Irish driver wins Road to Indy scholarship

Keith Donegan pic: IndyCar.com

Irishman Keith Donegan has won the Mazda Road to Indy (MRTI) Scholarship Shootout.

The 20-year-old will receive USD 200,000 towards a season in the USF2000 Championship, the first of four rungs on the MRTI ladder which culminates with the Verizon IndyCar Series.

Donegan beat 16 other hopefuls, including New Zealand Formula 1600 champion Liam Lawson and Australian Formula Ford Series winner Max Vidau.

The shootout took place over two days at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park.

The 2018 USF2000 Championship begins with the IndyCar Series at St Petersburg on March 9-11.

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