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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires at Laguna Seca – Saturday – Rasmussen wins exiting USF2000 race – McElrea extends points lead

By Steve Wittich The penultimate USF2000 race of the 2019 season featured everything that makes the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires great. Plenty wheel-to-wheel side-by-side action, a pass for the lead, and Road To Indy family helping each other. Christian Rasmussen made a pass to collect his third race win in the last […]

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Chris Griffis Memorial Test provides the perfect introduction to the Road To Indy and NTT IndyCar Series

By Steve Wittich Since 2011, the Chris Griffis Memorial Test has introduced several notable names to the Road To Indy as well as the NTT IndyCar Series. The temperatures were brisk, but the skies were sunny during that first test held in late October in honor of Chris Griffis, Sam Schmidt Motorsports Indy Lights team […]

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Road to Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 4:45 p.m. – McElrea completes USF2000 weekend sweep, grabs points lead

Capping off a dominant and authoritative weekend at Portland International Raceway, Pabst Racing’s Hunter McElrea led flag-to-flag from pole for his third consecutive victory and fourth overall in the 2019 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season. Additionally, today’s win moved McElrea into a provisional six-point lead over his closest title rival, Braden Eves, with one more […]

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Road To Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 5:15 pm – McElrea dominates USF2000 Race 1; closes to within 1 point of title lead

Hunter McElrea has enjoyed a successful weekend at Portland International Raceway thus far and continued it with an authoritative victory in the first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race of the weekend. He’s provisionally closed to within one point of Braden Eves for the championship lead thus far.  “It’s a mega feeling. It’s been an incredible […]

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Road To Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 9:40am – McElrea grabs his fourth straight pole – collects important bonus point

For the fourth straight USF2000 race, the Soul Red No. 2 of 200K Mazda Scholarship winner Hunter McElrea will start from the inside of the front row. The pole for Sunday’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products race is the American born Kiwi’s fifth of the season. The bonus point, along […]

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Road to Indy at the Grand Prix of Portland – 5:35 p.m. – McElrea speeds to USF2000 Race 1 pole

The championship battle between Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves in Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship action heated up as the sun set Friday evening at Portland International Raceway. McElrea beat Eves to the pole position for the first of two races this weekend, as the Pabst Racing driver looks to catch and pass the Cape Motorsports […]

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Road to Indy at Portland – 1 p.m. – McElrea beats Eves to lead USF2000 Practice

The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship contenders, Braden Eves and Hunter McElrea, traded punches and best laps in Friday’s lone practice session before qualifying. But ultimately McElrea ended fastest to set the tone before qualifying later on Friday evening. At 12:35 p.m. the 18 cars entered rolled for their first official practice of 25 minutes. Similar […]

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Road To Indy at Mid-Ohio – Previewing the USF2000 action – Eves has lead as series heads to iconic circuit for the 53rd and 54th time

By Steve Wittich Championship leader Braden Eves and his closest competitor Hunter McElrea will both need to put forgettable weekends in Toronto behind them as the chase for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship heads to the hills of central Ohio and the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Cape Motorsports rookie Eves had a 41 point lead […]

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Road To Indy in Toronto – Saturday – Keane nabs pole for USF2000 Race #2

For the second straight qualifying session, it was Christian Rasmussen and Darren Keane leading the way in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship series. After turning the second quickest lap in Saturday’s qualifying session, it was Keane, the Cape Motorsports veteran that will start on the pole for Sunday’s race. It’s Keane’s second pole of the […]

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Road To Indy in Toronto – Friday – Christian Rasmussen grabs first career pole

A rookie pole for a rookie team. Christian Rasmussen, a 20-year-old from Copenhagen, Denmark scored his first and Jay Howard Driver Development’s first USF2000 pole in a red flag shortened session. “It feels amazing,” said Rasmussen to TSO Ladder. “Being on the streets of Toronto feels amazing. I’m glad I could finally do it; it’s […]

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