Category archives for: Mazda Road to Indy

Lastochkin Joins Team Pelfrey USF2000 Entry

Nikita Lastochkin (Team Pelfrey photo)

Twenty-four-year-old Nikita Lastochkin will join Team Pelfrey for the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda as one of the team’s four full-season drivers

Afterburner Brings Back Franzoni

Brazilian Victor Franzoni has re-signed with Afterburner Autosport and is primed to take a run at the Cooper Tires USF2000 Presented by Mazda championship
(Photo: Indianapolis Motor Speedway - LLC Photography)

After a debut season that saw the squad score a major race win, four podiums and take fifth overall in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda driver standings, Afterburner Autosport announced the return of Brazilian standout Victor Franzoni to the tent for the 2015 season on Friday.

Rickards Moves Up To USF2000

Garth Rickards

Garth Rickards, 22, from Mechanicsburg, Pa., will compete with Team Pelfrey during the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda season.

Max Chilton & Carlin Join Forces

Max Chilton

Max Chilton will join forces with British race team Carlin in a joint development program ahead of Carlin’s 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series ambitions.

Test Of New Indy Lights Chassis Complete

Kyle Kaiser had the fastest time during testing of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 Indy Lights chassis in Florida. (Indy Lights Photo)

If the drivers’ comments following the first test of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 are anything to go by, this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season is likely to be a barn-burner.

Indy Lights Teams Test Mazda Power

Spencer Pigot tested Dallara's new Mazda-powered Indy Lights car on Tuesday. (Al Steinberg photo)

Five Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires teams and eight drivers conducted the first official test of the brand-new Mazda-powered Dallara IL-15 at Palm Beach Int’l Raceway in Jupiter, Fla. on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Legacy Autosport To Field Three F2000 Cars

F2000 logo

The newly formed Legacy Autosport will soon unveil a three-car team in the F2000 Championship Series.

Parker Chase To Tackle F1600 In 2015

Jay Howard and Parker Chase look to make waves in both karting and cars in 2015 (Photo: Chase Racing)

After testing in the open wheel formula car ranks late in 2014, New Braunfels, Texas driver Parker Chase is set to start his move up the motorsports ladder.

Swan Motorsports Joins USF2000

Swan Motorsports joins the USF2000 championship in 2015. (Swan Motorsports photo)

Swan Motorsports announced its three-car entry in the 2015 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda on Wednesday.

Andretti Autosport Picks Tan For Pro Mazda


Weiron Tan will be the first Malaysian driver to compete for an open-wheel racing team in U.S. motorsports, as he and Andretti Autosport partner together for the 2015 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires campaign.


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