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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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TSO Ladder presented by Cooper Tires – MRTI – Chris Griffis Memorial Test – Saturday – Update #3 – Indy Lights session #1 and Andretti Autosport drivers

By Steve Wittich Four drivers representing four teams topped the first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires test of the Chris Griffis Memorial Test, and the top six drivers were all within one second of Victor Franzoni’s (Belardi Auto Racing) quick lap of 75.307 seconds. Rinus VeeKay, the new Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire […]

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Carlin closing in on a return to Indy Lights

By Steve Wittich In 2018, Indy Lights Championship winning team Carlin, took a hiatus from the top level of the American Open Wheel Ladder to focus on their freshman Verizon IndyCar Series program. TSO Ladder had a chance to catch up with Trevor Carlin today, and he confirmed that the Delray Beach, Fla. based team […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Sunday – Patricio O’Ward caps off Indy Lights season style with ninth win, Portland sweep

Patricio O’Ward capped off the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season in style. The newly crowned champion swept the weekend at Portland International Raceway, with an incredible run from sixth place to win his ninth race of the season. Saturday’s qualifying for race two of the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Saturday – Patricio O’Ward claims the Indy Lights title with dramatic win in Portland Race 1

Mexican driver Patricio O’Ward has claimed the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship and the $1 million Mazda Motorsports advancement scholarship that comes with it to move into the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019. O’Ward won his eighth race of the season in dramatic fashion at Portland International Raceway, following a culmination of his […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Saturday – Norman’s maiden pole, O’Ward incident cap off chaotic Indy Lights qualifying

Andretti Autosport once again had two drivers make headlines during the second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session at Portland International Raceway. However while for most of the year it’s been Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta, this morning it was O’Ward and Ryan Norman, for completely different reasons. Norman scored his maiden pole […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Friday – Qualifying 1 – O’Ward scores record Indy Lights pole, VeeKay captures Pro Mazda pole

O’Ward secures record ninth pole of Indy Lights season He’s new to the Portland International Raceway circuit, but is not new to pole position. That was the story for Patricio O’Ward in qualifying for the first of two Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires races at the track. O’Ward is in search of the Mazda […]

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MRTI finale at Portland International Raceway – Indy Lights – A $1 million prize will handed out to Patricio O’Ward or Colton Herta in the “City of Roses.”

The predecessors of the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series have made 14 previous starts at the Portland International Raceway natural terrain road course, but this is the first appearance at the Oregon circuit since 2001 for the top level of the American Open Wheel Ladder. Tommy Byrne won the first race in 1988, […]

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MRTI Revised Tentative schedule for Saturday at Gateway Motorsports Park

Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire 10:50 AM – 11:05 AM – Pro Mazda practice 11:30 AM – Pro Mazda qualifying 3:40 PM – Mazda St. Louis Pro Mazda Oval Challenge Presented by Cooper Tires Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires 11:10 AM – 11:25 AM – Indy Lights practice immediately following Pro Mazda qualifying – […]

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MRTI action from Gateway Motorsports Park – Friday – VeeKay leads Pro Mazda practice – Herta leads Indy Lights practice – both drivers below the track record

By Steve Wittich   VeeKay is quicker than Pro Mazda track record at Gateway Motorsports Park After a season-long battle in USF2000 last year, current Pro Mazda points leader Rinus VeeKay, and reigning USF2000 champion Oliver Askew should are used to trading quick laps. The pair swapped the fastest lap a number of times during […]

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