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2013 Indy Lights

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The 2013 Indy Lights season was a season of open wheel motor racing. It was the 28th season of the series and the twelfth sanctioned by IndyCar, acting as the primary support series for the IZOD IndyCar Series. It began March 24, 2013 in St. Petersburg.[1]

2013 Indy Lights season
Firestone Indy Lights
Season
Races12
Start dateMarch 24
End dateOctober 19
Awards
Drivers' championSage Karam
Teams' championSam Schmidt Motorsports
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Rookie Sage Karam won the championship, the eighth rookie to win the series title.[2] Karam clinched the championship in the final race over rookie teammate Gabby Chaves. Second-year driver Carlos Muñoz won a series-high four races but was forced to settle for third in the championship. Peter Dempsey captured the Freedom 100 in a spectacular four-wide finish in what was the closest finish in Indianapolis Motor Speedway history.

In June, it was announced that the series would be promoted by Andersen Promotions beginning in 2014.[3] INDYCAR sanctioning will remain. In August it was announced that Cooper Tire would replace Firestone as the official tire of the series in 2014.[4]

Team and driver chartEdit

ScheduleEdit

IndyCar announced the 2013 Indy Lights schedule on October 18, 2012. It joined all IndyCar Series weekends in North America except Detroit, Texas and Sonoma.

Rnd Date Race Name Track Location
1 March 23–24   St. Petersburg 100 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida
2 April 6–7   Legacy Indy Lights 100 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
3 April 20–21   Long Beach 100 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California
4 May 24   Firestone Freedom 100 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Speedway, Indiana
5 June 14–15   Milwaukee Race Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin
6 June 22–23   Iowa Speedway 100 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
7 July 6–7   Pocono Race Pocono Raceway Long Pond, Pennsylvania
8 July 12–13   Grand Prix of Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto
9 August 3–4   Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
10 August 31 – September 1   Grand Prix of Baltimore Streets of Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland
11 October 5–6   Grand Prix of Houston Reliant Park Houston, Texas
12 October 18–19   Lefty's Kids Club 100 Auto Club Speedway Fontana, California
  Oval/Speedway
  Street/Temporary Circuit
  Road Course

Race resultsEdit

Driver standingsEdit

Points system
Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Points 50 40 35 32 30 28 26 24 22 20 19 18
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, or best finishes.
Pos Driver STP
 
BAR
 
LBH
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
POC
 
TOR
 
MOH
 
BAL
 
HOU
 
FON
 
Pts
1   Sage Karam 3 4 3 3 1 1* 2 6 8 2 1*1 3 460
2   Gabby Chaves 8 3 2 2 4 2 3 3 1* 3 2 2 449
3   Carlos Muñoz 7 1* 1* 4* 2 8 1* 4 4 9 12 1* 441
4   Jack Hawksworth 1* 2 8 10 8 3 5 1* 3 1* 6 9 412
5   Peter Dempsey 2 6 10 1 6 4 7 2 2 4 9 360
6   Jorge Goncalvez 6 5 4 6 7 5 8 8 9 5 4 5 336
7   Zach Veach 5 9 9 5 3* 7 4 7 5 8 10 4 333
8   Juan Pablo García 4 8 6 9 5 6 6 5 6 DNS 8 6 312
9   Matthew Di Leo 5 9 10 6 11 119
10   Giancarlo Serenelli 11 7 7 7 97
11   Axcil Jefferies 7 5 56
12   Kyle O'Gara 11 8 43
13   Conor Daly 3 35
14   Victor Carbone 7 26
15   Mikaël Grenier 7 26
16   Jimmy Simpson 7 26
17   Chase Austin 8 24
18   Ethan Ringel 9 22
19   Dalton Kellett 10 20
Pos Driver STP
 
BAR
 
LBH
 
INDY
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
POC
 
TOR
 
MOH
 
BAL
 
HOU
 
FON
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Not competing
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
(1 point)
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led most race laps
(2 points)
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie of the Year
Rookie

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ In conjunction with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Twelve races, two new venues for 2013". Firestone Indy Lights. IndyCar. October 18, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2012. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^ Lewandowski, Dave (October 19, 2013). "Karam secures title; Munoz wins fourth race". IndyCar. Retrieved October 19, 2013.
  3. ^ Andersen Promotions to take over Indy Lights, Racer, June 20, 2013, Retrieved 2013-10-22
  4. ^ Cooper Tires Named Official Tire Of New Indy Lights Series, Performance Racing Industry, August 22, 2013, Retrieved 2013-10-22
  5. ^ "Chaves graduates for '13 to championship team". Firestone Indy Lights. IndyCar. February 14, 2013. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
  6. ^ Glendenning, Mark. Sage Karam joins Sam Schmidt Indy Lights line-up, Autosport, March 8, 2013, Retrieved 2013-03-08
  7. ^ SFHR Development Driver Kyle O’Gara to Run Firestone Freedom 100 thru Partnership with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports , http://sfhracing.com, March 27, 2013, Retrieved 2013-03-27.
  8. ^ a b "Star Mazda Champ Jack Hawksworth to Join Sam Schmidt Motorsports in 2013". Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  9. ^ Guerra, Kate. Garcia joins race-winning Team Moore for '13 season, IndyCar, January 10, 2013, Retrieved 2013-01-10
  10. ^ Veach moves up to Firestone Indy Lights with Andretti, IndyCar.com, December 3, 2012, Retrieved December 3, 2012
  11. ^ Andretti retains Muñoz, will contest Indy 500 Archived 2012-10-23 at the Wayback Machine, IndyCar.com, October 22, 2012, Retrieved November 2, 2012
  12. ^ Third Time is the Charm for Goncalvez Who Reunites with Belardi Auto Racing for 2013, constantcontact.com, February 27, 2013,
  13. ^ Peter Dempsey earns full season chance with Belardi, racer.com, October 11, 2012, Retrieved November 2, 2012
  14. ^ Di Leo to Make Debut on Streets of Long Beach Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine, eFormulaCarNews, April 16, 2013, Retrieved 2013-04-16
  15. ^ Series champ Hawksworth ready for next challenge Archived 2012-11-04 at the Wayback Machine, IndyCar.com, October 30, 2012, Retrieved November 2, 2012

External linksEdit