Road America Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Scott Dixon’s chances for victory in the KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America ended after retiring in the opening laps with an engine issue. The Kiwi qualified second and held off an opening lap charge from Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Tony Kanaan. However, it was on lap 7 the four-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion slowed, losing power on the exit of Turn 5 before fading to the back of the field and finding a run-off area to retire. Dixon came into the 4.048-mile road course secondRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The premier level of the Mazda Road to Indy provided plenty of excitement this morning as Uruguayan Santiago Urrutia, last year’s winner of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, made light of treacherous conditions at Elkhart Lake’s scenic Road America circuit to claim his second Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race victory for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian. Brazilian teammate Andre Negrao secured his best finish to date in second, while yesterday’s winner Zach Veach completed a fine weekend by taking third forRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Will Power grabbed the pole for the KOHLER Grand Prix after lapping in at 1:42.2105 (141.379 mph), edging out Verizon IndyCar Series championship rival Scott Dixon by 0.1554s. Dixon set the fastest lap of the weekend in Q2 at 1:42.14, but failed to preserve a fresh set of red marked tires for the final round for a better shot at the top starting spot. Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing teammate, Tony Kanaan, came across third, followed by the Team Penske duo of Simon Pagenaud and Helio Castroneves.Read More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Young Australian drivers ruled the roost when the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda hosted a pair of races today at Elkhart Lake’s Road America. Anthony Martin, 21, led home countrymen Jordan Lloyd, 20, and Luke Gabin, 21, to complete an impressive 1-2-3 sweep in the opening race this morning, then won again in the afternoon to claim a share of first place in the championship standings with seven races remaining in the 16-race season. Brazil’s Victor Franzoni and Canadian Parker Thompson joined Martin onRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Aaron Telitz, from Birchwood, Wis., bounced back into contention for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – and the chase for a Mazda Scholarship to graduate to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the next level of the Mazda Road to Indy, in 2017 – following an impressive double victory today for Team Pelfrey at Road America. Telitz started on the pole for both races and his superiority was never really challenged. Argentinean rookie Nicolas Dapero (Juncos Racing) and Frenchman Nico Jamin (Cape MotorsportsRead More
ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Zach Veach has developed quite an affinity for the state of Wisconsin. Almost two years on from his most recent race win – at the historic Milwaukee Mile oval – the 21-year-old from Stockdale, Ohio, bounced back to prominence today at Elkhart Lake’s equally renowned Road America circuit by scoring an emphatic victory in the Mazda Indy Lights Grand Prix of Road America Presented by Cooper Tires. Veach qualified his Belardi Auto Racing Dallara-Mazda IL-15 squarely on the pole, then led from flag to flag inRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer On Friday, the Verizon IndyCar Series hit the track for a race meeting at the picturesque Road America Circuit, and it was a welcome return. Open-wheel Indianapolis-style cars last raced on the 4.048 mile, 14-turn track back in 2007 when the OWRS/ChampCar Series ran there for the final time, ending a tradition that began in 1982. That tradition is now reignited after an agonizingly long wait, and motor-homes and campers are already lining the hillsides for the KOHLER Grand Prix that is slated to runRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Josef Newgarden has been officially cleared to race for this weekend’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. The talented 25-year-old was granted the opportunity to practice in both the morning and afternoon sessions on Friday, ending the day 15th on the combined timesheets. Newgarden, who is less than two weeks removed from a crash at Texas Motor Speedway that resulted in a broken right clavicle and fractured right hand, cited the pain on Friday but maintained his goal was to press on for Sunday. JR Hildebrand,Read More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Graham Rahal came back from a rough morning practice to top the charts in the afternoon ahead of this weekend’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. The No. 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing driver bettered morning leader Simon Pagenaud’s time to record the best overall speed of the day, coming in at 140.265 mph (1:43.0224) on the 4.048-mile road course. Team Penske’s Will Power joined Rahal as the only two drivers to eclipse 140 mph average. Tony Kanaan repeated with another top five performance, this timeRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Simon Pagenaud topped the timesheets in first practice for Sunday’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America. The Frenchman and IndyCar Series championship leader came in at 139.644 mph (1:43.48) around the 4.048-mile road course, with Andretti Autosport’s Carlos Munoz trailing within 0.2s. Jack Hawksworth impressively put his AJ Foyt Racing Honda up to third, while defending IndyCar champion Scott Dixon followed in fourth. Tony Kanaan recovered from a spin during the practice session to round out the top five. However, all eyes were on Josef Newgarden.Read More