Posts Tagged ‘Mazda Road to Indy’
There are only two drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy who are truly happy at the moment: Matthew Brabham and Scott Hargrove, the recipients of the Mazda champions’ scholarships. For the rest of the feeder system’s stars, their futures remain uncertain.
With the conclusion of the final rounds of the 2013 USF2000 and Pro Mazda seasons at the Grand Prix of Houston, the eyes of the Mazda Road to Indy inevitably swing towards next year and the inevitable search for sponsorship. But on the final night of the year, Dan Andersen and his team at Andersen Promotions paused to host the 2013 Pro Mazda and USF2000 Awards Banquet at The St. Regis Hotel in Houston. IndyCar driver and Mazda Road to Indy graduate Tristan Vautier was on hand to help with awards presentations, and the champion drivers, teams, and mechanics for 2013 were crowned.
Under the guidance of Dan Andersen and his team at Andersen Promotions, the streamlining of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder for 2014 and beyond is rapidly taking form. The number of events for each series next year has already been determined, and a chassis decision for Indy Lights is expected within two weeks.
Click here to read today’s official race reports for the Mazda Road to Indy series at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, including Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda race 1, and USF2000 race 1.
More Front Wing’s USF2000 blogger, Daniel Burkett, achieved a season-best 5th-place finish in race 2 at Mazda Raceway. Here, Daniel brings you along for the ride as he recounts the entire experience, corner by corner, from his perspective.
[INDYCAR PR] INDYCAR, sanctioning body of the Mazda Road to Indy development series, today announced the creation of the Pro Mazda Championship.
[Star Mazda PR] The Mazda Motorsports Hour on Velocity will feature races from the Playboy MX-5 Cup, Star Mazda, and USF2000. James Hinchcliffe will act as an analyst on races for the latter two series.
Anyone connected to the IZOD IndyCar Series admits that this has been the best off-season for American open-wheel racing in recent memory. Unlike the last dozen years, there is little to no talk of politics, abysmal car counts, or races leaving the schedule.