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Mazda announced as sponsor of the Road to Indy

by Ryan Stringfield
Posted December 9, 2010 at 11:12 am open wheel racing news

What would we do without Mazda?

It was announced earlier today that Mazda will expand its unparalleled support of open-wheel racing in 2011 by adding scholarships at each level of the “Road to Indy” driver development ladder.

Exact details of each scholarship haven’t been released, but we do know that the USF2000 champion will receive a scholarship to compete in Star Mazda. The Star Mazda champion will receive a scholarship to participate in Indy Lights and the Indy Lights champion will receive a scholarship to compete in the top rung: IndyCar.

This is a tremendous development for today’s karters looking to venture up the motorsports ladder and graduate to the upper echelon of open-wheel racing in North America.



  1. Stefan on December 9, 2010 12:13 pm

    Fantastic news, great work Mazda. All young drivers appreciate the support in the junior series’.

  2. NaBUru38 on December 9, 2010 3:48 pm

    This is truly amazing news! Now I’d love to hear IndyCar getting involved with karting. And a Road to Indy race at Laguna Seca while IndyCar is travelling to Japan!

  3. Doug on December 9, 2010 5:20 pm

    What ever happened to the IRL sanctioning/supporting the Stars of Karting? Are they still doing that? With such a great involvement in cars, it would seem a no brainer to support a karting series as well.

  4. auto mechanic work on December 11, 2010 2:33 am

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