indylights News and Analysis
IndyCar and Andersen Promotions today announced that Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires competition will be deferred until 2021 following a joint meeting over the weekend to address several variables affecting the 2020 calendar.
James Hinchcliffe will serve as an analyst for NBC Sports’ coverage of IndyCar, Indy Lights, IMSA and NASCAR in 2020, making his on-air debut for the NTT IndyCar Series season-opener at St. Petersburg.
Robert Megennis, who finished fifth in his rookie Indy Lights season, has been confirmed to return for a second crack at the title at the wheel of an Andretti Autosport entry.
Danial Frost has graduated from Indy Pro 2000 to Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires for the 2020 season, joining Andretti Autosport.
Santiago Urrutia, who finished top three in all three seasons in which he raced Indy Lights, is returning to the category for a fourth shot at the title after a year in touring cars.
Starting this year, the champion of the Honda-backed F3 Americas series will earn a scholarship for a full season of Indy Lights.
The 2019 Indy Pro 2000 champion Kyle Kirkwood has signed to race the #28 Andretti Autosport entry in Indy Lights this season.
Indy Pro 2000 runner-up Rasmus Lindh beat his fierce 2018 and ’19 rival Kyle Kirkwood to top the two-day Indy Lights test on the 1.8-mile, 11-turn Sebring Raceway short course.
SMP Racing-backed driver Egor Orudzhev says he wants to pursue a career in the NTT IndyCar Series after his Indy Lights test outing.
Andretti Autosport, the team that took Patricio O’Ward and Oliver Askew to the Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires titles over the past two seasons, has announced four drivers for this weekend’s Chris Griffis Memorial Open Test on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
2019 NTT IndyCar Series champion Josef Newgarden has sung the praises of the Team USA Scholarship after seeing fellow program alumni sweep the titles in the Road To Indy presented by Cooper Tires program last weekend.
Rinus VeeKay’s fifth and sixth Indy Lights wins weren’t enough to stop Oliver Askew earning the championship, while Kyle Kirkwood earned the Indy Pro 2000 honors, despite a win and DNF, and Braden Eves captured the USF2000 title ahead of Hunter McElrea.
Rinus VeeKay and Toby Sowery won the Indy Lights races at Portland, while Kyle Kirkwood dominated both Indy Pro 2000 events and Hunter McElrea swept the USF2000 series’ weekends.
Oliver Askew kept his head and showed great speed to pass early Indy Lights leader Rinus VeeKay and earn his seventh win of the season, while Kyle Kirkwood charged from the back of the Indy Pro 2000 field to dominate his race.
This weekend’s Bommarito Automotive Group 500 on the World Wide Technology Raceway sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and the NASCAR K&N Series. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it and listen to it.
Team owner/oval driver Ed Carpenter was left impressed by Indy Lights ace Rinus VeeKay after testing him at Portland International Raceway yesterday.
Oliver Askew of Andretti Autosport led every lap in both Indy Lights races to extend his points lead over Rinus VeeKay to 45 points, while RP Motorsports’ Kyle Kirkwood also visited Victory Lane twice to close in on the Indy Pro points lead.
This weekend’s Honda Indy 200 on the Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course sees the NTT IndyCar Series supported by all three classes in the Road To Indy – Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000, USF2000 – as well as the Stadium SuperTrucks and the Global MX-5 Cup. Here’s what’s on, when it’s on, and how to watch it.
Oliver Askew earned second place in the first Indy Lights race of the weekend, then took advantage of a clash between rivals on Sunday to swoop and score his fourth win of the season.
Ryan Norman produced the best race of his Indy Lights career to win on Saturday, while Rinus VeeKay was a dominant victor on Sunday, as Kyle Kirkwood swept Indy Pro 2000's double-header, and Hunter McElrea and Braden Eves shared the USF2000 spoils.