RACING LADDER PROGRESSION
Race car drivers aren’t born, they’re made. Just like the world’s most competitive professional sports, athletes need to be molded and tested repeatedly to continue to elevate the standards of the sport and to rise above the competition. In racing, a sport of reflex, strength and endurance, most drivers begin their love for the sport before they’re even allowed to legally drive on city streets.
Since its launch in 2010, the Mazda Road to Indy has attracted competitors from around the globe. Drivers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Finland, France, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, the United Kingdom, Venezuela, Wales and Zimbabwe have been part of the grids, showcasing their talents at premier venues on a mix of road courses, temporary street circuits and ovals.
The Mazda Road to Indy is the breeding ground for tomorrow’s world-class open-wheel race car drivers, where these athletes perfect their instincts and abilities as they progress through the ladder system. It is comprised of three series: the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda, the Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.