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Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires – Thursday – 12:35 pm – Megennis goes quickest, Telitz added to field and leads no-tow speeds

By Steve Wittich Robert Megennis with a lap speed of 196.449 mph turned the quickest lap (with help) in the lone official practice session before qualifying for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires. He was followed by his Andretti Autosport teammates, Ryan Norman, and Oliver Askew, as well as Belardi Auto Racing teammate Lucas […]

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Ryan Norman heads a super-close Indy Lights field covered by less than one-second in practice

By Steve Wittich Ryan Norman, who also set the quickest lap the last time that the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series was on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for the Chris Griffis Memorial Test, turned a lap of 76.259 seconds. BN Racing Rookie David Malukas was only five-hundredths behind Norman and was […]

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Indy Lights at COTA – Askew begins race weekend in same place he ended the test – at the top of the timesheet

By Steve Wittich Oliver Askew began the race weekend at Circuit of The Americas in the same position he ended the February test at the 3.41-mile, 20-turn road course. On top of the timesheet. The Andretti Autosport rookie turned a lap at 116.384 seconds, and the top six drivers were within one second of the […]

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Andretti Autosport teammates Ryan Norman and Oliver Askew go 1-2 in tight Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Andretti Autosport veteran Ryan Norman began the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires session the same way he ended pre-season testing. As the fastest driver. The 20-year-old was the only driver to turn a lap of under 66 seconds topping his Andretti Autosport Oliver Askew by just over a tenth of a […]

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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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MRTI Update #2 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Herta and Andretti Autosport lead the way in the lone Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Colton Herta used the lone Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires practice session to get comfortable with the brace he’s wearing to stabilize the non-displaced fracture at the base of his left thumb that he suffered after hitting the tire barrier during qualifying in Toronto. The fix clearly worked; the Andretti Steinbrenner […]

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Pro Mazda at Barber Motorsports Park – 2018 – Friday – Practice #1 – Thompson leads the way

By Steve Wittich Exclusive Autosport rookie Parker Thompson led the way in first official Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire session with the new PM-18 with a lap of 76.758 seconds. The Canadian enjoys Barber Motorsports Park, collecting one win, three podiums and never finishing outside of the top five in six races on the […]

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MRTI at Mid-Ohio – Friday – Indy Lights practice #1 – Urrutia a half-second clear of the field

By Steve Wittich The lone Indy Lights practice session of the wekeend began under overcast skies. The ambient temperature was 68F and the track temperature was 75F. The first red flag of the session came out 10 minutes into the session. The No. 11 of Garth Rickards spun in Turn 11, and came to a […]

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Barber – Indy Lights practice #1 – notes and results – Blackstock leads tight field

The first, and only practice for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire series was led by Belardi Auto Racing veteran driver Shelby Blackstock. The Barber Motorsports Park event is “home race” of sorts for Blackstock, who is originally from Nashville, Tenn., and also spends a lot of time at the 2.3-mile, 17 Turn road […]

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Barber Motorsports Park – Indy Lights practice #2 recap and times

The theme of the second Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire practice session of the day was: differing objectives. Some teams and drivers did new tire runs and some teams did full tank runs on old tires in order to simulate race conditions, and those objectives were likely reversed in the first session. The true […]

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