Indy Lights Confirms 2021 Relaunch
Following a year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires is set to relaunch in 2021. Series officials have announced additional initiatives being formulated in conjunction with IndyCar to ensure continued growth as the top level of the Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires driver development system.
Enhancements include an increased value of the champion’s scholarship award, now $1,250,000. A guaranteed entry for the champion into at least three 2022 NTT IndyCar Series events, including the Indianapolis 500, will remain. Also new in 2021, the top-three finishers in the Indy Lights championship will each receive a NTT IndyCar Series test at the conclusion of the season.
“After careful planning with the INDYCAR team, we are pleased to confirm the exciting addition of a season-ending INDYCAR test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway soon after the 2021 season,” said Dan Andersen, owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “We continue to explore additional ways to strengthen the Indy Lights championship. In the interim, we want to spread the word that Indy Lights will be back and it will be stronger than ever.”
The 2021 Indy Lights 10-event, 18-race schedule will be unveiled prior to the NTT IndyCar Series finale on the Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida, on October 25.
For more information, visit indylights.com.
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