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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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Eves scores second straight for Cape Motorsports to start the USF2000 season – Keane and Rasmussen lead most of race but end with second last corner contact

By Steve Wittich The second Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race of the weekend bore plenty of similarities to Friday’s first race. Same winner? Check, Braden Eves won for the second straight day. A daring but measured drive from the back of the field? Check, on Friday it was Darren Keane and today it was Manuel […]

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A storybook beginning to the Indy Pro 2000 season for Parker Thompson and Abel Motorsports

If you could write a storybook beginning for a one-off driver, with a brand new Indy Pro 2000 team, it would parallel the Friday that Abel Motorsports and Parker Thompson had. The rookie team that had made a quintet of Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires starts in USF2000 in 2018, and veteran driver […]

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Zachary Claman gives Belardi Auto Racing “St. Pete” wins in four straight years – Toby Sowery and Oliver Askew podium in Indy Lights debut

By Steve Wittich Zachary Claman’s second career trip to Indy Lights victory lane extended a Belardi Auto Racing’s St. Petersburg, Fla. win streak to four years. The 20-year-old joins Felix Rosenqvist, Aaron Telitz, and Santi Urrutia as winners on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. The Montreal, Quebec native led every lap, but that doesn’t mean […]

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Indy Pro 2000 race #2 – Thompson & Abel Motorsports cap dream start – Kirkwood recovers – Frost stands on podium for the first time

Parker Thompson, on a one event deal with Abel Motorsports to start the 2019 season, did everything he could to show potential partners that he can win the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title and the valuable scholarship that comes with it. The 21-year-old earned 64 of the 66 possible points winning […]

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Previewing the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season and first event of 2019 in St. Petersburg, Fla.

By Steve Wittich The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires (formerly the Star / Pro Mazda Series) will be starting their season on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit for the sixth straight year. Eight of the 21 seasons have started in St. Petersburg, Fla. Combine that with the ten times the series began […]

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MRTI Update #13 – Sunday – Pro Mazda Race #2 – VeeKay completes magic weekend in PM-18 debut

  Sorry for the delay in getting this report out. The red flag, and wanting to get the story correct held it up yesterday. And, the finally sleeping in my own bed after 20 of the last 22 days away, held it up today (Steve).  After an exciting run from eighth to first to eighth by […]

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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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Saturday – MRTI Update #10 – Indy Lights Race #1 – O’Ward Dominates after pole sitter Telitz misses race

Patricio O’Ward started on the pole for the 35 lap Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires due to the misfortune of Aaron Telitz, but a 6.6-second victory was 100% due to the Mexican’s skill. The win is the first in Indy Lights for O’Ward, and his eighth overall Mazda Road To […]

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