Kirkwood Extends USF2000 Points Lead With 4 Win Of 2018 Season

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Kyle Kirkwood has won at every track on the 2018 USF2000 schedule now. He and Alex Baron split wins in the season opener at St. Pete as well as the two road course races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, in the two races since, Kirkwood has since won at. Kirkwood, took his No. 8 Mazda to victory in the race at Lucas Oil Raceway on the west side of Indianapolis, then took the victory in Saturday’s race at Road America for his fourth win of the…

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Kyle Kirkwood Wins USF2000 Race No. 2 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS – On Friday, Kyle Kirkwood didn’t utilize the speed that he had in his No. 8 Mazda. He was quickest in practice on Thursday and won the pole for not just yesterday’s race, but today’s too. Alex Baron passed him on Lap 6 and never looked back en route to the victory. Kirkwood had to settle for a second place run. On Saturday morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, he made sure that no one could touch him. 

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Alex Baron Wins USF2000 Race Sunday in St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – The racing wasn’t done on Sunday when the checkered flag dropped on the Verizon IndyCar Series season opener at St. Pete. Both the USF2000 as well as the Pro Mazda Series held their final races of the weekend too. On Saturday, rookie Kyle Kirkwood reached victory lane in the season opening race. On Sunday, a veteran making a return to the series found his way to the win. Alex Baron won two races in 2013 in the USF2000 Series and has came back in 2018 with a…

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Saturday’s MRTI Qualifying, Race Reports From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – After Friday’s opening day to the Mazda Road to Indy season, Saturday was the first race day of the year. Yesterday saw one practice session for each of the three rings of the ladder, then qualifying for today’s season openers after. On Saturday, it once again started off with an early morning wake up call for qualifying starting at 7:30 am ET, but ended with three straight races. Here are the recaps. 

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Friday’s MRTI Report From St. Pete

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – It’s opening day for the Verizon IndyCar Series and Mazda Road to Indy Series’ as all four divisions hit the 1.8-mile St. Petersburg, Florida street circuit on Friday for the first time of the season. Today, was also the first time since Labor Day weekend in Watkins Glen, that all four of the series were at the same track, at the same time. For the MRTI ladders though, Friday was all about speed. Each of the three series took to the 14-turn Florida street circuit on a…

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Pabst Racing Signs Kaylen Frederick For The USF2000 Season

Pabst Racing announced the signing of Kaylen Frederick as the fourth Pabst Racing driver in the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The Potomac, Maryland native will pilot the #24 Pilot ONE Racing-sponsored Pabst Racing entry in his second season in USF2000. Frederick, 15, began his racing career at the age of 7 and charged onto the Mazda Road to Indy scene in 2017, earning five podiums and nine top-five finishes. In only his rookie season, he finished an impressive fourth overall as the youngest driver competing in…

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Pelfrey Signs Robb To Pro Mazda Contract, van der Watt To USF2000 Deal

Team Pelfrey has confirmed that Sting Ray Robb will pilot their first Tatuus PM-18 chassis for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season. The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires will commence at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 9-11. “It’s hugely exciting to welcome Sting Ray back to Team Pelfrey,” commented General Manager, Jonny Baker.  “I say back, because he tested with us a few years ago in F1600 and we immediately saw how much potential he possessed then.  We have had…

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Rinus Veekay Lands Pro Mazda Seat With Juncos

INDIANAPOLIS – Over the last several years, the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system has been working to great lengths. On Tuesday, another talented young driver is seeing the benefits himself. Rinus Veekay has landed a ride with Juncos Racing for the 2018 Pro Mazda season. Veekay, 17, ran one full season in the USF 2000 Series with Pabst Racing where the Netherlands native scored three wins to go along with 12 podium finishes. That was good enough to land him with a runner-up finish in the season championship.

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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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