Oliver Askew Tag

By Road to Indy AUSTIN, Texas – Oliver Askew put an exclamation point on his weekend at Circuit of The Americas this morning by claiming his second race win in as many days and taking over the lead in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title-chase after four of 18 races. Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., took the checkered flag in the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products just over two seconds clear of Andretti Autosport teammate Robert Megennis, from New York, N.Y., toRead More
By Road to Indy AUSTIN, Texas – There was no doubt about the winner of today’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products. Oliver Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., took off from his second pole position in just three Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire starts and, unlike on his home state streets of St. Petersburg two weeks ago, this time he was completely untroubled on his way to an emphatic victory for Andretti Autosport. In his wake, an exciting battle for second place ended withRead More
By Road to Indy AUSTIN, Texas – Rising American star Oliver Askew set a blistering pace today and will start on pole position for tomorrow’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products at the 3.41-mile, 20-turn Circuit of The Americas. The talented rookie from Jupiter, Fla., found the perfect way to bounce back from a major disappointment in the second of two Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires races two weeks ago on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., where he once again started from theRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Zachary Claman this afternoon displayed the wisdom of his decision to step back to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires by scoring an accomplished victory for Belardi Auto Racing in the Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires. After campaigning a partial season in last year’s NTT IndyCar Series, Claman, 20, from Montreal, Que., Canada, qualified on pole position for today’s season-opener and proceeded to lead the 35-lap race from start to finish. Toby Sowery, from Cambridge, England,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG — Friday for the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg had many interesting happenings across all the INDYCAR system so let’s take a look from the top down. In the NTT IndyCar Series practice sessions, Felix Rosenqvist led the first session in his first race for Chip Ganassi Racing in the No. 10 NTT Data Honda. The Swede was ahead of Ryan Hunter-Reay in the first session but Hunter-Reay’s No. 28 Andretti Autosports DHL Honda led the second session. What’s more odd is thatRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Testing is complete and the 10th year of racing for the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires is set to kick off this week on the famed streets of St. Petersburg. The world-renowned, three-step open-wheel development ladder, which offers opportunities for talented young drivers to progress from the grassroots of the sport to the NTT IndyCar Series and the Indianapolis 500, will distribute more than $2.5 million in scholarships and prizes between now and late September, when the season finale willRead More
By Road to Indy HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The traditional Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Spring Training concluded at a warm and muggy Homestead-Miami Speedway this afternoon. Ryan Norman topped the timing charts for Andretti Autosport after an exclusive five hours of running for competitors in this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. Teammate Robert Megennis ended the day second fastest, followed by Frenchman Julien Falchero for Belardi Auto Racing. Lap times tumbled in the final 15 minutes of the day as many of the drivers ventured outRead More

Posted On February 18, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Road to Indy

Road to Indy Grids Expand with Announcements

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer All three championships on the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires had driver announcements filter through so let’s take a look at all the announcements to expand the number of cars on the respective championships. In the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship winner Oliver Askew was a late addition to spring testing at Circuit of the Americas for Andretti Autosport. The Jupiter, Florida native signed a contract to race the No. 28 entry for the Indianapolis-based squad alongside RyanRead More
By Road to Indy AUSTIN, Texas – Having marked himself as a rising young star in American open-wheel racing over the past two years, Oliver Askew continued to make his presence felt as two days of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires testing concluded this morning at Circuit of The Americas. Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., today announced his program to join the defending champion Andretti Autosport team for 2019, then took advantage of cool, dry conditions – plus a fresh set of Cooper tires – to post the fastestRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – The Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Open Test concluded this afternoon after two days of intense running at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course. Weather conditions once again proved to be important, with the cool overcast of Saturday replaced this morning by a glorious blue sky and significantly warmer temperatures. Lap times, accordingly, weren’t quite as quick in general, although the leaders in all three series – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda ChampionshipRead More