Cooper Tires USF2000

By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Dutch teenager Rinus VeeKay had been knocking on the door of Victory Lane during the opening six races of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season. Now, in the space of 24 hours, just over 70 miles from his Pabst Racing team’s home base in Oconomowoc, Wis., VeeKay has broken through comprehensively, adding another accomplished win this afternoon to his maiden triumph yesterday. VeeKay’s teammate, Calvin Ming, from Guyana, South America, doubled team owner Augie Pabst III’s delight by finishingRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – A dramatic first of two Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Mazda races this afternoon ended with Dutch teenager Rinus VeeKay claiming an emphatic maiden victory for the locally based Pabst Racing team. Chicago’s David Malukas, in just his second USF2000 weekend, qualified on pole and finished second for BN Racing, while Brazilian youngster Lucas Kohl drove by far his most impressive race since joining Pabst Racing this season by finishing in third. Making light of difficult, dryingRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer SPEEDWAY, Indiana — Two races, two poles, two fastest laps, leading every lap and winning both races. What more could you ask for out of Oliver Askew? The Floridian won the second race of the weekend for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course and in doing so earned his fifth win in a row out of six races in the 2017 season. Behind Askew, there was a multi-car collision that eliminated the carsRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer SPEEDWAY, Indiana — In what has become his trademark this year, Oliver Askew led from pole and won the first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda race of the weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. At the start there was a three car incident between Parker Thompson, Kory Enders and Kris Wright, eliminating Enders and Wright on the spot and making Thompson pit for brief repairs. The race restarted with just under 12 minutes to go and Askew gotRead More
By Road to Indy Royal Purple Synthetic Oil – the Official Oil of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – will take its partnership with the driver development ladder system one step further. The world’s leading lubricant company will title all six rounds of competition at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 12 and 13. All races will be in support of the Lupus Foundation of America. Royal Purple Synthetic Oil continues to expand its role within the Mazda Road to Indy. Last year the company debuted theRead More
By Road to Indy It would be an understatement to say the past eight months have been a whirlwind for Oliver Askew. The 20-year-old Floridian has gone from wondering how he was going to make a permanent move from karts to race cars, to impressing on an international stage in England, earning a scholarship into the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and taking a commanding lead in the championship with three victories in the first four races. Askew began karting at the age of 7 and by ageRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama- After a chaotic start to the second race for the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda at Barber Motorsports Park, Oliver Askew was able to sweep the doubleheader weekend in USF2000 after surviving constant pressure from Kaylen Frederick. The Cape Motorsports entry led from pole but the first half of the race was run under the safety car after three separate incidents knocked four cars out of the race and another car out of contention. On the restart, FrederickRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Oliver Askew continued his charge for the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda crown by capturing his second win of the season at Barber Motorsports Park in the first race of the doubleheader weekend. Askew led from the start in his No. 3 Soul Red Mazda for Cape Motorsports but was never able to relax. Team Pelfrey’s Kaylen Frederick had his No. 81 Mazda in Askew’s mirrors the entire race but the 14-year-old wasn’t able to overtake.Read More
PALMETTO, Fla. – Rinus VeeKay introduced himself to American open-wheel fans late in 2015 when, after earning a Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda test as part of the MAXSpeed/Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Driver Advancement Program, he steadily made his way up the timing charts at Circuit of the Americas to finish third in the final session, with two seasoned veterans in front. The 16-year-old Dutchman has an impressive karting resume, with numerous championships in Holland and Europe, including Dutch Minimax and Junior titles andRead More