Leaving Mid-Ohio, IndyCar/MRTI Championships Getting Tight As Seasons Come Close To a Close

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s hard to believe, but the 2017 season for the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as all three rings of the Mazda Road to Indy are coming to a close soon. The Verizon IndyCar Series has two weeks off before returning to the Pocono Raceway on Aug. 20. Counting Pocono, they have just four races left (Pocono, Gateway, Watkins Glen, Sonoma). But, the MRTI series’ is right there with them. The Indy Lights drivers have three weeks off before returning to Gateway. They have just two races left, one…

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Mid-Ohio Shakes Up Indy Lights Title Fight

Lexington, OH – Entering this weekend’s Indy Lights doubleheader at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it looked like Kyle Kaiser would run away with the season championship. He had a wide lead in the standings over second place Matheus Leist and even swept the race weekend the last time out at Toronto. Furthermore, Kaiser had four podiums over his last five starts and five straight top five finishes on the season. On top of that, the Juncos Racing driver had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. 

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Nico Jamin Wins Wild Indy Lights Race No. 2 at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – This was a wild and wacky race weekend for the Indy Lights championship contenders at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Points leader Kyle Kaiser finished 12th on Saturday and was involved in an incident early on in Sunday’s race with Juan Piedrahita and would come home 12th in his No. 18 Mazda. Prior to this weekend, he had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. Matheus Leist struggled too. He came home 11th in race No. 1 and 10th in race No. 2. That in turn left…

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Anthony Martin Regains Points Lead, Wins Pro Mazda Race No. 3 in Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – All season long, the Pro Mazda championship battle has come down to 21 year old Victor Franzoni and 22 year old Anthony Martin. Entering the third and final round of the race weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, just four points separated the two in the season standings. Counter that with both splitting race victories this weekend already, and you can see why the intensity level was turned up to an even bigger notch than we’ve yet to see this season. Martin, started his No. 8 Mazda…

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Santi Urrutia Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 in Mid-Ohio, Points Battle Tightens

Lexington, OH – Santi Urrutia has to hope the Indy Lights Series visits the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course more. Last year, Urrutia started on the pole in both races and won each as a result. In the two qualifying sessions for both races this weekend from the 2.258-mile road course, Urrutia qualified on the pole for the third time and second for Sunday’s race. In Saturday’s race No. 1, Urrutia used his pole to his advantage again. He checked out in his No. 5 Mazda and led all 30 laps en…

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Victor Franzoni Wins Race No. 2 of Pro Mazda Action at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – The battle between Anthony Martin and Victor Franzoni for this year’s Pro Mazda championship is nothing short of amazing. The one hoisting the championship trophy at the season finale at Watkins Glen in September will get the scholarship money for an Indy Lights seat in 2018. Right now, Franzoni now leads Martin by just points with four races to go. 

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Parker Thompson Dominates Race 2 of USF2000 Weekend at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Parker Thompson kept his hot streak going on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as he lead all 21 laps of race No. 2 of the USF2000 en route to his third victory over the last four races. Thompson, 19, won both races in his home country of Canada at Toronto two weeks ago, and now he took his No. 90 Mazda back to victory lane for the seventh time of his USF2000 career. 

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