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Parker Thompson sets Indy Pro 2000 track record on the way to his second pole of the weekend

By Steve Wittich For the eleventh time in his Road To Indy career, the fifth time in Indy Pro 2000 and third time on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., Parker Thompson will start from the inside of the front row. The Red Deer, Alberta based driver broke the track record with a lap at […]

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Cape Motorsports starts season with a pair of poles. Rookie Eves on the pole in race #1. Keane rebounds for the pole in race #2

  USF2000 Race #1 Qualifyng Braden Eves, who is making his second appearance in a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship used a last-second lap to grab his first career Road To Indy pole. It’s the first pole for Cape Motorsports in their hometown race since 2013, and the sixth for the team on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn […]

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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 #8 from Mid-Ohio – Saturday – Frederick nabs pole for second USF2000 race – three of the top four are Pabst Racing drivers

By Steve Wittich For the second time, this season Pabst Racing sophomore Kaylen Frederick will start from the pole. Saturday afternoon’s race will be the fifth straight Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda race that the 16-year-old will start on the front row. Starting outside of Frederick is yesterday’s pole sitter Kyle Kirkwood. The […]

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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 #5 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – O’Ward dominates on the way to his 7th pole of the 2018 Indy Lights season

By Steve Wittich All seven Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers were within one second of the pole, but Patricio O’Ward still dominated on the way to his seventh pole of the 2018 season. It’s the 12th pole in his Mazda Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires career. “I was really trying to […]

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MRTI Update #10 – Sunday – Herta crashes, Franzoni has worries. Urrutia snags the pole in a heated Indy Lights qualifying

By Steve Wittich Colton Herta, Patricio O’Ward, and Colton Herta improved the quickest lap a total of seven times in the final five minutes of qualifying, but in the end, it was Urrutia who will start this afternoon’s race on pole. It’s the first time that Urrutia will start on the pole this year, and […]

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MRTI Update #6 – Saturday – Kaylen Frederick grabs his first career USF2000 pole and goes a full second under the track record

By Steve Wittich A chaotic final five minutes of USF2000 qualifying ended with series sophomore Kaylen Frederick’s first pole and a new track record of 70.770. It is also the first Toronto pole for Pabst Racing. Joining Frederick on the front row with his best start of the year is Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 […]

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MRTI update #5 from Toronto – Friday – VeeKay grabs second pole of the day – points leader Thompson will be fun to watch on Sunday

By Steve Wittich After only a five-and-a-half hour break, Rinus VeeKay and Juncos Racing put together their second Pro Mazda pole run of the day. The Dutch rookie will start beside David Malukas. His teammate Robert Megennis will start right behind his teammate on the inside of the front row, the New Yorker’s best qualifying […]

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