Featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and temporary street circuits, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES offers its international lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports. The top point scorer is crowned the series champion and receives a $1 million bonus.

Founded in 1994, INDYCAR serves as the sanctioning body for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. These athletes race single-seat, open-cockpit cars that feature a 2.2-liter, twin turbocharged, direct-injected V-6 engine optimized to run at 12,000 RPM with an estimated 500-700 horsepower depending on the turbocharger boost setting. The consumer-relevant engines, which are supplied by Chevrolet and Honda, utilize Speedway E85R fuel.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES races faster and closer than any other form of motorsports. NTT INDYCAR SERIES cars reach speeds up to 240 MPH at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Leader in research enhanced safety, performance and accuracy.

Race-inspired developments that translate to commercial applications.

In pursuit of a greener planet, the NTT INDYCAR SERIES – along with its teams, partners and tracks – embraces a variety of practices befitting a responsible member of the global community.

Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires

Sanctioned by INDYCAR, Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires is the final step in the Road to Indy ladder, and has become the backbone of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Indy Lights and the Road to Indy Presented by Cooper Tires is one of the most successful driver development programs in the world. The ladder system provides a unique, scholarship-funded path to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Indianapolis 500. With a mission to develop and advance drivers, teams and personnel, Indy Lights has long been a vital step for competitors to reach the pinnacle of open-wheel racing in America, boasting over 100 drivers as graduates.

At the conclusion of the 2021 season, INDYCAR took over the management of Indy Lights and will continue to build and develop the program. With drivers and teams competing alongside the NTT INDYCAR SERIES, drivers experience the same combination of road, street and oval races in front of fans and teams in INDYCAR.

With the series in a period of growth,  and interest from drivers across the globe, the 2022 Indy Lights season is sure to be a year of excitement. 

2022 Schedule

February 26-27 Streets of St. Petersburg1.8-mile street course
April 30 - May 01 Barber Motorsports Park2.3-mile road course
May 14-15 Indianapolis Motor Speedway2.439-mile road course
June 4-5Belle Isle Circuit 2.35-mile street circuit
June 11-12Road America4.014-mile road course
July 2-3Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course 2.258-mile road course
July 23Iowa Speedway 0.875-mile oval
August 6-7Streets of Nashville 2.17-mile street circuit
August 20-21World Wide Technology Raceway 1.25-mile oval
September 3-4Portland International Raceway 1.964-mile road course
September 10-11WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca 2.238-mile road course

Indy Lights Dallara IL-15

ChassisThe Dallara IL-15 is a state-of-the-art, single-seat, open-wheel, Indy car-style chassis manufactured by Dallara Automobili, complete with safety components meeting FIA specifications with INDYCAR standards (headrests, seats, secondary pedal bulkhead, zylon panels).
Engine2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 450 HP, plus an additional 50 HP in Push-to-Pass
ElectronicsCosworth wiring looms, data logger, dash display and sensors with Life Racing ECU, paddle-shift kit, “drive-by-wire” throttle control and driver adjustable map settings
GearboxRicardo 6-speed semi-automatic with Tilton carbon 3 plate clutch technology
BrakesPFC rotors (309mm x 28mm), aluminum monoblock calipers and pads
Wheels / TyresPatented Motegi Racing aluminum wheels with techno-mesh design wrapped in dry and wet tires to Indy Lights specification supplied by Cooper Tires.
DimensionsWheelbase: 2971 mm
Length: 4876 mm
Width: 1930 mm
Weight: 626-635 kg