Harding To Have 2 Cars In Sonoma, Herta/O’Ward As The Drivers

After the completion of Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix, Harding Racing’s plans for the season finale leaked out. RACER first reported the story but both drivers have since confirmed that Harding will expand to a two-car program for the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Sonoma Raceway in two weeks. Gabby Chaves, who made the first 11 starts of the season for the team was sidelined following his 21st place finish on July 8 at Iowa. Despite a best finish of 14th (twice) in those first 11 races, Chaves wasn’t taken…

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O’Ward Closes Indy Lights Season With Another Win

PORTLAND, Ore – Pato O’Ward ended the 2018 Indy Lights season the way it began, in victory lane. The Mexican driver charged from a seventh starting spot in Sunday’s season finale to his second straight win in as many days as he bookends the season with a win at St. Pete to a win in Portland. He took over the lead on Lap 18 and never looked back en route to his ninth win of the year. O’Ward now has the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship money to race in the…

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O’Ward Wins Race In Portland, Clinches Indy Lights Championship

PORTLAND, Ore – Good thing Pato O’Ward’s crash in qualifying on Saturday to set the field for Sunday’s Indy Lights season finale at the Portland International Raceway didn’t cost him the championship, because the Andretti Autosport driver was slated to start seventh today. But, due to him scoring his eighth win of the season in Saturday’s opening race of a doubleheader race weekend around the Pacific Northwest track, O’Ward has also clinched the championship as well. O’Ward,19, started on the pole for Saturday’s race and he led 26 of the 35…

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Norman Earns 1st Career Indy Lights Victory In Thrilling Race At Gateway

MADISON, Ill – What another thrilling race we saw in Indy Lights competition at Gateway. Ryan Norman had an intense battle with his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta over the final 20 laps and got by him with five to go and never looked back in his No. 48 Mazda for his first career win in the series. Norman, tried effortlessly to set Herta up for the pass and on Lap 69, he finally got back. The Ohio native held a furious charge by Herta off in the end and won…

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INDYCAR Announces New 5 Year Plan For For Indy Lights

The future of Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires has been strengthened by a five-year plan released today by INDYCAR and Andersen Promotions. On Tuesday, Mazda announced that they were pulling out of funding the Mazda Road to Indy program. INDYCAR said in a statement that they had plans and would be announcing soon. It took only 24 hours to unveil them. 

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Herta’s Win Streak Comes To An End But His Points Lead Grows Heading Towards Iowa

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – One of the biggest dominoes in the Verizon IndyCar Series silly season is what Colton Herta and his team are going to do in 2019. Herta, is in his second season in Indy Lights and it’s widely speculated that they will move up to INDYCAR action next year. The easy path would be to remain with a partnership with Andretti Autosport and expand to a fifth car for 2019. But, what happens if McLaren comes over and wants to partner with Andretti too? While Bryan Herta is…

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Franzoni Scores 1st Career Indy Lights Series Victory In Dominant Fashion At Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – It was an emotional weekend for the entire Juncos Racing group. None more so than for driver Victor Franzoni. He lost his mentor Jeff Green is a tragic accident last weekend. Green, took Franzoni under his wings with Juncos Racing last year and helped Franzoni to win the 2017 Pro Mazda Series championship. See, that was likely Franzoni’s last year in racing if he didn’t win the title. He didn’t have the money to continue on and a third season in Pro Mazda didn’t make much sense.…

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Herta Sweeps Month Of May At Indy, Narrowly Beats Andretti Teammates In Thrilling Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS – It proving that it doesn’t matter how many cars start in the Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race run at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. When there’s 20 cars like some years, or eight like on Friday, the racing is always one of the most thrilling of the entire season. Keep this in mind, there were only eight cars in the annual Carb Day race this year, but in just 40 laps, we saw 119 total passes throughout the field. Also, there was an astounding 20 lead changes. That’s exactly…

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Just 6 Points Separate The Top 3 In Indy Lights Standings As Herta Wins A Thrilling Race No. 2 at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway may not have been built with NASCAR in mind, but boy do the Indy Lights cars never disappoint. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the oval or the 2.439-mile road course, these races are some of the most thrilling of the year. On Saturday, the second race of the weekend lived up to it’s bill. 

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Colton Herta Wins a Wild Race No. 1 For The Indy Lights Series In Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – It was a tough day to be running up front in Friday’s Indy Lights Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. On the first lap, both front row starters had a mishap in Turn 1 as third place starter Victor Franzoni got into the back of pole sitter Pato O’Ward who in turn got into the grass. O’Ward’s Andretti Autosport teammate and second place starter Colton Herta went wide to avoid the potential carnage, allowing fifth place starter Santi Urrutia to take over the lead. On Lap 10, Franzoni…

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