Whatsapping with Hunter McElrea: ‘I know I have the car to win every weekend’

One of the best kept secrets on the Road to Indy, 22-year-old Hunter McElrea finally gets his big break going into 2022. Three years ago, he missed winning the USF2000 championship by only five points, after which he graduated to Indy Pro 2000 with Pabst Racing. It’s been a tough run at times, as McElrea and Pabst adjusted to a series new to team and … Continue reading Whatsapping with Hunter McElrea: ‘I know I have the car to win every weekend’

Road to Indy test preview: Nannini and Foster sizing up a move to the US

With thirteen cars on the Indy Lights entry list for this weekend’s Chris Griffis Memorial open test, we get a first glimpse of what the grid for 2022 could look like. Here’s your run-through ahead of this weekend’s testing action, which also includes Indy Pro 2000 and USF2000 By Jeroen Demmendaal Plenty of changes are coming for Indy Lights powerhouse teams HMD Motorsports and Andretti … Continue reading Road to Indy test preview: Nannini and Foster sizing up a move to the US

Exclusive: Kirkwood aims for Indy Lights title and Greg Moore record at Mid-Ohio

Earlier this week F1 Feeder Series already spoke exclusively with David Malukas, and now we’ve had a one-to-one with the other championship contender in Indy Lights: Andretti Autosport’s force of nature Kyle Kirkwood. The Floridian spoke about his dominance in Laguna Seca, his confidence going into the season finale at Mid-Ohio and his plans for 2022. By Jeroen Demmendaal Yes, he did enjoy attending the … Continue reading Exclusive: Kirkwood aims for Indy Lights title and Greg Moore record at Mid-Ohio

Meet USF Juniors, the newest entry-level feeder series in the United States

It’s affordable, a true entry-level series for teenage speed devils and run by the same people that are responsible for the highly successful Road to Indy – meet USF Juniors! F1 Feeder Series had an exclusive first look at the newest open-wheel feeder series in the United States. By Jeroen Demmendaal For those of us actively following the feeder series below Formula 1 and IndyCar, … Continue reading Meet USF Juniors, the newest entry-level feeder series in the United States

Penske and IndyCar regain full control of Indy Lights after 2021 season

Penske Entertainment, owner of the NTT IndyCar Series, has decided to regain full control and operational management of Indy Lights, the final stage of the Road to Indy ladder below the NTT IndyCar Series. By Jeroen Demmendaal The move will take effect after the 2021 season and is expected to see Penske Entertainment use its considerable commercial and media fire power to further amplify the … Continue reading Penske and IndyCar regain full control of Indy Lights after 2021 season

Indy Lights title battle tightens at Gateway amid mysterious tire issues

The Indy Lights title battle tightened considerably at the Gateway oval in Illinois this weekend, as Chicago’s David Malukas swept the weekend for HMD Motorsports and took over the standings lead from his main rival and fellow American, Andretti Autosport driver Kyle Kirkwood. Meanwhile, Linus Lundqvist of Sweden had a character-building weekend that included a high-speed crash in Race 1 and lost ground in the … Continue reading Indy Lights title battle tightens at Gateway amid mysterious tire issues

Road to Indy round-up: St Petersburg

Andretti recovers in Indy Lights from a slow start at Barber, a tight four-way battle for the title in Indy Pro 2000 and Christian Brooks takes the lead in USF2000! By Jeroen Demmendaal Indy Lights The opening weekend at Barber was always going to be an outlier in this year’s Indy Lights season. The HMD Motorsports/Global Racing Group had spent a lot of time testing … Continue reading Road to Indy round-up: St Petersburg

Indy Lights season preview – Get ready for a title battle royale

Just a warning up front: in preparing for this Indy Lights season preview, I partly revisited the text I wrote last year ahead of the 2020 Indy Lights season. After all, while the 2020 season eventually got cancelled because of the pandemic, many of the names that were scheduled to compete then are back on the roster now. And since several of those drivers basically … Continue reading Indy Lights season preview – Get ready for a title battle royale