Team Pelfrey Tag

By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. – Less than three weeks after another successful season for the world-renowned Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder wrapped up in Portland, Ore., teams and drivers are already focused on 2019 as the Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test takes place this coming weekend, September 22/23, at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course. Almost three dozen drivers representing 15 different nationalities are already signed up for two days of action on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn track in Speedway, Ind., for allRead More
By Road to Indy PALMETTO, Fla. (September 6, 2018) – A familiar and respected face around the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires paddock, Jonny Baker will join Andersen Promotions in a newly created position as Series Development Director for all three levels of the world renowned ladder system. Baker will step into his new post immediately, following the conclusion of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season finales at Portland InternationalRead More

Posted On September 2, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Headline News

Kyle Kirkwood Equals USF2000 Win Record with Portland Sweep

By Road to Indy PORTLAND, Ore. – Kyle Kirkwood continued his remarkable Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda win streak under gloriously sunny skies this afternoon at Portland International Raceway. The recently crowned champion stalked polesitter Rasmus Lindh (Pabst Racing) through the opening stages, then pounced decisively before edging away to another relatively comfortable victory – his 10th in a row and 12th of the 14-race season, which equals the record established by former Verizon IndyCar Series driver J.R. Hildebrand en route to the championship title in 2006. Lindh,Read More

Posted On March 6, 2018By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Indy Lights

Blackstock Joins Team Pelfrey for St. Pete

Indianapolis, Ind. – Team Pelfrey announced today Shelby Blackstock will compete in the signature yellow No. 3 Team Pelfrey Indy Lights Mazda to begin the 2018 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. The 28-year-old Nashville, Tenn. resident will enter his seventh season on the Road to Indy alongside his new teammate, Neil Alberico. Last season, Blackstock finished a career-best third-place at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. His highest finish on the Streets of St. Petersburg came last year when he finished fourth in Race One. “I’m really looking forward toRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. (March 5, 2018) – Team Pelfrey announced today that 25-year-old Indy Lights driver Neil Alberico will drive the No. 2 Team Pelfrey Indy Lights Mazda for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Weekend. “I would like to thank Rising Star Racing (RSR) and Team Pelfrey for granting me this opportunity. I have been working hard over the course of the offseason, both in the United States and in the Philippines to generate support and awareness for my career and the sport of open-wheel racing,” Alberico said. “The GrandRead More
By Road to Indy HOMESTEAD, Fla. – The new Mazda-powered Tatuus PM-18, introduced for this year’s Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires – the middle rung on the Mazda Road to Indy open-wheel development ladder – continued to impress this weekend as 15 drivers completed a total of 1610 laps during two days of Spring Training road course testing which concluded this afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Three different drivers topped one or more of the six sessions before second-year Pro Mazda competitor Carlos Cunha, from Campinas, Brazil, earned someRead More
By Road to Indy HOMESTEAD, Fla. – Rookies Kyle Kirkwood and Rasmus Lindh laid down a marker over the past two days by posting the fastest times among 23 drivers from the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda who took advantage of the annual Spring Training test on the 2.21-mile Homestead-Miami Speedway road course. A strong field of rookies and series veterans proved to be very closely matched. Kirkwood, 19, from Jupiter, Fla., driving for Cape Motorsports, set the fastest time of 1:23.7723, an average speed of 94.972 mph,Read More
Team Pelfrey is very happy to announce that Bruna Tomaselli has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. The 2018 season begins at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, March 9-11. “I am very excited to welcome Bruna to Team Pelfrey,” noted Team Pelfrey General Manager, Jonny Baker. “We have been talking for a while, and the more and more we spoke, it became apparent that not only will Bruna be a good fit with Team Pelfrey, but we will also provide aRead More
The 2018 lineups for the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires is beginning to take shape with Sting Ray Robb as the latest confirmed as it was announced he would return to Team Pelfrey. The Idaho native enjoyed a solid rookie campaign in 2017, finishing sixth in the overall standings with 11 top 10 results, including a career-best of fourth on three separate occasions (St. Petersburg – race two, Road America – race one, Watkins Glen – race one). A full release from the team can be seen below.Read More

Posted On December 20, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

Pelfrey Signs Julian Van Der Watt for USF2000

Team Pelfrey is thrilled to announce Julian van der Watt has signed with the team for the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda. Julian came over and tested with us in October, his first outing in a USF2000 car, and we immediately saw why he dominated the South African F1600 Championship” stated Team Pelfrey General Manager, Jonny Baker. “Not only was he fast, but his consistency and work ethic were all on display for us to see. Julian’s decision to move to the Mazda Road to Indy isRead More