Bryan Herta Tag

By Kirby Arnold, David Morgan and Luis Torres In a leadup into Sunday’s 105th Indianapolis 500, Motorsports Tribune had a roundtable discussion about seven questions regarding the race. More than just about who’ll win the race, our writers gave their thoughts on some themes that defined this Month of May. Without further ado, here’s what Kirby Arnold, David Morgan and Luis Torres’ responses: This year’s lead up to the 105th Indianapolis 500 has had a lot of unknowns. There could be as many as 8-12 guys who can win theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer SONOMA, California — It was a share of laughs and soaking in the greatest opportunity that a racer has worked their heart and soul for – reaching the highest ladder in American open wheel racing. That was the story behind Harding Racing teammates and INDYCAR debutants Colton Herta and Patricio O’Ward’s Friday press conference at Sonoma Raceway. The Road to Indy alumni were teammates at Andretti Autosport in Indy Lights, and just wrapped up an intense championship battle which wrapped up two weeks ago at PortlandRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer It isn’t often that a Louisiana native makes waves in the motorsport world, but that’s exactly what one teenager from Sulphur has done. Aaron Jeansonne (left in above photo), 19, was announced by Team USA Scholarship as one of two representatives for the United States at the Formula Ford Festival that starts today at Brands Hatch and also for the Walter Hayes Trophy Race at Silverstone in November. He is joined by Jonathan Kotyk from Atlantic Beach, Florida. Jeansonne will follow inRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Age: 25 Years in IndyCar: 1 Wins: 1 Podiums: 1 Career Laps led: 23 2016-17 Team: Andretti Autosport Alexander Rossi got much more than he bargained for in his rookie Verizon IndyCar Series campaign. The driver of the No. 98 Napa Auto Parts Honda claimed victory in the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil with a brilliant fuel-saving strategy. The rest of the season saw the 25-year-old from Nevada City, California struggle at some places and put on a few good performances at places youRead More

Posted On February 16, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, IndyCar

101st Indy 500 Ticket Revealed

A new piece of racing history came to life today as reigning race winner Alexander Rossi and officials unveiled the colorful, coveted ticket for the 101st Indianapolis 500. Hulman & Company President and CEO Mark Miles and Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles joined 100th Indianapolis 500 winner Rossi of Andretti Autosport during ceremonies at the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in downtown Indianapolis. The ceremony started a day of activities to mark 101 days from Race Day for this year’s edition of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” on Sunday, May 28Read More

Posted On January 11, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Indy Lights

My MRTI: 10 Questions with Colton Herta

To say that Colton Herta was born to be a race car driver is probably not too far off the mark, as the son of 1993 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion (and two-time Indianapolis 500-winning car owner) Bryan Herta began racing soon after he learned to walk. Swiftly moving from karts to open-wheel, including the Pacific F1600 series (which he won in 2013), Herta first joined the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires in 2014. He missed the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda seasonRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In an announcement that came out of left field, Colton Herta was announced as Andretti Autosport’s fourth driver in their Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires program alongside Dalton Kellett, Nico Jamin and Ryan Norman today. Herta’s entry is funded with a partnership between Andretti Autosport and Steinbrenner Racing, which is owned by the same family that purchased the New York Yankees in 1973. After racing British F4 in 2015 and EuroFormula Open in 2016, the son of current IndyCar team co-ownerRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. When it comes to quintessential American road courses, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, California is one surely on many people’s list. The 2.238-mile road course hosted Indy car races from 1983-2004 under the CART and Champ Car banners. The track isRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Author’s note: This is part of a 10-part series discussing tracks around the world that I feel would be a good fit for the Verizon IndyCar Series. The opinions here are expressed solely of the author and not necessarily of the Motorsports Tribune. When it comes to more ovals on the Verizon IndyCar Series calendar the first track that comes to mind is Michigan International Speedway. Outside of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the 2-mile oval in Brooklyn, Michigan is probably one of the most iconicRead More

Posted On September 2, 2016By Steve AibelIn Breaking News, Formula One, IndyCar

The Rising Tide of Alexander Rossi

By Steve Aibel, Senior F1 Writer Alexander Rossi’s  journey over the last few years has been nothing short of amazing. From a Formula 1 reserve driver looking for his big break, to an Indianapolis 500 winner, Rossi has gained the attention of the racing world and been rewarded  for his effort in spades. I had the opportunity to discuss this journey with heralded IndyCar rookie at Texas Motor Speedway before the August conclusion of the Firestone 600, a race where Rossi finished in 11th position and again, took the top rookieRead More