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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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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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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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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Santi Urrutia Wins Thrilling Indy Lights Race at Gateway, Kaiser All But Clinches The Title

Madison, Ill – The Indy Lights Series race at the Gateway Motorsports Park was as advertised. Santi Urrutia and Juan Piedrahita put on a heck of a show battling for the lead lap after lap with Urrutia making the winning pass by Piedrahita on a late race restart and cruising to his second win of the season. It was Urrutia’s sixth career victory, one that he hoped would be a championship saving one, but it proved to not be enough. 

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Mid-Ohio Shakes Up Indy Lights Title Fight

Lexington, OH – Entering this weekend’s Indy Lights doubleheader at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, it looked like Kyle Kaiser would run away with the season championship. He had a wide lead in the standings over second place Matheus Leist and even swept the race weekend the last time out at Toronto. Furthermore, Kaiser had four podiums over his last five starts and five straight top five finishes on the season. On top of that, the Juncos Racing driver had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. 

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Nico Jamin Wins Wild Indy Lights Race No. 2 at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – This was a wild and wacky race weekend for the Indy Lights championship contenders at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Points leader Kyle Kaiser finished 12th on Saturday and was involved in an incident early on in Sunday’s race with Juan Piedrahita and would come home 12th in his No. 18 Mazda. Prior to this weekend, he had nine top 10’s over his last 10 races. Matheus Leist struggled too. He came home 11th in race No. 1 and 10th in race No. 2. That in turn left…

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