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By Road to Indy The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires yesterday officially crowned its 2020 series champions and additional winners in an abbreviated awards ceremony held trackside at the Mahaffey Theater. The event capped off an exciting end of the season for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, which saw thrilling double-headers on the unforgiving streets of St. Petersburg as final finishing positions were cemented. The weekend including emotional first race wins for Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) in IndyRead More

Posted On October 25, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

McElrea Earns First Indy Pro 2000 Win in Pabst 1-2 at St. Pete

By Road to Indy Hunter McElrea left his best until last during his rookie season in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. After taking five podium finishes, the New Zealander took full advantage of a rare error by series champion Sting Ray Robb, then pounced upon Pabst Racing teammate Colin Kaminsky to take the lead in opportunistic style during today’s Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products. McElrea held off an intense challenge from Kaminsky, who equaled his career-best finish, toRead More
By Road to Indy Christian Brooks has made tremendous progress throughout his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship campaign with the Exclusive Autosport team. Today in the USF2000 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires, Brooks led confidently throughout the 20-lap season finale to secure a hard-earned maiden victory. Yesterday’s winner, fellow rookie Kiko Porto (DEForce Racing), from Recife, Brazil, capped an excellent weekend by finishing second ahead of countryman and close friend Eduardo Barrichello (Pabst Racing), for whom a ninth podium finish of the season was enough toRead More

Posted On October 24, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Robb Scores Another Stylish Indy Pro 2000 Win in St. Pete

By Road to Indy Sting Ray Robb tied up the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires earlier this month at New Jersey Motorsports Park and added another string to his bow with an emphatic performance in today’s Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires. Robb, from Payette, Idaho, led every inch of the way on the demanding street circuit and capped it all by establishing a new lap record on the 25th and final lap of the race. Singapore’s Danial Frost profited fromRead More

Posted On October 24, 2020By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000

DEForce Dominant as Porto Claims First USF2000 Win

By Road to Indy Brazilian rookie Kiko Porto claimed a well-deserved maiden Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship victory this afternoon in the USF2000 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Andersen RacePark. Porto’s emotional triumph capped a roller coaster year which began with him missing the opening race of the season after he was unable to enter the country, then was forced to skip the most recent event in New Jersey after being diagnosed with COVID-19. But spare a thought for DEForce teammate Cameron Shields, who led impressively from the poleRead More
By Road to Indy Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for the three series which comprise the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development program – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – as well as additional enhancements for the first two steps of the ladder system. In total, over $3,138,500 in prize money and awards will be on offer in 2021. “I want to thank all of theRead More
By Road to Indy More than seven months after the 2020 Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season was set to commence on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., the same challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit will instead host the season finale this weekend, October 24-25. The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will each host two races in support of the final round of this year’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The disruption caused to the original schedule by the effects ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From an outsider’s perspective who’s looking to add the Road to Indy on my stacked media plate. The racing ladder is quite arguably the best racing has to offer with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires being the final step before reaching the NTT IndyCar Series. While I’m glad we’ll finally have some real-life INDYCAR action with Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, I can’t remiss the fact that June will start off with a huge blow. The only cars that ran at St. PetersburgRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One of the top rising American open wheel stars has found a home in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires as reigning Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood will run for Andretti Autosport this season. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 28 car that was driven by last year’s Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew, who graduated to the NTT IndyCar Series, driving full-time for Arrow McLaren SP. The 21-year-old Floridian said he’s hoping to deliver similar success with Andretti after feeling the pairing was meant to beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer No changes will be made at HMD Motorsports’ Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires program as far as one driver’s concern. The team announced Wednesday that 18-year-old David Malukas will stay for a sophomore campaign after scoring two podiums at Circuit of the Americas and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway last season. With the team moving to Indianapolis and also expanding to a three-car team, HMD Motorsports Team Manager John Cummiskey said Malukas’ potential will continue to flourish that’ll certainly benefit the team’s morale. “WeRead More