Just 6 Points Separate The Top 3 In Indy Lights Standings As Herta Wins A Thrilling Race No. 2 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway may not have been built with NASCAR in mind, but boy do the Indy Lights cars never disappoint. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the oval or the 2.439-mile road course, these races are some of the most thrilling of the year. On Saturday, the second race of the weekend lived up to it’s bill. 

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Colton Herta Wins a Wild Race No. 1 For The Indy Lights Series In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a tough day to be running up front in Friday’s Indy Lights Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the first lap, both front row starters had a mishap in Turn 1 as third place starter Victor Franzoni got into the back of pole sitter Pato O’Ward who in turn got into the grass. O’Ward’s Andretti Autosport teammate and second place starter Colton Herta went wide to avoid the potential carnage, allowing fifth place starter Santi Urrutia to take over the lead. On Lap 10, Franzoni…

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Alfonso Celis Jr. To Race For Juncos Racing At Road America

INDIANAPOLIS – Juncos Racing announced on Thursday that Alfonso Celis Jr. will move up within the team from the Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires to the Verizon IndyCar Series. Celis Jr. will make his official debut in the Verizon IndyCar Series at Road America. Celis Jr. (Mexico City, Mexico) will pilot the No. 32 Chevrolet/Juncos Racing car on the 4-mile, 14 Turn road course located at Road America this June. The 21-year-old previously competed in the Indy Lights Championship at Barber Motorsports Park back in April where he finished…

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O’Ward Leads Every Lap In Barber En Route To Weekend Sweep

LEEDS, Ala – What a weekend it was at the Barber Motorsports Park for Andretti Autosports Pato O’Ward. He started second on Saturday but quickly passed his teammate Colton Herta for the lead and never looked back in leading all 30 laps in race No. 1. On Sunday, O’Ward started on the pole and dominated the wet race in leading all 35 laps this morning too. It was O’Ward’s third win in four races this season as he takes over the points lead heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two…

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Pato O’Ward Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Pato O’Ward is off to a great start to the 2018 Indy Lights Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver won the season opening race on the streets of St. Pete, then came home seventh in the second race of that race weekend. But, that result should have been better than that. On Saturday, O’Ward led flag-to-flag at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career series victory in his No. 27 Mazda. He started second, but quickly passed his teammate and pole sitter Colton Herta for…

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Mazda Road To Indy Friday Recap From Barber

Leeds, Ala – After having a little over a month off, two of the three Mazda Road to Indy ladders were back in action on Friday at the Barber Motorsports Park. The Pro Mazda Series and Indy Lights drivers took to the 2.3-mile Alabama road course for one practice session each. Also, the 16 Pro Mazda drivers had one qualifying session too. They got it all started early this morning, with a green flag around 8:45 am locally. In that session, Parker Thompson topped the speed charts with a lap of…

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Byrd Racing Partners With Belardi Racing To Bring Chris Windom To Freedom 100 In May

INDIANAPOLIS – Belardi Auto Racing, in partnership with long-time Indy 500 entrant Jonathan Byrd’s Racing and sprint car mainstays Baldwin Brothers Racing, announced on Tuesday that 2017 USAC National Sprint Car Champion and 2016 USAC Silver Crown Champion, Chris Windom, will be participating in the 2018 Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Windom will be making his first Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires start, piloting the #33 Belardi Auto Racing with Byrd & Baldwin Dallara IL-15 at the famed oval. Expressing his enthusiasm, Windom said “I’m really excited for…

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Aaron Telitz Gets INDYCAR Test on Friday at IMS

INDIANAPOLIS – Belardi Racing took a chance on Aaron Telitz this offseason. I don’t mean that in a negative way either. He’s deserving on any ride he gets so don’t take that wrong. It was the normal racing circumstances that nearly kept another talented driver off the grid. Here’s why. In 2016, Telitz, 26, won six races with Team Pelfrey in Pro Mazda competition. He’d win the championship as a result of that. In fact, he had 15 top five finishes in 16 tries that year. Luckily, he had the Mazda…

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After O’Ward Mistake, Urrutia Wins Race 2 Of Indy Lights Season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Pato O’Ward was eight laps away from a dominating opening weekend to the 2018 Indy Lights season. He started on the pole for Saturday’s season opener on the streets of St. Pete after the original pole sitter in Aaron Telitz crashed his car in the qualifying session for today’s race earlier in the morning. O’Ward, would lead the entire race en route to a statement win in his No. 27 Mazda. 

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Saturday’s MRTI Qualifying, Race Reports From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – After Friday’s opening day to the Mazda Road to Indy season, Saturday was the first race day of the year. Yesterday saw one practice session for each of the three rings of the ladder, then qualifying for today’s season openers after. On Saturday, it once again started off with an early morning wake up call for qualifying starting at 7:30 am ET, but ended with three straight races. Here are the recaps. 

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