Since its launch in 2010, the Road to Indy ladder system has attracted competitors from around the globe. Drivers from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Ireland, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, Venezuela and Zimbabwe have been part of the grids, showcasing their talents at premier venues on a mix of road courses, temporary street circuits and ovals.

From “The World’s Fastest Spring Break Party” in St. Petersburg, Fla., to the famed Brickyard – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway – drivers compete on the NTT IndyCar Series stage in front of large crowds and television cameras as well as team owners, sponsors and media.

Sanctioned by INDYCAR, the Road to Indy provides drivers, teams and sponsors an opportunity to gain valuable experience on and off the track while following a clear-cut path of progression through three development series: Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires and Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.

Spencer Pigot, 25, exemplifies the success of the Road to Indy platform.

Pigot, who began karting at age 9, made the move into car racing in 2009, winning the Skip Barber Shoot-Out Top Scholarship Award and a season of competition in the 2010 BFGoodrich/Skip Barber National Series Presented by Mazda as an official Mazda Development driver. He claimed the title as a rookie to secure another Mazda scholarship prize and ensure his graduation onto the first step of the Road to Indy, the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship, in 2011.

After consecutive runner-up finishes in the USF2000 title-chase, Pigot capped another two years in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires by winning the crown and another scholarship prize in 2014 which enabled him to move on to Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires in 2015.

Pigot earned his fourth scholarship – a prize valued at $1M with a guaranteed three-race program in IndyCar including the Indianapolis 500 – by claiming the 2015 Indy Lights title and made his NTT IndyCar Series debut with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Ed Carpenter Racing in 2016. He now drives full-time for Ed Carpenter Racing.

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Late Pass Pushes Brabham Past Lundqvist for WWTR Victory

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo MADISON, Ill. (Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022) – Matthew Brabham learned his lessons from gutting disappointment last month at Iowa Speedway, driving past series leader and pole sitter Linus Lundqvist to win the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires race Saturday at World Wide Technology Raceway. Australian-American Brabham drove his Read More…

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Series Leader Lundqvist Rockets to Pole at WWTR

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo   MADISON, Ill. (Friday, Aug. 19, 2022) – Linus Lundqvist’s car bobbled in the first turn of his two-lap qualifying run Friday afternoon at World Wide Technology Raceway, yet he still managed to win his sixth pole position of the 2022 Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires season. It’s Read More…

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Lundqvist To Start from Pole after Nashville Qualifying Canceled

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022) – Linus Lundqvist moved one step closer to his first Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires championship Saturday when he was awarded the pole for the Indy Lights Music City Grand Prix, as lightning-laden thunderstorms that rolled through downtown Nashville forced the cancellation Read More…

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Lundqvist Conquers Mixed Conditions To Win at IMS

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo   INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, May 14, 2022) – Linus Lundqvist leaned down and kissed the side of his car, expressing gratitude and jubilation after conquering a more than six-hour day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course Saturday. The Swedish driver found redemption after a mistake cost him a potential Read More…

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Frost Avoids Trouble, Claims First Indy Lights Victory at IMS

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo   INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, May 13, 2022) – Swerving left and right down the front stretch at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, screaming into his radio, Danial Frost’s perseverance was about to pay off with the checkered flag displayed. After finishing second three times in 2021, the Singapore native claimed his first Read More…

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Lundqvist Holds Off Teammate Pedersen in Wet Barber Thriller

Story Credit: INDYCAR PRPhoto Credit: INDYCAR Photo BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Sunday, May 1, 2022) – Linus Lundqvist withstood a late-race charge by teammate Benjamin Pedersen and contact coming off the final turn to score a dominating Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires victory Sunday at Barber Motorsports Park. Swedish driver Lundqvist led the entire 45-minute race from Read More…

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Malukas Wins for HMD to Take Indy Lights Points Lead

Story Credit: Road to Indy PRPhoto Credit: Road to Indy Photo ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – David Malukas withstood enormous pressure from yesterday’s winner Kyle Kirkwood to claim a memorable victory in this morning’s thrilling 40-lap Indy Lights Grand Prix of St. Petersburg Presented by Andersen Interior Contracting. The second win of the young season for Read More…