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RISING STAR RACING ST. PETERSBURG RACE REPORT

JOSEF NEWGARDEN VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES FIRESTONE GRAND PRIX OF ST. PETERSBURG TEAM: ED CARPENTER RACING STARTED: 11TH FINISHED: 22ND “We didn’t have the start we wanted. We were playing the catch up game right from the beginning, but I felt confident in what we could do to catch up and make a good day out […]

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Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes:

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Pre-Race Notes & Quotes: Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Race Fast Facts Verizon IndyCar Series drivers: James Hinchcliffe (No. 5 Arrow Electronics), Mikhail Aleshin (No. 7 SMP Racing) Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers: RC Enerson (No. 7), Andre Negrao (No. 17), Santiago Urrutia (No. 55), Scott Anderson & Heamin […]

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Team Pelfrey Expands to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires

TAMPA, Fla. (October 26, 2015) – Team Pelfrey, 2015 Pro Mazda Champions, announced today that it has acquired all of the assets of 8Star Motorsports including the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires team and will expand the program to two cars for 2016. With the acquisition, Team Pelfrey becomes the only team to currently operate in […]

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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 […]

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Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – Pro Mazda and Indy Lights qualifying results and notes

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 […]

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Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – Friday – 11am – Open and first practice

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 […]

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Mazda Road To Indy – #SoulRedFinal – Indy Lights Preview

By Steve Wittich For the third straight year, the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tire championship will come down wire at a third different race track in California. In 2013, Sage Karam edged Gabby Chaves at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. In 2014, it was Chaves just eeking out the title over Jack Harvey […]

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Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – test day notes, times and news

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 […]

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A brief history of the American Open Wheel ladder at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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 […]

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Road To Indy TV kicks of countdown to the Mazda Road To Indy finale with special live show

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 […]

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    • Long Beach’s Grand Prix report is $150K worth of obvious points
      That report was made public Monday afternoon, and it’s loaded with an absence of surprises, although there are a few bits of weirdness involved. Rather than submit what KPMG said would be an ideal computer-aided design plan for the proposed F1 track that would identify all mandatory components required following FIA (the governing body of […]
    • Here’s who won the race between Formula 1 and IndyCar in Long Beach
      In October last year the city released a request for proposals seeking “an open-wheel auto racing format” to run the annual Grand Prix event. From the start it was only a two-horse race between Michaelian and Pook. Pook, of course, was hardly a carpetbagger. He founded the Long Beach Grand Prix in 1975 and brought […]
    • Q&A: Printup talks future of WGI, IndyCar, Phish
      Everybody was excited, but I take a lot of personal interest in IndyCar. I always have. I kind of grew up in IndyCar, so I was glad that we were able to get them back. The fans themselves, for only having a little bit less than 90 days to sell the race last year, we […]
    • Rick Mears – still the ultimate pro at 65
      Over the past 20-something years writing about racing, I’ve encountered three people from whom I learn something about the art of racecar driving every time we speak for longer than five minutes. One of that trio is Rick Ravon Mears, born this day 65 years ago in Wichita, Kansas, and brought up in Bakersfield, Calif. […]
    • Memoir helps widow cope after IndyCar driver's death
      Tonya Bergeson-Dana talks with her son, Conor, about his father when he brings it up, which is often. If he’s asking the questions, she reasons, he’s ready to hear the answers. Paul Conor Dana, at age 9, knows that his father was Paul Dana, a journalist and IndyCar driver who died in March 2006 during […]