Herta’s 2nd Place Finish Cost Him 7 Points As He Trails O’Ward By 25 Points

MADISON, Ill – Patricio O’Ward called his start of the race on Saturday evening poor. He said it had no other factor than the others driver just doing a better job than he did. The Mexican driver brought his No. 27 Mazda home third at the Gateway Motorsports Park in the penultimate race weekend of the year. It was a day that could have potentially cost him in the season championship in the Indy Lights Series. Colton Herta, his only challenger now for this year’s title, jumped to the lead from…

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MRTI Back In Action In Gateway, O’Ward, VeeKay Eyeing Championship Clinch Scenarios On Saturday

After a month off, the Indy Lights Series and Pro Mazda drivers return to action this weekend at the Gateway Motorsports Park. The Saturday races for each will be the third to last race of both of their seasons. Both series’ have a doubleheader weekend next week at Portland to conclude the year off. So, with that being said, both of their championships could also bet set on Saturday as well. The USF2000 won’t be racing this week but Kyle Kirkwood has already clinched that championship. In Indy Lights competition,…

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Mazda’s Departure Doesn’t Necessarily Mean It’s Panic Time For INDYCAR and Ladder Series

INDIANAPOLIS – Mazda released a shocking statement on Tuesday afternoon saying that after nine years of supporting the Mazda Road to Indy program that they won’t be back in 2019. The California based company sated that they would like to focus their resources elsewhere and is terminating their involvement with Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 at the end of the year. “On behalf of Mazda, I’d like to thank Andersen Promotions and everyone involved with the Road to Indy for a wonderful nine years, but the time has come for Mazda…

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Mazda To End Support Of MRTI Ladders

INDIANAPOLIS – In a bit of some shocking news to come out on Tuesday, Mazda announced that they will be pulling the plug on the Verizon IndyCar Series support series’ at the end of the 2018 season. The California based company sated that they would like to focus their resources elsewhere and is terminating their involvement with Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 at the end of the year. The deal started in 2010 and has been a great marriage ever since. The Mazda Road To Indy program has graduated several…

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Pato O’Ward Earns Mid-Ohio Weekend Sweep, Extends Points Lead Over Herta

LEXINGTON, OH – The good news for Colton Herta is that he found his mojo again. After getting in a crash in qualifying in the last race weekend in Toronto, Herta suffered a broken hand and would finish seventh and sixth respectively. He lost his grasp of the Indy Lights points lead as a result. But, in the doubleheader weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Herta got back on the podium in each of the two races. He would bring his No. 98 Mazda home runner-up in both Saturday as…

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Andretti Autosport Sweeps Both Podiums For Indy Lights Competition at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Andretti Autosport may have never won a Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course before, but this weekend, they didn’t lose an Indy Lights race. On both Saturday and again on Sunday, Pato O’Ward reached victory lane in both races on the 2.258-mile road course. They were his sixth and seventh wins of the season respectively. He now extends his points lead to 32 points with just three races to go in the season. 

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O’Ward Leads Flag To Flag For Big Indy Lights Victory At Mid-Ohio, Andretti Finishes 1-2-3

LEXINGTON, OH – Pato O’Ward is on a roll and that continued in Saturday’s Indy Lights race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The Andretti Autosport driver started on the pole and led flag to flag en route to his sixth win of the season and fourth in the last five races. That recent streak has not only propelled him to the points lead, but he’s got a commanding lead heading into race No. 2 of the doubleheader weekend on Sunday. O’Ward, leads his Andretti Autosport teammate of Colton Herta by…

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MRTI Battles Heat Up Heading Into Key Weekend At Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS – The Verizon IndyCar Series title race isn’t the only thing that’s heating up heading into this weekend’s race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. So are all three rings of the Mazda Road To Indy too. Two of the three divisions are seeing intense fights for the championship while another could be wrapped up as soon as Sunday. 

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O’Ward Closes Points Gap By Leading Flag To Flag In Iowa Victory

Pato O’Ward needed to go on a dominating race string, similar to one that his Andretti Autosport teammate Colton Herta did during the Month of May. Herta, caught and passed O’Ward in the Indy Lights championship standings and heading towards this weekend’s race at the Iowa Speedway he held a double digit advantage for the 2018 title. But, O’Ward started up front and did what he had to do in leading flag-to-flag in Sunday’s race on the 7/8-mile bullring. He led all 100 laps en route to his fourth career…

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Due To Practice Crash, Chris Windom Won’t Be Racing In Freedom 100 On Friday

INDIANAPOLIS – Unfortunately, Chris Windom’s Indy Lights Series debut will have to wait a bit longer. Windom, was involved in a practice crash this morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and while fortunately he was uninjured, his No. 33 Mazda was not. The team announced on Monday afternoon that due to the extensive damage on his Belardi Racing/Byrd Racing joint entry, that they won’t be able to have the car ready to race in Friday’s Freedom 100. “It’s unfortunate but following the incident this morning involving Chris Windom, he will not…

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