Road America Tag

By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin (Sunday, June 23, 2019) – For Alexander Rossi, an utterly dominant drive to victory in the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR was just the tonic he needed. The Andretti Autosport driver led every lap but one Sunday on Road America’s demanding, high-speed permanent road course, winning by 28.4391 seconds over Will Power. It gave Rossi a second victory in the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season and the seventh of his four-year career. More importantly, it closed the 27-year-old Californian within seven points ofRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — It seems that no matter what happens to Scott Dixon on the first lap of a road course race, he’ll always find a way to get a great result if he’s not out of the race. Such was the case in Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America as the five time NTT IndyCar Series champion had first lap contact with Ryan Hunter-Reay that sent him down the running order. No action from @IndyCar Race Control on this incident involving ScottRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Dutchman Rinus VeeKay shrugged off yesterday’s disappointment of a drive-through penalty by thoroughly dominating this morning’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER. VeeKay, who had won twice at the scenic and challenging Wisconsin road course during the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, qualified his Juncos Racing Dallara-AER IL-15 solidly on pole position and was never remotely threatened during the all-green 20-lap race. Yesterday’s winner, Ryan Norman, from Aurora, Ohio, had to be content with second thisRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Kyle Kirkwood extended his winning streak at the fabled Road America race track to four – from just four starts – following this morning’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines. Kirkwood (RP Motorsport USA), from Jupiter, Fla., chased pole-sitting Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires points leader Rasmus Lindh for the opening five laps before pouncing incisively at Turn Five. He then held off Lindh’s unrelenting but ultimately unsuccessful effort to regainRead More
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By INDYCAR ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin – Colton Herta knocked on history’s door in NTT IndyCar Series qualifying several times earlier this season. On Saturday, the rookie phenom broke through. Nearly three months after becoming the youngest race winner in Indy car annals, Herta added youngest pole winner to a growing list of accomplishments. The Harding Steinbrenner Racing driver got the best of the field on Road America’s challenging and lengthy permanent road course to take home the NTT P1 Award as the top qualifier for Sunday’s REV Group Grand PrixRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Andretti Autosport’s Ryan Norman finally claimed his share of the glory in today’s Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix of Road America Powered by AER. One month after providing the hard-luck story at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, where he led the majority of a dramatic Freedom 100 before being edged to the finish line by teammate Oliver Askew, Norman, from Aurora, Ohio, moved into the lead early in today’s eighth Indy Lights Powered by Cooper Tires race of the season and neverRead More
By Road to Indy ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Kyle Kirkwood has raced just three times at Road America during his short career, but the native of Jupiter, Fla., is now three-for-three following an exemplary performance in this afternoon’s Cooper Tires Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Road America Powered by Elite Engines. Kirkwood, a double winner last year en route to a dominant Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship title, was chased home by unheralded but impressive RP Motorsports USA teammate Ian Rodriguez, from Guatemala. Polesitter Parker Thompson (Abel Motorsports), from RedRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — In Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s best road course qualifying performance since the NTT IndyCar Series visited Barber Motorsports Park in April, Graham Rahal and Takuma Sato qualified their cars fifth and sixth respectively for Sunday’s REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. Rahal is racing with a tribute livery honoring how his father’s car looked 25 years ago and the No. 15 Gehl Honda turned a lap of 1 minute, 43.8076 seconds to average 139.204 mph around the 14 turn, 4.014 mileRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ELKHART LAKE, Wisconsin — Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports driver Marcus Ericsson had two of his best results of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season at Detroit and Texas, but the former Formula One racer has a bit of a mountain to climb after Friday practice for the REV Group Grand Prix at Road America. The No. 7 Arrow Electronics Honda was 20th in the Friday morning practice session and 22nd in the afternoon around the 14 turn, 4.014 mile road course but the Swedish driver isRead More
By Road to Indy After a brief hiatus following the traditionally hectic month of May at Indianapolis, all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel development ladder will return to action this weekend, June 21-23, at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will all feature a pair of races held in support of the NTT IndyCar Series at the super-fast and challenging 4.014-mile roadRead More