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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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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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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Felix Rosenqvist Earns Dream Weekend With Sweeping Both Wins in Toronto

TORONTO – Yesterday, Felix Rosenqvist started on the pole for the Indy Lights race in Toronto and led all 35 laps en route to his second win of the season. Today, he started on the pole again, and this time, the Sweden native led every lap again, 45 laps in all on Sunday en route to the weekend sweep. Two poles, two race victories. It was a dream weekend for him after missing the last two race weekend, three races in total, for sports car commitments, as he really showed…

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