PALMETTO, Fla. – All three levels of the Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires will continue to enjoy competition at three high profile venues, as Andersen Promotions and Green Savoree Racing Promotions have announced a new multi-year contract.
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda will all be in action on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.; Toronto, Ontario; and at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio through 2020.
All three events — respectively known as the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Honda Indy Toronto and Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio — will be highlighted by rounds of the Verizon IndyCar Series.
“Eight years ago the Mazda Road to Indy’s relationship with Green Savoree began with USF2000 at St. Petersburg, and over the years it has been a tremendous partnership,” said Dan Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “This renewal to have the entire Mazda Road to Indy at all three Green Savoree events through 2020 is the perfect foundation for what we believe to be the best calendar of road courses, street circuits and oval venues designed to train young drivers for careers in professional racing.”
“Kim [Green] and Kevin [Savoree] have three of the premier events on the Verizon IndyCar Series schedule – a testament to their skills in organizing and promoting – and we are very pleased to be a part of their success.”
The waterfront street course at St. Petersburg, the cosmopolitan Toronto street circuit – the second longest-running street race in North American open wheel racing – and picturesque Mid-Ohio Sports Car course have played host to the Mazda Road to Indy since the inception of the IndyCar-sanctioned ladder system in 2010.
“The racing competition and the depth of driver talent showcased in the Mazda Road to Indy have been fantastic. Dan (Andersen) and his Andersen Promotions team have done a phenomenal job of building each step of the development ladder for open-wheel racing’s future stars,” said Savoree, president and chief operating officer of Green Savoree Racing Promotions.
“We’re proud to have all three series return and be key features at all three of our IndyCar venues for an additional three years.”
CREDIT: Andersen Promotions