VeeKay Signs Off in Style at WeatherTech Raceway
 September 23, 2019| 
  • Team News
VeeKay recap 2019
MONTEREY, Calif. – Rinus VeeKay completed his 2019 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship season in style, winning both Rounds 17 and 18 in dominant fashion.

After securing pole position for both races of the season finale event, the Mazda Motorsports Scholarship driver took control from the start for Saturday afternoon's race and went on to lead every lap of the encounter, securing the fastest lap in the process.

"I knew Oliver was going to be the champion before this weekend, so I decided to just focus on being the best I can be” said a delighted VeeKay. “It’s a pretty tough track, especially after only having one practice session, but it suits my driving. Lots of high-speed corners and I like the elevation, it’s a lot of fun. Since Portland, my goal has been to show the IndyCar team owners what I’m capable of. I think they saw great tire management and speed throughout the race.”

Powered on by his family who were in attendance, the young Dutchman was in no mood to stop there. For the final race of the season on Sunday morning, VeeKay once again enjoyed an excellent start and went on to lead every lap, finishing over five seconds ahead of Oliver Askew. It was the end to a dominant weekend which included two pole positions, two race wins, two fastest laps, as well as leading every lap of both races.

“To finish the season sweeping the entire weekend is something I’m proud of.Looking back, Road to Indy has given me so many opportunities to grow and I’m grateful for that. Everything I learned is valuable and I will be able to take these lessons with me to IndyCar. Winning today is the best way I could end my career here in Indy Lights. I’m so happy.”

VeeKay, who enjoys the support of Mazda Motorsports, JUMBO, LaPlace, Team Netherlands/KNAFTalentFirst and Gullwing Racing Insurance, now has 16 Road to Indy wins to his name and his attentions turn to securing a full-time ride in the NTT IndyCar Series. Fans can keep up-to-speed with all off-season developments courtesy of VeeKay’s social media channels.

 


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