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Barber Breakdown There was some outstanding racing in all three Mazda Road To Indy series at Barber Motorsports Park. The points leader in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire championship changed hands as double winner Spencer Pigot was able to overhaul Carlin racing rookie Ed Jones. Meanwhile, Neil Alberico (Pro Mazda) and Jake Eidson […]
Chalk One up in the “W” Column Birchwood, Wis. (April 29, 2015) – Hey everybody! Back at the keyboard again today after an awesome weekend in Alabama. Barber Motorsports Park is one of the most fun tracks to drive I’ve ever been to. It flows so well you don’t realize you’re actually just zig-zagging back and […]
Please welcome our newest Mazda Road To Indy blogger, Neil Alberico. Alberico is a 22 year-old Redlands, California racer who is currently leading the Pro Mazda championship while piloting the Rising Star Racing/Mobe sponsored race car for Cape Motorsports with /WTR. He is also part of Rising Star Racing, along with Verizon IndyCar Series driver […]
Well, Joe was wrong about that race in the best way possible. He thought that this race might end up being a snoozer with little passing. Instead, differing fuel strategies played out to a pretty entertaining finish and what (for my money) was the best race of the season. Even better? Josef Newgarden broke through...
Prior to the second Legacy Indy Lights 100, I was able to chat with Geoff Fickling, who is the race engineer current championship points leader Ed Jones. The second generation race engineer said they did make some changes to the car overnight, but understandably wouldn’t give me specifics. Fickling said that he thought the biggest […]
By Joe Berkemeier and Steve Wittich Some quick notes as the fans stream in on what’s a perfect day… One quick news item from the Indy Star’s Curt Cavin – Honda is working on a contract extension with INDYCAR that will see them stay in the series past 2015. “Honda is working on an extension...
The Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire field took to the 2.3 mile 17-Turn Barber Motorsports Park Road Course at a little after 9am for their second race of the weekend. It was the same front row as yesterday’s race, with Weiron Tan starting inside of Timothe Buret. NOLA Motorsports Park race winner Santiago Urrutia […]
Good morning from Barber Motorsports Park, where there are two Mazda Road To Indy races today. The second Pro Mazda race of the weekend is set to roll off at 9am (CT) and the second Legacy Indy Lights 100 takes the checkered flag at 12:10pm (CT). ————— The fourth place finisher in the second Cooper […]
The start of the second 30 minute Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda race of the weekend was delayed by 35 minutes due to bad weather in the Birmingham, Alabama area. When the green flag finally flew it was Nico Jamin who led the field into Turn 1. Due to the wet track the start […]
The 30 lap Legacy Indy Lights 100 rolled off under cloudy skies with Spencer Pigot leading the field to the green flag. For the second race in a row Kyle Kaiser made a late braking maneuver into Turn 1, something that Jack Harvey was worried about after qualifying when he found out Kaiser was starting […]