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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Three races in two weeks are coming up with one experiencing an INDYCAR weekend for the first time. IMSA standout Tom Blomqvist will make his series debut as he’ll deputize for Simon Pagenaud in Meyer Shank Racing’s No. 60 Honda. Pagenaud, who had a violent tumble during practice at Mid-Ohio, isn’t medically cleared to run at Exhibition Place. Perhaps this weekend could be telling if the two-time Rolex 24 winner will soon make the jump to INDYCAR on a full-time basis in 2024 as MSR hasRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer INDYCAR silly season have gone full bonkers. There’s no sugarcoating the upcoming Honda Indy Toronto is highlighted by teams making noise for right or wrong reasons. Instead of the talks primarily focusing on the sport’s return to Canada for the first time since 2019, it shifted to what happened Tuesday. The common minimum of 26 entries we’ve seen for much of the season won’t come into fruition. Toronto will be missing one entry. That being the No. 11 AJ Foyt Racing team that’s piloted by TatianaRead More
By Road to Indy TORONTO, Ont., Canada – Oliver Askew claimed his fourth race win of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season today for Andretti Autosport on the streets of Toronto. Askew, from Jupiter, Fla., was perfectly positioned to take advantage when pacesetters Aaron Telitz and Rinus VeeKay tangled in Turn Three on lap 25 of the 40-lap Cooper Tires Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products. He now leads the chase for a scholarship prize which includes a guaranteed three starts in the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series,Read More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Max Chilton saw his race come to an abrupt end after falling victim to an early crash in the Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place. A restart on the Lap 33 proved to be the turning point of Sunday’s Verizon IndyCar Series event as Graham Rahal ran into the back of Chilton entering Turn 1, which led to a seven-car crash and forced the latter to retire from the 85-lap contest. The drama started as soon as race leader Josef Newgarden went up in theRead More
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By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Both Spencer Pigot and Takuma Sato came to the Honda Indy Toronto looking to extend their top-10 streaks after scoring podiums at Iowa Speedway, but neither completed the 85-lap battle after being victims of the Turn 11 wall during Sunday’s race at Exhibition Place in Canada. Takmua Sato, who was running in fifth, went wide in Turn 11 and hit the wall on Lap 66. His No. 30 Mi-Jack/Panasonic Honda sustained a broken right rear suspension and fell off the pace, forcing him to takeRead More

Posted On November 17, 2017By Motorsports TribuneIn Cooper Tires USF2000, Headline News

My Mazda Road to Indy: Exclusive Autosport

By Road to Indy Exclusive Autosport may be new to the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, but it is far from being a “new” team. With five years of experience in Canadian and U.S. junior formula series including numerous championship titles, the team continued its progression in 2017 and made an immediate impact on the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda. Exclusive Autosport was born from Michael Duncalfe’s driver management company, Exclusive Management Inc., with head offices in Saskatoon, Sas. Beginning with a diecast company heRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer Will Power took his third victory of the year in the No. 12 Verizon Penske Chevrolet yesterday on the streets of Toronto. In doing so, the points battle at the top of the order in the Verizon IndyCar Series has tightened considerably. Here are five takeaways from this weekend’s action. 1 ) First to Worst Just seven days ago, Tennesse’s Josef Newgarden was the talk of the town, having thoroughly trounced the entire field in Iowa. He earned high praise, considering the fact that heRead More
By Frank Santoroski, Staff Writer This coming weekend the Verizon IndyCar Series will return to Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario for the Honda Indy Toronto continuing the 2016 season. The event is slated for July 15-17, 2016. About the Race The Honda Indy Toronto is round eleven of sixteen for the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016. The event is held on a temporary street circuit, one of five such races on the schedule. It is the only IndyCar race held outside of the United States on the 2016 schedule. TheRead More
A modified track layout – including the shift of pit lane to the opposite side of the circuit – highlights changes to the temporary street course that plays host to the Honda Indy Toronto from July 15-17. The modified design – the first since 1996 and third since the inaugural race in 1986 – accommodates Hotel X Toronto, the newly constructed structure on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place, just inside the Princes’ Gates and opposite the Enercare Centre (previously known as the Direct Energy Centre). The new configuration alsoRead More

Posted On June 14, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Lights

Pigot perfect in Toronto

TORONTO – Spencer Pigot survived a race under challenging conditions to make a clean sweep of the doubleheader weekend on the streets of Toronto. The victory helps the Juncos Racing driver re-enter the championship discussion after a difficult “Month of May” at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The fourth career Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires win for the 21-year-old was also his twenty-second career trip to the top step of a Mazda Road To Indy podium. An eventful Cooper Tires Grand Prix of Toronto Powered by Mazda race, which sawRead More