Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Indy Lights Championship is the third and final official step on the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires. The 18-race schedule takes place at nine (9) premier events headlined by the NTT INDYCAR Series which consists of five (5) road courses, three (3) street circuits and one (1) oval. Points are awarded to the top-20 finishers in each race, with bonus points awarded for position, most laps led and fastest race lap. Team points are based on the team’s top-two cars in each individual race. Over $1,500,000 in prize money and awards is on offer including a champion’s scholarship to graduate with three (3) guaranteed race attempts in the NTT INDYCAR Series.
The Dallara IL-15 is a state-of-the-art, single-seat, open-wheel chassis manufactured by Dallara Automobili. The chassis comes complete with paddle shifters, push-to-pass and safety components meeting or exceeding FIA specifications with INDYCAR standards. Safety enhancements include INDYCAR-style headrests and seats, along with a secondary pedal bulkhead (designed specifically for oval racing) and Zylon anti-intrusion side panels. The 2.0-liter I-4 turbocharged engine, built by Advanced Engine Research, is capable of running an entire season without a rebuild.
|February 27||Streets of St. Petersburg||1.8-mile street circuit|
|May 01||Barber Motorsports Park||2.3-mile road course|
|May 13-14||Indianapolis Grand Prix Circuit||2.439-mile road course|
|June 04-05||The Raceway at Belle Isle Park||2.35-mile street course|
|June 12||Road America||4.014-mile road course|
|July 03||Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course||2.258-mile road course|
|July 23||Iowa Speedway||0.875-mile oval|
|August 07||Streets of Nashville||2.17-mile street circuit|
|August 20||World Wide Technology Raceway||1.25-mile oval|
|September 04||Portland International Raceway||1.964-mile road course|
|September 10-11||WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca||2.238-mile road course|
The mission of JHDD is to develop our own drivers internally by educating and passing down all of our knowledge to help the drivers perform to the very best of their ability.
Our job is to give the drivers all the tools, assets and information to win. If we are able to take a young driver and teach them the correct driving techniques, racecraft and mindset from the beginning, all while building their confidence, maintaining a consistent message and sense of continuity, the driver will be rewarded with results and championships.
Who better to teach this than Team Principal, Jay Howard—former Road to Indy champion, INDYCAR driver and now championship-winning team owner—who has the experience, knows exactly what it takes and how to WIN.