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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SPM and Belardi Racing Merge for Indy Lights Program

Schmidt-Peterson Motortspors is coming back to Indy Lights. They have joined a program with Belardi Racing to help drivers get to the Verizon IndyCar Series. The two sides with pair on former SPM driver and current Belardi driver Santiago Urrutia. The hope is to develop drivers in Indy Lights with their merged operation and moved them up the ranks to IndyCar with sPM. “This new program with Belardi Auto Racing is all about assisting young talented drivers any way we can to get them to the Verizon IndyCar Series,” commented…

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16 Year Old Colton Herta Wins 2nd Indy Lights Race in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Fla – Colton Herta impressed everyone yesterday on his Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires debut by charging through from sixth to second. But that was nothing compared to this morning on the Streets of St. Petersburg. The 16-year-old from Valencia, Calif., started from the pole and displayed remarkable poise as he outpaced the field to win the Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires in convincing style for Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing. The son of 1993 Indy Lights champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 car owner Bryan…

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Aaron Telitz Dominates 1st Indy Lights Race En Route to Victory

St. Petersburg, Fla – Aaron Telitz tried his utmost to turn the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season opener into a procession, but fortunately his fellow protagonists failed to follow his script during an otherwise action-packed Mazda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Cooper Tires. As Telitz, 25, from Birchwood, Wis., romped to an impressive debut victory from the pole for Belardi Auto Racing, the remainder of the 15-car field staged a thrilling contest which ended with fellow Americans Colton Herta (Andretti-Steinbrenner Racing) and Neil Alberico (Carlin) completing…

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Neil Alberico Returns to Carlin for 2017 Indy Lights Season

American racer Neil Alberico will race with Carlin for a second season in the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship. Alberico, a Mazda Road to Indy success story, spent his debut season in the Indy Lights Series racing with Carlin having graduated as Pro-Mazda Vice Champion in 2015. Alberico’s experience in the car sets him in good stead as he looks to take on his second season in the competitive championship. Alberico has already enjoyed a solid season with the team as he used his debut year to…

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Zachary Claman DeMelo Joins Carlin for 2017 Indy Lights Season

Canadian racing driver Zachary Claman DeMelo will compete with Carlin in the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship, the team are pleased to confirm today. Claman DeMelo has already enjoyed a solid season racing in the highly competitive series and now joins championship winning team Carlin for his second year. Prior to racing in Indy Lights Claman DeMelo had previously competed in Europe, taking part in Formula Renault 2.0, NEC and ALPS Championships over the course of the 2015 season. Claman DeMelo also has previous experience at Carlin…

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Juan Piedrahita Rejoins Team Pelfrey for 2017 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – Team Pelfrey IL is elated to announce today that Juan Piedrahita will rejoin the squad for the 2017 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. The 25-year-old will mark his fourth year in Indy Lights as the season commences in St. Petersburg, Fla. March 11-12. “I couldn’t be happier to rejoin Team Pelfrey for the 2017 Indy Lights season. After working with the crew last year, I knew it was the right fit coming into this year,” said the Colombian. “Gary [Neal] and Yves [Touron] have given me…

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