Harvey confirms second Indy Lights season with SPM

Credit: Bret Kelley

Last season’s runner up in the Indy Lights Championship, Jack Harvey, has announced a second season in the category with team Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

Only losing the title on count back to number of second places compared to Gabby Chaves, the Racing Steps Foundation backed driver will be hoping that he can finish the 2015 season as clear champion.

This year though, he will only have prior knowledge of the tracks because the championship is undergoing a major change with new AER powered cars – the Dallara IL15 – replacing the ageing Lights cars that Harvey ran in 2014.

The Lincolnshire-born driver said: “I’m delighted to be heading back to Indy Lights for a second season with SPM which wouldn’t be possible without the continued backing of the Racing Steps Foundation.

Anderson Promotions have done a fantastic job in raising the profile of the series with the new car, new teams and a growing grid. So for me, it’s definitely the right place to be racing.

“It’ll be tougher this year, for sure. But rest assured I’m up for the challenge.”

SPM joint owner Sam Schmidt added: “Jack did an excellent job from the time he arrived here. He was always consistent in testing and had an excellent work ethic both on and off the track.

“I think his second year in the series will be key in that he will be returning to circuits he had to learn last year. So he can build on that experience this time around.

“The competition will be tough but I’m sure he can handle that.”

After the announcement of Harvey rejoining SPM, he became their third driver signed up for this season as he joins USF2000 WinterFest champion RC Emerson and Atlantic Championship Series high flyer Ethan Ringel.

The 2015 Indy Lights season gets underway on the airport circuit of St Petersburg, Florida on March 28th & 29th for a season opening double header.