For the first time this season, Christian Bogle and HMD Motorsports with Dale Coyne Racing will take on an oval track at Iowa Speedway this weekend. After competing solely on road and street courses so far this year, the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship will run on the 0.875-mile tri-oval for the ninth round of the 2022 season.
Last season, Indy Lights did not run at Iowa Speedway, but Christian Bogle was able to experience a short oval track in an Indy Lights car at World Wide Technology Raceway where he claimed top-ten finishes in the double-header weekend.
Last month, Bogle and HMD Motorsports also took part in a series test at Iowa Speedway in preparation for this weekend’s event. With only one 50-minute practice session this weekend, the series test and previous oval experience from last year will prove valuable as Bogle gets up to speed in preparation for qualifying and the 75-lap race on Saturday afternoon.
With a qualifying format that differs from the road and street courses, each driver will be given two at-speed laps and the combined total time will set the grid for Saturday’s wheel-to-wheel action.
“I am ready,” expressed Bogle. “We had a good test and I think our program structure allows all drivers to learn from one another. It will be key to qualify well and stay clean in the race!”
Returning alongside the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and big-name concert performances, this weekend in Iowa will bring substantial attention to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Championship.
Stay tuned to the Christian Bogle Racing social media pages for news, information, photos and results from the event weekend.
Iowa Speedway Weekend Schedule *all times ET
Friday, July 22
3:15pm – 4:05pm Practice Indy Lights
4:30pm – 6:00pm Practice INDYCAR
Saturday, July 23
9:30am – 10:00am Qualifying Indy Lights
10:30am – 11:45am Qualifying INDYCAR
12:10pm – 1:30pm Race – 75 laps Indy Lights
4:00pm – 6:00pm Race – 250 laps INDYCAR
Sunday, July 24
3:00pm – 6:00pm Race – 300 laps INDYCAR
How To Watch – Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires
All 2022 Indy Lights races will be available on Peacock Premium in the United States, REV TV in Canada and ESPN – Star+ in Latin America and Brazil. For fans outside of those areas, Indy Lights races will be available through the new INDYCAR Live! streaming platform. INDYCAR Live! will also feature every practice and qualifying session worldwide. The award-winning INDYCAR Radio Network also will provide coverage of all Indy Lights sessions alongside the INDYCAR App Powered by NTT DATA.
INDYCAR Live! – Indy Lights https://www.indycar.com/IndyLights/OTT/IL-stream
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