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Stand-out Canadian karter Thomas Nepveu joins Cape Motorsports for 2021 USF2000 season

  By Steve Wittich Stand-out Canadian karter Thomas Nepveu announced this morning that he would be joining perennial championship contending Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship squad Cape Motorsports for the upcoming 2021 season. In his eight-year karting career, the Montreal, Quebec native was a consistent winner in Canada, the United States, and internationally, representing Team Canada. […]

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Chris Griffis Memorial Test set for October at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – includes a one day NTT INDYCAR SERIES test for Indy Lights drivers

  By Steve Wittich For the 10th time in the last 11 years, the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season will come to a close at the Chris Griffis Memorial Test. The season-ending test, named after the late Chris Griffis, a well-loved Schmidt Motorsports Indy Light team manager, will take to the Indianapolis […]

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Experienced racer Benjamin Pedersen joins the 2021 Indy Lights field with Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports

By Steve Wittich Global Racing Group announced their entry into the 2021 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires one month ago. Today, the team racing under the Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports tent announces that Benjamin Pedersen will be their first driver. The 21-year-old has spent the past five seasons racing in both the […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Friday Schedule and other notes

By Steve Wittich Good morning from St. Petersburg, where the first official on-track activity for the 2020 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season will get underway. Here is Friday’s schedule: TIME EVENT 7:42am Sunrise 8am – 8:30am USF2000 Practice #1 8:45am – 9:15am Indy Pro 2000 Practice #1 9am – 10am Porsche GT3 […]

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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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Robert Megennis returns to 2020 Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team

Robert Megennis returns to 2020 Andretti Autosport Indy Lights team The 19-year-old enters sophomore Indy Lights season with support from partners SailPoint, Sirius Computer Solutions, Juniper Networks and CyberArk INDIANAPOLIS  (Feb. 17, 2020) — Andretti Autosport announced today that Robert Megennis will return to pilot the No. 27 entry for the championship-winning team for the […]

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Road To Indy schedules each feature 18 races

By Steve Wittich An increased scholarship and award fund of 2.7 million dollars will await the winners on each of the three steps on the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder after an 18-race 2020 season. The schedule looks similar to 2019 with a few minor changes. Last year, the Indy Lights presented […]

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Road to Indy at Grand Prix of Portland – Sunday – 4 p.m. – Another Kirkwood romp in Indy Pro 2000

Sunday’s Indy Pro 2000 race marked yet another Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires event dominated from start to finish by Kyle Kirkwood. The young American driver won his sixth consecutive race and eighth in the last nine to extend his points lead. He led flag-to-flag in the 30-lap race from pole position in […]

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Road To Indy at Mid-Ohio – Friday – Kirkwood makes statement in dominant Indy Pro 2000 pole

By Steve Wittich Only five points separate the three drivers chasing Rasmus Lindh for the Indy Pro 2000 title, and one of them needs a statement weekend. The early advantage goes to Kyle Kirkwood, who’s pole-winning lap at 75.5151 seconds was 0.442 ahead of Lindh. Tomorrow’s inside front row start will the 20-year-old’s fourth of […]

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Road To Indy testing at Mid-Ohio – Frost tops Indy Pro 2000 – Crawford tops USF2000 – championship contenders are all close

By Steve Wittich A pair of drivers, Danial Frost, and Jak Crawford put behind forgettable weekends in Wisconsin behind them to top the timesheets during a two-day USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 test at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Both series will be back at the 2.258-Mile, 13-Turn Road Course in a month for each […]

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