Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the NTT IndyCar Series offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the NTT IndyCar Series. These stars drive single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Speedway E85R fuel.
The third and final step on the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires debuted as Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires in 2014. Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the series operated by Andersen Promotions, which oversees all three levels of the ladder system including the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship and the Indy Pro 2000 Championship presented by Cooper Tires. Indy Lights has produced some of the NTT IndyCar Series’ biggest names during its 33-year history, including Scott Dixon, James Hinchcliffe, Tony Kanaan and Josef Newgarden to name a few. More recently, several Indy Lights champions and front-runners have gone on to pursue their dream of racing in the NTT IndyCar Series and the famed Indianapolis 500. Among them are 2018 champion Patricio O’Ward, 2018 vice champion Colton Herta, 2017 champion Kyle Kaiser, 2016 champion Ed Jones, 2015 champion Spencer Pigot, 2014 champion Gabby Chaves as well as recent graduates Jack Harvey, Matheus Leist, Felix Rosenqvist and Zach Veach.
The Lamborghini Super Trofeo race series returns to North America for its 7th season. The 2019 season kicks off with a debut stop at the 16 turn 2.38 mile Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama alongside the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama. The series then moves onto the historic circuits of Watkins Glen, Road America, Virginia International Raceway and Laguna Seca alongside the IMSA sanctioned WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the preeminent US road racing series. Five action-packed race weekends as the drivers race for more than just fame, points and the ultimate championship title. To the victors go not only the spoils, but they will also be invited to participate in the Super Trofeo World Final held in the city of Jerez de la Frontera, Spain in October.
The Battery Tender Global Mazda MX-5 Cup presented by BFGoodrich Tires is the signature spec series for the Mazda Road to 24 (#MRT24), the sports car counterpart to the Mazda Road to Indy (#MRTI). The MX-5 Cup race cars start as complete MX-5 road cars from the Mazda Hiroshima, Japan factory before being transported to engineering development partner Long Road Racing in Statesville, North Carolina where they are produced into a race car. The process includes disassembly of the production car, welding and painting of a full roll cage and interior, and assembly of the race car, adding more than 250 motorsports-specific parts. Other components of the car, including the Mazda SKYACTIV 2.0 liter engine are sealed to ensure even competition and a cost-effective platform.
The IMSA-sanctioned Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama is now in its 15th season as one of Porsche’s 21 single-make Cup Challenge series in the world. The series produces intense, exciting competition for semi-professional and aspiring professional drivers in the world’s most produced and iconic racecar, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.