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Posted On September 1, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Kirkwood Win Caps Perfect Portland Indy Pro 2000 Weekend

By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Kyle Kirkwood and RP Motorsport USA are simply untouchable just now. This afternoon at the 1.964-mile Portland International Raceway road course, Kirkwood, mirrored the picture perfect weather conditions with another exemplary performance. His weekend sweep of the Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix ensured a sixth consecutive victory and turned a nine-point deficit prior to the weekend into a healthy 20-point lead in his quest for a second consecutive Road to Indy championship crown. Kirkwood, 20, from Jupiter, Fla., also dominated lastRead More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Hunter McElrea and Pabst Racing enjoyed a stellar weekend at Portland International Raceway by sweeping both 25-lap races which comprised the Cooper Tires USF2000 Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products for Pabst Racing. The California-born Australian-raised New Zealander’s third race win in succession vaulted him from a nine-point deficit into a six-point advantage over Braden Eves in the battle for this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship. Also at stake is a scholarship valued at over $300,000 to move up one step onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – A superb late-race restart by Will Power was all he needed to beat rookie Felix Rosenqvist and take Grand Prix of Portland victory, leading a race-high 52 of 105 laps. The new ruler of the Pacific Northwest certainly made the most out of a disappointing Saturday, where he qualified second after flat spotting the tires in the Firestone Fast Six ended his bid of winning the pole, into a satisfactory Sunday as his win was the 37th of his Indy car career. PowerRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – An all-around solid weekend in the Pacific Northwest for Felix Rosenqvist was capped off with a career equal runner-up finish in Sunday’s Grand Prix of Portland. Rosenqvist’s second career podium finish can be summarized as mastering the Firestone red compounds, solid fuel conservation and excellent teamwork by the No. 10 NTT Data squad that propelled him from the fifth starting position to the second, trailing a strong Will Power for most of the race. It appeared that Power was on cruise control ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Lap 1. Turn 1. Chaos ensues yet again in the Grand Prix of Portland. The story was a field of 23 hungry wolves storming into the Shelton Chicane, eyeing on gaining as many spots as possible. However, like a year go, some drivers didn’t make it past the corner as a multi-car crash took out both ARROW Schmidt Peterson Motorsports drivers Conor Daly and James Hinchcliffe, Zach Veach and Graham Rahal. Other drivers involved were championship contender Simon Pagenaud, Spencer Pigot and defendingRead More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Englishman Toby Sowery claimed a well-deserved maiden Road to Indy victory this morning in a thrilling Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway. Sowery, 23, from Cambridge, England, took the lead for HMD Motorsports/Team Pelfrey immediately after an early restart, then held off a determined challenge from yesterday’s winner Rinus VeeKay (Juncos Racing), from Hoofddorp, Netherlands. Oliver Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., rebounded from a first-corner incident to climb from last place to third for Andretti Autosport. Askew’s eighth consecutiveRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer PORTLAND, Ore. – Locking up the brakes heading into the Shelton Chicane during Saturday’s Firestone Fast Six cost Will Power a shot for his second straight Grand Prix of Portland pole. Instead, he’ll start as the outside pole sitter for Sunday’s 105-lap race as the trailblazing rookie Colton Herta scored his second NTT IndyCar Series pole of 2019, beating Power by 0.0192 seconds. “Not good. I flat spotted a tire and had a flat spot the next lap. It’s disappointing,” a dejected Power commented on hisRead More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Kyle Kirkwood and RP Motorsport USA continued their remarkable run of success by romping to a clear victory in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix at Portland International Raceway. After qualifying second, Kirkwood, 20, from Jupiter, Fla., took advantage of a first-corner miscue by Russian teammate Artem Petrov, who started third but left his braking too late at the entry to the Festival Curves and punted first-time polesitter Sting Ray Robb (Juncos Racing) into a spin. Kirkwood wasn’t seriously challengedRead More
By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – The battle for this year’s Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship tightened to just a single point, 285-284, as Hunter McElrea claimed a comfortable victory this afternoon at Portland International Raceway. At stake is a scholarship valued at close to $300,000 to move up one step on the Road to Indy ladder to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2020. The New Zealander qualified on pole position this morning for Pabst Racing, then edged away gradually from season-long championship leader BradenRead More