VeeKay To Run Indy Lights With Juncos Racing

Juncos Racing announced on Friday that the reigning Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires champion Rinus VeeKay would return to the team for the 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. VeeKay is the first driver named to the championship-winning Indy Lights team line-up. VeeKay , from Hoofddorp, Netherlands, will continue his run with Juncos Racing after a very successful season capturing the 2018 Indy Pro 2000 (formerly Pro Mazda) Championship, recording 10 podiums, six poles, and seven wins. By claiming the title, VeeKay was awarded a…

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Pro Mazda Rebranded To Indy Pro 2000

INDIANAPOLIS – For just the third time in series history, the middle ring of the Road to Indy program is being rebranded. The newly named Indy Pro 2000 Series was announced on Wednesday as the series is formerly known as the Pro Mazda Series. Fitting in between the entry-level Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – which provides the final stepping stone to the IndyCar Series –  Indy Pro 2000 will continue to build on a strong foundation which was further strengthened this year following…

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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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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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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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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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