Askew Piles Up Fourth USF2000 Win Of The Young Season

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INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Oliver Askew pulled off a flawless performance today to win his fourth straight Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship powered by Mazda race of the season, in the first of two races this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.

The 20-year-old from Jupiter, Florida said winning at IMS is something he will cherish.

“It’s crazy!” he said. “I was screaming on the radio. It’s just such a massive facility and so much history has happened here. I’ve always watched this race (Indianapolis 500) on TV and this year will be the first year that I’ll see it in person.”

Askew, driving the No. 3 Mazda Motorsports/MC Racing Tatuus USF-17 for Cape Motorsports, launched away from Team Pelfrey’s Kaylen Frederick (No. 81 Team Pelfrey Pilot ONE Racing) on a restart with just over 10 minutes remaining after a 20-minute caution period. Askew drove a clean and steady final nine laps and crossed the line with a healthy 3.3461-second lead over Frederick, whose second-place finish was later nullified for a technical infraction.

Askew, the 2016 Mazda scholarship shootout winner, noted that the key to winning the race was nailing the restart.

The race was pretty straightforward,” he said. “I had to make sure that I got a good restart because, with these long straightaways, it’s easy for another car to draft up and attack.

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