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Neil Alberica swept the opening weekend for the Pro Mazda Championship in St. Pete
St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico scored his second Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires victory in as many days as he led throughout this morning’s second stanza of the Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The popular Californian started from the pole for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing and was never seriously threatened during the half-hour race.   Jose Gutierrez, from Monterrey, Mexico, finished second for defending champion team Juncos Racing, while Alberico’s teammate, Canadian rookie Daniel Burkett, secured his first podium finishRead More
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Posted On March 28, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Alberico Takes Dominant Victory in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla. – Neil Alberico began his sophomore campaign in the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with a dominant victory for St. Petersburg-based Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing in this afternoon’s Allied Building Products Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Alberico, from Los Gatos, Calif., qualified fastest this morning and led throughout the 23-lap race to score a resounding 4.6819-second win – his first in the series – on the challenging 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit. Local teams secured a lockout of the top four positions, with UruguayanRead More

Posted On March 3, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: Barber Winterfest 2015

Joey Barnes of Tribute Racing and Christopher DeHarde of Motorsport.com break down the Mazda Road to Indy events from Barber Motorsports Park. Jake Eidson was the man to beat after the USF2000 gang left NOLA Motorsports Park, did the momentum carry him to the 2015 Winterfest Championship? Or did Victor Franzoni, Aaron Telitz, or another contender rise up to grab the title? The Pro Mazda Championship has a tight battle of its own with Weiron Tan, Jack Aitken, and last year’s USF2000 champion Florian Latorre, who established their dominace atRead More
Just as Team Pelfrey’s Jack Aitken predicted following the first two rounds of the Cooper Tires Winterfest at NOLA Motorsports Park last week, the outcome of the pre-season mini-series went all the way down to the wire. The first of three scheduled races at Barber Motorsports Park was cancelled yesterday due to inclement winter weather, but today’s action could hardly have been hotter. In the end, the title was decided in favor of Aitken by virtue of the fact he posted the fastest lap of the race in this afternoon’sRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Climbing the Grid

Climbing the Grid: The Road to Indy with Jake Eidson

Christopher DeHarde (Motorsport.com) and Joey Barnes (Tribute Racing) kick-off the 2015 Mazda Road to Indy show “Climbing the Grid” with USF2000 contender and Pabst Racing driver Jake Eidson, who took two of three races at NOLA Motorsports Park for the start of Winterfest. The guys also look into the Pro Mazda Championship from Winterfest as well as Indy Lights testing. The Mazda Road to Indy gears up for three more races at Barber Motorsports Park to complete the Winterfest campaign, with hopeful’s eager to prove they belong when they hitRead More

Posted On February 20, 2015By Motorsports TribuneIn Indy Pro 2000

Aitken and Tan Split the Honors in Cooper Tires Winterfest

There was nothing to choose between Jack Aitken and Weiron Tan during today’s pair of Cooper Tires Winterfest races at NOLA Motorsport Park. The Englishman and the Malaysian scored one win apiece and are now tied on points as the Mazda Road to Indy pre-season mini-series competitors head to Barber Motorsports Park for three more races next Wednesday and Thursday.   Aitken started on pole for Team Pelfrey this morning, only to be outfumbled at the start when Andretti Autosport’s Tan made a clear jump as the green flag waved.Read More
Two youngsters who have honed their skills in Europe in recent years staged a fine battle for the lead in this afternoon’s opening round of the Cooper Tires Winterfest, with Briton Jack Aitken (Team Pelfrey) narrowly holding off Andretti Autosport’s Weiron Tan at NOLA Motorsports Park. Aitken, 19, from London, England, returned to the Pro Mazda ranks following an impressive debut performance in last year’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway, where he finished fourth. His focus this year will be on a return to the Formula Renault Eurocup, but heRead More