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By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer I really am a glutton for punishment, I admit it. Much to my own detriment, I read online comments and there was a central one that I saw quite often during the INDYCAR Grand Prix weekend: “Why are there only seven cars in Indy Lights? What happened to Indy Lights?” There were various people calling for outrageous suggestions such as shutting Indy Lights down or merging various championships on the Mazda Road to Indy to avoid this situation. Folks, Indy Lights is going to be fine,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer A thrilling final three lap shootout nearly allowed Juan Piedrahita to earn his first win in the Mazda Road to Indy but it was Santiago Urrutia who walked away from Gateway Motorsports Park with another victory in his sophomore Indy Lights season. The race began with a first lap yellow flag after Belardi Auto Racing teammates Aaron Telitz and Shelby Blackstock had contact resulting in Telitz’s retirement from the event. Soon after the green flag came out for the restart there wasRead 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 Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief It has been announced that Garth Rickards will join Carlin for the 2017 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires season. The 24-year-old American competed in USF2000 the past two seasons, competing in 2015 with Team Pelfrey before switching to Pabst Racing for 2016 and going on to capture a podium at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The jump up to Indy Lights means that Rickards will skip the Pro Mazda Championship – the second step on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder. “To say I am excitedRead More
The story of today’s Mazda Freedom 75 at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis, part of the #MRTI FreedomFest and the lead-up to the Memorial Day weekend’s 99th Indianapolis 500, was all about the start. Jake Eidson (Pabst Racing) jumped pole-winning championship leader Nico Jamin into Turn One on the 0.686-mile oval and was never headed en route to his third victory of the season – his first since sweeping the opening double-header of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on the streets of St. Petersburg. Jamin and CapeRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Nico Jamin vaulted into the lead of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda following another convincing victory this morning at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix Circuit. Jamin, from Rouen, France, started from the pole position, maintained his advantage at the start and then drove away from the field to secure a weekend sweep of the Mazda USF2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis for himself and the four-time defending champion team Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing.   Teammate Aaron Telitz finished a lonely second, 4.866Read More