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 August 19, 2021| 
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INDY LIGHTS PRESENTED BY COOPER TIRES
Cooper Tires Indy Lights
Oval Challenge of St. Louis


  • The Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires Series will take on the only oval of the 2021 schedule with a doubleheader event at World Wide Technology Raceway this weekend. All four Andretti Autosport Indy Lights drivers have a career-best finish of fifth or higher in their Road to Indy starts on the short oval.
  • This weekend's Cooper Tires Indy Lights Oval Challenge of St. Louis will pay out the maximum points awarded in any race weekend, up to 47 points (race winner, pole position and most laps led) per race in the doubleheader.
  • After back-to-back wins in Mid-Ohio, Kyle Kirkwood looks to extend his championship lead.
  • Robert Megennis has his eyes set on redemption as the veteran Indy Lights driver is aiming for success heading into the final stretch of the season.
  • Following three consecutive podiums, Danial Frost is ready to break through and reach the top step of the podium on the short oval.
  • Devlin DeFrancesco is set to pick up where he left off in 2020 at World Wide Technology Raceway when the Indy Pro 2000 rookie swept the weekend to win his first Road to Indy victory.
KYLE KIRKWOOD
No. 28 ROAD TO INDY / COOPER TIRE / CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS CLUB DALLARA
 
GATEWAY INDY LIGHTS HISTORY
      STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
      ROOKIE ROOKIE ROOKIE
      CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
      1 (290 PTS.)
       
      "This weekend's event at World Wide Technology Raceway might be the most important weekend of the season. It’s the only oval event and considering it’s a doubleheader and pays out 150% points, it’s actually like a triple race weekend. We recently ran a day of testing with almost all the drivers. Devlin (DeFrancesco) and I were the ones most consistently at the top of the charts, but it was all so close between many of the drivers. It’s going to come down to who hits the setup right after many different tire compounds go down."
       
      DANIAL FROST
      No. 68 DEN-JET DALLARA
       
      GATEWAY INDY LIGHTS HISTORY
          STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
          ROOKIE ROOKIE ROOKIE
          CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
          4 (204 PTS.)
          "It’s always a good weekend when we’re headed to an oval. World Wide Technology Raceway is one of the most fun tracks I’ve been on. We are looking good for a good result. I am confident that this will be an exciting weekend. We’re going to have be on our best performance and hunt down the front guys in the championship."
           
          DEVLIN DEFRANCESCO
          No. 17 POWERTAP DALLARA

          Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport
           
          GATEWAYINDY LIGHTS HISTORY
              STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
              ROOKIE ROOKIE ROOKIE
              CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
              6 (190 PTS.)
              "Looking ahead to this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway, we had a strong test there last week ending the day P1. We looked strong as a team, so really looking forward to this one."
               
              ROBERT MEGENNIS
              No. 27 ANDRETTI AUTOSPORT DALLARA
               
              GATEWAY INDY LIGHTS HISTORY
                  STARTS BEST START BEST FINISH
                  1 7 (2019) 5 (2019)
                  CURRENT CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING
                  7 (183 PTS.)
                  "I’m super excited for this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway. I love the oval and I know we have strong cars there. It’s a big points weekend. We’ve had a little bit of a break to recover. Now it's full send to finish off the year."
                   

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