Following last month’s statement that IndyCar will take control of approving the last action on the Road To Indy from Andersen Promotions on Nov. 1, the series has actually exposed that Jones will supervise all operations and competitors of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires.
Jones, 39, has actually won 7 USAC championship games, consisting of a record 5 Sprint Car titles and 2 Silver Crown titles, and has an overall of 35 function race wins in between the Sprint Car, Midget and Silver Crown series.
Since 2015, Jones has actually filled competitors and executive positions within USAC, beginning as nationwide series competitors director, leading the preparation and operation of more than 75 USAC occasions around the United States in the Silver Crown, Sprint and Midget National Championship series. In 2019, Jones was promoted to USAC executive VP, assisting to diversify the approving body’s activity beyond open-wheel racing to youth racing, off-road competitors, rally and cars racing.
During his period, Jones was accountable for preserving and performing yearly guideline books, handling sponsorship for each series, working out approving arrangements, workers management and working as race director for the SRX Series in its inaugural season in 2021.
” My whole profession has actually remained in racing and relocating to IndyCar and Indy Lights is the best next action,” stated Jones. “I eagerly anticipate the chance to continue to grow Indy Lights and broaden its tradition and position as the perfect last action prior to the NTT IndyCar Series.
” It’s difficult to take into words what signing up with a company like IndyCar actually suggests. When you’re in racing, you constantly wish to belong of the greatest and the very best. This is a dream come to life.”
IndyCar president Jay Frye stated: “Because of his broad experience in and out of the cockpit, Levi is the ideal option to end up being the director of Indy Lights. Levi is well appreciated in the racing market and understands every angle of the sport as a chauffeur, group owner, racetrack operator, and approving body.
” We are delighted to have Levi on board and anticipate the brand-new period of IndyCar running Indy Lights.”