By Tony DiZinno and Steve Wittich Verizon IndyCar Series qualifying is underway from Barber Motorsports Park for what promises to be an important session. Meanwhile, here are other notes from the paddock as well as a recap of today’s Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires sessions. — King’s car fixed for qualifying After...
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Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama – Barber Motorsports Park – Saturday 3pm – Pre-qualifying IndyCar notes, MRTI Saturday recaps
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 […]
Santiago Urrutia wrapped up the Mazda Motorsports advancement scholarship for winning the championship on Saturday, but there was still a lot to race for as evidenced by the march up the final points table made this weekend by Garett Grist. Grist, a 20 year-old, made a daring first lap move stick, and scored his second […]
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 […]
Not very often in racing does the same race have two winners, but today’s Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tire did just that. Garett Grist won his second race of the year, but the big winner was Santiago Urrutia who clinched the championship with a second place finish and a second last DNF by his […]
Today’s USF2000 race was a perfect mirror for the entire Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda season. What looked like a good race between sophomore drivers Jake Eidson, Nico Jamin and Aaron Telitz turned out to be a Jamin runaway. Jamin, who didn’t take the championship lead from Eidson until the Angie’s List Grand Prix...
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 […]
Mazda Road To Indy #SoulRedFinale – Friday – 2nd practice session, USF2000 qualifying and other news
Cooper Tires USF2000 powered by Mazda qualifying For the eleventh straight USF2000 race Nico Jamin will start on pole. It’s also his 12th of the season which is a series record that was previously set by Sage Karam in 2010. It is also the 9th straight race that some 12th time in 15 races that […]
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 […]