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Team Pelfrey signs van der Watt for 2018 USF2000 campaign

I Indianapolis, Ind. – Team Pelfrey is thrilled to announce Julian van der Watt has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. “Julian came over and tested with us in October, his first outing in a USF2000 car, and we immediately saw why he dominated the South African […]

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Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire Team Spotlight – John Cummiskey Racing

Note from TSO Ladder (Steve) – At some point during the 2018 Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire (MRTI) pre-season and season, TSO Ladder will be putting a spotlight on the teams that train the next Verizon IndyCar Series drivers. First up is John Cummiskey Racing.  By Steve Wittich If the old proverb […]

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Newman Wachs Racing Signs DeLuzuriaga to Rookie USF2000 Effort

NEWMAN WACHS RACING SIGNS DELUZURIAGA TO ROOKIE USF2000 EFFORT Freshman driver to make Mazda Road to Indy debut with veteran team   CHICAGO, IL (December 19, 2017) Newman Wachs Racing is pleased to announce its second driver for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, confirming 18-year-old Oscar DeLuzuriaga. The UK-born Singapore resident […]

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Team Pelfrey Signs Julian van der Watt for 2018 USF2000 Season

Team Pelfrey Signs Julian van der Watt for 2018 USF2000 Season Indianapolis, Ind. (December 19, 2017) – Team Pelfrey is thrilled to announce Julian van der Watt has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. “Julian came over and tested with us in October, his first outing in […]

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Irishman Keith Donegan bests a stellar international field of champions to claim the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout

The final five contestants left in the fight for the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout were so evenly matched that it took the six person judging panel almost two hours to determine a winner. (We’ll have a story on the extensive judging process later this week.) After being announced as the five finalists […]

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Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout field narrowed down to five

After four practice sessions the group of six judges narrowed down the original 17 contestants to five who will take part in a pair of mock qualifying sessions and a mock race. The five who made the cut were: Jake Craig, a 20 year-0ld from Mission Viejo, California who is an at large bid from […]

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Combined time-sheets from the first day of the MRTI Chris Griffis Memorial Test

  Here are your combined time-sheets from the first day of the seventh annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test being held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Chris Griffis Memorial Test USF2000 Combined Day #1 Timesheet RANK CAR NO. TEAM DRIVER FAST LAP DIFFERENCE TOTAL LAPS 1 22 Andres Gutierrez Pabst Racing 1:25.562 —- 89 2 27 Callan O’Keeffe BN Racing […]

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Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire gives out $2.6mil of hope at their annual banquet

By Steve Wittich For the third straight year, the Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire (MRTI) banquet began with a cocktail reception in the fresh air along side a picturesque body of water.  After two years of the salt water scent of Monterey Bay greeting the guests, it was the distinct fresh water […]

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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 “Soul Red Finale” at Watkins Glen International – USF2000 qualifying – Askew grabs important point for winning his sixth

By Steve Wittich A tense and important USF2000 qualifying session, the last of the season, ended with Oliver Askew scoring his eighth pole of 2017 with a quick lap of 1:46.223 on his second last lap of the session. More importantly, Askew scored his 22nd bonus point of the season, ensuring that the driver of […]

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