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Mazda Road To Indy – Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire Freedom 100 practice

SEVEN MPH. That’s how much quicker the 199.452mph lap turned by rookie Sean Rayhall in the brand new Mazda powered Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires race cars was over the Indy Lights track record of of 192.301mph. The two hour session saw three drivers from three different teams crack the 199mph barrier. Official practice […]

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Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire – Freedom 100 preview

What: The Freedom 100 presented by Allied Building Products Where: The 2.5 mile oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway When: 12:30pm (E.T.) on Friday May 22, 2015 Details: 40 laps race for the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire Mazda powered Dallara’s Track Records: 192.301mph (race) set by Brandon Wagner in 2011 and 190.456 (qualifying) […]

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