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By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Just one day after claiming his first Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship pole and podium finish, Denmark’s Christian Rasmussen went one better this morning to claim a conclusive first victory for himself and the Jay Howard Driver Development team. Rasmussen finished barely a car’s length ahead of yesterday’s winner Darren Keane (Cape Motorsports), from Boca Raton, Fla., at the conclusion of a dramatic 20-lap Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products on the challenging Exhibition Place street circuit. EnglishmanRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Darren Keane has been knocking on the door of Victory Lane all the way through the opening half of this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season. Finally, in today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Presented by Allied Building Products, the 19-year-old from Boca Raton, Fla., beat down that door by passing Danish pole sitter Christian Rasmussen and holding off repeated attempts at a repass to shake the monkey off his back and secure a sixth PFC Award of the year forRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – One year ago, Oconomowoc, Wis-based Pabst Racing claimed pole position for both Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship races at its home track, only to fall short of the victory on each occasion. Today’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines turned out rather better for the local team as New Zealand’s Hunter McElrea worked his way past pole-sitting teammate Colin Kaminsky and went on to score a well-deserved maiden victory. Kaminsky, from Homer Glen, Ill., chased home for theRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship leader Braden Eves, from New Albany, Ohio, returned to the top step of the podium this morning with Cape Motorsports after a dominating drive in the all-green Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines. Eves took the lead from pole-sitter Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) on the second lap and pulled inexorably away to win by 4.4508 seconds. Eves’ teammate Darren Keane, from Boca Raton, Fla., followed him home in second place after aRead More
By Road to Indy With the eyes of the open-wheel racing world centered on Indianapolis during the month of May, the future stars of the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500 gain a spotlight of their own this week as the two junior levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires head to Lucas Oil Raceway for the traditional Dave Steele Carb Night Classic – “The Race Before the 500” – and the Cooper Tires Freedom 90 and Freedom 75. Competitors in the Indy Pro 2000 ChampionshipRead More
By Road to Indy INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The month of May is well and truly under way. After joining their senior brethren from the NTT IndyCar Series during an exciting and well-attended Grand Prix of Indianapolis event on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last weekend, competitors on the two lower rungs of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – today gained what for many was a first-ever tasteRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Just one week after celebrating his 20th birthday, Braden Eves extended his string of Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship race wins to four with another accomplished performance in this morning’s USF2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Eves, from New Albany, Ohio, fought off a strong challenge in the closing stages from Cape Motorsports teammate Darren Keane, from Boca Raton, Fla., who in turn remained under close scrutiny from Pabst Racing’s Hunter McElrea. Eves joined an exclusive group to win the opening four races of theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– The INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is the only two day show on a road course for the NTT IndyCar Series. Two practice sessions and qualifying all in the same day plus Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires action across all three ladder championships means that track activity is constant to kick off the month of May. For the NTT IndyCar Series, the day was full of unpredictability. Spencer Pigot was the only driver in the top three inRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – A thrilling USF2000 Grand Prix of Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway this afternoon saw Braden Eves claim his third straight victory for Cape Motorsports following a race-long duel with Mazda Road to Indy Scholarship winner Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing). The pair exchanged the lead several times over the last couple of laps before Eves, from New Albany, Ohio, edged out McElrea, from Gold Coast, Australia, by just under three-tenths of a second. Manuel Sulaiman, from Puebla, Mexico, maintained his impressive start toRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Locally based Cape Motorsports maintained its stranglehold on the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship this afternoon by completing a sweep of the opening two rounds on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. Following an accomplished victory yesterday by Braden Eves, from New Albany, Ohio, the team which has won the last eight Driver Championships in succession seemed to be moments away from celebrating another first USF2000 victory – this time for Florida racer Darren Keane – when the pole-sitter and race-long leader lostRead More