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Firestone GP of St. Petersburg – the weekend schedule

The 2021 NTT IndyCar Series’ second round of the season is this weekend at St. Petersburg. Here’s the three-day schedule for all the on-track action. All IndyCar sessions can be livestreamed on Peacock.

56 cars hit the Road To Indy trail at Barber this weekend

The Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires starts this weekend, supporting the NTT IndyCar Series at Barber Motorsports Park, with double-headers for each of the three categories.

Sulaiman joins Juncos Racing’s IP2000 attack

Manuel Sulaiman has become the third driver to be announced at Juncos Racing’s Indy Pro 2000 team.

Roe joins Turn 3 Motorsport in Indy Pro 2000 series

Irishman James Roe has signed with Turn 3 Motorsport for the 2021 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires.

Enzo Fittipaldi to race Andretti-supported RP car in IP2000

Enzo Fittipaldi has signed a contract with RP Motorsport to race fulltime in this year’s Indy Pro 2000 championship, with Michael Andretti supporting the move with an Indy Lights offer for 2022.

Juncos signs Kyffin Simpson to Indy Pro 2000 team

Kyffin Simpson will race part-time for Juncos Racing in the 2021 Indy Pro 2000 championship, joining USF2000 graduate Reece Gold.

Robb graduates to Indy Lights with Juncos

Sting Ray Robb, who won last year’s Indy Pro 2000 championship, will stay with Juncos Racing as he takes the next step on the Road To Indy, the rebooted Indy Lights series.

Road To Indy alters calendar in line with IndyCar schedule shift

The opening rounds of the Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships will be held at Barber Motorsports Park in April, following IndyCar’s postponement of its St. Petersburg round.

2021 Road To Indy schedule revealed, Freedom 100 is deleted

Andersen Promotions today announced the calendar of events for IndyCar’s feeder formulas, but Indy Lights’ traditional marquee event, the Freedom 100, has been dropped.

Andretti Autosport partners athlete fan-investment company

Andretti Autosport announced today it will partner with the new Evolution Development Group that aims to boost promising athletes’ chances by having fans invest in them.

Guaranteed graduation for IP2000 and USF2000 champions

This year’s Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 champions will receive enhanced scholarship packages to progress to the next level of the Road To Indy, it was announced today.

Revised Road To Indy schedule revealed

Both the Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 championships are set to feature 18 rounds each in 2020, according to the heavily revised schedule issued by Andersen Promotions today.

Indy Pro champ Kirkwood joins Andretti Indy Lights team

The 2019 Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood has signed to race the #28 Andretti Autosport entry in Indy Lights this season.

USF2000 champ Eves joins Exclusive for Indy Pro campaign

Exclusive Autosport has signed reigning USF2000 champion Braden Eves for the 2020 Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires.

Newgarden hails “phenomenal” Team USA Scholarship success

2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.

Laguna Seca Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood, Eves win titles

Rinus VeeKay’s fifth and sixth Indy Lights wins weren’t enough to stop Oliver Askew earning the championship, while Kyle Kirkwood earned the Indy Pro 2000 honors, despite a win and DNF, and Braden Eves captured the USF2000 title ahead of Hunter McElrea.

Exclusive Autosport expands to Indy Lights

Canadian team Exclusive Autosport, which currently runs in F1600, USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000, has announced it will enter the 2019 Cooper Tires Indy Lights Series in 2020.

2020 Road To Indy schedule revealed

The 2020 schedule for the three Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires series has been revealed, along with dates for preseason and in-season testing, and an announcement of chassis life extensions.

Portland Road To Indy: VeeKay, Sowery win Indy Lights races

Rinus VeeKay and Toby Sowery won the Indy Lights races at Portland, while Kyle Kirkwood dominated both Indy Pro 2000 events and Hunter McElrea swept the USF2000 series’ weekends.

Gateway Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood take wins

Oliver Askew kept his head and showed great speed to pass early Indy Lights leader Rinus VeeKay and earn his seventh win of the season, while Kyle Kirkwood charged from the back of the Indy Pro 2000 field to dominate his race.

IndyCar’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 weekend schedule

This weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on the World Wide Technology Raceway sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and the NASCAR K&N Series. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it and listen to it.

Mid-Ohio Road To Indy: Askew, Kirkwood dominate Lights, Indy Pro

Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport led every lap in both Indy Lights races to extend his points lead over Rinus VeeKay to 45 points, while RP Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood also visited Victory Lane twice to close in on the Indy Pro points lead.

Full 2019 Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio weekend schedule

This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 on the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three classes in the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 – as well as the Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Toronto Road to Indy: Askew keeps his cool, extends points lead

Oliver Askew earned second place in the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, then took advantage of a clash between rivals on Sunday to swoop and score his fourth win of the season.

Road America Road To Indy: Norman, VeeKay take Lights wins

Ryan Norman produced the best race of his Indy Lights career to win on Saturday, while Rinus VeeKay was a dominant victor on Sunday, as Kyle Kirkwood swept Indy Pro 2000's double-header, and Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves shared the USF2000 spoils.

Toyota Racing Series to partner with Road To Indy

The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires and Toyota GAZOO Racing New Zealand today announced a partnership that will see drivers afforded new opportunities in both series.

2019 IndyCar REV Group Grand Prix schedule at Road America

This weekend’s IndyCar race, the REV Group Grand Prix presented by AMR, is supported by double-headers for all three series on the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 – as well as two rounds of the Global MX-5 Cup and three rounds of the Radical Cup.

Frost, Shields dominate at Lucas Oil Raceway

Danial Frost led from flag to flag for Exclusive Autosport to conquer the fifth round of the Indy Pro 2000 Championship, while Cameron Shields emerged victorious in USF2000 for Newman Wachs Racing, around the 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg, IN.

Road To Indy, IMS: Megennis, VeeKay, Lindh, Eves are winners

The Road To Indy races on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course saw Robert Megennis and Rinus VeeKay share the Indy Lights wins, while Rasmus Lindh swept both Indy Pro 2000 races, and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

2019 IndyCar Grand Prix on IMS road course – weekend schedule

This weekend’s sixth IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three Road To Indy classes – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

St. Petersburg Road To Indy: Claman De Melo, VeeKay win Lights

Zachary Claman De Melo and Rinus VeeKay claimed Indy Lights victories at St. Petersburg, as Parker Thompson swept Indy Pro 2000 and Braden Eves did the same in USF2000.

IndyCar 2019 Firestone GP of St. Petersburg weekend schedule

The NTT IndyCar Series, plus all three categories of the Road To Indy and also SRO Americas’ GT4 and Touring Car classes are in action at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg this weekend. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.

Pro Mazda rebranded as Indy Pro 2000

The middle step on the Road To Indy is to be rebranded as Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires, following Mazda’s decision to end its title sponsorship of the RTI.

VeeKay, Locke, McElrea top Road To Indy test at Homestead

The final Road to Indy Open Test of 2018 was ended early by a heavy rainstorm on the Homestead-Miami Speedway road course leaving Rinus VeeKay heading Indy Lights, Parker Locke leading Pro Mazda and Hunter McElrea at the top of USF2000.

New and familiar faces set for Homestead Road To Indy test

2018 IndyCar part-timer Zachary Claman DeMelo will step back to Indy Lights to test for Belardi Auto Racing next week, while graduates and newcomers will appear in all three RTI categories.

Lastochkin joins Exclusive for third Pro Mazda season

Nikita Lastochkin has joined his third Pro Mazda team in as many years as he switches to Exclusive Autosport for 2019.

The man who must fill the potholes in the Road To Indy

Jonny Baker is the man tasked with ensuring the Road To Indy program capitalizes on a resurgence in IndyCar’s popularity as young drivers struggle to find the finances and opportunities in European open-wheel racing. He spoke to David Malsher.

Road to Indy scholarships worth $2m in 2019

The Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires will enter its 10th year in 2019 offering a total of $2m in prize funding for its title winners, including an increased payout for the Indy Lights champion.

2019 Road to Indy schedule revealed

Andersen Promotions has announced the 2019 Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires schedule, with the Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 seasons all ending the same weekend and venue as IndyCar's finale.

Norman, Keane, McElrea head Road To Indy testing

Two-year Indy Lights veteran Ryan Norman headed the Indy Lights field at the Chris Griffis Memorial test, as Darren Kean led in Pro Mazda and Hunter McElrea topped the USF2000 times.

Road To Indy test line-up revealed

The Eighth Annual Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test for all three levels of the Road To Indy program takes place this coming weekend at Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

Portland MRTI: VeeKay crowned, Kirkwood still perfect

Rinus VeeKay only needed to start practice to clinch the Pro Mazda title although he was beaten by Oliver Askew and David Malukas in the races, while Kyle Kirkwood scored his 11th and 12th USF2000 wins, as Mazda signed off from its Road To Indy sponsorship.

Toronto MRTI: VeeKay sweeps Pro Mazda, Kirkwood sweeps USF2000

Rinus VeeKay dominated the Pro Mazda races for Juncos Racing, Kyle Kirkwood did the same for Cape Motorsports in USF2000, their prime virtues not only raceday pace but also the ability to dodge the carnage…

Road America MRTI: Clean sweeps for Malukas, Kirkwood

David Malukas and Toby Sowery went 1-2 for BN Racing in both Pro Mazda events, as Cape Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood dominated the first USF2000 race and stole the second (chaotic) race on the last lap.

Jeff Green dies after historic F5000 crash

Former Pro Mazda driver Jeff Green has succumbed to injuries he sustained in a historic Formula 5000 race at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Thompson, Kirkwood take dominant MRTI wins at Lucas Oil Raceway

Parker Thompson and Kyle Kirkwood led the Pro Mazda and USF2000 races from pole position to checkered flag.

Indy GP MRTI: Scott, Thompson, Baron, Kirkwood take the wins

As usual, the Mazda Road To Indy’s junior series produced fantastic slipstreaming races around the IMS road course, with Pro Mazda and USF2000 producing four winners from four races.

St. Pete MRTI: VeeKay dominates Pro Mazda; USF2000 honors split

Rinus VeeKay put Juncos Racing front and center for the opening races in Pro Mazda’s new Tatuus PM-18 era, while Kyle Kirkwood and Alex Baron clinched USF2000 victories.

Team Pelfrey, Exclusive Autosport announce MRTI debutants

Team Pelfrey has announced Andres Gutierrez will race its #81 Pro Mazda car in 2018, while Exclusive Autosport has signed Manuel Cabrera for its USF2000 team.

Exclusive Autosport retains Thompson, graduates to Pro Mazda

Canada’s Parker Thompson will remain with Exclusive Autosport this season as the squad moves up the Mazda Road To Indy ladder.

New Italian Pro Mazda team confirms drivers for 2018

RP Motorsport, which won races in the now-defunct Formula 3.5 V8 Series and dominated the EuroFormula Open championship in 2017, is to embark on its first season of Pro Mazda with Harrison Scott and Ludovico Laurini.

Pelfrey signs Robb, van der Watt for Mazda Road To Indy

Team Pelfrey has confirmed it has signed Sting Ray Robb to race in Pro Mazda next year, while Julian van der Watt has joined its USF2000 squad.

Juncos signs Cunha for 2018 Pro Mazda championship

Juncos Racing has announced it has signed former Team Pelfrey driver Carlos Cunha for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship, teaming him with Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis.

Megennis joins Juncos Racing’s Pro Mazda team

Robert Megennis, who spent two years in USF2000 with Team Pelfrey, will move up to Pro Mazda next season driving for Juncos Racing.

USF2000 runner-up VeeKay graduates to Pro Mazda in 2018

Dutch youngster Rinus VeeKay, who took second in USF2000 this year, has been announced to move up to Pro Mazda with frontrunner team Juncos Racing for 2018.

Watkins Glen Pro Mazda: Franzoni clinches title with dominant win

Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni dominated the wet championship finale at Watkins Glen to clinch the Pro Mazda title over Cape Motorsports’ Anthony Martin, the pair of them separated at the checkered flag by Team Pelfrey’s Carlos Cunha.

Watkins Glen Pro Mazda: Franzoni stretches lead over Martin

Juncos Racing's Victor Franzoni scored his sixth win of the season but only after he passed the fast-starting but fair-fighting Anthony Martin, who now falls eight points behind his title rival.

Gateway Pro Mazda: Franzoni beats Martin for fifth win

Juncos Racing’s Victor Franzoni has evened things up in the title battle with five-time race winner Anthony Martin of Cape Motorsports, after defeating the polesitter at Gateway Motorsports Park.

Juncos buys new Tatuus PM-18s, confirms three-car Pro Mazda entry

Juncos Racing has purchased three new Tatuus PM-18s in preparation for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship.

Mid-Ohio Pro Mazda: Martin wins but results unofficial

Anthony Martin won his fifth race in his last six tries at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course but Andersen Promotions has impounded the cars of the top-three finishers to conduct a more robust technical inspection.