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By Josh Farmer, Contributing Journalist Motorsports Tribune reviews the season of the top 12 drivers from the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series championship. Our list begins with the 12th-place finisher, Takuma Sato. Takuma Sato, No. 30 Mi Jack/Panasonic Honda 2018: 12th in the championship  Wins: 1, Top 5: 4, Top 10: 7, Poles: 0, Laps Led: 32 Best Finish: 1st (Grand Prix of Portland) While Takuma Sato came off an all-time high last season with an Indianapolis 500 win for Andretti Autosport, he had a mixed bag of results highlighted by aRead More
By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. (September 25, 2018) – Andersen Promotions today announced the 2019 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires schedule which will feature 12 events in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series including a new venue with the addition of Circuit of The Americas and a return to WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca for the season finale of all three levels of the globally recognized driver development platform. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000Read More
By INDYCAR INDIANAPOLIS – INDYCAR released its 2019 schedule today featuring 17 events, a newly announced race and a new event finale. All the action will be showcased in INDYCAR’s first full season with NBC Sports Group. Circuit of the Americas (COTA), the permanent road course in Austin, Texas, will make its debut on the IndyCar Series schedule on Sunday, March 24. It will be the second race of the 2019 season. “COTA is one of the finest motorsports facilities in the world and Austin is a happening city. ThisRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — In a less than ideal 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Gabby Chaves managed to give Harding Racing his best finish of the year with a 13th place finish in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland. After starting 21st, Chaves found himself in 11th place following the first lap mayhem involving James Hinchcliffe, Graham Rahal, Ed Jones, Scott Dixon, Zach Veach and Marco Andretti. The 2014 Indy Lights champion ran in the top 10 in the early third of the race before his first pitRead More

Posted On September 2, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News

Kyle Kirkwood Equals USF2000 Win Record with Portland Sweep

By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Kyle Kirkwood continued his remarkable Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda win streak under gloriously sunny skies this afternoon at Portland International Raceway. The recently crowned champion stalked polesitter Rasmus Lindh (Pabst Racing) through the opening stages, then pounced decisively before edging away to another relatively comfortable victory – his 10th in a row and 12th of the 14-race season, which equals the record established by former Verizon IndyCar Series driver J.R. Hildebrand en route to the championship title in 2006. Lindh,Read More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – David Malukas grasped the advantage at the start from pole-winner Rinus VeeKay, then led throughout this afternoon’s Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Portland Presented by Cooper Tires. It was the rookie teenager from Chicago’s third victory of the year for BN Racing. VeeKay, from Hoofddorp, Netherlands, had to settle for second for Juncos Racing after yesterday clinching this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, as well as a Mazda Scholarship prize of $790,300 to make the step to Indy Lights PresentedRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — Spencer Pigot represented the Chevrolet camp, bringing home fourth in Sunday’s Portland Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway in Oregon for his second career top-five finish. Coming from the 17th starting position, he survived the drama on Lap 1 and put himself in an excellent position of scoring his first ever top-five on a road course. He entered with his previous best taking place at Mid-Ohio in 2016 when he finished seventh. After hanging onto critical track position on the final restart onRead More
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By INDYCAR PORTLAND, Oregon – Takuma Sato went to victory lane in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland, but Scott Dixon felt like a winner, too. Alexander Rossi had mixed feelings. Dixon salvaged what could have been a disastrous points day relative to the Verizon IndyCar Series championship by finishing fifth. Rossi had bad luck of a different kind but managed to scramble back to finish eighth, losing just three points to Dixon, the leader in the season standings. GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND: Official results One double-points race remains: the INDYCAR GrandRead More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – After yesterday clinching the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship – and a scholarship valued at $1M to step up to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2019 – Patricio O’Ward said this morning he was planning to have some fun in today’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Portland Powered by Mazda. Indeed he did. The 19-year-old rookie from Monterey, Mexico, profited from an opening lap melee at the Festival Curves chicane to move from seventh on the grid to third,Read More

Posted On September 2, 2018By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, IndyCar

Jack Harvey Relishing Chances At Portland

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Oregon — In the midst of a partial 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season program, Meyer Shank Racing’s Jack Harvey surprised many by nearly advancing out of the first round of qualifying for Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland and will start 13th. Harvey set a fast lap of 57.9620 seconds (121.983 mph) around the 1.964-mile road course and the No. 60 AutoNation/SiriusXM entry in conjunction with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports will have its best start of the season on Sunday. “I think testing so far has goneRead More