Indy Lights Category

By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Oliver Askew claimed his fourth race win of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season today for Andretti Autosport on the streets of Toronto. Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., was perfectly positioned to take advantage when pacesetters Aaron Telitz and Rinus VeeKay tangled in Turn Three on lap 25 of the 40-lap Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products. He now leads the chase for a scholarship prize which includes a guaranteed three starts in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series,Read More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – The streets around Exhibition Place have long been a happy hunting ground for Aaron Telitz. After finishing on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires podium in each of the last two years and sweeping a pair of Indy Pro 2000 race wins en route to the championship title in 2016, the Wisconsin native led from flag to flag for Belardi Auto Racing in today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products. The victory was Telitz’s first sinceRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief The search for young up-and-coming talent has never been higher in motorsports. While having speed is one key element of the game, putting it all together to win is the tricky part. Even so, some have managed to find success in 2019. In just his third career start, NTT IndyCar Series rookie Colton Herta put in a methodical drive in en route to victory at Circuit of The Americas in March. In turn, the pilot of the No. 88 Harding Steinbrenner Racing Chevrolet became the youngestRead More
By Road to Indy All three levels of the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder are headed this weekend, July 11-13, to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto, Ont., Canada, as the supporting cast for the traditional and hugely popular NTT IndyCar Series headline event, the Honda Indy Toronto. The Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products takes place on a challenging 1.786-mile, 11-turn street circuit centered upon Exhibition Place, just a few miles from downtown. The weekend will comprise Rounds 10 andRead More
By Road to Indy The ninth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Road to Indy Open Test will take place at the iconic Indianapolis Motor Speedway on October 19/20 providing new drivers the opportunity to test the waters in the unparalleled driver development platform and returning drivers the chance to make a head start on their 2020 campaigns. This year’s test will see an enhanced structure with additional value-added elements as part of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires traditional Summit program – an educational driver development component of theRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Dutchman Rinus VeeKay shrugged off yesterday’s disappointment of a drive-through penalty by thoroughly dominating this morning’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER. VeeKay, who had won twice at the scenic and challenging Wisconsin road course during the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, qualified his Juncos Racing Dallara-AER IL-15 solidly on pole position and was never remotely threatened during the all-green 20-lap race. Yesterday’s winner, Ryan Norman, from Aurora, Ohio, had to be content with second thisRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Norman finally claimed his share of the glory in today’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER. One month after providing the hard-luck story at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he led the majority of a dramatic Freedom 100 before being edged to the finish line by teammate Oliver Askew, Norman, from Aurora, Ohio, moved into the lead early in today’s eighth Indy Lights Powered by Cooper Tires race of the season and neverRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (June 21, 2019) – The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see up-and-coming drivers afforded new opportunities in both series to further their racing careers. Several drivers in the Road to Indy have already taken advantage of the opportunity to sharpen their skills in the off-season by participating in the January/February Castrol Toyota Racing Series. The new partnership will offer the top-three finishers in the Road to Indy ladder seriesRead More
By Road to Indy After a brief hiatus following the traditionally hectic month of May at Indianapolis, all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will return to action this weekend, June 21-23, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will all feature a pair of races held in support of the NTT IndyCar Series at the super-fast and challenging 4.014-mile roadRead More

Posted On May 24, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Oliver Askew Wins 2019 Freedom 100

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS— It all came down to a last second slingshot for the crown jewel event of Indy Lights, but Oliver Askew beat fellow Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Norman to the win for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race got off to a bit of a rocky start as Jarett Andretti spun his car under the yellow before the race started and Aaron Telitz pulled into the pits with a broken axle that took five laps to fix for the 2016 Indy ProRead More