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Indy Lights testing from COTA – notebook, car count and a bunch of photos

By Steve Wittich A few more notes from the two-day Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires testing at Circuit of The Americas. It’s only a test, but don’t think that ending up on top of the timesheets isn’t important to the teams and drivers. Andretti Autosport Chief Operating Officer Rob Edwards told TSO Ladder: “It’s […]

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Indy Lights at Circuit of The Americas – final practice – Oliver Askew nips teammate Julien Falchero by just that much…

Oliver Askew had a “solid” two hours and fifteen minutes to start his Wednesday. At 7:30 am the 22-year-old was announced as an Andretti Autosport driver and when the first official test of the 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season ended at 9:45 am, his No. 28 Andretti Autosport machine topped the timesheet […]

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Andretti Autosport Adds Oliver Askew to Indy Lights Roster

Andretti Autosport Confirms Oliver Askew to Indy Lights Roster AUSTIN, Tex. (Feb. 13, 2019) — Reigning Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team champions, Andretti Autosport, added American talent Oliver Askew to their 2019 lineup. Askew will pilot the No. 28 racing machine for all 18 rounds of competition beginning with the season opener on […]

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Circuit of The Americas – Indy Lights Test Session #1 – Julien Falchero leads an Andretti Autosport quartet at the head of the timesheet

By Steve Wittich Before we get started with our Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires coverage for the year, we’d like to remind you that now would be a great time to download The Road To Indy TV app from the Google Play or Apple App store. Also, we’d like to thank Cooper Tire […]

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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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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Sunday – Malukas grabs third win of the year in final Pro Mazda race of 2018

When the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire series came to the Pacific Northwest for the final two races of the 2018 season, Rinus VeeKay and Parker Thompson were ensconced in the first two spots of the championship, but a third-place check for $20,000 and the Indy Lights test that goes with it was still […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Saturday – Oliver Askew takes Soul Red No. 3 to victory lane in the “Rose City”

Oliver Askew, who won seven times during his 2017 USF2000 Championship season, won his first Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire race, lifting a significant weight off his back after 16 winless races. “It’s a really good feeling,” said a relieved Askew to TSO Ladder. “I can’t quite describe it. It was one of the […]

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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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Pro Mazda from Mid-Ohio – Steve’s preview – Thompson and VeeKay embroiled in a give-and-take battle for the $790,000 Mazda Motorsport Advancement Scholarship

By Steve Wittich The Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Saturday/Sunday double-dip will be the 16th and 17th times that the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire (formerly known as Star Mazda) series will race on the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course. The first race in 2002 was won by Guy Cosmo, who finished ahead […]

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