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An extensive preview of the 2020 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season and

By Steve Wittich There have been two constants since Dan Andersen started the reimagined Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship in 2010. The first of those is the presence and support of Cooper Tires, and the second is a race on the Streets Of St. Petersburg. TSO note: A quick thank you to Cooper Tires, for coming […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Indy Lights preview

By Steve Wittich The top rung of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder returns to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course for their ninth year and 15th and 16th races. NTT IndyCar Series driver Marco Andretti won the first race, in support of the Formula One US Grand Prix in 2005 while […]

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Previewing the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season and first event of 2019 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

By Steve Wittich The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires (formerly the Star / Pro Mazda Series) will be starting their season on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit for the sixth straight year. Eight of the 21 seasons have started in St. Petersburg, Fla. Combine that with the ten times the series began […]

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Previewing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season and opening event in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season opener on the Streets Of St. Petersburg will mark the 11th straight year that top level of American Open Wheel racing gets underway in the “Sunshine City.” When the green flag flies for the first race of the weekend, the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit will surpass […]

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Pro Mazda at Road America – 2018 – Steve’s Preview

By Steve Wittich A trio of drivers from three different teams has shared the first seven wins in the PM-18 era of the Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire Series. But, it’s the driver that has been the most consistent that leads the championship. Parker Thompson, with wins at Barber Motorsports Park, the Indianapolis Motor […]

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Previewing the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Freedom 100 from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

By Steve Wittich For the 16th time, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires will serve as the warm-up act for the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing.” Pole-sitter for the 102nd Indianapolis 500 Presented by PennGrade Motor Oil, Ed Carpenter, was the winner of the first Freedom 100 on the same weekend that he graduated from […]

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An extensive preview of the 2018 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season

By Steve Wittich The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series will take to the streets (and runways) of downtown St. Petersburg, Fla. for the 19th and 20th time. It will also be the 10th straight year that the series starts the season on the shores of Tampa Bay. Previous race winning drivers and teams […]

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Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Freedom 100 preview

  With three of the last four Freedom 100’s being decided by mere thousandths of a second, the annual 40-lap (100 mile) Indy Lights race has become a must watch for the 100,000+ raucous fans that stream into the 560 acre Indianapolis Motor Speedway facility for the Carb Day party that kicks off the “Greatest […]

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Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire testing at Homestead-Miami Speedway – Steve’s preview

By Steve Wittich Over the course of four days between February 27, 2017 and March 2, 2017, the three levels of the Mazda Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tire ladder will take to the 1.5-mile oval (Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire only) and 2.21-mile, 14-turn road course at Homestead-Miami Speedway for the first and […]

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Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire – Soul Red Finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca- preview

For the fifth straight year, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire championship will be decided at the final event of the season and in the state of California. This year, there is a sextet of drivers that head to the “Soul Red Finale” at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with a chance to win the […]

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