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.

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Malukas Wins for HMD to Take Indy Lights Points Lead

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Malukas withstood enormous pressure from yesterday’s winner Kyle Kirkwood to claim a memorable victory in this morning’s thrilling 40-lap Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Andersen Interior Contracting. The second win of the young season for Read More…

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Dominant Dane Rasmussen Takes First Indy Pro 2000 Win

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Denmark’s Christian Rasmussen claimed a stylish maiden Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires victory this morning on the streets of St. Petersburg for the Jay Howard Driver Development team. It was no more than he deserved. After knocking Read More…

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Brooks Jumps to USF2000 Points Lead with St. Pete Double

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Christian Brooks and the Exclusive Autosport team enjoyed a near perfect weekend on the streets of St. Petersburg. The Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship sophomore claimed a pair of victories today on the unforgiving 1.8-mile street circuit, elevating himself from fifth Read More…

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Kirkwood Leads Andretti Indy Lights 1-2 on the Streets of St. Petersburg

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Kyle Kirkwood loves the Streets of St. Petersburg. At the track where he made a victorious debut on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires by winning his first USF2000 race and championship in 2018, Kirkwood, from Jupiter, Fla., Read More…

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Eves Breezes to Indy Pro 2000 Win on the St. Pete Streets

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Braden Eves scored another beautifully crafted victory this afternoon in the opening leg of the Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires. The 21-year-old from New Albany, Ohio, led from flag to flag for Exclusive Read More…

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Andretti Autosport Expands Development Program with Addition of Wheldon Brothers

Story Credit: Andretti Autosport PRPhoto Credit: Jared DePouw Andretti Autosport has announced an expansion to the team’s development efforts with the addition of brothers Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon as junior drivers. Through its history, Andretti Autosport has been committed to developing driver, crew and engineering talent across its wide range of operations. “Dan was family Read More…

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Five Different Road to Indy Pole Winners in St. Petersburg

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The ultra-competitive nature of this year’s Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel racing development ladder was plain for all to see today during qualifying on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Fla.   Kyle Kirkwood (Andretti Autosport), from Jupiter, Read More…

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Road to Indy Racers Face a Fresh Challenge in St. Petersburg

Story Credit: Road to Indy PR PALMETTO, Fla. – There is no respite for the teams and drivers on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires open-wheel racing development ladder, or indeed their more experienced cohorts in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES at the pinnacle of the sport in North America.   Just a few Read More…

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Rasmussen Takes Charge in Indy Pro 2000 But McElrea Wins

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo LEEDS, Ala. – Denmark’s Christian Rasmussen was a dominant force in today’s second leg of the Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires, but it was New Zealander Hunter McElrea who claimed the victory spoils following a dramatic 30-lap contest. Read More…

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Comeback King Malukas Scores First Indy Lights Victory

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo LEEDS, Ala. – Teenager David Malukas bounced back from a disappointing start to his season yesterday by claiming a dominant victory in today’s second leg of the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Alabama Presented by Cooper Tires. Malukas, from Chicago, Ill., led from flag Read More…