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By Road to Indy The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires yesterday officially crowned its 2020 series champions and additional winners in an abbreviated awards ceremony held trackside at the Mahaffey Theater. The event capped off an exciting end of the season for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, which saw thrilling double-headers on the unforgiving streets of St. Petersburg as final finishing positions were cemented. The weekend including emotional first race wins for Hunter McElrea (Pabst Racing) in IndyRead More
By Road to Indy Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for the three series which comprise the highly acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development program – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship – as well as additional enhancements for the first two steps of the ladder system. In total, over $3,138,500 in prize money and awards will be on offer in 2021. “I want to thank all of theRead More
By Road to Indy More than seven months after the 2020 Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season was set to commence on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., the same challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit will instead host the season finale this weekend, October 24-25. The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship will each host two races in support of the final round of this year’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES. The disruption caused to the original schedule by the effects ofRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer From an outsider’s perspective who’s looking to add the Road to Indy on my stacked media plate. The racing ladder is quite arguably the best racing has to offer with Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires being the final step before reaching the NTT IndyCar Series. While I’m glad we’ll finally have some real-life INDYCAR action with Saturday’s Genesys 300 at Texas Motor Speedway, I can’t remiss the fact that June will start off with a huge blow. The only cars that ran at St. PetersburgRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer When the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series campaign finally gets going, the battle for Rookie of the Year honors will be among the biggest angles fans will follow. Among the rookie contenders this year is last season’s Indy Lights runner-up Rinus VeeKay of the Netherlands, who’ll pilot the No. 21 SONAX Chevrolet for Ed Carpenter Racing. The 19-year-old Road to Indy star rose to the occasion during testing this off-season, which impressed Carpenter as he felt a talented driver like VeeKay would quickly get up to speedRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer One of the top rising American open wheel stars has found a home in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires as reigning Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood will run for Andretti Autosport this season. Kirkwood will pilot the No. 28 car that was driven by last year’s Indy Lights champion Oliver Askew, who graduated to the NTT IndyCar Series, driving full-time for Arrow McLaren SP. The 21-year-old Floridian said he’s hoping to deliver similar success with Andretti after feeling the pairing was meant to beRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer No changes will be made at HMD Motorsports’ Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires program as far as one driver’s concern. The team announced Wednesday that 18-year-old David Malukas will stay for a sophomore campaign after scoring two podiums at Circuit of the Americas and World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway last season. With the team moving to Indianapolis and also expanding to a three-car team, HMD Motorsports Team Manager John Cummiskey said Malukas’ potential will continue to flourish that’ll certainly benefit the team’s morale. “WeRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer The Road to Indy’s biggest rivalry over the last three seasons will continue in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series. Ed Carpenter Racing has announced that Rinus VeeKay (simplified version of van Kalmthout) will join the team as the full season driver of the No. 21 Chevrolet. VeeKay’s rise through the Road to Indy mirrors that of his biggest rival, Oliver Askew. The pair raced against each other in USF2000 in 2017, Indy Pro 2000 in 2018 and Indy Lights in 2019. VeeKay won 16 races duringRead More

Posted On November 8, 2019By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Indy Lights Gears Up for Sebring Outing

By Road to Indy Competitors in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – the top rung of the world-renowned Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires driver development ladder system – will turn their attention to the Sunshine State in just over a month’s time for a two-day Series Open Test at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla., on December 11 and 12. Sebring has long been a popular off-season locale for teams, being renowned as the best portrayal of a street circuit – which typically offers precious little trackRead More
By Road to Indy Following the lead in safety enhancements set forth by its sanctioning body INDYCAR, Andersen Promotions today announced that all three levels of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires will be required to employ a Cockpit Frontal Protection (CFP) device for the 2020 season with additional enhancements expected in the coming years. Andersen Promotions has finalized the required installation update for teams with Dallara for the IL-15 in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires and with Tatuus for the PM-18 and USF-17 in Indy ProRead More