Askew Wins Pro Mazda Race 1 In Portland, VeeKay Clinches Championship

PORTLAND, Ore – Oliver Askew had a dream start to his weekend in Pro Mazda competition at the Portland International Raceway. Askew, started second for Race No. 1 of the Pro Mazda Portland Grand Prix but the American passed pole sitter Rinus VeeKay on the opening lap and led all 30 laps en route to his first victory of his career. Askew, ran all 14 races in the USF2000 Series last year and won seven races to go along with 12 podiums and 13 top fives. He won the title and…

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VeeKay Wins 5th Straight Race, Holds 54 Point Advantage Heading To Portland

MADISON, Ill – The USF2000 championship was clinched by Kyle Kirkwood at Mid-Ohio. Now, the Pro Mazda Series championship has almost been decided. Despite a doubleheader weekend next week in Portland, Rinus VeeKay will just have to maintain in the races because the championship is all but his. VeeKay, quickly passed pole sitter Harrison Scott on the opening lap and led all 55 laps en route to his fifth consecutive win and seventh overall on the season. Due to Parker Thompson finishing sixth and VeeKay winning, he’s now holds a 54…

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After Leaders’ Mistakes, Veekay Gets Pro Mazda Weekend Sweep In Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Rinus VeeKay had dominated the last three Pro Mazda Series races. The Juncos Racing driver swept both events on the streets of Toronto two weeks ago and led every lap on Saturday in race No. 1 of the doubleheader weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. On Sunday, he did what champions do. 

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VeeKay Takes Over Pro Mazda Points Lead With Victory at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Two weekends ago, Rinus VeeKay scored two big wins on the streets of Toronto. That put him back into the thick of things for this year’s Pro Mazda Series championship. On Saturday, the Juncos Racing driver took over the points lead. VeeKay, led all 25 laps en route to a dominating victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. It was his third straight win and fifth of the 2018 season. After starting the year off with three podiums in the first five races, he went the next four…

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Rinus Veekay Lands Pro Mazda Seat With Juncos

INDIANAPOLIS – Over the last several years, the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system has been working to great lengths. On Tuesday, another talented young driver is seeing the benefits himself. Rinus Veekay has landed a ride with Juncos Racing for the 2018 Pro Mazda season. Veekay, 17, ran one full season in the USF 2000 Series with Pabst Racing where the Netherlands native scored three wins to go along with 12 podium finishes. That was good enough to land him with a runner-up finish in the season championship.

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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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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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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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