O’Ward Leads Every Lap In Barber En Route To Weekend Sweep

LEEDS, Ala – What a weekend it was at the Barber Motorsports Park for Andretti Autosports Pato O’Ward. He started second on Saturday but quickly passed his teammate Colton Herta for the lead and never looked back in leading all 30 laps in race No. 1. On Sunday, O’Ward started on the pole and dominated the wet race in leading all 35 laps this morning too. It was O’Ward’s third win in four races this season as he takes over the points lead heading to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in two…

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Pato O’Ward Wins Indy Lights Race No. 1 at Barber

LEEDS, Ala – Pato O’Ward is off to a great start to the 2018 Indy Lights Series season. The Andretti Autosport driver won the season opening race on the streets of St. Pete, then came home seventh in the second race of that race weekend. But, that result should have been better than that. On Saturday, O’Ward led flag-to-flag at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career series victory in his No. 27 Mazda. He started second, but quickly passed his teammate and pole sitter Colton Herta for…

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After O’Ward Mistake, Urrutia Wins Race 2 Of Indy Lights Season

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla – Pato O’Ward was eight laps away from a dominating opening weekend to the 2018 Indy Lights season. He started on the pole for Saturday’s season opener on the streets of St. Pete after the original pole sitter in Aaron Telitz crashed his car in the qualifying session for today’s race earlier in the morning. O’Ward, would lead the entire race en route to a statement win in his No. 27 Mazda. 

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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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Urrutia To Return to Indy Lights Competition For 2018 Season With Belardi

Belardi Auto Racing announced on Tuesday that they have signed Santiago Urrutia for the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship.  A veteran Mazda Road to Indy driver and six-time Indy Lights race winner, Urrutia will be back behind the wheel this coming season, joining last year’s teammate Aaron Telitz. Urrutia has spent two years in the top level of the MRTI ladder system, earning runner-up two years in a row.  He is looking to capitalize on the momentum from last year and the early test results already from…

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Juncos Racing Hires Alfonso Celis Jr. To 2018 Indy Lights Season

Juncos Racing announced today that Mexican Alfonso Celis Jr. will join the team for the 2018 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Celis is the second driver to commit to the reigning 2017 Indy Lights Champions. Alfonso Celis Jr. (Puebla, Mexico) joins the Indy Lights Championship after a successful season in the World Series Formula V8, where he claimed one pole and one win to finish third in the championship. Celis was also a Formula One Reserve Driver for Sahara Force India Formula One during the 2016 and 2017…

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Pato O’Ward Joins Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman With Andretti Autosport For 2018 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Entering his first full season of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition with Andretti Autosport, Pato O’Ward will pilot the No. 27 Mazda and join the team’s roster alongside returning Andretti drivers Colton Herta, Dalton Kellett and Ryan Norman. “First off, I want to thank the whole Andretti Autosport team for the incredible opportunity they are giving me. I’m really happy to be with this power house team and I will give this my all to deliver results,” O’Ward said via a statement. “I have been working really…

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Telitz Wins Indy Lights Season Finale, Kaiser 2017 Champion

Watkins Glen, NY – Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale was a bit of a mess. Remnants of Hurricane Harvey wrecked havoc on the Northeast today which caused the race at Watkins Glen to be raced in the rain. From the drop of the green flag, it was action packed. Pole sitter Colton Herta, Santi Urrutia and Aaron Telitz ran three-wide into Turn 1. Herta would lead the first two laps before Telitz got by and never looked back en route to his second career victory. 

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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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Current Or Recent Indy Lights Drivers Vying For 2018 IndyCar Seats

INDIANAPOLIS – On Tuesday, I took an updated look at the current 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series Silly Season efforts. With 12 current rides open for next season, the musical chairs are going to shape the future of this series. Out of the last 18 Indianapolis 500’s, 16 of them have been won by Andretti/Herta/Penske/Ganassi. There’s six combined seats open with them. 2018 IndyCar Silly Season Update With that being said, stars like James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan, Helio Castroneves, Alexander Rossi, Takuma Sato, Max Chilton, Charlie Kimball, JR Hildebrand, Carlos Munoz and…

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