Road to Indy – Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Road to Indy provides teams, drivers and sponsors an opportunity to gain valuable experience on and off the track while following a clear-cut path of progression through three development series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires. The Road to Indy is the only driver development program in the world to feature a champion’s scholarship at every level to advance to the next step of the ladder system.
From the Streets of St. Petersburg to the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, drivers in the Road to Indy compete alongside the NTT IndyCar Series in front of the top-tier crowds, team owners, sponsors and media. The Road to Indy puts drivers on the path to competing in one of the top levels of open-wheel racing.
For more information, visit IndyCar.com/RoadToIndy.
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires – The third and final step of the Road to Indy. Indy Lights has become the backbone of the NTT IndyCar Series with 23 of the 33 started in the 2019 Indianapolis 500 as graduates, including nine Indy Lights champions. In total, 26 Road to Indy graduates were on the IndyCar grids in 2019. The success of Indy Lights as a springboard to IndyCar has never been more apparent.
For more information, visit IndyLights.com.
2022 Indy Lights Schedule
The 2022 Indy Lights schedule features events in 11 key markets and three doubleheader weekends, including a return to Iowa Speedway and the series’ debut on the Streets of Nashville. In November 2021, INDYCAR added the role of promoter to its position of sanctioning body of Indy Lights.
All 14 races, qualifying sessions and practices will happen within 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES weekends, providing an inclusive atmosphere for the developmental series that serves as the final step toward competing in North America’s premier open-wheel series. Where available, Indy Lights will benefit from a more integrated paddock area as its team garages will be inside the NTT INDYCAR SERIES paddock footprint.
|February 27||Streets of St. Petersburg||1.8-mile street course|
|May 1||Barber Motorsports Park||2.3-mile road course|
|May 13-14||Indianapolis Motor Speedway||2.439-mile road course|
|June 4-5||Belle Isle Circuit||2.35-mile street circuit|
|June 12||Road America||4.014-mile road course|
|July 3||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||2.258-mile road course|
|July 23||Iowa Speedway||0.875-mile tri-oval|
|August 7||Streets of Nashville||street course|
|August 20||World Wide Technology Raceway||1.25-mile oval|
|September 4||Portland International Raceway||1.964-mile road course|
|September 10-11||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||2.238-mile road course|
Indy Lights Dallara IL-15
|Chassis||The Dallara IL-15 is a state-of-the-art, single-seat, open-wheel, Indy car-style chassis manufactured by Dallara Automobili, complete with safety components meeting FIA specifications with INDYCAR standards (headrests, seats, secondary pedal bulkhead, zylon panels).|
|Engine||2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 450 HP, plus an additional 50 HP in Push-to-Pass|
|Electronics||Cosworth wiring looms, data logger, dash display and sensors with Life Racing ECU, paddle-shift kit, “drive-by-wire” throttle control and driver adjustable map settings|
|Gearbox||Ricardo 6-speed semi-automatic with Tilton carbon 3 plate clutch technology|
|Brakes||PFC rotors (309mm x 28mm), aluminum monoblock calipers and pads|
|Wheels / Tyres||Patented Motegi Racing aluminum wheels with techno-mesh design wrapped in dry and wet tires to Indy Lights specification supplied by Cooper Tires.|
|Dimensions||Wheelbase: 2971 mm|
Length: 4876 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Weight: 626-635 kg