By Tony DiZinno, Patrick Stephan and Steve Wittich Phew, that season opener sure gave us a lot to talk about after the race had ended. And, there were a number topics we didn’t even cover. How the UAK18 performed – well. Who were the pleasant surprises – Robert Wickens and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. Who had...
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Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg – Monday – final-final – 5,500 more words on an epic opening weekend of IndyCar and MRTI action
For the fourth time in the last two Verizon IndyCar Series seasons, a former track is making a return to the calendar. Gateway Motorsports Park, which last hosted an Indy car race in 2003, is joining 2016 additions Phoenix International Raceway, Road America, and Watkins Glen International, as former tracks that have returned to...
Indy Lights Oval Testing – Monday, February 27, 2017 On Monday, an even dozen Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tire drivers took to the 1.5 mile Homestead-Miami Speedway progressively banked (18 degrees – 20 degrees) oval for the first official Indy Lights test of 2017. The first hour of track time was allocated to...
Cooper Tire, Mazda Extend Hashtag Campaign Into 2016 MRTI Season Hashtag program includes all driver and team handles from the USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights Series FINDLAY, Ohio (March 22) – Cooper Tire and Mazda are thrilled to announce the extension of their MRTI Hashtag Program that encourages drivers and teams to utilize the […]
Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – Sunday – open, Indy Lights points possibilities and starting line-ups
Good Morning from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where we were treated to a spectacular sunrise. Today’s schedule features the final three Mazda Road To Indy races of the season. 11:40am-12:20pm — Pro Mazda Race 2:40pm-3:40pm — Indy Lights Race 4pm – 4:40pm – USF2000 Race The series are racing for a total of $2.3 million […]
Good morning from a foggy Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. After being unseasonably warm the last two days, it appears that the weather “broke” overnight and it will cooler today. It was “only” 57F when I arrived at the track at 7:15am and the high is supposed to top out at 74F. I lied when I […]
Good morning from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca where each rung of the Mazda Road To Indy will have two half-hour practice sessions and the Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda will qualify this afternoon. I woke up early to a light marine layer and after grabbing some caffeine and breakfast, I made the fifteen minute […]
Good day/evening (depending on your time-zone) from Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, where I (Steve) am on site to provide you with coverage of the Mazda Road To Indy finale. Each of the three series had fifty minutes of testing time available today. Check below for those reports. Normally you’d have seen series-by-series previews from us […]
Founded in 1957 to provide a permanent home to the popular Pebble Beach Road Races, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will be hosting the full Mazda Road To Indy finale for the first time this week. The 542 acre world-class racing facility is located just north of the Monterey-Salina Highway and was carved out of the southeast portion […]
In just three weeks, three Mazda Road To Indy champions will be one step closer to the Verizon IndyCar Series as 2.3 million dollars worth of MAZDASPEED advancement scholarships are handed out at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on September 13th, 2015. The USF2000, Pro Mazda and Indy Lights combatants will each contest two races on the hilly […]