MRTI: Urrutia Takes Barber Indy Lights Loot; Moves Different Winners Streak to Five

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LEEDS, Ala. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — The streak of different 2016 Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires winners continued on Sunday as Uruguayan driver Santiago Urrutia claimed victory the Indy Lights Legacy 100 at Barber Motorsports Park for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian. Urrutia, 19, laid down a marker Saturday by also posting the fastest …

PWC: Michael Cooper Scores Maiden Pirelli World Challenge Win at Barber

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LEEDS, Ala. – official series release — PWC photo — Michael Cooper scored his first career Pirelli World Challenge GT victory Sunday afternoon at Barber Motorsports Park. Martin Fuentes and Alec Udell scored their second victories in as many days in GTA and GT Cup. When the green flag waved second-starter Cooper, in the No. 8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-V.R, …

MRTI: Oh Canada! Parker Thompson Sweeps USF2000 Stops at Barber

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LEEDS, Ala. – official series release — USF2000 photo — Canadian Parker Thompson secured a clean sweep of the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda events at Barber Motorsports Park, capitalizing on his maiden victory Friday and winning again Saturday for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing. Australian Luke Gabin finished second for JAY Motorsports, while teenaged New Yorker …

MRTI: Pelfrey Power; O’Ward Bests Teammate Telitz for Barber Pro Mazda Win

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LEEDS, Ala. – official series release — Road to Indy photo — Team Pelfrey once again flexed its muscles in Saturday’s third round of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at Barber Motorsports Park. Wisconsin native Aaron Telitz led for most of the 40-minute contest, but teenaged Mexican Patricio O’Ward pounced soon after a restart in the closing …

INDYCAR: Pagenaud Continues Hot Streak; Claims Barber Pole for Team Penske

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LEEDS, Ala. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Team Penske’s Simon Pagenaud continued his 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series hot streak at Barber Motorsports Park, winning the Verizon P1 Award for Sunday’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama with a lap of 1 minute, 6.7262 seconds (124.089 mph). Pagenaud, who won last weekend’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach and leads …

MRTI: Kyle Kaiser Leads Indy Lights to Barber; Seeks Second Win of 2016 Season

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PALMETTO, Fla. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — Kyle Kaiser will be looking to extend his advantage in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires when all three open-wheel development series which comprise the Mazda Road to Indy driver development program visit scenic Barber Motorsports Park in Leeds, Alabama this weekend in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series. …

INDYCAR: Josef Newgarden Shows He’s a ‘Natural’ During Media Karting Event in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — official series release — Shawn Gritzmacher/IndyCar photo — “You’re pretty good for a first-timer; a natural talent.” Those were the words of the public address announcer to Josef Newgarden after the Ed Carpenter Racing driver set the fastest lap times at a media karting race on Monday at Autobahn Indoor Speedway in Bessemer, Ala. Newgarden, who collected …

MRTI: Nearly 50 Road to Indy Drivers Prepping for Spring Training at Barber Motorsports Park

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PALMETTO, Fla. – official series release — Nearly 50 up-and-coming drivers representing no fewer than 18 nations will converge this week on Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., for the official Mazda Road to Indy Spring Training Test – the final opportunity for teams to prepare for the following week’s season-opening races on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla. All three …

INDYCAR: At Long Last; Newgarden Claims Elusive First IndyCar WIn at Barber

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — official series release — Chris Jones/IndyCar photo — Josef Newgarden wasn’t nervous with three-time Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and a hard-charging Graham Rahal within striking distance in the closing laps of the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The 24-year-old Tennessee native held off both competitors and pulled away for his first Verizon IndyCar Series …

INDY LIGHTS: Twice is Nice; Pigot Sweeps Indy Lights Weekend in Alabama

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — Spencer Pigot clearly has a taste for victory at Barber Motorsports Park. One year ago he won both rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires at the scenic 2.3-mile road course in rural Alabama. This weekend, after stepping up to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires …

PRO MAZDA: Championship Leader Alberico Wins at Barber, Extends Points Gap

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – official series release — Pro Mazda photo — Neil Alberico bounced back to prominence Sunday morning for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, winning an action-packed Mazda Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. The 22-year-old had struggled two weeks ago at NOLA Motorsports Park, finishing sixth after winning both opening rounds of the Pro Mazda Championship …