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“Soul Red Finale” at Watkins Glen International – Pro Mazda finale – Franzoni wins race, and $790,000 Mazda Motorsports Scholarship

  By Steve Wittich When testing for the 2017 Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire season began, Victor Franzoni was not sure he was going to have a home, but when the checkered flag fell for the final time at the “Soul Red Finale,” the 21 year-old walked away with the $790,000 prize, […]

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“Soul Red Finale” at Watkins Glen International – USF2000 Championship decider. VeeKay scores victory, but Askew wins the big prize

By Steve Wittich After 635.92 miles and 305 laps of competition, the margin between Oliver Askew and Rinus VeeKay in the chase for the $400,000 Mazda Motorsports Scholarship was a slim seven points. It was VeeKay who won his third race of the year, but it was Askew who took home the big prize by […]

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MRTI at Mid-Ohio – Saturday – Indy Lights Race #1

  A near flawless drive by Santiago Urrutia, who started from pole and led all 30 laps of Saturday’s “sprint” race, gave the top rung of the Mazda Road to Indy it’s seventh different winner in 2017. The trip to the top step of the podium is the 20 year-old’s third straight at the Mid-Ohio […]

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Putting a bow on the 2016 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire season

In its various different iterations and sanctions, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire series celebrated its 30th anniversary by crowning its 30th different champion when Ed Jones beat Santi Urrutia to the $1 million Mazda Motorsports Advancement Scholarship awarded to the series champion. Carlin is the 15th different team to house the winning driver […]

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Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – “Soul Red Finale” Race #1

For the second time this year and fourth time in his Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire career, Victor Franzoni stood on the top step of the podium. Franzoni nabbed all 33 points, but was still eliminated from championship contention with podium finishes by Cape Motorsports with /WTR teammates Parker Thompson and Anthony […]

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Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – “Soul Red Finale” – Saturday – race #1

The box score for the first of three Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire races of the weekend won’t show any official lead changes, but that doesn’t tell the whole story, as three different passes were made for the lead. Pato O’Ward made a daring pass of pole sitter and championship leader Aaron Telitz on […]

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Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Practice #2 – 2:12pm

Redemption was the name of the game for championship leader Aaron Telitz during the final Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire practice session of the day. After missing the majority of the first session due to mechanical issues, the 24-year old led the second session over the Juncos Racing threesome of Jake Parsons, Will Owen, […]

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Andretti Autosport – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. Mazda Raceway Season Finale Preview

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING. INDY LIGHTS PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES NOTES. Shelby Blackstock will start his 33rd and 34th Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race this weekend for the season finale at Mazda Raceway. Dean Stoneman still remains in championship contention, sitting in third overall, just 23 points away from the leader with only two races remaining. […]

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Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire at Watkins Glen International – preview

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire preview There are six very hungry drivers who have three races left to sort out who will be the big winner of the $1 million Mazda Motorsports Advancement Scholarship and a partial season Verizon IndyCar Series ride. With only 52 points separating the top six drivers and a scant […]

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