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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 – Sunday – Malukas grabs third win of the year in final Pro Mazda race of 2018

When the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire series came to the Pacific Northwest for the final two races of the 2018 season, Rinus VeeKay and Parker Thompson were ensconced in the first two spots of the championship, but a third-place check for $20,000 and the Indy Lights test that goes with it was still […]

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MRTI Update #14 from Mid-Ohio – Sunday – VeeKay wins after Malukas falters – extends his points lead

By Steve Wittich A masterful display of driving and little good luck for Rinus VeeKay and some bad fortune for Parker Thompson over the past two events mean a 46 point lead for Thompson over VeeKay flipped to a 25 point deficit. The good luck came during today’s race when VeeKay inherited the lead when […]

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MRTI Update #13 from Mid-Ohio – VeeKay goes wire to wire to extend his Pro Mazda points lead

By Steve Wittich After two qualifying sessions and one race the answer the question we asked in our Pro Mazda preview about which driver, Parker Thompson or Rinus VeeKay, would be hot this weekend. The answer after Race #1 is VeeKay. The 17-year-old won his fifth race of the season and third straight to take […]

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MRTI Update #10 from Mid-Ohio – Saturday – Malukas sets track record on the way to his third Pro Mazda pole of the season

By Steve Wittich David Malukas will start on the pole for a Pro Mazda race for the third time this season. Flipping the script from yesterday’s qualifying, it will be Rinus VeeKay that starts outside the young American. Championship leader Parker Thompson will start on the outside of row two with Robert Megennis on his […]

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MRTI Update #6 – Friday – VeeKay grabs his fourth pole of the season – inches closer to point leader Thompson

By Steve Wittich Combine the fact that a dozen of the fifteen Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire winners at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course has come from the front row with a seven point gap between points leader Parker Thompson and second place Rinus VeeKay and qualifying takes on a lot of importance. Double […]

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Pro Mazda from Mid-Ohio – Steve’s preview – Thompson and VeeKay embroiled in a give-and-take battle for the $790,000 Mazda Motorsport Advancement Scholarship

By Steve Wittich The Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Saturday/Sunday double-dip will be the 16th and 17th times that the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire (formerly known as Star Mazda) series will race on the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course. The first race in 2002 was won by Guy Cosmo, who finished ahead […]

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MRTI Update #8 – Saturday – Chaos and post race penalties and a win by Rinus VeeKay in Saturday’s Pro Mazda Race

By Steve Wittich Rinus VeeKay survived a carnage-filled Cooper Tire Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto to win his third straight Pro Mazda street course over his Juncos Racing teammate Carlos Cunha and RP Motorsport rookie Raul Guzman. “A bit, yes, especially when you are leading,” said VeeKay to TSO Ladder after the race, when […]

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MRTI Update #2 from Toronto – Friday – Rinus VeeKay obliterates Pro Mazda track record on the way to the pole for race #1

By Steve Wittich With the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire winner in all nine previous races in Toronto, Ont., starting Saturday’’s first of two Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products races is critical. It’s so essential that pole-sitter Rinus VeeKay wheeled a damaged car into the run-off […]

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MRTI Update from Road America #13 – Malukas doubles up in Pro Mazda

By Steve Wittich The Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires began the final Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire race with a touching tribute to Jeff Green.  The crowd was asked to observe a moment of silence and the 14-car Pro Mazda race was paced by Peter Dempsey driving Green’s No. 60 Juncos […]

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