Indy Lights

By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS— It all came down to a last second slingshot for the crown jewel event of Indy Lights, but Oliver Askew beat fellow Andretti Autosport driver Ryan Norman to the win for the Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The race got off to a bit of a rocky start as Jarett Andretti spun his car under the yellow before the race started and Aaron Telitz pulled into the pits with a broken axle that took five laps to fix for the 2016 Indy ProRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Andretti Autosport clearly found the perfect setup combination this afternoon during single-car qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as Robert Megennis led the Indianapolis-based team to an emphatic sweep of the top four starting positions for tomorrow’s Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires. Megennis, 19, from New York, N.Y., will start from the pole position for the jewel in the crown of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season at the historic 2.5-mile “Brickyard” oval, with teammate Oliver Askew, from Jupiter, Fla.,Read More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – This coming Friday, May 24, perhaps could provide a turning point in the careers of a talented field of Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires drivers as they chase glory in the 17th Annual Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Such was certainly the case one year ago when a thrilling victory for 18-year-old Colton Herta provided the springboard toward a full-time ride in the NTT IndyCar Series. Round Seven of this year’s title-chase marks the first ofRead More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – What a difference a day makes. On Friday at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, talented Dutchman Rinus VeeKay couldn’t hold a candle to the Andretti Autosport pair of Robert Megennis and Oliver Askew. But this afternoon, in cool and breezy conditions, VeeKay seemed almost in a class of his own. The teenager from Hoofddorp, Netherlands, qualified his Juncos Racing car on the pole and never looked back. His final victory margin after 35 laps was an emphatic 6.8849 seconds. Zachary Claman, from Montreal, Que.,Read More
By Road to Indy SPEEDWAY, Ind. – Robert Megennis picked perhaps the perfect place to claim an emphatic first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory: the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He did so in style too. Megennis, from New York, N.Y., began his day by securing the pole position for the Indy Lights Grand Prix of Indianapolis this morning, and even though he was briefly headed in the 30-lap race by Andretti Autosport teammate – and championship leader – Oliver Askew, Megennis fought back with a decisive maneuver in TurnRead More
By Road to Indy The month of May is traditionally the yearly highlight for any open-wheel racer in North America. This year it will culminate in the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend, but official activities at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway will commence this week, May 9-11, as the 2.439-mile road course plays host to the sixth annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis. The famed “Brickyard” will host two races for each of the three levels on the acclaimed Road to Indy Presented by Cooper TiresRead More
By Road to Indy The biggest event on the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires calendar will see significant enhancements next month as long-time series partner Cooper Tires steps up as presenting sponsor of the traditional 100-mile race held on Carb Day, May 24 – as the precursor to the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500. An action-packed day also will include the final practice session for the Indy 500 field and the Indy 500 Pit Stop Competition. The Freedom 100 Presented by Cooper Tires will feature an increased prizeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer LONG BEACH, California – One for the sprint car world and one for John Andretti. Sprint car driver Jarett Andretti (John’s son) will compete in a fourth Andretti Autosport Indy Lights entry for next month’s Freedom 100 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. To acclimate himself into an Indy Lights car, notably the cockpit, Jarett will be testing at Kentucky Speedway next week before testing at Indy, and with his participation 2.5-mile circuit, he’ll become the seventh Andretti to race in the month of May. “That will beRead More
By Road to Indy AUSTIN, Texas – Oliver Askew put an exclamation point on his weekend at Circuit of The Americas this morning by claiming his second race win in as many days and taking over the lead in the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires title-chase after four of 18 races. Askew, 22, from Jupiter, Fla., took the checkered flag in the Cooper Tires Indy Lights Grand Prix Presented by Allied Building Products just over two seconds clear of Andretti Autosport teammate Robert Megennis, from New York, N.Y., toRead More