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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Victor Franzoni Sweeps Pro Mazda Weekend, Wins Championship at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – Victor Franzoni entered this weekend’s title bout with Anthony Martin with a slim two point advantage in the Pro Mazda Series standings. At the end of the weekend, he left with the championship trophy in hand. On Saturday, Franzoni started on the pole but Martin slipped by him on the opening lap and would lead the first 11 circuits. But, Franzoni just stalked his rival and got by him late in the race for the top spot back. He’d never look back en route to a thrilling…

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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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VeeKay Wins USF2000 Season Finale, Askew Wins Championship at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – Entering this weekend, all Oliver Askew had to do was get a solid podium at Watkins Glen and the 2017 USF2000 championship would be his. That shouldn’t be too much of a task as he’s had just two finishes outside the top five all season. Askew, earned the pole for Saturday’s season finale this morning, but his main rival for the championship in Rinus VeeKay jumped out to an early lead. VeeKay, led Lap 1 and never looked back en route to his third career victory in…

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For 2nd Straight Race, Franzoni Makes Late Pass, Defeats Anthony Martin

Watkins Glen, NY – On Friday, Victor Franzoni was quickest in Pro Mazda practice and backed that up with taking the pole for today’s first race of the doubleheader weekend at Watkins Glen. But, on the drop of the green flag on Saturday, Anthony Martin got by Franzoni and took an early race lead. Last week, Martin started on the pole at Gateway and pulled out to an early race lead. This week, he didn’t start on the pole, but he did jump out to the top stop from his second…

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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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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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