O’Ward Closes Indy Lights Season With Another Win

PORTLAND, Ore – Pato O’Ward ended the 2018 Indy Lights season the way it began, in victory lane. The Mexican driver charged from a seventh starting spot in Sunday’s season finale to his second straight win in as many days as he bookends the season with a win at St. Pete to a win in Portland. He took over the lead on Lap 18 and never looked back en route to his ninth win of the year. O’Ward now has the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship money to race in the…

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Kirkwood Earns 10th Straight USF2000 Victory In Portland

PORTLAND, Ore – Kyle Kirkwood may have wrapped up the USF2000 Series championship in the last race weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. In fact, the American did so in Race No. 1 of the three race weekend. While he didn’t have anything to necessarily race for over the final two races of the weekend, he still won the other two races as well. In the season finale weekend at the Portland International Raceway, Kirkwood’s main goal was to just win out. I mean, why not? So far, he’s 1-for-1. 

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Askew Wins Pro Mazda Race 1 In Portland, VeeKay Clinches Championship

PORTLAND, Ore – Oliver Askew had a dream start to his weekend in Pro Mazda competition at the Portland International Raceway. Askew, started second for Race No. 1 of the Pro Mazda Portland Grand Prix but the American passed pole sitter Rinus VeeKay on the opening lap and led all 30 laps en route to his first victory of his career. Askew, ran all 14 races in the USF2000 Series last year and won seven races to go along with 12 podiums and 13 top fives. He won the title and…

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O’Ward Wins Race In Portland, Clinches Indy Lights Championship

PORTLAND, Ore – Good thing Pato O’Ward’s crash in qualifying on Saturday to set the field for Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale at the Portland International Raceway didn’t cost him the championship, because the Andretti Autosport driver was slated to start seventh today. But, due to him scoring his eighth win of the season in Saturday’s opening race of a doubleheader race weekend around the Pacific Northwest track, O’Ward has also clinched the championship as well. O’Ward,19, started on the pole for Saturday’s race and he led 26 of the 35…

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Norman Earns 1st Career Indy Lights Victory In Thrilling Race At Gateway

MADISON, Ill – What another thrilling race we saw in Indy Lights competition at Gateway. Ryan Norman had an intense battle with his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta over the final 20 laps and got by him with five to go and never looked back in his No. 48 Mazda for his first career win in the series. Norman, tried effortlessly to set Herta up for the pass and on Lap 69, he finally got back. The Ohio native held a furious charge by Herta off in the end and won…

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VeeKay Wins 5th Straight Race, Holds 54 Point Advantage Heading To Portland

MADISON, Ill – The USF2000 championship was clinched by Kyle Kirkwood at Mid-Ohio. Now, the Pro Mazda Series championship has almost been decided. Despite a doubleheader weekend next week in Portland, Rinus VeeKay will just have to maintain in the races because the championship is all but his. VeeKay, quickly passed pole sitter Harrison Scott on the opening lap and led all 55 laps en route to his fifth consecutive win and seventh overall on the season. Due to Parker Thompson finishing sixth and VeeKay winning, he’s now holds a 54…

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MRTI Back In Action In Gateway, O’Ward, VeeKay Eyeing Championship Clinch Scenarios On Saturday

After a month off, the Indy Lights Series and Pro Mazda drivers return to action this weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park. The Saturday races for each will be the third to last race of both of their seasons. Both series’ have a doubleheader weekend next week at Portland to conclude the year off. So, with that being said, both of their championships could also bet set on Saturday as well. The USF2000 won’t be racing this week but Kyle Kirkwood has already clinched that championship. In Indy Lights competition,…

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Mazda’s Departure Doesn’t Necessarily Mean It’s Panic Time For INDYCAR and Ladder Series

INDIANAPOLIS – Mazda released a shocking statement on Tuesday afternoon saying that after nine years of supporting the Mazda Road to Indy program that they won’t be back in 2019. The California based company sated that they would like to focus their resources elsewhere and is terminating their involvement with Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 at the end of the year. “On behalf of Mazda, I’d like to thank Andersen Promotions and everyone involved with the Road to Indy for a wonderful nine years, but the time has come for Mazda…

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Mazda To End Support Of MRTI Ladders

INDIANAPOLIS – In a bit of some shocking news to come out on Tuesday, Mazda announced that they will be pulling the plug on the Verizon IndyCar Series support series’ at the end of the 2018 season. The California based company sated that they would like to focus their resources elsewhere and is terminating their involvement with Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 at the end of the year. The deal started in 2010 and has been a great marriage ever since. The Mazda Road To Indy program has graduated several…

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Kirkwood Sweeps Mid-Ohio Weekend For 9th Straight USF2000 Victory

LEXINGTON, OH – If anyone was going to stop Kyle Kirkwood from his long winning streak, it would have happened this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The American came into the weekend with aspirations of clinching this year’s USF2000 championship. With his wide lead, his win on Friday secured just that. So, over the last two races of the weekend on the 2.258-mile road course, Kirkwood had nothing to race for other than trophies. 

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