Mid-Ohio: Mazda Road to Indy Saturday recap

Starting today's race from pole, O'Ward crossed the finish line first after leading all 30 laps. The talented rookie collected his sixth win and delivers Andretti Autosport its tenth Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory of the season.

Extending his lead in the points championship, O'Ward's momentum shows no sign of slowing as the young driver has led 293 laps this season collecting eight poles and now ten podium finishes.

Rinus VeeKay (Juncos Racing) led all 25 laps of green-flag racing to win the first Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires race of the Mid-Ohio doubleheader weekend. It was VeekKay's third straight win and fifth of the season, tightening Pro Mazda championship battle with Parker Thompson (Exclusive Autosport) heading into Sunday's second race.

Kyle Kirkwood, who clinched the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda title by winning a day earlier, drove to victory in the second race of the weekend tripleheader. Starting second, Kirkwood (Cape Motorsports) took the lead on the opening lap when pole sitter Kaylen Frederick braked too hard in Turn 2 and went off course. Kirkwood drove on to his eighth consecutive win and ninth of the season.

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