Open Wheelin’ Blog: The Carlin Connection — Is a Revitalized Indy Lights Era on the Horizon?

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INDIANAPOLIS — Blog by Road to Indy TV Host and Race Chaser Online Open Wheel Correspondent Joel Sebastianelli — Indy Lights photo — We’re over five months removed from the 2014 IndyCar season.The visceral excitement of last year has now faded to a memory. With little racing to fill in the gaps over the winter months, the wait for the …

INDY LIGHTS: New Indy Lights Chassis Shines During Palm Beach Testing; Kaiser Goes Quickest

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JUPITER, Fla. – official series release — Indy Lights photo — If the drivers’ comments following the first test of the new Mazda MZR-R-powered Dallara IL-15 are anything to go by, this year’s Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season is likely to be a barn-burner. A total of eight drivers representing five teams took part in the two-day test …

INDY LIGHTS: Schmidt Peterson Commits to Lights Program; 2015 Field Continues to Expand

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PALMETTO, Fla. — official release — Indy Lights photo — Interest in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires series, the final step on the Mazda Road to Indy, has grown markedly since unveiling and testing of the new AER-powered Dallara IL-15, which debuts in 2015. Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian is the latest team to commit to the rejuvenated …

INDY LIGHTS: Griffis Memorial Test Set to Kick Off at Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — IndyCar photo — Familiar names and new faces will converge on Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend for the fourth annual Chris Griffis Memorial Mazda Road to Indy open test. Named in honor of the former team manager for multiple Indy Lights championship-winning Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian who passed away in September of 2011, the …

INDYCAR: Lights Champion Chaves Making Plans for Next Step

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INDIANAPOLIS — By Dave Lewandowski, INDYCAR — IndyCar photo — Reigning Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion Gabby Chaves rode with the confluence of past, present and future during testing of the new-for-2015 Indy Lights car Sept. 6 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “It will be a great asset for the feeder series to have new cars, a lot more …

INDY LIGHTS: Chaves Makes Noise with Final Dallara IL-15 Test at Indy

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INDIANAPOLIS – official release — Indy Lights photo — Following a one-day test with Verizon IndyCar Series stars Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe Friday on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, the AER turbo-powered Dallara IL-15 returned to the track Saturday at the hands of 2014 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion Gabby Chaves. Chaves was on deck to …

INDY LIGHTS: Belardi Auto Racing Commits to 2015 Indy Lights Grid

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official release — Photo credit Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LCC Photography — In late May at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy Lights series owner Dan Andersen and Dallara’s Andrea Pontremoli pulled the cover off the new Dallara IL-15 that will be the foundation of the Indy Lights series in 2015 and beyond. In recent weeks, the new car hit …

INDY LIGHTS: Dixon and Hinchcliffe Selected to Test Dallara IL-15

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PALMETTO, Fla. – official release — Indy Lights photo — Two of the Verizon IndyCar Series’ most accomplished and visible stars, three-time and defending champion Scott Dixon and James Hinchcliffe, will be assisting in the development process of the highly acclaimed new Dallara IL-15 which will make its debut in the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. Both drivers …

INDY LIGHTS: 8Star Motorsports to Join Indy Lights Grid in 2014

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – official release — 8Star photo — Buoyed by the success of its sportscar program, 8Star Motorsports will begin a 2015 campaign in the revamped Indy Lights Series with the all-new Dallara IL-15. Team owner Enzo Potilicchio has already established a pipeline for talent, with young drivers such as Sean Rayhall learning their craft and moving up the ranks in …

INDY LIGHTS: 2015 Indy Lights Chassis Revealed

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INDIANAPOLIS – The distinctive and innovative Dallara IL-15 chassis, which will form the backbone of the rejuvenated Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires, was unveiled Thursday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. During the reveal of the new Dallara IL-15 chassis, it was announced that the 2015 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires champion will be guaranteed a three-race program in the …