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TSO Ladder presented by Cooper Tires – MRTI – Chris Griffis Memorial Test – Saturday – Update #3 – Indy Lights session #1 and Andretti Autosport drivers

By Steve Wittich Four drivers representing four teams topped the first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires test of the Chris Griffis Memorial Test, and the top six drivers were all within one second of Victor Franzoni’s (Belardi Auto Racing) quick lap of 75.307 seconds. Rinus VeeKay, the new Pro Mazda Presented By Cooper Tire […]

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MRTI at Portland International Raceway – Saturday – Norman’s maiden pole, O’Ward incident cap off chaotic Indy Lights qualifying

Andretti Autosport once again had two drivers make headlines during the second Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires qualifying session at Portland International Raceway. However while for most of the year it’s been Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta, this morning it was O’Ward and Ryan Norman, for completely different reasons. Norman scored his maiden pole […]

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MRTI Update #15 from Mid-Ohio – O’Ward leads a Andretti Autosport sweep for the second straight day

By Patrick Stephan The Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race #2 got started with the track temp at 101, the air temp at 75 and 60% humidity. We were seeing mostly cloudy skies for this event, though the sun had been out until just before the green flag flew. The seven-car field came down […]

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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 #2 from Mid-Ohio – Friday – Herta and Andretti Autosport lead the way in the lone Indy Lights practice

By Steve Wittich Colton Herta used the lone Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires practice session to get comfortable with the brace he’s wearing to stabilize the non-displaced fracture at the base of his left thumb that he suffered after hitting the tire barrier during qualifying in Toronto. The fix clearly worked; the Andretti Steinbrenner […]

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MRTI Update #7 – Saturday – Entertaining Indy Lights race ends with O’Ward on the top step of the podium

By Steve Wittich If you only looked at the boxscore for Saturday’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products, it would appear that Patricio O’Ward, who led all 35 laps had a relatively easy drive to his fifth Indy Lights race win of 2018. That was anything but the […]

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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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Sunday – MRTI Update #11 – Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing

Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Race #2 Unofficial Results Indy Lights Race #2 – Agony and Ecstasy for Belardi Auto Racing Sometimes it is better to be lucky rather than good in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, and for both Belardi Auto Racing and its driver Santi Urrutia, that was the case […]

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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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Indy Lights testing from Homestead-Miami Speedway – road course testing recap, results and notebook

By Steve Wittich When the eventual quickest driver of the road course portion of spring training, Santi Urrutia, began his final lap just before the checkered came out, all seven drivers were within a scant four-tenths of a second of each other. But thanks to a triple hit of push-to-pass, which feeds the 2.0L turbo-charged […]

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