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Mazda Road To Indy Dates Set For 2018
October 17, 2017
The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, which offers more than $3.5 million in scholarships and awards, will continue its momentum at premier road courses, street circuits and oval venues in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series in the 2018 racing season.
Mazda Road To Indy Dates Set For 2018

The Mazda Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires has unveiled its 2018 calendar of events.

The driver development program, which offers more than $3.5 million in scholarships and awards, will continue its momentum at premier road courses, street circuits and oval venues in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series.

The platform is comprised of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.

In Pro Mazda, the National Class will be replaced by the Pro Mazda Classic Series – a six-weekend, 12-race championship within the Pro Mazda Championship utilizing the older Pro Mazda rotary-powered cars from 2002 to 2017. The series will see a separate points chart, prize money and year-end awards.

While there is no limitation on PMC Series testing, Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 will see amended testing rules. Indy Lights in-season testing is restricted to two days per team with two additional days available for use with current Pro Mazda and USF2000 drivers. Pro Mazda and USF2000 teams are permitted four days of in-season testing per driver but not at tracks yet to hold an event.

The annual Mazda Road to Indy Spring Training will take place at Homestead-Miami Speedway on February 23-26. Indy Lights will test on the 1.5-mile oval on February 23 and the 2.21-mile road course on February 26. Pro Mazda and USF2000 will run on the weekend – February 24 and 25.

2018 Mazda Road To Indy Schedules
Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires

March 9-11 – Streets of St Petersburg – St. Petersburg, Fla.
April 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park – Leeds, Ala.
May 10-12 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Indianapolis, Ind.
May 25 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Ind.
June 22-24 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 7-8 – Iowa Speedway – Newton, Iowa
July 13-15 – Exhibition Place – Toronto, Ontario
July 27-29 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Aug. 24-25 – Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, Ill.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 – Portland Int’l Raceway – Portland, Ore.

Pro Mazda presented by Cooper Tires

March 9-11 – Streets of St Petersburg – St. Petersburg, Fla.
April 20-22 – Barber Motorsports Park – Leeds, Ala.
May 10-12 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Indianapolis, Ind.
June 22-24 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 13-15 – Exhibition Place – Toronto, Ontario
July 27-29 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Aug. 24-25 – Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, Ill.
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 – Portland Int’l Raceway – Portland, Ore.

Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda
March 9-11 – Streets of St Petersburg – St. Petersburg, Fla.
May 10-12 – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course – Indianapolis, Ind.
June 22-24 – Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wis.
July 13-15 – Exhibition Place – Toronto, Ontario
July 27-29 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio
Aug. 31-Sept. 2 – Portland Int’l Raceway – Portland, Ore.