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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After Leaders’ Mistakes, Veekay Gets Pro Mazda Weekend Sweep In Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Rinus VeeKay had dominated the last three Pro Mazda Series races. The Juncos Racing driver swept both events on the streets of Toronto two weeks ago and led every lap on Saturday in race No. 1 of the doubleheader weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On Sunday, he did what champions do. 

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VeeKay Takes Over Pro Mazda Points Lead With Victory at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Two weekends ago, Rinus VeeKay scored two big wins on the streets of Toronto. That put him back into the thick of things for this year’s Pro Mazda Series championship. On Saturday, the Juncos Racing driver took over the points lead. VeeKay, led all 25 laps en route to a dominating victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was his third straight win and fifth of the 2018 season. After starting the year off with three podiums in the first five races, he went the next four…

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O’Ward Leads Flag To Flag For Big Indy Lights Victory At Mid-Ohio, Andretti Finishes 1-2-3

LEXINGTON, OH – Pato O’Ward is on a roll and that continued in Saturday’s Indy Lights race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Andretti Autosport driver started on the pole and led flag to flag en route to his sixth win of the season and fourth in the last five races. That recent streak has not only propelled him to the points lead, but he’s got a commanding lead heading into race No. 2 of the doubleheader weekend on Sunday. O’Ward, leads his Andretti Autosport teammate of Colton Herta by…

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Kyle Kirkwood Leads All 20 Laps En Route To 2nd Mid-Ohio Win Of USF2000 Race Weekend

LEXINGTON, OH – On Friday, Kyle Kirkwood dominated the opening race of the USF2000 race weekend. He started his No. 8 Mazda on the pole and led all 20 laps en route to a flag to flag victory. The win also clinched the 2018 championship for the youngster too. On Saturday, the first real race of the season where Kirkwood had no pressure, he swept the field yet again. 

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MRTI Battles Heat Up Heading Into Key Weekend At Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series title race isn’t the only thing that’s heating up heading into this weekend’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. So are all three rings of the Mazda Road To Indy too. Two of the three divisions are seeing intense fights for the championship while another could be wrapped up as soon as Sunday. 

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O’Ward Closes Points Gap By Leading Flag To Flag In Iowa Victory

Pato O’Ward needed to go on a dominating race string, similar to one that his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta did during the Month of May. Herta, caught and passed O’Ward in the Indy Lights championship standings and heading towards this weekend’s race at the Iowa Speedway he held a double digit advantage for the 2018 title. But, O’Ward started up front and did what he had to do in leading flag-to-flag in Sunday’s race on the 7/8-mile bullring. He led all 100 laps en route to his fourth career…

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Herta’s Win Streak Comes To An End But His Points Lead Grows Heading Towards Iowa

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – One of the biggest dominoes in the Verizon IndyCar Series silly season is what Colton Herta and his team are going to do in 2019. Herta, is in his second season in Indy Lights and it’s widely speculated that they will move up to INDYCAR action next year. The easy path would be to remain with a partnership with Andretti Autosport and expand to a fifth car for 2019. But, what happens if McLaren comes over and wants to partner with Andretti too? While Bryan Herta is…

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