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Road to Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 11 a.m. – Sowery wins his first race while Askew all but seals Indy Lights title

Three stories emerged from an entertaining second race of the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix weekend at Portland International Raceway. Toby Sowery secured an overdue maiden Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory, and the first for the rebranded HMD Motorsports/Team Pelfrey program. Rinus Van Kalmthout (VeeKay) pressured Sowery enough in the race to […]

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Road To Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 10:20 a.m. – One ten-thousandth of a second separates VeeKay from Askew for Indy Lights Race 2

One ten-thousandth of a second. That’s less time than it takes to blink an eye, snap a finger or think a thought. But that was all that separated Juncos Racing’s Rinus Van Kalmthout (VeeKay) from his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title rival Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport in qualifying for the second Cooper […]

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Road to Indy at the Grand Prix of Portland – Friday – 5:05 p.m. – VeeKay secures clutch pole for Indy Lights Race 1

Qualifying for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires first race of the weekend came alive inside the final five minutes and Rinus Van Kalmthout (VeeKay) was able to edge title rival Oliver Askew for the top spot. This is his fourth pole position of the season. The Dutch rookie was the only driver to […]

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Road to Indy at Portland – 10:45 a.m. – Askew on top in first Indy Lights practice

Championship leader Oliver Askew has set the early mark in his quest to capture the 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires championship, with the best time in Friday morning practice. But with all eight cars within 0.6 of a second by the end of the 40-minute session, it’s still fairly close. The eight cars […]

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Indy Lights at Road America – Saturday – VeeKay wins second straight pole – Norman starts on outside of front row for 3rd straight race

By Steve Wittich Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay), with a lap of 113.562 seconds, won his second straight Indy Lights pole at Road America. It’s the Juncos Racing rookie’s third straight Indy Lights road course pole and his 10th career Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires pole. The pole is the third in the last […]

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Team Pelfrey Indy Lights Re-Locating to Indianapolis

Quick side note from TSO Ladder: I (Steve) had the chance to catch up with Dale Pelfrey in Portland last weekend, and it quickly became clear that the aerospace entrepreneur is committed to being part of the top rung of the American Open Wheel ladder. Pelfrey was also proud of Patricio O’Ward’s Indy Lights victory. […]

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BN Racing Confirms Expansion into Indy Lights for 2019 Chicago-based Team to Field Cars on all Three Levels of the Road to Indy

PALMETTO, Fla. – After a season of small fields – but no shortage of thrilling action among an extremely talented group of drivers – Andersen Promotions is pleased to announce that a new team, BN Racing, will enter the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires fray in 2019. The Chicago, IL-based squad today confirmed plans […]

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The Road To Indy (RTI) Component of the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule announcement.

The Road To Indy (RTI) Component of the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule announcement. With today’s IndyCar Series 2019 schedule announcement, it’s time to start piecing together the schedules for Indy Lights, Pro (add new name here?) and USF2000. What we know so far. On August 29, 2017, Andersen Promotions and Green Savoree Racing Promotions signed […]

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Sunday – MRTI Update #11 – Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Race #2 Unofficial Results Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing Sometimes it is better to be lucky rather than good in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, and for both Belardi Auto Racing and its driver Santi Urrutia, that was the case […]

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Friday – MRTI Update #5 – Indy Lights qualifying – Telitz extends St. Pete pole run to three years straight

Aaron Telitz extended his streak of winning a pole position on the 1.8-mile streets of St. Petersburg to three, with an authoritative performance in first qualifying for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season opener. Telitz, in the No. 9 Belardi Auto Racing Dallara IL-15 Mazda, progressively improved throughout the 30-minute session to an […]

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