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With the 2021 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires beginning back-to-back race weeks on the West Coast, Benjamin Pedersen is doing so with a new partner in place. Oberto Snacks, a Seattle, Washington based snack company, will join Pedersen for the remainder of the 2021 season at Portland, Laguna Seca and Mid-Ohio.

“It is very exciting to be partnered with a well-known brand such as Oberto,” expressed Pedersen. “You see their line of products in many convenience stores, grocery stores and gas stations around the country and to have them on our Global Racing Group entry is awesome. It’s cool to be partnered with a company that has been involved and has roots in INDYCAR for quite some time as in the end, that is my goal.”

“Oberto is thrilled to partner with Benjamin Pedersen. We are proud of our Seattle heritage and do our best to support the local community,” explained Tom Hernquist, CEO of Oberto Snacks, INC. “Benjamin is from Seattle and is an up-and-coming racing superstar that we couldn’t be more excited to help.”

With four podiums on the season, two at the most recent event at the World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois, Pedersen has vaulted himself to fourth in the championship point standings with momentum on his side.

Pedersen continued, “I would like nothing more than to get my first Indy Lights race win with Oberto on the car at the event that is closest to their headquarters, and we will push hard to try and make that happen. I have a great team behind me, very solid teammates and another great partner in my wheelhouse.”

You can follow Benjamin Pedersen and his Oberto Snacks / BoneFrog Coffee / Ameriprise Financial / Colibri Capital / Dirtfish / VRX Simulators / Sabelt America / Team JJRD #24 this weekend at the Portland Grand Prix. Live coverage of practice and qualifying, produced by Road to Indy TV, will be available throughout the weekend. Sessions will also be live streamed on the Road to Indy TV App, on RoadToIndy.TV and its social media platforms and on Coverage of the races will be available live through Peacock Premium inside the United States, REV TV in Canada and through Road to Indy TV in all other countries.

Portland International Raceway Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 10th
9:00am – 10:40am – Test 1
11:50am – 1:45pm – Test 2
3:00pm – 3:35pm – Practice
4:35pm – 5:00pm – Qualifying 1

Saturday, September 11th
11:25am – 11:55am – Qualifying 2
1:55pm – 2:55pm – Race 1

Sunday, September 12th
10:30am – 11:30am – Race 2

Stay tuned to the Benjamin Pedersen Racing social media pages for news, information, photos and results from the event weekend.

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To learn more about Oberto Snacks, please visit them online at To learn more about Benjamin Pedersen please visit and follow him on social media channel by searching ‘Benjamin Pedersen’.

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