In 2019, the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires entered its twenty-ninth season as one of
North America's premier open-wheel driver development series.
Series graduates have gone on to race in F1, Indy Cars, NASCAR and IMSA.
The attraction of the Pro Formula Mazda series is the scholarship program which advances drivers to the Indy Lights series.
In 2018, a new chassis was introduced. The Tatuus PM-18 would be the spec car for the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires. Tatuus is an Italian chassis manufacturer founded in 1980 by Artico Sandona.
The PM-18 uses the same chassis and components as the USF-17. The USF-17 is the car used for the USF2000 National Championship. The chassis is a full carbon and aluminum honeycomb monocoque chassis meeting FIA F4 safety standards, including side impact panels, front and rear impact structures. In addition to safety enhancements, the car includes a six-speed paddle shift gearbox and two-way adjustable shock absorbers.
The Tatuus is powered by a two-liter Mazda MZR-PM18A engine featuring a fly-by-wire throttle system and a Cosworth SQ6 engine management system.
The 2019 Pro Mazda Championship opening weekend was held at Saint Petersburg and the season ended in September at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Races were in support of the IndyCar Series, except for the contest at Lucas Oil Raceway. All road and street course events were doubleheaders, with the exceptions of Lucas Oil Raceway and Gateway Motorsports Park, which hosted one race each.
Rounds eight and nine of the 2019 Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires were held a Toronto's Exhibition Place. Drivers would compete in two forty-minute contests around the eleven-turn 1.755-mile temporary street circuit.
|Daniel Frost earned three podium results before finding the rostrum's top step at Lucas Oil Raceway. The Singaporean driver qualified third fastest in the weekend's first race in Toronto. Frost slipped by the pole-sitter, Kyle Kirkwood, on the opening lap for the lead and despite two cautions, he held on for his second win of the season. On Sunday, he qualified and finished fourth in the No. 68 Tatuus PM-18.|
|Last year's USF2000 champion, Kyle Kirkwood, drove the No. 28 RP Motorsport Racing Tatuus PM-18. The title contender qualified on the pole for race one in Toronto. At the start of the contest, Kirkwood when a little wide and lost positions to Daniel Frost and Rasmus Lindh. On the second lap, his teammate, Ian Rodriguez, knocked him out of contention. Kirkwood won the finale despite pressure from Parker Thompson.|
|The points leader, Rasmus Lindh, drove the No. 10 Juncos Racing Tatuus PM-18. Lindh started round eight in Toronto on the outside of the front row. He used Kyle Kirkwood's opening lap error to follow Daniel Frost into second place. Lindh held the position to the checkered flag. He qualified second fastest for Sunday's race; however, early in the contest, Lindh lost the place to Parker Thompson and finished third.|
|Canadian Parker Thompson was one of the favourites to win this year's Pro Mazda Champion. The driver of the No. 8 Abel Motorsports Tatuus PM-18 finished second in last season's title chase and swept the first two rounds of 2019. Thompson qualified seven for Saturday's contest in Toronto and collected the final spot on the podium. He started third in the last race and battled with Rasmus Lindh to finish second.|
|The podium for round nine of the 2019 Pro Mazda Championship at Toronto's Exhibition Place. Standing in the center for the third time this season is the 2018 USF2000 Champion and race winner, Kyle Kirkwood. On the left, from Abel Motorsports, is the runner-up Canadian Parker Thompson. This was Thompson's second rostrum of the event. The final position is occupied by the points leader Rasmus Lindh.|
|1||3||Danial Frost||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|2||2||Rasmus Lindh||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|3||7||Parker Thompson||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|4||9||Antonio Serravalle||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|5||5||Ian Rodríguez||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|6||12||Jacob Abel||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|7||10||Kory Enders||Tatuus PM-18||25||-|
|8||1||Kyle Kirkwood||Tatuus PM-18||24||-|
|9||8||Phillippe Denes||Tatuus PM-18||20||Mechanical|
|10||6||Nikita Lastochkin||Tatuus PM-18||15||Accident|
|11||4||Sting Ray Robb||Tatuus PM-18||14||Accident|
|12||11||Charles Finelli||Tatuus PM-18||14||Accident|
|13||13||Moisés de la Vara||Tatuus PM-18||4||Accident|
|1||1||Kyle Kirkwood||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|2||3||Parker Thompson||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|3||2||Rasmus Lindh||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|4||4||Danial Frost||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|5||5||Sting Ray Robb||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|6||7||Ian Rodríguez||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|7||12||Jacob Abel||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|8||9||Nikita Lastochkin||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|9||10||Kory Enders||Tatuus PM-18||30||-|
|10||11||Moisés de la Vara||Tatuus PM-18||29||-|
|11||13||Charles Finelli||Tatuus PM-18||23||Handling|
|12||6||Phillippe Denes||Tatuus PM-18||0||Mechanical|
|13||8||Antonio Serravalle||Tatuus PM-18||0||Accident|
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