Road America, INDYCAR Ink 3 Year Extension, Why Road Courses Not Ovals Are Series’ Future

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – On Friday, it was revealed that the ISM Raceway in Phoenix wouldn’t be returning to the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Serie schedule. After three years, the event wasn’t gaining any traction. Crowds were growing smaller and smaller and the racing was less than ideal. But, less than 48 hours later, another track that came on the schedule the same year (2016) as Phoenix just signed a three-year extension with the series. Prior to the start of Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix, Road America president and general manager George Bruggenthies…

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Ed Jones Quietly Strong Again, Finishes In The Top 10 In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – After a dismal Month of May at Indy where Ed Jones finished 22nd (INDYCAR Grand Prix) and 31st (Indianapolis 500) respectively, he hasn’t finished outside the top 10 since. Jones, brought his No. 10 Honda home with his fourth straight top 10 finish in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix as he finished ninth in the 55 Lap race at Road America. Jones, started 12th but hung around all afternoon en route to his 11th career top 10 finish in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Really, if not for a…

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With Dual Top 10 Finishes For RLL In Road America, They’re 3-for-3 On Natural Road Courses For That Feat

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Rahal/Letterman/Lanigan Racing had a rough start for their new two car program at the beginning of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season. While Graham Rahal finished runner-up, his new teammate Takuma Sato finished 12th. The next race in Phoenix, Rahal was ninth and Sato 11th. In race No. 3 at Long Beach, Rahal was fifth but Sato 21st. One car was performing but not the other. Call it growing pains. 

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Scott Dixon Earns 5th Podium In Last 6 Races, Extends Points Lead

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Will Power’s early race problems was a great sight for Scott Dixon to see. Not only did he get one spot further up in the running order in just one lap, but one of his main challengers for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship already had an issue. Despite starting eighth for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix, none of Dixon’s competitors thought he’d remain there. He proved them right.

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Hunter-Reay Keeps Hot Streak Going With 5th Straight Top 5 Finish

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Ryan Hunter-Reay vowed to be a championship contender this year. Prior to the Indianapolis 500, Hunter-Reay kept saying that if he could get any kind of good luck in 2018, then he’d be a legitimate favorite to challenge for his second career Verizon IndyCar Series championship. He was right too. In both St. Pete and Phoenix, he said he had a podium car. Instead, he had to settle for two fifth place runs out of the gates. In Long Beach, he was penalized in qualifying for a…

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Josef Newgarden Dominates Kohler Grand Prix En Route To 10th Career Victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Chevrolet’s were quick this weekend in Road America, but unfortunately, only Team Penske were the ones benefiting from that speed the most. Josef Newgarden and Will Power shared the front row but had seven Honda’s lined up behind. When Power’s No. 12 Chevrolet had an electrical issue on the drop of the green flag, that left Newgarden battling a bunch of Honda’s for the win in Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix. He’d do a great job holding them off in leading 53 of 55 laps en route to…

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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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Kirkwood Makes Last Lap Pass For USF2000 Sweep In Road America

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Sunday’s USF2000 Series weekend finale at Road America didn’t disappoint. The box score shows Kyle Kirkwood swept the weekend scoring his sixth win of the 2018 season, four of which consecutively, but Sunday’s race couldn’t have gone any more different than yesterday’s for the rookie driver. On Saturday, Kirkwood started second but quickly found the lead and led all 12 laps en route to the victory on the 4.014-mile Elkhart Lake road course. On Sunday, he led only the final lap of action but it was the…

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Kirkwood Extends USF2000 Points Lead With 4 Win Of 2018 Season

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – Kyle Kirkwood has won at every track on the 2018 USF2000 schedule now. He and Alex Baron split wins in the season opener at St. Pete as well as the two road course races at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But, in the two races since, Kirkwood has since won at. Kirkwood, took his No. 8 Mazda to victory in the race at Lucas Oil Raceway on the west side of Indianapolis, then took the victory in Saturday’s race at Road America for his fourth win of the…

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David Malukas Sweeps Road America Weekend In Another Flag To Flag Victory

ELKHART LAKE, Wis – It was as perfect of a weekend as one could have for David Malukas and his overall organization. Malukas, led flag to flag in both Pro Mazda Series races combining for 30 laps led en route to a weekend sweep in Road America. Malukas, led all 15 laps from the pole in both races in achieving his first two victories in Pro Mazda Series competition. He’s now had four podiums in his rookie season in the series. 

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