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Zachary Claman de Melo, who competed in nine IndyCar races for Dale Coyne Racing this year, will return to Indy Lights next season to race for Belardi Auto Racing.
David Byrd says he thinks a gust of wind blew James Davison’s car out of shape at IMS Turn 2 during Fast Friday, sending it into the SAFER barrier, fortunately extended this year by 58 feet to cover just where the wayward car struck.
Santi Urrutia, who finished runner-up in the Indy Lights championship for the last two years, captured a surprise win at St. Petersburg when Colton Herta shunted and then Pato O’Ward threw away an easy win.
Santi Urrutia sent Belardi Auto Racing to Victory Lane for the second time in three races, but the bigger winner was Kyle Kaiser whose fourth place virtually assures him of the 2017 Indy Lights championship.
Series rookie Colton Herta made constant improvements in the final five minutes of Indy Lights qualifying to pull away from his rivals and put the Andretti Steinbrenner Racing entry on pole for the second race of the season.
Reigning Pro Mazda champion Aaron Telitz made a brilliant start to his Indy Lights career, putting his Belardi Auto Racing entry on pole for his series debut.
Indy Lights, Pro Mazda and USF2000 all created some great racing this year. But now it’s time to separate those who produced occasional eye-catching performances from those who operated at that level all season.
Felix Rosenqvist, who raced part-time in Indy Lights this season and tested Scott Dixon’s Chip Ganassi Racing IndyCar, says he would still consider a return to the U.S. open-wheel scene.
Shelby Blackstock will move to Belardi Auto Racing for his third Indy Lights campaign in 2017, it has been announced.
Belardi Auto Racing team manager John Brunner says that Zach Veach, who finished fourth in the Indy Lights championship, would be an asset to the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2017.
Swedish driver Felix Rosenqvist has decided to call time on his season in IndyCar's support series Indy Lights, as the hectic schedule meant seeing out the campaign was "a logistic impossibility".