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The 2015 Indy Lights season was the 30th season of the Indy Lights open wheel motor racing series and the 14th sanctioned by IndyCar, acting as the primary support series for the IndyCar Series. The 2015 season was the second promoted by Andersen Promotions, who also promote the other steps on the Mazda Road to Indy. It was the first season for the Dallara IL-15 along with a Mazda MZR-R turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, developed by Advanced Engine Research.[1] 2015 was the second season with Cooper Tire as the sole tire supplier. The championship was contested over 16 races, starting on March 28 at St. Petersburg, Florida and ending on September 13 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

2015 Indy Lights season
Indy Lights
Season
Races16
Start dateMarch 28
End dateSeptember 13
Awards
Drivers' championUnited States Spencer Pigot
Teams' championUnited States Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
Rookie of the YearUnited States Spencer Pigot
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Contents

Team and driver chartEdit

ScheduleEdit

The 2015 schedule was released on November 3, 2014.[18] Iowa was added in place of Pocono, whereas Sonoma was replaced by a standalone round at Laguna Seca. The rounds at St. Petersburg and Toronto were expanded to double-headers, therefore the number of races increased to 16.

Rd. Date Race name Track Location
1 March 28   St. Petersburg 100 Streets of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida
2 March 29
3 April 19   Long Beach 100 Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California
4 April 25   Legacy Indy Lights 100 Barber Motorsports Park Birmingham, Alabama
5 April 26
6 May 8   Grand Prix of Indianapolis Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Speedway, Indiana
7 May 9
8 May 22   Freedom 100 Indianapolis Motor Speedway oval Speedway, Indiana
9 June 13   Grand Prix of Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto
10 June 14
11 July 12   Milwaukee Race 100 Milwaukee Mile West Allis, Wisconsin
12 July 18   Iowa Corn Indy 100 Iowa Speedway Newton, Iowa
13 August 1   Grand Prix of Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio
14 August 2
15 September 12   Grand Prix of Monterey Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California
16 September 13
  Oval/Speedway
  Road Course
  Temporary Street Circuit

Race resultsEdit

Round Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Race Winner
Driver Team
1 St. Petersburg 1   Ed Jones   Matthew Brabham   Ed Jones   Ed Jones Carlin
2 St. Petersburg 2   Ed Jones   Ed Jones   Ed Jones   Ed Jones Carlin
3 Long Beach   Jack Harvey   Félix Serrallés   Ed Jones   Ed Jones Carlin
4 Birmingham 1   Spencer Pigot   Sean Rayhall   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
5 Birmingham 2   Spencer Pigot   Ed Jones   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
6 Indianapolis GP 1   Jack Harvey   Jack Harvey   Jack Harvey   Jack Harvey Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
7 Indianapolis GP 2   Ed Jones   Max Chilton   Sean Rayhall   Sean Rayhall 8 Star Motorsports
8 Indianapolis   Ethan Ringel   Félix Serrallés   Ethan Ringel   Jack Harvey Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
9 Toronto 1   Nelson Piquet Jr.   Jack Harvey   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
10 Toronto 2   Spencer Pigot   Kyle Kaiser   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
11 Milwaukee   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot   RC Enerson   Félix Serrallés Belardi Auto Racing
12 Iowa   Max Chilton   Ed Jones   Max Chilton   Max Chilton Carlin
13 Mid-Ohio 1   RC Enerson   Jack Harvey   RC Enerson   RC Enerson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports
14 Mid-Ohio 2   Jack Harvey   Scott Anderson   Ed Jones   Sean Rayhall 8 Star Motorsports
15 Laguna Seca 1   Max Chilton   Sean Rayhall   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing
16 Laguna Seca 2   Max Chilton   Max Chilton   Spencer Pigot   Spencer Pigot Juncos Racing

Championship standingsEdit

Drivers' championshipEdit

Scoring system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th   13th   14th   15th   16th   17th   18th   19th   20th 
Points 30 25 22 19 17 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • The driver who qualified on pole was awarded one additional point.
  • An additional point was awarded to the driver who led the most laps in a race.
  • The driver who obtained the fastest lap in a race was awarded one additional point.
Pos Driver STP
 
LBH
 
ALA
 
IND
 
INDY
 
TOR
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
MOH
 
LAG
 
Pts
1   Spencer Pigot 3 3 2 1* 1* 7 12 9 1* 1* 7 8 8 3 1* 1* 357
2   Jack Harvey 2 2 10 2 2 1* 5 1 2 2 4 5 11 10 5 9 330
3   Ed Jones 1* 1* 1* 4 11 3 4 10 5 3 8 2 9 9* 3 4 324
4   RC Enerson 9 13 4 3 7 5 2 4 8 5 2* 3 1* 4 6 6 295
5   Max Chilton 12 4 5 5 3 4 3 DNS 6 1* 2 2 11 3 258
6   Kyle Kaiser 5 5 12 8 12 12 6 5 3 9 9 4 4 11 2 10 237
7   Félix Serrallés 13 8 3 6 4 9 11 11 DSQ 7 1 10 10 5 13 8 225
8   Juan Piedrahita 6 9 8 7 8 11 7 7 10 4 3 7 6 12 7 7 223
9   Scott Anderson 7 10 6 11 5 6 9 3 9 10 5 6 7 8 9 13 219
10   Shelby Blackstock 10 11 9 9 10 8 8 8 4 6 11 9 3 6 8 5 218
11   Ethan Ringel 8 12 7 10 9 10 10 2* 6 11 10 11 12 7 10 12 197
12   Sean Rayhall 12 6 2 1* 6 5 1 4 2 188
13   Matthew Brabham 11 7 11 35
14   Scott Hargrove 4 6 34
15   Nelson Piquet, Jr. 7 8 28
16   Heamin Choi 12 11 19
Pos Driver STP
 
LBH
 
ALA
 
IND
 
INDY
 
TOR
 
MIL
 
IOW
 
MOH
 
LAG
 
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
(1 point)
* Led most race laps
(1 point)
1 Qualifying cancelled
no bonus point awarded
Rookie
  • Ties in points broken by number of wins, or best finishes.

Teams' championshipEdit

Pos Team Points
1   Schmidt Peterson Motorsports w/ Curb-Agajanian 407
2   Carlin 363
3   Juncos Racing 344
4   Belardi Auto Racing 202
5   8Star Motorsports 176
6   Andretti Autosport 145

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mazda Powers Indy Lights in 2015". Indy Lights. Andersen Promotions. December 11, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  2. ^ "8Star Expands Driver Development Program with Indy Lights Commitment". Indy Lights. Andersen Promotions. September 29, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  3. ^ Pruett, Marshall (February 5, 2015). "8Star continues driver search". Racer. Haymarket Publications. Archived from the original on 2015-03-17. Retrieved February 15, 2015. Scott will be in the car for the first race, and we have our second car now – a lot of people have shown interest in it, so we're hoping to get a driver in that car.
  4. ^ "Sean Rayhall and 8Star Motorsports reunite for Indy Lights championship". Indy Lights. Andersen Promotions. April 22, 2015. Retrieved April 22, 2015.
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  9. ^ Roberts, James (December 1, 2014). "Carlin aims for IndyCar after launching 2015 Indy Lights programme". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Carlin taps F3 veteran Jones". Racer. Haymarket Publications. December 12, 2014. Archived from the original on February 17, 2015. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
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  12. ^ "Nelson Piquet Jr to make Indy Lights debut with Carlin". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. June 8, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  13. ^ "SPM Orders New Indy Lights Cars for 2015 Season". Indy Lights. Andersen Promotions. October 21, 2014. Retrieved October 21, 2014.
  14. ^ "Enerson Signs with SPM for 2015 Indy Lights". Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. MediaFuel. December 19, 2014. Retrieved December 19, 2014.
  15. ^ DiZinno, Tony (September 8, 2015). "SPM adds fifth Indy Lights car for Heamin Choi at Mazda Raceway". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved December 15, 2015.
  16. ^ "Harvey Returns to SPM for 2015 Indy Lights Season". Indy Lights. Andersen Promotions. January 12, 2015. Retrieved January 12, 2015.
  17. ^ "Ringel Signs with SPM Lights". Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. MediaFuel. October 29, 2014. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  18. ^ DiZinno, Tony (November 3, 2014). "Mazda Road to Indy 2015 schedules released". MotorSportsTalk. NBC Sports. Retrieved January 2, 2015.

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