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Road To Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Saturday – 10:20 a.m. – One ten-thousandth of a second separates VeeKay from Askew for Indy Lights Race 2

One ten-thousandth of a second. That’s less time than it takes to blink an eye, snap a finger or think a thought. But that was all that separated Juncos Racing’s Rinus Van Kalmthout (VeeKay) from his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title rival Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport in qualifying for the second Cooper […]

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Road to Indy at the Grand Prix of Portland – Friday – 5:05 p.m. – VeeKay secures clutch pole for Indy Lights Race 1

Qualifying for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires first race of the weekend came alive inside the final five minutes and Rinus Van Kalmthout (VeeKay) was able to edge title rival Oliver Askew for the top spot. This is his fourth pole position of the season. The Dutch rookie was the only driver to […]

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Indy Lights at Portland International Raceway – Preview – Askew can clinch, but there is more to play for

By Steve Wittich Oliver Askew heads to the penultimate Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires event with a chance to clinch the championship in the Pacific Northwest. With that trophy comes a three-race NTT IndyCar Series advancement scholarship. Five races ago, when the top rung of the Road To Indy headed North Of The Border […]

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Indy Lights at Road America – Sunday – VeeKay dominates – Norman on Podium again – Askew maintains points lead

Juncos Racing rookie Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) credited a dominant win on Sunday with on some of what he learned after a drive-thru penalty on Saturday. “It helped me quite a lot,” answered VeeKay when asked about Saturday’s comeback drive translating to Sunday. “Yesterday, I got a drive-thru penalty and I didn’t have anything to […]

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Indy Lights at Road America – Saturday – VeeKay wins second straight pole – Norman starts on outside of front row for 3rd straight race

By Steve Wittich Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay), with a lap of 113.562 seconds, won his second straight Indy Lights pole at Road America. It’s the Juncos Racing rookie’s third straight Indy Lights road course pole and his 10th career Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires pole. The pole is the third in the last […]

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Indy Lights at Road America preview – An entertaining title battle heads north – BN Racing adds engineer with championship pedigree – Telitz returns

By Steve Wittich If you aren’t paying attention to the battle for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires and the three-race NTT IndyCar Series deal that goes to the winner, you should be. Over the past five races, rivals Oliver Askew and Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) have swapped the top spot three times, with […]

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Askew win another thrilling Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires decided by thousandths of a second

By Steve Wittich It really should come as no surprise, but once again, the 100,000+ crowd at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the party that is Miller Light Carb Day witnessed an exhilarating Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires decided by mere inches. After making 20 passes for a position in the first 99.6785 miles […]

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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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Drivers begin prep for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires – Megennis leads time sheet – Askew tops no-tow times

A pair of Andretti Autosport rookies led today’s test session for the Freedom 100 presented by Cooper Tires. Robert Megennis led the overall timesheet with a lap at 197.714 mph and Oliver Askew topped the no-tow speeds at 195.227 mph. Points leader Rinus van Kalmthout (Rinus VeeKay) is right there though, Ending the day with […]

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Road To Indy on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course – VeeKay takes comfortable win and points lead back after 35 lap Indy Lights feature race

A dominating performance by Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay) on the way to his second Indy Lights win of the season pushed the 18-year-old back to the championship lead in the chase for a three-race NTT IndyCar Series deal. “It feels amazing to get my first win at Indianapolis and I hope it’s the first of […]

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