Re-branded for 2019 and beyond, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires debuted as the Pro Mazda Championship in 2013, replacing the Star Mazda Championship which ceased operation in 2012 after 22 years. The series is sanctioned by INDYCAR and owned and operated by Andersen Promotions. It is the second official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder system, bridging the gap between the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Juncos Racing’s Rinus VeeKay and Exclusive Autosport’s Parker Thompson battled for top honors throughout the 2018 season, with VeeKay claiming the champion’s title and the scholarship to advance to Indy Lights in 2019.

2018 was an exciting season for the series, with the introduction of the new Tatuus PM-18 chassis, completing the revitalization of all three levels. State-of-the-art chassis are in service across the board meeting the highest safety standards, including the Dallara IL-15, which debuted in Indy Lights in 2015, and the Tatuus USF-17 that was introduced to rave reviews in 2017.

The PM-18 will be the series’ standard for at least the next five years. It replaced the Élan chassis which was introduced in 2004 and provided the basis for a long list of talented young drivers to develop their skills.

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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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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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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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Road to Indy Qualifying Records Shattered at Barber

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo LEEDS, Ala. – A new season for the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires is under way. And how! A total of 56 drivers representing a dozen different nationalities took full advantage of perfect weather conditions today at Barber Motorsports Park as new Read More…

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Road to Indy Distributes Over $1M in End of Season Awards

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – The Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires yesterday officially crowned its 2020 series champions and additional winners in an abbreviated awards ceremony held trackside at the Mahaffey Theater. The event capped off an exciting end of the season for Read More…

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McElrea Earns First Indy Pro 2000 Win in Pabst 1-2 at St. Pete

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Hunter McElrea left his best until last during his rookie season in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. After taking five podium finishes, the New Zealander took full advantage of a rare error by series champion Sting Read More…

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Robb Scores Another Stylish Indy Pro 2000 Win in St. Pete

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Sting Ray Robb tied up the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires earlier this month at New Jersey Motorsports Park and added another string to his bow with an emphatic performance in today’s Indy Pro 2000 Grand Prix Read More…