2011 Indy Lights

2011 Indy Lights season
Firestone Indy Lights
Start dateMarch 27
End dateOctober 16
Drivers' championUnited States Josef Newgarden
Teams' championUnited States Sam Schmidt Motorsports
Rookie of the YearUnited States Josef Newgarden
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The 2011 Indy Lights season was a season of open wheel motor racing. It was the 26th season of the series and the tenth sanctioned by IndyCar, acting as the primary support series for the IZOD IndyCar Series. It began March 27, 2011 in St. Petersburg and ended on October 16 at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway and featured thirteen events: six on ovals, one on a permanent road course, and six on temporary street courses. The series was won by American driver Josef Newgarden, driving for Sam Schmidt Motorsports. Newgarden won the title by 94 points over team mate and fellow rookie Esteban Guerrieri of Argentina.

The season featured the series' first non-IndyCar Series support race since the 2007 Liberty Challenge (at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway) when it was the main event at the Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières. It was Indy Lights' first event at Trois-Rivières since 1998. The series also race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the first time since 1995 and the new Baltimore street circuit in support of the IndyCars.[1]

Team and driver chart

Team # Drivers Sponsor(s) Rounds
United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 3 Brazil Victor Carbone[2] Nevoni All
7 Argentina Esteban Guerrieri[3] Lucas Oil All
11 United States Josef Newgarden[4] Copart/ Robo-Pong All
77 United States Conor Daly[5] Road to Indy 1-3, 9, 11
United States Bryan Clauson[4] Road to Indy/Curb Records 4-6, 10, 12-13
United States Daniel Herrington[6] 7-8
United States Team Moore Racing 2 Colombia Gustavo Yacamán[7] Crepes & Waffles All
22 Spain Víctor García[8] 1-7
Canada Daniel Morad 8[9]
Canada Mikaël Grenier 9
United States Brandon Wagner 10, 12-13
Estonia Tõnis Kasemets 11
United States Andretti Autosport 5 United Kingdom Stefan Wilson[10] All
26 United Kingdom James Winslow 1-4,[11]
Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey 7-9, 11 [12]
United States Bryan Herta Autosport 28 Angola Duarte Ferreira[13] Sonangol Group All
29 Brazil Bruno Andrade William Rast 7-9, 11[14]
United States Davey Hamilton Racing 32 United States Brandon Wagner ChiroRacing.net 4-6
Canada Stefan Rzadzinski[15] West Edmonton Mall 8
United States O2 Racing Technology 36 Republic of Ireland Peter Dempsey Pulse Lighting 1-5
63 Canada Mikaël Grenier Cell Safety 1-4
United States Team E 17 United States Joel Miller[16] Skip Barber Racing School 1
United States Rusty Mitchell[17] Motorola/ Petro Communications 3-4, 11-13[18]
United States Belardi Auto Racing 4 Venezuela Jorge Goncalvez[19] All
9 Norway Anders Krohn[20] Liberty Engineering All
19 United States Jacob Wilson 12-13[21]
Canada Jensen MotorSport 12 Mexico Juan Pablo Garcia[22] Freightliner 1-4
Canada Eric Jensen Pusateri's 7
United Kingdom Oliver Webb[23] ExpoSystems 8, 11, 13[24]
16 Canada David Ostella[25] Global Precast All
United States Brooks Associates Racing 8 United States Ryan Phinny Race 2 Energy Independence / Dos Lunas Tequila 3
United States Willy T. Ribbs Racing 32 United States Willy T. Ribbs[26] Starting Grid Inc. 11
75 United States Chase Austin[27] 4, 6
United States Goree Multisports 44 Canada Tyler Dueck[28] Premier Pacific Developments 8
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