2016 Indy Lights Calendar
Andersen Promotions today unveiled the 2016 calendar for the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
All events will be in support of the Verizon IndyCar Series with the exception of the season finale which will once again take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Seven venues will feature all three levels of the ladder system.
“I am extremely pleased with the caliber of events we have on our 2016 schedule,” said Dan
Andersen, Owner and CEO of Andersen Promotions. “We have a total of 50 races on deck for the
three series across key markets in the United States as well as Canada. Finishing the season –
and crowning all three champions – at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca finale this year proved
to be a great ending and we are excited to return and close out the season again next year.
On the heels of a successful debut of the Mazda-powered Dallara IL-15, Indy Lights will see an
expanded schedule of 18 races next season with the addition of three new circuits – Phoenix
International Raceway, Road America and the Streets of Boston. The blend of three ovals, three
street circuit and five road course events will include doubleheader rounds at all street and road
course venues with the exception of the Boston race.
A new qualifying feature – the Cooper Tires Lightning Round – will also debut at select circuits next year featuring the top three drivers from qualifying in a one-lap shootout on a new, softer compound Cooper RS3 racing slick for the coveted Cooper Tires Pole Award.
Indy Lights competitors will again vie for a guaranteed three-race scholarship to the Verizon
IndyCar Series in 2017, which includes the Indianapolis 500. NBCSN will host one-hour
broadcasts of all race events with live broadcasts on the IMS Radio Network to Sirius XM Satellite
Radio, indycar.com, indycarradio.com and the INDYCAR App from Verizon. ESPN International
holds the international broadcast rights with races airing in Canada, Colombia, Mexico and
Australia amongst others.
RoadToIndy.TV and the Mazda Road to Indy App will continue to feature behind-the-scenes
content, race recap episodes, special features, live streaming at select events and live shows of
Mazda Road to Indy on and off-track activities.
Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires 2016 Schedule of Events
March 11-13 Streets of St. Petersburg, Florida 1.8-mile street course*
April 1-2 Phoenix International Raceway 1-mile oval
April 22-24 Barber Motorsports Park 2.3-mile road course*
May 12-14 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.439-mile road course*
May 27 Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.5-mile oval
June 24-26 Road America 4.048-mile road course*
July 9-10 Iowa Speedway .875-mile oval
July 15-17 Streets of Toronto, Ontario, Canada 1.755-mile street course*
July 29-31 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258-mile road course*
September 2-4 Streets of Boston, Massachusetts 2.25-mile street course
September 9-11 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 2.238-mile road course*