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Road To Indy testing at Mid-Ohio – Frost tops Indy Pro 2000 – Crawford tops USF2000 – championship contenders are all close

By Steve Wittich A pair of drivers, Danial Frost, and Jak Crawford put behind forgettable weekends in Wisconsin behind them to top the timesheets during a two-day USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Both series will be back at the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course in a month for each […]

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MRTI Update #15 from Mid-Ohio – O’Ward leads a Andretti Autosport sweep for the second straight day

By Patrick Stephan The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race #2 got started with the track temp at 101, the air temp at 75 and 60% humidity. We were seeing mostly cloudy skies for this event, though the sun had been out until just before the green flag flew. The seven-car field came down […]

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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 #9 from Mid-Ohio – Saturday – O’Ward grabs 8th pole of the season by one-hundredth of a second – ties Bryan Herta, Bell, Mederios and Jones for season record.

By Steve Wittich For the second straight Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session, the field was covered by less than a second. It was still the same driver, Patricio O’Ward, on top, but today, he wasn’t nearly as dominant. Aaron Telitz (2nd) and Colton Herta (3rd) were both within three-hundredths of a second […]

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MRTI Update #7 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Kirkwood wins race and clinches championship with four races remaining

By Steve Wittich What does 90.1% equate to? An early Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda for Kyle Kirkwood. The 19-year-old Cape Motorsports rookie has clinched the $325,000 Mazda Motorsports Advancement Scholarship by scoring 311 of the possible 345 points on offer in the first ten races of the 2018 season. Kirkwood has compiled […]

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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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MRTI update #4 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Kirkwood grabs fourth pole of the year – 20th pole at Mid-Ohio for Cape Motorsports

By Steve Wittich What was shaping up to be an exciting final few laps of Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda qualifying ended when the red flag and checkered flag came out for an on-track incident. Kyle Kirkwood, for the fourth time this season will start on pole after turning a lap of 80.533 […]

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MRTI Update #3 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Championship leader Thompson tops Pro Mazda practice

By Steve Wittich With two-hours of test time yesterday, the tire strategies for the teams and drivers in the 14 car Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire field varied considerably. Points leader Parker Thompson, who had the quickest lap at 75.942 seconds used the entire session to work on his race car, turning a total […]

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