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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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Previewing the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire Freedom 90 from Lucas Oil Raceway

By Tony DiZinno After the first six races of the year have turned both left and right, the Pro Mazda Presented by Cooper Tire series heads to just outside Indianapolis in Brownsburg, Ind. for the first of two oval race weekends of the year, at the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway. This will provide an intriguing […]

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Friday – MRTI Update #4 – Pro Mazda qualifying – Askew secures his 9th MRTI pole as another track record falls

As his eight poles in 14 Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires races attest to, Cape Motorsports rookie Oliver Askew knows how to throw down in qualifying. The 21-year-old briefly lost the top spot to Harrison Scott and Parker Thompson but was able to throw down the last flyer of the session, to […]

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Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire gives out $2.6mil of hope at their annual banquet

By Steve Wittich For the third straight year, the Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire (MRTI) banquet began with a cocktail reception in the fresh air along side a picturesque body of water.  After two years of the salt water scent of Monterey Bay greeting the guests, it was the distinct fresh water […]

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“Soul Red Finale” at Watkins Glen International – USF2000 Championship decider. VeeKay scores victory, but Askew wins the big prize

By Steve Wittich After 635.92 miles and 305 laps of competition, the margin between Oliver Askew and Rinus VeeKay in the chase for the $400,000 Mazda Motorsports Scholarship was a slim seven points. It was VeeKay who won his third race of the year, but it was Askew who took home the big prize by […]

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