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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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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