The NTT INDYCAR SERIES is the premier open-wheel racing series in the United States. It offers one of the most diverse and challenging schedules in motorsports with races held on super speedways, ovals, permanent road courses and temporary street circuits. A new aerodynamic body kit was introduced to the series in 2018 providing a sleeker, more aggressive-looking Indy car. An aeroscreen was added last season offering additional protection to the driver’s cockpit.
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires is the top rung on the Road to Indy ladder system for aspiring INDYCAR drivers. It has produced some of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES’ biggest names during its 34-year history. Recent Indy Lights champions and front-runners have gone on to pursue their dream of racing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the famed Indianapolis 500. Among them are Jack Harvey, Colton Herta, James Hinchcliffe, Ed Jones, Dalton Kellett, Josef Newgarden, Patricio O’Ward, Felix Rosenqvist and Rinus
The Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires is the second step on the Road to Indy, bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The series’ champion is awarded a scholarship package valued at $718,065 to advance to Indy Lights competition the following year. Graduates include Marco Andretti, Oliver Askew, Conor Daly, James Hinchcliffe, Kyle Kirkwood, Patricio O’Ward, Graham Rahal and Rinus VeeKay.
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship is the first step on the Road to Indy. In addition to providing a vital training ground for rising stars just out of the karting ranks, the series champion will earn a scholarship package valued at $401,305 to advance to the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires in 2022. Drivers who have honed their skills in the series include Oliver Askew, Austin Cindric, RC Enerson, Braden Eves, Colton Herta, Kyle Kirkwood, Spencer Pigot and Rinus VeeKay.
The Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich® Tires is the signature spec series for Mazda Motorsports. Mazda-powered grassroots champions can earn a Mazda scholarship to compete in the series. The Mazda MX-5 Cup champion earns a $250,000 scholarship.
SPEED Energy Stadium SUPER Trucks return to the streets of St. Petersburg! Created by former INDYCAR and NASCAR driver Robby Gordon, This series is always a fan favorite and adds to the thrills of the on track action. These identically-prepared, high-horsepower trucks will fly across jumps, power down the straightaways, and slide through the turns.
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