Claman DeMelo Keeping An Open Mind Ahead Of INDYCAR Debut This Weekend

Zachary Claman DeMelo is set to accomplish his life long goal, race in a major open wheel series. The Canadian driver has a background in karting. That’s led him to dream big and like to make a living in either the Verizon IndyCar Series or Formula One. On Sunday, he will make that goal come true. Claman DeMelo, 19, will drive the No. 13 Honda for Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing at Sonoma Raceway this weekend, making his INDYCAR debut. Claman DeMelo, has raced the last two seasons in Indy Lights competition. He…

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Zachary Claman DeMelo To Make IndyCar Debut at Sonoma With RLL

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing announced on Wednesday that the team will enter a second car in the Verizon IndyCar Series season-finale GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma (6:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network) for current Indy Lights driver Zachary Claman DeMelo. He will make his series debut next weekend with the team.  DeMelo, 19, has had his best Indy Lights season to date with four podium finishes including a win at Road America, and finished fifth in series standings. Paysafe, a leading global payments provider, will be the primary partner of the…

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Telitz Wins Indy Lights Season Finale, Kaiser 2017 Champion

Watkins Glen, NY – Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale was a bit of a mess. Remnants of Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on the Northeast today which caused the race at Watkins Glen to be raced in the rain. From the drop of the green flag, it was action packed. Pole sitter Colton Herta, Santi Urrutia and Aaron Telitz ran three-wide into Turn 1. Herta would lead the first two laps before Telitz got by and never looked back en route to his second career victory. 

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Saturday’s MRTI Daily Report

Watkins Glen, NY – The pressure gets bigger and bigger as the days go on through the race weekend at Watkins Glen. On Friday, it was practice and qualifying day. Today, it was part one of race day festivities. Both the USF2000 and Pro Mazda Series’ had races on Saturday, with the USF2000 having their season conclude this afternoon. The Pro Mazda drivers will have their second and final race of the weekend on Sunday be their season finale. The Indy Lights drivers had practice and qualifying of their own on…

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MRTI Friday Practice Report at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – The three series’ in the Mazda Road to Indy will conclude their seasons at Watkins Glen this weekend. With that being said, all three series’ took to the scenic upstate New York road course on Friday for preliminary action. The top step of the ladder in the Indy Lights Series already knows their champion. All Kyle Kaiser has to do on Sunday morning is start the race and the title is his. In the lone practice session of the day on Friday evening, Kaiser was seventh quick.…

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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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MRTI Championships To Be Decided This Weekend at Watkins Glen

It’s defacto championship weekend for the entire Mazda Road to Indy program this weekend at Watkins Glen International. All three series’ of the ladder program will have a champion crowned this weekend in upstate New York. Other than in Indy Lights, where Kyle Kaiser just needs to start the race and become the champion, the other two series’ will be tight and action packed. Kaiser, will win the three race $1-million scholarship and be able to make starts in at least three events in the Verizon IndyCar Series next season…

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