Matheus Leist Continues Winning Streak, Wins Race 1 At Road America

Plymouth, WI – Its been nearly one full month since the Indy Lights Series drivers were on the race track for a race, May 26 to be exact. Matheus Leist won the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway that day. Today, June 24, Leist continued that winning trend. 

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Matheus Leist Dominates Friday’s Freedom 100

INDIANAPOLIS – It wasn’t the close finish that we’ve been accustomed to seeing in the annual Freedom 100 Indy Lights Series race, but it was still a thrilling one. Pole sitter Matheus Leist won his first career Indy Lights race on Friday, dominating the race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Leist, 19, led flag to flag, 40 total laps led overall, en route to his second straight podium finish. 

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Matheus Leist Earns Freedom 100 Pole in Indy

INDIANAPOLIS – Rookie Matheus Leist has never raced on an oval before, but that didn’t faze him on Thursday afternoon from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, as the Carlin Racing driver will start from the pole in Friday’s Freedom 100 (12:30 p.m. ET/NBCSN/INDYCAR Radio Network). Leist, 18, posted record breaking laps, as the Brazilian set new standards for both the two-lap qualifying average (199.198 mph) and the fastest Indy Lights single-car lap set during qualifying (199.268 mph) for the Carlin team following a lengthy delay due to rain.

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IndyCar Drivers, 2 Indy Lights Teams to Test at Gateway on Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s officially the Month of May, but before we see any cars on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, they first will be making a stop at the Gateway Motorsports Park. On Tuesday, all 21 Verizon IndyCar Series drivers as well as two Indy Lights Series teams will test at Gateway in preparation for the inaugural August 26 Bommarito Automotive Group 500 Presented By Valvoline. The test will run from 12-3 pm locally (1-4 pm ET) and 4:30-7:30 pm locally (5:30-8:30 pm ET). Indy Lights teams will test at 10:45 a.m.…

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Colton Herta Victorious In 400th Indy Lights Race

Leeds, Ala – 17-year old Colton Herta is showing us why he’s going to be a star in the Verizon IndyCar Series one day. The second generation driver led flag-to-flag in Sunday’s Indy Lights Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park en route to his second career victory in just his fourth ever start. By virtue of rain falling on the 2.3-mile Alabama race track this morning, qualifying was rained out. Due to Herta holding the points lead, he started on the pole. 

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Nico Jamin Earns Indy Lights Victory at Barber

Leeds, Ala – The front row starters for today’s Indy Lights Series race at the Barber Motorsports Park had an issue at the start when pole sitter Kyle Kaiser and second place starter Colton Herta made contact with one another on the opening lap of Saturday’s race at the 2.3-mile Alabama road course. It happened in Turn 1 at that. 

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Shelby Blackstock Leads Indy Lights Practice at Barber on Friday

Leeds, Ala – Shelby Blackstock is on the verge of his first career Indy Lights Series victory. Blackstock, finished fourth and sixth respectively at St. Pete and fourth and fifth at Barber a year ago. With being on top in Friday’s practice session, Blackstock in his No. 51 Belardi entry is certainly going to be a favorite in the two races this weekend. Garth Rickards was second overall in his No. 11 Carlin entry with a lap around the 2.3-mile facility in 1:15.2030-seconds. 

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