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Chris Griffis Memorial Test – Update #1 – Notebook from the two days of testing

  By Steve Wittich Consider tonight’s writings the first of two updates from the ninth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Test. For the seventh time, the road course at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway played host to all three steps on the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder. TSO Ladder has made this point each […]

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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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Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy Test Returns to Indianapolis

 Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy Test Returns to Indianapolis Expanded Program Includes Road to Indy Summit Educational Program Opportunities PALMETTO, Fla. – The ninth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy Open Test will take place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 19/20 providing new drivers the opportunity to test the waters […]

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Askew win another thrilling Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires decided by thousandths of a second

By Steve Wittich It really should come as no surprise, but once again, the 100,000+ crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the party that is Miller Light Carb Day witnessed an exhilarating Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires decided by mere inches. After making 20 passes for a position in the first 99.6785 miles […]

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Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires – Thursday – 12:35 pm – Megennis goes quickest, Telitz added to field and leads no-tow speeds

By Steve Wittich Robert Megennis with a lap speed of 196.449 mph turned the quickest lap (with help) in the lone official practice session before qualifying for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires. He was followed by his Andretti Autosport teammates, Ryan Norman, and Oliver Askew, as well as Belardi Auto Racing teammate Lucas […]

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Drivers begin prep for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires – Megennis leads time sheet – Askew tops no-tow times

A pair of Andretti Autosport rookies led today’s test session for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires. Robert Megennis led the overall timesheet with a lap at 197.714 mph and Oliver Askew topped the no-tow speeds at 195.227 mph. Points leader Rinus van Kalmthout (Rinus VeeKay) is right there though, Ending the day with […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – VeeKay takes comfortable win and points lead back after 35 lap Indy Lights feature race

A dominating performance by Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) on the way to his second Indy Lights win of the season pushed the 18-year-old back to the championship lead in the chase for a three-race NTT IndyCar Series deal. “It feels amazing to get my first win at Indianapolis and I hope it’s the first of […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Lindh’s second straight Indy Pro 2000 win vaults him to points lead

By Steve Wittich Rasmus Lindh joined Braden Eves as back-to-back Road To Indy winners on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. The Juncos Racing rookie doubled his career win total, leading all 25 laps on the way to a 2.0669-second victory over his Juncos Racing teammate Sting Ray Robb. “The start was perfect from my […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Eves makes it four in a row to extend his USF2000 championship lead

By Steve Wittich Braden Eves was able to survive three restarts and a quick teammate to start his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship campaign with four straight wins. Only two other drivers in USF2000 history have won the first four races of the season. Jay Howard won the first six races to start the 2005 […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Megennis score his maiden Indy Lights victory – Askew keeps points lead

By Steve Wttich An inaugural Indy Lights win for Robert Megennis continues with the momentum that started building at the last event at the Circuit of The Americas. The New Yorker led his first laps in Austin, Texas, but was not able to hold off Oliver Askew, his fellow rookie Andretti Autosport teammate. That changed […]

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