2013 Indy Lights season

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2013 Indy Lights season
Firestone Indy Lights
Season
Races 12
Start date March 24
End date October 19
Awards
Drivers' champion Sage Karam
Teams' champion Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Chronology
Previous season Next season
2012 2014

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]

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] The result being that all three levels of the Road to Indy leading up to the IndyCar Series will be promoted by Andersen and feature Cooper tires, beginning in 2014.

Team and driver chart[edit]

Team No. Drivers Rounds Notes
Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 7 Colombia Gabby Chaves[5] All
8 United States Sage Karam[6] All
67 United States Kyle O'Gara[7] 4, 12 In conjunction with Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing
77 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth[8] All
Team Moore Racing 2 Mexico Juan Pablo García[9] 1–10
Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey 11
22 United States Ethan Ringel 1
Brazil Victor Carbone 2
Canada Mikaël Grenier 3
United States Jimmy Simpson 4
United States Conor Daly 11
Andretti Autosport
AFS Racing
12 United States Zach Veach[10] All
26 Colombia Carlos Muñoz[11] All
Belardi Auto Racing 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez[12] All
5 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey[13] 1–10
Mexico Juan Pablo García 11–12
6 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 9–12
Bryan Herta Autosport
Jeffery Mark Motorsports
28 United States Chase Austin 4
Zimbabwe Axcil Jefferies 9, 11
MDL Racing 56 Canada Matthew Di Leo[14] 3, 8–11
Pabst Racing 17 Canada Dalton Kellett 10

Schedule[edit]

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

Race results[edit]

Rd. Race Pole position Fastest lap Most laps led Winning driver Winning team
1 United States St. Petersburg Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
2 United States Barber Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United States Andretti Autosport
3 United States Long Beach Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United States Andretti Autosport
4 United States Indianapolis United States Sage Karam Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Colombia Carlos Muñoz Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey United States Belardi Auto Racing
5 United States Milwaukee United States Sage Karam United States Zach Veach United States Zach Veach United States Sage Karam United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
6 United States Iowa Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United States Sage Karam United States Sage Karam United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
7 United States Pocono Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Gabby Chaves Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United States Andretti Autosport
8 Canada Toronto United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
9 United States Mid-Ohio Colombia Gabby Chaves Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Gabby Chaves Colombia Gabby Chaves United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
10 United States Baltimore United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
11 United States Houston United States Sage Karam Colombia Gabby Chaves United States Sage Karam United States Sage Karam United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
12 United States Fontana United States Zach Veach United States Sage Karam Colombia Carlos Muñoz Colombia Carlos Muñoz United States Andretti Autosport

Driver standings[edit]

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
United States
BAR
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
POC
United States
TOR
Canada
MOH
United States
BAL
United States
HOU
United States
FON
United States
Pts
1 United States Sage Karam 3 4 3 3 1 1* 2 6 8 2 1*1 3 460
2 Colombia Gabby Chaves 8 3 2 2 4 2 3 3 1* 3 2 2 449
3 Colombia Carlos Muñoz 7 1* 1* 4* 2 8 1* 4 4 9 12 1* 441
4 United Kingdom Jack Hawksworth 1* 2 8 10 8 3 5 1* 3 1* 6 9 412
5 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey 2 6 10 1 6 4 7 2 2 4 9 360
6 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez 6 5 4 6 7 5 8 8 9 5 4 5 336
7 United States Zach Veach 5 9 9 5 3* 7 4 7 5 8 10 4 333
8 Mexico Juan Pablo García 4 8 6 9 5 6 6 5 6 DNS 8 6 312
9 Canada Matthew Di Leo 5 9 10 6 11 119
10 Venezuela Giancarlo Serenelli 11 7 7 7 97
11 Zimbabwe Axcil Jefferies 7 5 56
12 United States Kyle O'Gara 11 8 43
13 United States Conor Daly 3 35
14 Brazil Victor Carbone 7 26
15 Canada Mikaël Grenier 7 26
16 United States Jimmy Simpson 7 26
17 United States Chase Austin 8 24
18 United States Ethan Ringel 9 22
19 Canada Dalton Kellett 10 20
Pos Driver STP
United States
BAR
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
United States
MIL
United States
IOW
United States
POC
United States
TOR
Canada
MOH
United States
BAL
United States
HOU
United States
FON
United States
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Twelve races, two new venues for 2013". Firestone Indy Lights (IndyCar). October 18, 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, 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, eFormulaCarNews, April 16, 2013, Retrieved 2013-04-16
  15. ^ Series champ Hawksworth ready for next challenge, IndyCar.com, October 30, 2012, Retrieved November 2, 2012

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