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Indy Lights at Circuit of The Americas – Askew scores max points with win – teenagers Megennis & Malukas impress

By Steve Wittich Oliver Askew’s first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires weekend ended in the wall. The 22-year-old used that emotion to come back strong with an almost perfect weekend at Circuit of The Americas. With such intense competition since the introduction of the AER/Dallara IL-15 five years ago, maximum point weekends have become […]

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Indy Lights at Circuit of The Americas – Friday Qualifying #1 – Askew blows away the field

By Steve Wittich Andretti Autosport and especially rookie Oliver Askew had the field covered in qualifying and will start in the first three spots of Saturday’s first race. Askew’s quickest lap of 115.545 seconds was over a half-second ahead of teammates. The 22-year-old, who will start on the pole for the 13th time in his […]

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Indy Lights at COTA – Askew begins race weekend in same place he ended the test – at the top of the timesheet

By Steve Wittich Oliver Askew began the race weekend at Circuit of The Americas in the same position he ended the February test at the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course. On top of the timesheet. The Andretti Autosport rookie turned a lap at 116.384 seconds, and the top six drivers were within one second of the […]

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Previewing Indy Lights at Circuit of The Americas – 2019 – the series returns to the Lone Star State for the first time since 2013

By Steve Wittich For the first time since 2013, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series will race in the Lone Star State. Sage Karam won on the Streets of Houston in 2013. The pair of races will be the seventh and eighth the state has hosted since Casey Mears won the first state […]

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VeeKay wins after clash with Askew in Indy Lights Race #2 – Claman and Sowery nab second podiums

By Steve Wittich For the 11th time in his Road To Indy career, but first time in Indy Lights, Rinus van Kalmthout (Rinus VeeKay) stood on the top step of the podium. VeeKay is the eighth member of an exclusive club that includes drivers that have won on all three steps of the Road To […]

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Zachary Claman gives Belardi Auto Racing “St. Pete” wins in four straight years – Toby Sowery and Oliver Askew podium in Indy Lights debut

By Steve Wittich Zachary Claman’s second career trip to Indy Lights victory lane extended a Belardi Auto Racing’s St. Petersburg, Fla. win streak to four years. The 20-year-old joins Felix Rosenqvist, Aaron Telitz, and Santi Urrutia as winners on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. The Montreal, Quebec native led every lap, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Zachary Claman wins his first Indy Lights pole – the top 8 were within a half-second.

If the first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session of 2019 is any indication, Road To Indy fans could be in for a fantastic season with close competition throughout the field. Zachary Claman led a group of eight drivers within a half-second of Claman’s lap of 65.808 seconds to capture his first career […]

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Andretti Autosport teammates Ryan Norman and Oliver Askew go 1-2 in tight Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Andretti Autosport veteran Ryan Norman began the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires session the same way he ended pre-season testing. As the fastest driver. The 20-year-old was the only driver to turn a lap of under 66 seconds topping his Andretti Autosport Oliver Askew by just over a tenth of a […]

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Previewing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season and opening event in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season opener on the Streets Of St. Petersburg will mark the 11th straight year that top level of American Open Wheel racing gets underway in the “Sunshine City.” When the green flag flies for the first race of the weekend, the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit will surpass […]

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Ryan Norman leads a tight final Indy Lights test before the season begins in five days.

By Steve Wittich Ryan Norman, one of three veterans in the 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Series field, ended the final warm-up of the pre-season with the quickest lap of the day. The 20-year-old turned in a lap of 75.1962 seconds on his 44th of 47 laps, which was 0.17 seconds ahead of […]

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