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USF2000 at Road America – Saturday – McElrea dominates for his first career pole, the fifth straight at Road America for Pabst Racing

For the first time in his Road To Indy career, Pabst Racing rookie Hunter McElrea will start a race from the pole. The Kiwi’s pole is the fifth straight for Pabst Racing on the 4.014-mile, 14-turn natural terrain road course, joining Colin Kaminsky, Tonis Kasemets, Rasmus Lindh, and Rinus VeeKay as pole winners for the […]

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Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires – Thursday – 10:30pm – Qualifying – Five cars fail post-qual inspection – new starting line -up

By Steve Wittich A quintet of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires cars failed post-qualifying tech inspection, reordering the starting line up for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires on Carb Day. Having their laps deleted for a variety of reasons were Rinus VeeKay (Juncos Racing), Oliver Askew (Andretti Autosport), Toby Sowery (BN Racing/Team […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Megennis pips VeeKay to snag Indy Lights pole

By Steve Wittich It was the final laps of the session by a trio of Indy Lights rookies that was that decided the pole sitter for this afternoon’s race. The winner in that battle was Andretti Autosport’ Robert Megennis, whose lap of 65.192 seconds helped him grab his first Indy Lights and second career Road […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – Eves grabs pole for first USF2000 race – 18 drivers covered by a second

By Steve Wittich For the second time this season, Cape Motorsports rookie Braden Eves will start the first race of a weekend on the pole. It is the ninth straight Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship pole on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course for Cape Motorsports and the tenth in 11 opportunities. The 20-year-old turned in a […]

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Indy Lights at Circuit of The Americas – Friday Qualifying #1 – Askew blows away the field

By Steve Wittich Andretti Autosport and especially rookie Oliver Askew had the field covered in qualifying and will start in the first three spots of Saturday’s first race. Askew’s quickest lap of 115.545 seconds was over a half-second ahead of teammates. The 22-year-old, who will start on the pole for the 13th time in his […]

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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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