Road To Indy Insider Rob Howden talks with 2020 F4 US Championship title winner Hunter Yeany, who will make his Road To Indy debut this season with Velocity Racing Development in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires.
The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship grid will be both strong and expanded in 2021. Road to Indy Insider Rob Howden chats with USF2000 rookie Ely Navarro on this episode of 'RTI Insider Live'. The 16-year-old from Fishers, IN was the 2020 Lucas Oil School of Racing Formula Car Series champion and will compete with DEForce Racing this season.
As part of his 2020 season review shows, Road to Indy Insider Rob Howden spent some time chatting with Indy Pro 2000 champion Sting Ray Robb from Juncos Racing. The American had a spectacular second half of the season and put an exclamation point on the campaign, winning in St. Petersburg while also resetting both the qualifying and race lap track records.
Rob sat down with newly-crowned USF2000 champion Christian Rasmussen just a week after finishing up the Road To Indy season to discuss his 2020 campaign, with its highs and lows, as well as the Dane's plans for the 2021 season.
Following Wednesday's official confirmation of the return of the Indy Lights program in 2021, Road to Indy Insider and series voice Rob Howden sat down with Andersen Promotions CEO Dan Andersen to discuss the announcement, the enhancements added to the scholarships, and the new IndyCar test for the top-three drivers in the 2021 championship.
Juncos Racing's Sting Ray Robb broke through with his first win at Mid-Ohio in late July, and followed this with a sweep of the tripleheader at IMS just over a month later. Sting Ray joins Rob on the RTI Insider podcast to discuss what getting these wins meant to him and how his team and these performances have help strengthen his confidence and momentum heading back to Mid-Ohio.
The USF2000 and Indy Pro 2000 series took to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course last week (September 3-4) and Pabst Racing's Eduardo Barrichello scored his first RTI win in the opening race of the tripleheader, and then backed it up with a win in the second race as well. The Brazilian joined Rob to talk about his IMS victories, his relationship with his legendary father, his development time in karting, his road to USF2000 and what he see as his future goals.
It was quick turn-around for the Indy Pro 2000 Championship teams as the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires were back racing on the IMS road course on Thursday and Friday. Before heading to the next event, Road To Indy Insider Rob Howden spoke with World Wide Technology Raceway winner Devlin De Francesco, as well as two young drivers who were set to make their USF2000 debuts that weekend with Legacy Autosport - Michael Myers and Simon Sikes.
With the next Road to Indy event over a week away at Lucas Oil Raceway, Rob sat down with Pabst Racing's Hunter McElrea and Miller Vinatieri Motorsports' Jack William Miller to debrief on their runs at Mid-Ohio. They capped the show with a look forward to the first oval event of the year.