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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

Posted On November 8, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Indy Lights Gears Up for Sebring Outing

By Road to Indy Competitors in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – the top rung of the world-renowned Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development ladder system – will turn their attention to the Sunshine State in just over a month’s time for a two-day Series Open Test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on December 11 and 12. Sebring has long been a popular off-season locale for teams, being renowned as the best portrayal of a street circuit – which typically offers precious little trackRead More
By Road to Indy Following the lead in safety enhancements set forth by its sanctioning body INDYCAR, Andersen Promotions today announced that all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires will be required to employ a Cockpit Frontal Protection (CFP) device for the 2020 season with additional enhancements expected in the coming years. Andersen Promotions has finalized the required installation update for teams with Dallara for the IL-15 in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and with Tatuus for the PM-18 and USF-17 in Indy ProRead More
By Road to Indy Andersen Promotions today announced that Bell Helmets will be an Official Partner of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, providing a variety of benefits to competitors on the world’s leading driver development platform. The new collaboration will take place effective immediately – for an initial period of three years – to offer drivers cost-savings in the off-season as they prepare for the start of Road to Indy competition in March of 2020. Bell Racing Helmets, founded in 1954, has long been regarded as theRead More
By Road to Indy The tires and engines have barely cooled down after a rousing final weekend for all three open-wheel development racing series that comprise the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires on the West Coast, yet an intriguing mix of veteran and rookie drivers will converge this week on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix course, anxious to begin preparations for the 2020 season. Almost three dozen drivers representing a dozen nations are on the entry list for the two-day test on Saturday and Sunday, October 19/20.Read More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Rising star Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands will get a second NTT IndyCar Series test with Ed Carpenter Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course October 15. In August, VeeKay tested for ECR at Portland International Raceway along with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires champion Oliver Askew, who tested for Chip Ganassi Racing. VeeKay was able to impress ECR to give him another shot due to his pace being on-par or better than most experienced INDYCAR drivers. The 19-year-old said he’s looking forward to Tuesday’sRead More
By Road to Indy MONTEREY, Calif. – Another exciting season of Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires competition, featuring the future stars of North American open-wheel racing, was highlighted at a well-attended Road to Indy Championship Celebration yesterday evening. The Monterey Plaza Hotel, overlooking Monterey Bay on the scenic California Central Coast, provided a glorious setting for over 250 members of the close-knit racing community, including drivers, families, teams and sponsors. The evening capped a momentous weekend at nearby WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, where all three championship titles –Read More

Posted On September 22, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Lindh Takes Consolation Indy Pro 2000 Win, Kirkwood the Title

By Road to Indy MONTEREY, Calif. – The good news for Kyle Kirkwood is that he needed only to start today’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products in order to clinch the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and a scholarship valued at almost $600,000 to advance one step on the Road to Indy to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2020. So when he was involved in an accident on the opening corner of the final race of the season,Read More

Posted On September 22, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000

Eves Scores Dramatic USF2000 Win to Earn Championship Crown

By Road to Indy MONTEREY, Calif. – Braden Eves had only one thought on his mind entering this morning’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season finale at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca: He needed to win. Eves, 20, from New Albany, Ohio, trailed New Zealander Hunter McElrea by 12 points. He was well positioned on the starting grid, lining up third, while the unfortunate McElrea was 18th and last after being hobbled in qualifying by a broken throttle position sensor. But while many of the front-runners had the advantage of a freshRead More