2018 – Herta leads O’Ward as the series takes on a tricky street circuit

By Steve Wittich The introduction of doubleheader Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races in Toronto coincided with the introduction of the IL-15 three years ago, and all three years have seen twofold trips to victory lane. The pair of races has also played an essential role in the championship over the same time period. […]

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Indy Lights at Iowa Speedway – A quick post on what to expect during the race today

By Steve Wittich Don’t forget that the Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires race rolls off at 11:15 AM. Check the bottom of this post for ways to follow all of the action during the 100 lap race. The four Andretti Autosport cars led the way during qualifying, and the starting line-up is as […]

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Indy Lights at Iowa Speedway – O’Ward leads a Andretti Autosport sweep of qualifying

By Steve Wittich Patricio O’Ward, who will start on the pole for the sixth time this season, led an Andretti Autosport sweep of qualifying for the Mazda Iowa 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. The 19-year-old was the only pilot who was able to put together two laps above 161mph. The Mexican had the two most […]

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