Matthew Brabham Tag

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The 2017 F4 U.S. champion has a home in the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires. Kyle Kirkwood drove for Cape Motorsports in 2017 and will have an opportunity to compete for them again in the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. Kirkwood was a recipient of the Team USA Scholarship program with fellow Jupiter, Fl. native Oliver Askew. The pair have raced against each other in karting for years. “We started this journey with Kyle over a year ago, with theRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a thrilling championship, Victor Franzoni won the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires driving for Juncos Racing. Franzoni will be moving up to Indy Lights in 2018 in a yet-to-be-announced drive for Juncos Racing. This move up the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires was possible thanks to a scholarship presented to the Pro Mazda series champion valued at just over $790,000. But what advice would past Pro Mazda champions give to Franzoni about moving up toRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, IndyCar & Road to Indy Writer After a championship battle that was closing near the end, Oliver Askew won the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda driving for Cape Motorsports. Askew will be moving up to the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires for an unannounced team and will be driving the brand new Soul Red Mazda-colored Tatuus PM-18. This move up the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires was possible thanks to a scholarship presented to the USF2000 series champion valued atRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Despite never getting a full time look at a Verizon IndyCar Series ride over the offseason, Matthew Brabham looks poised for a return to the Indianapolis 500 this upcoming May. The 23-year-old American Aussie made his series debut in the Grand Prix of Indianapolis last season with upstart Pirtek Team Murray, staying out of trouble and finishing 16th after completing all 82 laps. Continuing on for the Month of May festivities at the Brickyard, Brabham made the field of 33 for the 100th Running of theRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Since the departure of Josef Newgarden to Team Penske, Ed Carpenter Racing has now become the best remaining option for drivers seeking a ride for the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season. A smaller team in numbers to industry giants such as Penske, Chip Ganassi Racing and Andretti Autosport, team owner and part-time driver Ed Carpenter has made the most of his organizations time in North America’s top open wheel series. Newgarden showed tremendous pace throughout the Month of May and the 100th Indianapolis 500 presented byRead More
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (October 8) – The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda took center stage today as the sixth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Test began at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix circuit. No fewer than nine different teams took advantage of perfect fall weather conditions to debut their brand-new Tatuus USF-17 cars and gain a jump-start on preparations for the 2017 season. USF2000 represents the first rung on the acclaimed three-step Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The two higher levels,Read More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The road course portion of the rigorous Tatuus USF-17 prototype development program wrapped up yesterday at Road America with accolades for the state-of-the-art next-generation chassis that will form the backbone for the first two steps on the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system – the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda and the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – beginning in 2017. Mazda sports car talent and USF2000 steward/driving coach Joel Miller handled testing duties which also included outings at NCM Motorsports ParkRead More
By Josh Farmer, IndyCar Reporter Simon Pagenaud put himself in the perfect position to defend his points lead by taking the pole for the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. Pagenaud rose above the competition in Q2 after getting beaten by Team Penske teammate Will Power in Q1. The Firestone Fast Six presented a competitive battle as six drivers from six teams were represented. When the green dropped, Pagenaud picked up where he left off and threw down a 1:08.6868 his final lap on the red option tires. Charlie KimballRead More
By Josh Farmer, Journalist Matthew Brabham is set to make his Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis and will attempt to qualify for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. The 2012 USF2000 and 2013 Pro Mazda Champion will race for Australia based Team Murray, owned by Brett “Crusher” Murray, an prominent figure in Australian motorsport. The team has also secured sponsorship with PIRTEK, an Australian fluid transfer solutions specialist. The team will also partner with KV Racing Technology for assistance. Murray is excited about theRead More
Ed Jones Dominated the opening Indy Lights round in St. Pete.
St. Petersburg, Fla. – United Arab Emirates-based Englishman Ed Jones continued this afternoon where he left off yesterday by dominating Race Two of the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Peninsula Pipeline. The rookie made an exemplary start from the pole for the Carlin team and led throughout the 45-lap race to maintain his unbeaten record in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.   Fellow Briton Jack Harvey chased gamely in second place for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian, while Floridian Spencer Pigot, who has moved up toRead More