Weiron Tan Tag

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief Team Pelfrey announced that it has re-signed TJ Fischer for the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. The 23-year-old found himself on the second ladder of the Mazda Road to Indy after running the first part of the season in USF2000 – moving up to replace the departing Weiron Tan in the third car. Of the final nine races, Fischer scored top six finishes in seven of them. “It is with great excitement that we welcome TJ back to Team Pelfrey. Not only isRead More
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Two weeks ago, Patricio “Pato” O’Ward wasn’t even sure whether he would be competing in the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. After concluding a last-minute arrangement to rejoin Team Pelfrey for the first four races of the season just a few days before last weekend’s Spring Training pre-season test at Barber Motorsports Park, in Birmingham, Ala., the second-year driver romped to an impressive maiden victory in today’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. O’Ward, 16, from Monterrey, Mexico, had been edgedRead More
Malaysian driver Weiron Tan is set to challenge for the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires title in 2016, after signing with Team Pelfrey to embark on his second year in the series. He is aiming to build on a successful rookie year, which saw him finish fourth in the standings, scooping four race victories along the way. He also finished Vice-Champion in the Cooper Tires Winterfest, scoring two wins and three second places from five races. Tan joined the Pro Mazda series in 2015 after a successful juniorRead More
Newton, Iowa – Weiron Tan and Andretti Autosport kept alive their 100 percent record on the ovals this year by leading from flag-to-flag in this afternoon’s Pro Mazda Iowa 100 at Iowa Speedway, Round 12 of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The victory was Tan’s second on the ovals and fourth overall during an impressive rookie campaign, vaulting him from fourth to second place in the points standings with just four rounds remaining in the 16-race season. The 100-lap race was interrupted by just a single full-courseRead More
TORONTO – Oh Canada! Garett Grist became the first Canadian to win a Verizon IndyCar Series’ ladder series event on the streets of Toronto in exactly a decade, since Antoine Bessette won a Toyota Atlantic Series race on July 10, 2005. It was the fourth career Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires win for the Juncos Racing sophomore, who hails from Grimsby, Ontario, a quick one hour drive down Queen Elizabeth Way from the 1.755 mile, 11-turn Exhibition Place street circuit. Starting from pole for the first time thisRead More

Posted On June 13, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Breaking News, Headline News, Indy Pro 2000

Latorre takes first Pro Mazda win

TORONTO, Ont. – For the second straight year, Florian Latorre, the reigning Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda Champion, won his first race of the season on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place in Toronto. The 18-year-old and his Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing #10 Soul Red MazdaMotorsports.com machine held off a first lap challenge and cruised to an “easy” 5.35-second victory over Team Pelfrey rookie Pato O’Ward in the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Toronto. It was the first Pro Mazda podium for the impressive 16-year-oldRead More
This afternoon’s thrilling Cooper Tires Freedom 90, Round Nine of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, provided a rousing climax to the traditional 70th “Day (Night) Before the 500” at Lucas Oil Raceway. Malaysian Weiron Tan led every inch of the 90-lap race around the 0.686-mile oval in front of an appreciative crowd in perfect weather conditions, but his eventual margin of victory was a mere 0.4261 seconds over American Will Owen (Juncos Racing). It was the third win in succession at Lucas Oil Raceway for Andretti Autosport.Read More
Indianapolis, Ind. – Rookie Timothé Buret has been knocking on the door of Victory Circle in recent rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. The 19-year-old Frenchman had started on the front row for two of the last three races, but went one better this morning by posting the fastest lap in qualifying for the first of two events that will comprise the Cooper Tires Pro Mazda Grand Prix of Indianapolis. After losing his lead at the start, Buret recovered it quickly, then controlled the remainder ofRead More
Indianapolis, Ind. – This evening’s rescheduled Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires race on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Grand Prix road course perhaps wasn’t the prettiest – other than through the eyes of Malaysian Weiron Tan, who held on to score his second win of the season for Andretti Autosport and vault from sixth to third in the championship standings.   Frenchman Timothé Buret, driving for defending champion team Juncos Racing, claimed the fastest race lap en route to his second runner-up finish in the last three races. CalifornianRead More
Weiron Tan wins Pro Mazda race at Barber Motorsports Park.
Birmingham, Ala. – Weiron Tan has developed an affinity for Barber Motorsports Park. The 20-year-old Malaysian won once and finished second in the two Cooper Tires Winterfest races at the 2.3-mile, 17-turn road course in February, and maintained that form today by scoring a clear victory for Andretti Autosport in the Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama, Round 4 of the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.   Frenchman Timothé Buret chased hard in second for Juncos Racing, while Uruguayan Santi Urrutia kept the international theme going by finishingRead More