Indy Lights

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Series Overview
Alternatively Known As: American Racing Series (1986-1987); HFC American Racing Series (1988-1989); Firestone American Racing Series (1990); Firestone Indy Lights (1991-1993); PPG/Firestone Indy Lights (1994-1997); CART PPG/Dayton Indy Lights (1998-1999); CART Dayton Indy Lights (2000-2001); IRL Infiniti Pro Series (2002); Menards IRL Infiniti Pro Series (2003-2005); IRL Indy Pro Series (2006-2007); Firestone Indy Lights (2008-2013); Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires (2014-present)
Series Founded: 1986 Series active!
Car Style: Open Wheel Region: National
Quick Stats
Most Wins: Greg Moore (13) Most Titles: No Repeat Champions
Number of Races: 447 Number of Drivers: 488
Project Status: COMPLETE
In July 2020, our site finished backfilling the complete history of this tour into our database.


The 2020 Indy Lights season was cancelled because of COVID-19.

Note that the original incarnation of this series, sanctioned by CART, was folded after the 2001 season. The IRL's Infiniti Pro Series that was founded in 2002 was, originally, an entirely separate organization with no connection to Indy Lights. As part of the unification of American open-wheel racing in 2008, the rights to the Indy Lights name and history were acquired by the IRL, seeing the IPS re-named as Indy Lights and the two series' statistics merged to form a single statistical history.

Season Races Champion Margin Most Wins
1986 10 Fabrizio Barbazza +38 Fabrizio Barbazza (5)
1987 10 Didier Theys +14 Didier Theys (3)
1988 12 Jon Beekhuis +3 Tommy Byrne (3)
1989 12 Mike Groff +10 Mike Groff & Tommy Byrne (4)
1990 14 Paul Tracy +79 Paul Tracy (9)
1991 12 Eric Bachelart +19 Eric Bachelart (4)
1992 12 Robbie Buhl +27 Adrian Fernandez (4)
1993 12 Bryan Herta +91 Bryan Herta (7)
1994 12 Steve Robertson +9 Steve Robertson & Andre Ribeiro (4)
1995 12 Greg Moore +102 Greg Moore (10)
1996 12 Dave Empringham +35 Dave Empringham & Gualter Salles (3)
1997 13 Tony Kanaan +4 Helio Castroneves & Cristiano da Matta (3)
1998 14 Cristiano da Matta +31 Cristiano da Matta (4)
1999 12 Oriol Servia +14 Philipp Peter & Derek Higgins (3)
2000 12 Scott Dixon +9 Scott Dixon (6)
2001 12 Townsend Bell +44 Townsend Bell (6)
2002 7 A.J. Foyt, IV +54 A.J. Foyt, IV (4)
2003 12 Mark Taylor +75 Mark Taylor (7)
2004 12 Thiago Medeiros +134 Thiago Medeiros (6)
2005 14 Wade Cunningham +30 Jeff Simmons (4)
2006 12 Jay Howard +4 Wade Cunningham (3)
2007 16 Alex Lloyd +171 Alex Lloyd (8)
2008 16 Raphael Matos +32 Dillon Battistini (4)
2009 15 J.R. Hildebrand +108 J.R. Hildebrand (4)
2010 13 J.K. Vernay +23 J.K. Vernay (5)
2011 14 Josef Newgarden +94 Josef Newgarden (5)
2012 12 Tristan Vautier +9 Tristan Vautier (4)
2013 12 Sage Karam +11 Carlos Munoz (4)
2014 14 Gabby Chaves +0 Gabby Chaves & Jack Harvey (4)
2015 16 Spencer Pigot +27 Spencer Pigot (6)
2016 18 Ed Jones +2 Santiago Urrutia (4)
2017 16 Kyle Kaiser +20 Three drivers (3)
2018 17 Patricio O'Ward +44 Patricio O'Ward (9)
2019 18 Oliver Askew +21 Oliver Askew (7)