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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Ed Jones/Kyle Kaiser Quickest in Indy Lights Practice on Friday

WATKINS GLEN, NY – After a month off, the Indy Lights drivers took to the 11-turn Watkins Glen International road course on Friday for not just one, but two practice sessions. These were the only two sessions of the weekend, as the 12 drivers will only qualify tomorrow morning then race in the afternoon. With the points battle becoming a heated six man show, these two sessions were important to get accustomed to the 3.4-mile track. In the opening session, Carlin Racing’s Ed Jones led the way with a lap of…

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Urrutia Sweeps Mid-Ohio Weekend, Gains Points Lead

LEXINGTON, OH – Youngster Santiago Urrutia may very well be on his way to a three-race Mazda Road to Indy scholarship in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017, as the Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports driver led every lap in not just yesterday’s Indy Lights race, but also in today’s 38 lapper to en route to a double victory at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this weekend. Urruita, started on the pole in both races and never looked back as he now takes a 17 point lead into the next race a month…

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Santiago Urrutia Cruises to Indy Lights Victory in Race 1 at Mid-Ohio

LEXINGTON, OH – Its been a perfect weekend for Uruguay native Santiago Urruita. The Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports driver was quickest in the lone practice session of the day on Friday, then backed that up with a pole position this morning. In the race, Urrutia dominated. Urrutia, led flag to flag as he led all 30 laps en route to his third victory of the season. The win tightens up the points battle as Urrutia is now only six points behind leader Ed Jones for the lead with four races to go…

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Santiago Urrutia Leads Indy Lights Practice at Mid-Ohio on Friday

LEXINGTON, OH – Santiago Urrutia got his race weekend off to a great start on Friday morning, as the Schmidt/Peterson Motorsports driver led the way in the opening practice session with a lap of 1:11.9530-seconds in his No. 55 entry. Urrutia, enters this weekend with a shot at the championship still, as he has had four straight top five finishes on the season including a win at Road America back in June. To be quick this morning says a lot about the outlook for him for the rest of the…

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Felix Rosenqvist Dominates En Route to 2nd Career Indy Lights Victory

TORONTO – Outside of crashing in Turn 8 at the end of yesterday’s final practice session, its been a near perfect weekend for Felix Rosenqvist. The 24-year old was quickest in the opening practice session, and was second in the final one in which he crashed in. His Belardi Racing team was able to get his No. 14 entry fixed overnight and they backed up yesterday’s performance with a pole in today’s Indy Lights Series race in Toronto. Rosenqvist, led all 35 laps and cruised to his second career victory…

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Select Indy Lights Drivers Scheduled to Test With IndyCar Test on July 21 at Mid-Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS – Like last year in Sonoma, the Verizon IndyCar Series is allowing teams to put an Indy Lights driver in their respective cars during a test date, this year, it’s going to take place on July 21 at Mid-Ohio. 18 of the 22 full-time IndyCar entries will be at the test in Mid-Ohio on Thursday, as a few of them are choosing to put an Indy Lights driver in their car then. It’s called “rookie evaluation” or “Indy Lights Day.”

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