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Posted On May 24, 2019By Christopher DeHardeIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Oliver Askew Wins 2019 Freedom 100

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS— It all came down to a last second slingshot for the crown jewel event of Indy Lights, but Oliver Askew beat fellow Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Norman to the win for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race got off to a bit of a rocky start as Jarett Andretti spun his car under the yellow before the race started and Aaron Telitz pulled into the pits with a broken axle that took five laps to fix for the 2016 Indy ProRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – What a difference a day makes. On Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, talented Dutchman Rinus VeeKay couldn’t hold a candle to the Andretti Autosport pair of Robert Megennis and Oliver Askew. But this afternoon, in cool and breezy conditions, VeeKay seemed almost in a class of his own. The teenager from Hoofddorp, Netherlands, qualified his Juncos Racing car on the pole and never looked back. His final victory margin after 35 laps was an emphatic 6.8849 seconds. Zachary Claman, from Montreal, Que.,Read More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS– The INDYCAR Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course is the only two day show on a road course for the NTT IndyCar Series. Two practice sessions and qualifying all in the same day plus Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires action across all three ladder championships means that track activity is constant to kick off the month of May. For the NTT IndyCar Series, the day was full of unpredictability. Spencer Pigot was the only driver in the top three inRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Robert Megennis picked perhaps the perfect place to claim an emphatic first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He did so in style too. Megennis, from New York, N.Y., began his day by securing the pole position for the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis this morning, and even though he was briefly headed in the 30-lap race by Andretti Autosport teammate – and championship leader – Oliver Askew, Megennis fought back with a decisive maneuver in TurnRead More
By Road to Indy The month of May is traditionally the yearly highlight for any open-wheel racer in North America. This year it will culminate in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, but official activities at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway will commence this week, May 9-11, as the 2.439-mile road course plays host to the sixth annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The famed “Brickyard” will host two races for each of the three levels on the acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper TiresRead 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. – Dutch teenager Rinus VeeKay scored a dramatic first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory this morning for Juncos Racing. VeeKay, who won last year’s Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, earning a scholarship to graduate to the top rung on the Road to Indy ladder system in 2019, made an aggressive pass on polesitter Oliver Askew on the first green-flag lap and never looked back. Yesterday’s winner, Zachary Claman, from Montreal, Que., Canada, strengthened his early championship points leadRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer Dalton Kellett has been announced as Juncos Racing’s second driver in their Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires program. After testing for Carlin recently at Circuit of the Americas, the Canadian will spend 2019 in Ricardo Juncos’s squad after having spent the previous few years at Andretti Autosport. “Competing in the 2019 Indy Lights season with Juncos Racing is a very exciting opportunity,” said Kellett in a team release. Ricardo (Juncos) and his team have proven themselves championship winners on many occasions and across different series.Read 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