Patricio O’Ward Tag

By Aaron Bearden, Open Wheel Editor NEWTON, Iowa — Patricio O’Ward entered Iowa Speedway in need of a strong run to close back up to Colton Herta in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship. He emerged with one of the most dominant drives of his Mazda Road to Indy career. O’Ward led all 100 laps from pole to soar to a dominant win in Sunday’s Mazda Iowa 100, beating out Herta by 2.826 seconds as he took the checkered flag. The triumph was O’Ward’s fourth victory of the 2018Read More
PALMETTO, Fla. – Team Pelfrey stablemates Aaron Telitz and Patricio “Pato” O’Ward have fought tooth and nail for this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The outcome will be decided at this weekend’s Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Monterey Presented by Allied Building Products, part of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires “Soul Red Finale” which will comprise three races at one of the country’s premier road courses, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. Pro Mazda represents the middle rung on the Mazda RoadRead More
TORONTO, Ont., Canada – The pressure is building in this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. For the second day in a row and the fourth successive race, Aaron Telitz turned in a perfect display to claim victory and tie Team Pelfrey teammate Patricio O’Ward, who finished second, for the championship lead. At stake is a Mazda scholarship to assist in graduation to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the top tier of the Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder, in 2017. O’Ward drove well to makeRead More
ROWNSBURG, Ind. – This evening’s Cooper Tires Freedom 90, Round Seven of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, run as part of the Carb Night Classic “The Race Before the 500″ at Lucas Oil Raceway, provided yet another victory for Team Pelfrey’s Patricio “Pato” O’Ward. Only this time the Mexican teenager had to work for his laurels, pushed every inch of the 90 laps around the demanding 0.686-mile oval by Canadian Garett Grist, driving for locally based Juncos Racing. Grist’s teammate, Argentinean rookie Nicolas Dapero, earned his firstRead More