Road to Indy

Juncos Racing is pleased to announce they have purchased three Tatuus PM-18 cars for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season. The team looks to continue their highly successful run in the series with the advanced technology and tools the new car will offer to upcoming drivers from around the world. The Tatuus PM-18 features a full carbon composite and aluminum honeycomb monocoque chasis manufactured by Tatuus Racing. The 2-litre MZR-PM18A Mazda engines will be prepared by Elite Engines and have a maximum torque of 190 Ft.Read More
By Road to Indy Driving for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing, rookie Colton Herta is the youngest driver in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires field, but he enters the final two races of the season tied for second place in the standings with series veteran Santi Urrutia and within mathematical reach of points leader Kyle Kaiser. Colton Herta has been in the spotlight from the moment he set foot in a go-kart at age 5. So the pressure the 17-year-old Californian finds himself under now, locked in a battle for theRead More
By Road to Indy Kyle Kaiser of Juncos Racing currently leads the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship standings with two races remaining at Gateway Motorsports Park and Watkins Glen International. Colton Herta (Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing) and Santi Urrutia (Belardi Auto Racing) lie 42 points in arrears with the remaining championship contender, Matheus Leist (Carlin), at 48 points. Kyle Kaiser knew this would be his best and, perhaps, last chance. 2017 marked his third Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires campaign, so it was a “now or never” scenario thatRead More
By Road to Indy Oliver Askew of Cape Motorsports and Rinus VeeKay of Pabst Racing are separated by 13 points in the battle for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda crown entering the season finale at Watkins Glen International to be held September 2. As Oliver Askew looked out over the sea of impossibly earnest Team USA Scholarship candidates last month at Mid-Ohio, his mind couldn’t help but go back one year in time. In July of 2016, Askew stood among 10 other candidates vying for two positionsRead More
By Road to Indy Rinus VeeKay of Pabst Racing and championship leader Oliver Askew of Cape Motorsports are separated by 13 points in the battle for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda crown entering the season finale at Watkins Glen International to be held September 2. It was with great anticipation that the Tatuus USF-17 was revealed to the public last May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But for those paying attention, a second important announcement was made that day: Dutch karting sensation Rinus VeeKay announced his intentRead More
By Ryan Norman, Driver Columnist Providing an inside look for the fans, Ryan Norman will be contributing to Motorsports Tribune selectively throughout the 2017 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season. The 19-year-old Ohio native drives for Andretti Autosport and is in rookie campaign in the Mazda Road to Indy. In this installment, he returns home to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, hangs out with four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and welcomes one of the all-time classic rock bands to racing. Mid-Ohio is one of my favorite tracks, one of theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Victor Franzoni and Anthony Martin have had one of the most memorable battles for a Pro Mazda championship in a long time. Martin, driving for Cape Motorsports, is the current Pro Mazda points leader. Martin’s won five races, five pole positions, has four fastest lap times and has led the most laps in six races to earn 259 points Martin’s most stirring victory so far would have to be at Road America in the second race of that weekend. Franzoni started inRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Nico Jamin started second and with five previous victories was hoping for a win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires. The Frenchman’s wish was granted in Sunday’s race. It was a chaotic start as teammates Jamin and Colton Herta had light contact while fighting for the lead on the first lap of the race. Jamin led the first lap, but eventually Herta got around to lead a lap. Further back in theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer LEXINGTON, Ohio — Anthony Martin was challenged on Saturday. After finishing second to Victor Franzoni, Martin knew he had to win on Sunday, and win on Sunday he did in the final Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires race of the weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Martin started on pole with Franzoni in third. Martin made a statement early, setting fastest lap after fastest lap, while Franzoni had to get around Team Pelfrey’s Carlos Cunha for second. Cunha didRead More