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Ed Jones wins race one of the Indy Lights round in St. Pete.

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Lights

Jones, Carlin Power to Indy Lights Win in Debut

St. Petersburg, Fla.  – The changing of the guard in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires was readily apparent in the first of two races that will comprise this weekend’s Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline. The top level of the Mazda Road to Indy debuted a brand-new Dallara IL-15 chassis and 2.0-liter turbocharged Mazda MZR-R engine, so perhaps it was appropriate that a rookie team and driver should take the top honors. In this case it was Englishman Ed Jones and European powerhouse open-wheel teamRead More
PM Race Alberico

Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Alberico Takes Dominant Victory in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico began his sophomore campaign in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a dominant victory for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in this afternoon’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Alberico, from Los Gatos, Calif., qualified fastest this morning and led throughout the 23-lap race to score a resounding 4.6819-second win – his first in the series – on the challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. Local teams secured a lockout of the top four positions, with UruguayanRead More
Just as Team Pelfrey’s Jack Aitken predicted following the first two rounds of the Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park last week, the outcome of the pre-season mini-series went all the way down to the wire. The first of three scheduled races at Barber Motorsports Park was cancelled yesterday due to inclement winter weather, but today’s action could hardly have been hotter. In the end, the title was decided in favor of Aitken by virtue of the fact he posted the fastest lap of the race in this afternoon’sRead More

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
After a busy month of winter testing, Juncos Racing is set to kick off the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race campaign this week in the “Mazda Road to Indy” Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship. Juncos Racing captured the team and driver 2014 Pro Mazda Championships in addition to the 2014 Cooper Tires Winterfest Championship. Juncos Racing’s Pro Mazda drivers José Gutiérrez, Will Owen, Garett Grist, and Timothé Buret look to carry the momentum gained in preseason testing over to the first official championship of the 2015 season.Read More
Jupiter, Fla. – If the drivers’ comments following the first test of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 are anything to go by, this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season is likely to be a barn-burner. A total of eight drivers representing five teams took part in the two-day test at the 2.034-mile Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Fla., and all were ecstatic about the pace, consistency and reliability of the new car which will make its race debut on the streets of St. Petersburg on MarchRead More

Posted On August 13, 2014By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: The Road to Indy with Spencer Pigot

Adam Tate and Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing and Christopher DeHarde of MotorSport.com look ahead to the Milwaukee Mile as the US ladder series hit the flat, fast oval. They take a look at the USF2000 Series, Pro Mazda Championship, and Indy Lights. With an exclusive interview with Pro Mazda Championship points leader Spencer Pigot of Juncos Racing. Could he be headed to Indy Lights in 2015? What is on the horizon for this young superstar? What driver has been most influental in his career? We look to that andRead More