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Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: The Road to Indy with Jake Eidson

Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com) and Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) kick-off the 2015 Mazda Road to Indy show “Climbing the Grid” with USF2000 contender and Pabst Racing driver Jake Eidson, who took two of three races at NOLA Motorsports Park for the start of Winterfest. The guys also look into the Pro Mazda Championship from Winterfest as well as Indy Lights testing. The Mazda Road to Indy gears up for three more races at Barber Motorsports Park to complete the Winterfest campaign, with hopeful’s eager to prove they belong when they hitRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Aitken and Tan Split the Honors in Cooper Tires Winterfest

There was nothing to choose between Jack Aitken and Weiron Tan during today’s pair of Cooper Tires Winterfest races at NOLA Motorsport Park. The Englishman and the Malaysian scored one win apiece and are now tied on points as the Mazda Road to Indy pre-season mini-series competitors head to Barber Motorsports Park for three more races next Wednesday and Thursday.   Aitken started on pole for Team Pelfrey this morning, only to be outfumbled at the start when Andretti Autosport’s Tan made a clear jump as the green flag waved.Read More

Posted On February 19, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Lights

Chilton Paces Indy Lights Testing at NOLA Motorsports Park

Mazda Road to Indy pre-season testing continued this week for participants in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with 10 hours of valuable on-track time over a two-day stretch at NOLA Motorsports Park near New Orleans, La. The Indy Lights teams kicked off the annual Cooper Tires Winterfest at the track which will see action in April with the Verizon IndyCar Series as well as the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Teams were greeted with temperatures hovering near 40ºRead More
Two youngsters who have honed their skills in Europe in recent years staged a fine battle for the lead in this afternoon’s opening round of the Cooper Tires Winterfest, with Briton Jack Aitken (Team Pelfrey) narrowly holding off Andretti Autosport’s Weiron Tan at NOLA Motorsports Park. Aitken, 19, from London, England, returned to the Pro Mazda ranks following an impressive debut performance in last year’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway, where he finished fourth. His focus this year will be on a return to the Formula Renault Eurocup, but heRead More
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Today marks the 15th anniversary of the late Greg Moore’s death. A rising superstar in American open-wheel racing who captivated millions with his outgoing personality and on-track grit. This day does not go unnoticed by fellow Canadian James Hinchcliffe. The newly signed Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver reflected on Moore as he talked about his childhood hero. The following is a Q&A with James Hinchcliffe, regarding the late Greg Moore, a fellow Canadian. What was it about Greg Moore that led you to be a fan of his growing up? “ItRead More

Posted On August 20, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: The Road to Indy with Zach Veach

Adam Tate (Tribute Racing), Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com), and Joey Barnes ( Tribute Racing) go in depth with a championship look as the USF2000, Pro Mazda Championship, and Indy Lights hit the final event on their calender at Sonoma. We will also get a chance to talk with Andretti Autosport driver, Zach Veach, who is competing for the Indy Lights championship and is fresh off a win in Milwaukee. The IndyCar hopeful trails points leader Gabby Chaves by a slim 7 points heading into wine country. Click on the link belowRead More
Andretti Autosport made it 5 for 5 at Iowa tonight when their leader Ryan Hunter-Reay stormed from 9th to 1st in the final 9 laps to take a surprise victory in the Iowa Corn Indy 300. A late race caution with 15 laps to go came out when Ed Carpenter chopped a hard charging Juan Pablo Montoya and sent the Penske driver into the wall. An incensed Montoya considered a NASCAR style helmet toss but settled for an angry arm wave as Carpenter went past his stricken car on the next lap.Read More
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Posted On May 21, 2014By Joey BarnesIn IndyCar

The Legacy of a 45-Year Drought

There are moments in an athlete’s life that define their legacy. For some, it’s a game-winning catch in the Super Bowl or a home run in the World Series, but for an IndyCar driver it’s about leading the final lap of the Indianapolis 500. Unlike any other racing series in the world, the legacy of an IndyCar driver is more greatly defined by an Indy 500 win than a series championship. The enormous 2.5-mile oval is the grand stage of speed and history, with modern-day IndyCars exceeding 230 mph. TheRead More