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DEForce Racing veteran Parker Thompson leads a pair of Juncos Racing drivers in Indy Pro 2000 testing

Parker Thompson, who has finished in the top three of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires championship the past two seasons, led both sessions of testing for the middle rung of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder. The DEForce Racing veteran was the only driver to break the 79-second […]

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Eduardo Barrichello and Pabst Racing lead a tight first day of USF2000 testing

By Steve Wittich The winner, barely, of the first day of Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship testing was Pabst Racing sophomore Eduardo Barrichello. The second-generation pilot of the Bib’s Chocolate sponsored #22 Pabst Racing USF-17 turned in a quick lap of 84.3979 seconds. The top four drivers were covered by less than one-tenth of a second, […]

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Lindh and HMD Motorsports lead Kirkwood and Andretti Autosport in final official Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires test of 2019

By Steve Wittich Those of us that follow the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires carefully have spent an inordinate amount of time discussing the rivalry between newly minted NTT IndyCar Series drivers Oliver Askew and Rinus van Kalmthout (VeeKay). Maybe, it’s time to turn our focus to another pair of drivers that can’t […]

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Chris Griffis Memorial Test provides the perfect introduction to the Road To Indy and NTT IndyCar Series

By Steve Wittich Since 2011, the Chris Griffis Memorial Test has introduced several notable names to the Road To Indy as well as the NTT IndyCar Series. The temperatures were brisk, but the skies were sunny during that first test held in late October in honor of Chris Griffis, Sam Schmidt Motorsports Indy Lights team […]

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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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Exclusive Autosport drivers Danial Frost and Manuel Cabrera lead USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 testing at Lucas Oil Raceway

By Steve Wittich A trio of drivers representing Exclusive Autosport set the pace as the bottom two rungs of the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder get prepared for their first oval races of the year on the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway Oval. Danial Frost turned was the fastest in Indy Pro 2000 […]

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Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires testing notebook from Homestead-Miami Speedway

By Steve Wittich Does this test set the stage for the upcoming season? That would be an empathetic maybe in Indy Lights and Indy Pro 2000 and a more likely in USF2000. Last year Santi Urrutia led the Indy Lights portion of the test, and the two title combatants, Patricio O’Ward and Colton Herta were […]

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Ryan Norman leads a tight final Indy Lights test before the season begins in five days.

By Steve Wittich Ryan Norman, one of three veterans in the 2019 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires Series field, ended the final warm-up of the pre-season with the quickest lap of the day. The 20-year-old turned in a lap of 75.1962 seconds on his 44th of 47 laps, which was 0.17 seconds ahead of […]

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Darren Keane and Cape Motorsports turn quickest lap at USF2000 testing, DEForce Racing rookie Manuel Sulaiman leads two sessions.

For the third straight year, it was a driver from the Cape Motorsports stable that led final tune-up before the season-opening Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race of the season. Darren Keane, from nearby Boca Raton, Fla. turned the quickest lap of the test in the third session at 84.5314 seconds. In 2017 it was eventual […]

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Veteran Sting Ray Robb and Juncos Racing lead the final tune-up before the Indy Pro 2000 season gets under way

A new tire run clocked at 79.751 seconds turned in by Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires veteran Sting Ray Robb was the quickest of the two-day season-opening test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Robb’s scorching lap knocked Parker Thompson, who was testing with Abel Motorsports off the top of the timesheet. Thompson, who turned […]

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