Road to Indy Spring Training to be held at Homestead-Miami Speedway this weekend

Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires Spring Training is set to visit Homestead-Miami Speedway March 2-4. Drivers from three INDYCAR-sanctioned divisions – Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – will participate in the test.

Road to Indy is the proving grounds for drivers hoping to one day compete in the NTT IndyCar Series. The Indy Lights champion is awarded a $1.1 million scholarship package for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. In the 2018 Indianapolis 500, 25 of the 33 starters were Road to Indy alumni, including some IndyCar’s biggest stars.

  • Helio Castroneves –three-time Indianapolis 500 winner (2001-02, 09)
  • Scott Dixon –three-time NTT IndyCar Champion (2013, 15, 18)
  • James Hinchcliffe –2011 NTT IndyCar Rookie of the Year
  • Tony Kanaan –2013 Indianapolis 500 winner

Six drivers who reside in Florida will be taking part in this weekend’s testing session:

  • Oliver Askew, 21, of Jupiter is driving for Andretti Autosport, and was the 2017 Cooper Tires USF2000 champion. During the 2019 season, Askew will compete in the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires series.
  • Kyle Kirkwood, 20, also hails from Jupiter and will be competing in the 2019 Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. Last season won 12-of-14 races to capture the 2018 Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship.
  • Lucas Kohl, 20, resides in Miami and is a native of Brazil. Kohl finished third in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship last season and in 2019 he will compete in the Indy Lights division.
  • Darren Keane, 18, of Boca Raton is an engineering major at University of Florida. Keane will compete in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship division during the 2019 season.
  • Reece Gold, 15, born in Miami and currently residing in Puerto Rico, joins the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship after winning the $100k scholarship as the Lucas Oil Formula Car Race Series champion.
  • Eduardo Barrichello, 17, residing in Orlando, begins his rookie Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship season driving for Miller Vinatieri Motorsports, a collaboration between former Indy Lights and IndyCar driver Dr. Jack Miller and Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri. Barrichello is the son of Formula One legend Rubens Barrichello.

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