Since its launch in 2010, the Road to Indy ladder system has attracted competitors from around the globe. Drivers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Zimbabwe have been part of the grids, showcasing their talents at premier venues on a mix of road courses, temporary street circuits and ovals.

From “The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party” in St. Petersburg, Fla., to the famed Brickyard – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – drivers compete on the NTT IndyCar Series stage in front of large crowds and television cameras as well as team owners, sponsors and media.

Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Road to Indy provides drivers, teams and sponsors an opportunity to gain valuable experience on and off the track while following a clear-cut path of progression through three development series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Spencer Pigot, 25, exemplifies the success of the Road to Indy platform.

Pigot, who began karting at age 9, made the move into car racing in 2009, winning the Skip Barber Shoot-Out Top Scholarship Award and a season of competition in the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series Presented by Mazda as an official Mazda Development driver. He claimed the title as a rookie to secure another Mazda scholarship prize and ensure his graduation onto the first step of the Road to Indy, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, in 2011.

After consecutive runner-up finishes in the USF2000 title-chase, Pigot capped another two years in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by winning the crown and another scholarship prize in 2014 which enabled him to move on to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2015.

Pigot earned his fourth scholarship – a prize valued at $1M with a guaranteed three-race program in IndyCar including the Indianapolis 500 – by claiming the 2015 Indy Lights title and made his NTT IndyCar Series debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016. He now drives full-time for Ed Carpenter Racing.

2020 Race Season Indy Pro 2000 Road to Indy USF2000

New Jersey Motorsports Park Added to Road to Indy Calendar

PALMETTO, Fla. – With the recent cancellation of the September NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires events at Portland International Raceway and WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Andersen Promotions today announced the addition of New Jersey Motorsports Park to its 2020 schedule. The 500-plus acre motorsports Read More…

2020 Race Season Indy Pro 2000 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Road to Indy

Frost, Petrov Share Indy Pro 2000 Honors at Road America

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Today’s Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Presented by Cooper Tires Honoring First Responders provided a thrilling start to the new Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season as Singapore’s Danial Frost and Russian Artem Petrov shared the pair Read More…

2020 Race Season REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Road to Indy USF2000

Rasmussen Dominates Opening USF2000 Rounds at Road America

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Christian Rasmussen began the new Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season in perfect style by dominating today’s USF2000 Grand Prix of Road America Presented by Cooper Tires Honoring First Responders. A race winner three times during his rookie campaign in 2019, Read More…

2020 Race Season Indy Pro 2000 REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Road to Indy USF2000

Frost, Rasmussen Pace the Fields for Initial Road to Indy Action

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires season is finally under way, with the first two races for both the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship due to take place tomorrow Read More…

2020 Race Season Indy Pro 2000 Road to Indy USF2000

Road to Indy Open Test at Mid-Ohio Sets the Ball Rolling Again

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo LEXINGTON, Ohio – Take Two! More than three months after the first attempt to start the season in Florida was thwarted by the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires took its first steps toward some degree of Read More…

2020 Race Season NTT IndyCar Series REV Group Grand Prix at Road America Road to Indy

INDYCAR to Welcome Fans for July 9-12 Race Weekend at Road America

Story Credit: INDYCAR PR INDIANAPOLIS (June 25, 2020) – The NTT INDYCAR SERIES will welcome fans back to the track for the first time in 2020 on July 9-12 at Road America for the REV Group Grand Prix presented by American Medical Response doubleheader race weekend. Under the guidance of public health officials, medical experts Read More…

2020 Race Season Indy Pro 2000 Road to Indy USF2000

Andersen Promotions Confirms 2020 USF2000/Indy Pro 2000 Schedules

Story Credit: Road to Indy PR PALMETTO, Fla. (June 1, 2020) – With the final pieces of the current puzzle falling into place, Andersen Promotions today announced a revised 2020 schedule for the first two rungs of the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. Announced in March, the season-opener at Road America alongside INDYCAR Read More…

2020 Race Season Indy Lights Road to Indy

Indy Lights Schedule on Hiatus Until 2021

Story Credit: Road to Indy PR INDIANAPOLIS, Ind./PALMETTO, Fla. (June 1, 2020) – INDYCAR and Andersen Promotions today announced that Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition will be deferred until 2021 following a joint meeting over the weekend to address several variables affecting the 2020 calendar. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and modifications to Read More…

2020 Race Season iRacing Road to Indy

Denes, Castro Share Watkins Glen iRacing eSeries Honors

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo/iRacing PALMETTO, Fla. (May 27, 2020) – Californian Phillippe Denes solidified his lead in the TireRack.com Road to Indy iRacing eSeries Presented by Cooper Tires by scoring yet another virtual victory this evening at the iconic Watkins Glen International road course in upstate New York. Read More…

2020 Race Season iRacing Road to Indy

Castro, Kaeser Shine as New iRacing eSeries Winners at LOR

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo/iRacing PALMETTO, Fla. (May 20, 2020 )– A virtual rendition of the tight 0.686-mile Lucas Oil Raceway oval in Brownsburg, Ind., provided a pair of thrilling races this evening for the TireRack.com Road to Indy iRacing eSeries Presented by Cooper Tires. Andre Castro (Legacy Autosport), Read More…