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By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Kyle Kirkwood this morning claimed a hard-earned third Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires victory of the season – and his third in as many starts at the unforgiving 1.786-mile Exhibition Place street circuit in Toronto – for the RP Motorsports USA team. Kirkwood, from Jupiter, Fla., who also won last year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 championship, was pushed every inch of the way by Canadian favorite Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports), from Red Deer, Alb. Championship leader Rasmus Lindh, from Gothenburg,Read More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Danial Frost scored a fine victory for the Canadian-owned Exclusive Autosport team in this morning’s Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products on the streets around Exhibition Place just a few miles from downtown Toronto. Frost, 17, from Singapore, grasped the lead with an opportunistic move at the first corner and held on to win by just 0.45 seconds over Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing). Canadian Parker Thompson, from Red Deer,Read More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Kyle Kirkwood extended his winning streak at the fabled Road America race track to four – from just four starts – following this morning’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines. Kirkwood (RP Motorsport USA), from Jupiter, Fla., chased pole-sitting Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Rasmus Lindh for the opening five laps before pouncing incisively at Turn Five. He then held off Lindh’s unrelenting but ultimately unsuccessful effort to regainRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Kyle Kirkwood has raced just three times at Road America during his short career, but the native of Jupiter, Fla., is now three-for-three following an exemplary performance in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines. Kirkwood, a double winner last year en route to a dominant Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship title, was chased home by unheralded but impressive RP Motorsports USA teammate Ian Rodriguez, from Guatemala. Polesitter Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports), from RedRead 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

Posted On April 5, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar, Opinion

DEHARDE: Friday Barber IndyCar Musings

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer BIRMINGHAM, Alabama– The 2019 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama has two practice sessions in the books and quite honestly, nobody really knows what to expect for the third round of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park. With a forecast changing about as rapidly as the track’s direction, it’s almost as if nobody knows where to go for the right setup, nor does anyone have any clue about the Firestone red sidewall (alternate) tires except for maybe James Hinchcliffe since he was thirdRead More
By Road to Indy ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Parker Thompson and Abel Motorsports ensured a virtually perfect commencement to their fresh partnership as the gifted Canadian led from start to finish in today’s Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Allied Building Products. Thompson, who celebrated his 21st birthday just one week ago, backed up his victory in yesterday’s opening round of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by posting the fastest time in qualifying earlier this morning. The native of Red Deer, Alb., Canada, then catapultedRead 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. – Two weeks ago, Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires veteran Parker Thompson wasn’t even sure he would be on the grid this season. How quickly things can change. After concluding a late deal to join debutant team Abel Motorsports, Thompson, from Red Deer, Alb., Canada, came from behind to take the checkered flag comfortably clear of impressive rookie Rasmus Lindh (Juncos Racing). Lindh’s teammate, Sting Ray Robb, from Payette, Idaho, matched his career-best finish in third. Unlike the earlier Cooper TiresRead More
By Road to Indy 2019 HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Two days of Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Spring Training for both the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship wrapped up this afternoon at the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course in South Florida. Teams and drivers were greeted by warm weather – a welcome respite for some after a particularly harsh winter in the Midwest and Northeast – as they completed preparations for next weekend’s season-opening Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Sting RayRead More