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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Franzoni Retakes Pro Mazda Points Lead With Gateway Victory

Madison, Ill – All season long in Pro Mazda competition, it’s been a Victor Franzoni and Anthony Martin show. The top two drivers in the series points standings have traded victories through all nine races this year. That didn’t change on Saturday evening at the Gateway Motorsports Park either. Martin, started on the pole in his No. 8 Mazda and led the first 18 laps. It looked like he would cruise to a fifth win of the season and extend his points lead. But, Franzoni started second and stayed on his…

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Gateway Could Play Crucial Role in Indy Lights/Pro Mazda Championships

The return to the Gateway Motorsports Park this weekend is huge in it’s own sense. But, add to the fact where this race weekend falls on the schedule, and it only adds even more importance to it. For the Verizon IndyCar Series, this is the third to last race of 2017. With seven drivers will very much in the hunt for this year’s championship, Gateway will be a proving ground on who can really distance themselves heading to the final two races of the year. But, for the Mazda Road…

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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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