Matheus Leist To Run for Carlin in 2017

Reigning BRDC British F3 champion Matheus Leist will make the switch across the Atlantic and join Carlin’s championship winning Indy Lights team for 2017.  The 18 year-old racer who has marked himself out as one to watch on the European racing scene has enjoyed an impressive career in both Formula 4 and Formula 3. Leist is a well known name in the junior motorsport ranks in Europe, having been a front runner in both the British F4 and BRDC British F3 fields.  Liest’s debut season in the UK came in…

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Santiago Urrutia Joins Belardi Racing for 2017 Indy Lights Season

INDIANAPOLIS – The driver line-up at Belardi Auto Racing continues to come together, and the team is thrilled to make its second confirmation with the announcement that 2016 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires runner-up Santiago Urrutia will be joining the squad for the 2017 campaign.  The team is riding high on the momentum fueled by a six-win season last year, one that included a run of performances in the second half of the season that out-scored the competition.  Urrutia will join new Belardi Auto Racing recruit Shelby Blackstock under…

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Steinbrenner Racing Forms With Andretti Autosport for Indy Lights Entry With Colton Herta as Driver

INDIANAPOLIS – Two names rich in heritage and synonymous with winning have partnered to bring a successful legacy into the world of American-open wheel racing. Newly launched Steinbrenner Racing will join forces in 2017 with racing veterans Andretti Autosport to field an entry in the open-wheel “AAA series” of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. This venture will be a maiden voyage in open-wheel racing for the Steinbrenner family, whose name became a cornerstone of America’s favorite pastime when George Michael Steinbrenner III purchased the New York Yankees in 1973.…

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Ryan Norman Signs as 3rd Indy Lights Driver With Andretti Autosport

INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Norman will begin his Mazda Road to Indy career competing in Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires with Andretti Autosport. The rookie will pilot the No. 48 Flip Side Mazda as part of Andretti’s 2017 stable. “I’m very excited to join Andretti Autosport for the 2017 Indy Lights Season,” said Norman. “With their great success in IndyCar and Indy Lights, it is the perfect environment for me to learn and grow as a driver. I want to thank Michael Andretti and the rest of the team for…

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Jamin Joins Andretti Autosport, Blackstock to Belardi, Several Other Indy Lights Driver Announcements

INDIANAPOLIS – The 2017 Indy Lights field is starting to really take shape as some big driver announcements have occurred over the past week. Today, Andretti Autosport announced that they have signed Nico Jamin for next year. Jamin, will virtually replace Dean Stoneman with the team as the Frenchman will pilot the No. 27 Mazda entry with Andretti. Jamin collected two wins, six podiums and one pole position over the 2016 Pro Mazda Championship Presented by Cooper Tires season, earning him third place in the drivers’ championship. In addition to…

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Mazda Road to Indy Is Great, Next Step Is to Ensure Indy Lights Champions Have Longer Stay in IndyCar

INDIANAPOLIS – I want to start this story off that I fully think the Verizon IndyCar Series and the Mazda Road to Indy program is working great. The initiative to allow drivers to earn a three-race scholarship in IndyCar is phenomenal. Also, the ladder system is clearly working as stats are clearly showing that the best way to an IndyCar seat is through the feeder series’. But, one problem is still lacking, Indy Lights champions aren’t getting enough time to hone their skills at the top level. As we sit here today,…

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Veach Leads Flag to Flag in Wild Indy Lights Race at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, NY – Zach Veach made a power move from his fifth starting position to first by the first lap around the 11-turn Watkins Glen International facility and never looked back en route to his second Indy Lights victory of the season. Veach led all 25 lap en route to the crucial victory on Saturday afternoon. But, it was a huge race for championship implications as points leader Santiago Urrutia had a rough afternoon.

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