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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VeeKay Wins USF2000 Season Finale, Askew Wins Championship at Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen, NY – Entering this weekend, all Oliver Askew had to do was get a solid podium at Watkins Glen and the 2017 USF2000 championship would be his. That shouldn’t be too much of a task as he’s had just two finishes outside the top five all season. Askew, earned the pole for Saturday’s season finale this morning, but his main rival for the championship in Rinus VeeKay jumped out to an early lead. VeeKay, led Lap 1 and never looked back en route to his third career victory in…

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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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Parker Thompson Dominates Race 2 of USF2000 Weekend at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Parker Thompson kept his hot streak going on Saturday afternoon at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as he lead all 21 laps of race No. 2 of the USF2000 en route to his third victory over the last four races. Thompson, 19, won both races in his home country of Canada at Toronto two weeks ago, and now he took his No. 90 Mazda back to victory lane for the seventh time of his USF2000 career. 

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Askew Wins For 7th Time This Season, Takes USF2000 Victory In Race 1 at Mid-Ohio

Lexington, OH – Oliver Askew is certainly well on his way to the Mazda Road to Indy scholarship that will land him a ride in the Pro Mazda Series in 2018. Askew, drove a phenomenal race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday, reaching victory lane for the seventh time in 12 races this season. Askew, 20, started on the pole and led all 21 laps en route to the dominating victory at the 2.258-mile road course. A winner two weeks ago in Toronto in Parker Thompson brought his No.…

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Oliver Askew Sweeps Both USF 2000 Series Races at Barber

Leeds, Ala – Oliver Askew is a man on a mission this season. At St. Pete, he won the second of the two races on the Florida street circuit in the season opening weekend. Then, this weekend at the Barber Motorsports Park, he fared even better. Askew, swept both USF 2000 races at the 2.3-mile Alabama road course, in winning on both Friday and Saturday afternoons here. In fact, he led every lap this weekend as well. He picked up where he left off at St. Pete, as the youngster started…

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Megennis, Askew Wins USF2000 Season Openers at St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Robert Megennis (Team Pelfrey) and Oliver Askew (Cape Motorsports) shared the limelight today as the new-look Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda kicked off in style on the streets of St. Petersburg. The brand-new Mazda-powered Tatuus USF-17 chassis provided some spectacular action as the talented young American duo each claimed a race win during today’s season-opening double-header. Last year’s top rookie, Megennis, from New York, N.Y., secured his first win this morning despite a late charge from former karting star Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., who…

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