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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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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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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Parker Thompson Dominates Race 2 of USF2000 Weekend at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Parker Thompson kept his hot streak going on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as he lead all 21 laps of race No. 2 of the USF2000 en route to his third victory over the last four races. Thompson, 19, won both races in his home country of Canada at Toronto two weeks ago, and now he took his No. 90 Mazda back to victory lane for the seventh time of his USF2000 career. 

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Askew Wins For 7th Time This Season, Takes USF2000 Victory In Race 1 at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Oliver Askew is certainly well on his way to the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship that will land him a ride in the Pro Mazda Series in 2018. Askew, drove a phenomenal race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday, reaching victory lane for the seventh time in 12 races this season. Askew, 20, started on the pole and led all 21 laps en route to the dominating victory at the 2.258-mile road course. A winner two weeks ago in Toronto in Parker Thompson brought his No.…

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