Lucas Oil Raceway Tag

By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Memorial Day weekend is steeped in tradition, especially in Indianapolis where the annual federal holiday held in remembrance of the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces coincides with the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing” – the Indianapolis 500. The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires – a unique open-wheel development ladder which offers scholarship-funded opportunities for drivers to progress all the way from the grassroots of the sport to the Indy 500 – pays its own tribute toRead More
By Road to Indy The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires today unveiled its 2018 calendar of events. The most effective driver development program in the world with over $3.5M in scholarships and awards on offer will continue its momentum at premier road course, street circuit and oval venues in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series. The highly acclaimed platform – comprised of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda – willRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer NEWTON, Iowa — For many drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy, ovals are not a type of track that gets regularly tested or raced on. In fact, in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, there is only one oval on the 14 race schedule: Iowa Speedway. Various teams have tested on the ovals and two drivers new to ovals had a brief taste before heading to Iowa. Cape Motorsports tested series points leader Oliver Askew at Lucas Oil RacewayRead More

Posted On January 31, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn ARCA

FOX Sports Announces 2017 ARCA Racing Series Broadcast Schedule

By Brian Eberly, Contributing Writer FOX Sports Media Group and ARCA Racing Series officials announced the broadcast schedule for the 2017 season which once again includes 10 of the races on the 20-race schedule. FOX Sports coverage will kick-off with the season-opener at Daytona in February and conclude with the season finale at Kansas in October. The complete broadcast schedule for FOX Sports: Daytona International Speedway – February 18 Talladega Superspeedway – May 5 Toledo Speedway – May 21 Pocono Raceway – June 9 Michigan International Speedway – June 16Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer Nicolas Dapero began the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires as an unknown in the paddock. The Argentinian finished sixth in the 2015 Brazilian F3 Championship with five podiums and a fastest lap in 12 races before going to race in the United States. After an interesting 2016 season, Dapero will be moving up to Indy Lights for 2017 with the same team he raced with in Pro Mazda in Juncos Racing. Dapero began 2016 with pairs of tenths, seventhsRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer In the 2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda, Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing had one of the more powerful driver duos of the season with Parker Thompson and Anthony Martin.  Let’s take a look at Thompson’s season as he managed to earn the runner-up spot in the championship. Thompson’s 2016 campaign did not get off to a fantastic start. A crash during practice at St. Petersburg set the 18-year-old Canadian back a bit but he managed to startRead More

Posted On July 23, 2016By Aaron BeardenIn ARCA

Travis Miller Surprises in ARCA Debut at Lucas Oil Raceway

By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer Journeyman driver Travis Miller made the most of his ARCA Racing debut for Ranier Racing with MDM, giving the organization its best finish on the year with a runner-up result. “The first long run we had, I was fighting for the lead and I made the mistake of burning the front tires off of it,” Miller said. “If I could have done it any different it would’ve been riding around and waiting for a caution. For the 30-40 laps we had on that last green-flag runRead More
BROWNSBURG, Ind. – Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing continued to hold the upper hand as the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda encountered its only oval track race of the season during this evening’s Carb Night Classic “Race Before the 500″ at Lucas Oil Raceway. Series leader Parker Thompson started from the pole and led the most laps, but Australian teammate Anthony Martin was able to turn the tables in the later stages to claim his second victory of the season. Thompson finished the Mazda Freedom 75 inRead More
This afternoon’s thrilling Cooper Tires Freedom 90, Round Nine of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, provided a rousing climax to the traditional 70th “Day (Night) Before the 500” at Lucas Oil Raceway. Malaysian Weiron Tan led every inch of the 90-lap race around the 0.686-mile oval in front of an appreciative crowd in perfect weather conditions, but his eventual margin of victory was a mere 0.4261 seconds over American Will Owen (Juncos Racing). It was the third win in succession at Lucas Oil Raceway for Andretti Autosport.Read 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