Posts Tagged ‘Firestone Indy Lights’
[SPM PR] Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) has signed Racing Steps Foundation-backed driver Jack Harvey, the highest finishing rookie in Europe’s GP3 Series in 2013, to drive one of its Indy Lights entries in 2014.
[Andersen PR] Teams and drivers from all three levels of the highly acclaimed Mazda Road to Indy have converged on Barber Motorsports Park near Birmingham, Ala., for the Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy Open Test.
[Andersen PR] Andersen Promotions today announced Advanced Engine Research Ltd (AER) as the new engine supplier for Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
[Lights PR] Andersen Promotions today unveiled renderings of the Dallara IL-15. The car’s design is a joint effort between Dallara’s Italian headquarters in Varano Melegari (Parma) and Dallara LLC in Speedway, Ind. The car will be assembled at the company’s U.S. headquarters located near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
[INDYCAR PR] Full-season IndyCar Series teams will have a total of 18 test days to be used in any combination of engine manufacturer tests, team tests, Open Tests, straight line and full-sized wind tunnel tests through the 2014 season finale at Auto Club Speedway.
[FIL PR] Patience aided 18 year old Sage Karam from Nazareth, Pa., who clinched his first title with a third-place finish. Carlos Muñoz, driving the No. 26 Dialy-Ser car for Andretti Autosport, won his fourth race of the season, holding off Gabby Chaves by .9966 of a second. Karam was 3.7 seconds behind.
Andretti Autosport made multiple announcements today, including the addition of United Fiber and Data as primary sponsor on the #27 IndyCar for James Hinchcliffe in 2014 and on an Indy Lights car for Matthew Brabham, and a team-wide move to Honda power.
The 2014 Cooper Tires Winterfest will be held over six days and will feature all three rungs of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system.
There are only two drivers in the Mazda Road to Indy who are truly happy at the moment: Matthew Brabham and Scott Hargrove, the recipients of the Mazda champions’ scholarships. For the rest of the feeder system’s stars, their futures remain uncertain.
Under the guidance of Dan Andersen and his team at Andersen Promotions, the streamlining of the Mazda Road to Indy ladder for 2014 and beyond is rapidly taking form. The number of events for each series next year has already been determined, and a chassis decision for Indy Lights is expected within two weeks.
Click here to read today’s official race reports for the Mazda Road to Indy series at the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston, including Firestone Indy Lights, Pro Mazda race 1, and USF2000 race 1.
On this week’s More Front Wing podcast, we turn the spotlight on the run for the Firestone Indy Lights championship and speak with the current points leader in that series, Schmidt Peterson Motorsport’s Sage Karam.