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Driver Eligibility and Conduct.

  1. Drivers must meet the eligibilty requirements of the sanctioning organization in order to race in the series. Since many of the scheduled races are run with SVRA/HSR a Super License is required. Drivers should review the qualification requirements and apply directly with SVRA/HSR for a Super License.
  2. Drivers must conform to the "style of driving" expected at vintage racing events.
  3. Drivers put on probation or suspended by the sanctioning organization at a championship series event, regardless of car or run group, will forfeit all points for the event.

Car Eligibility

  1. There are three car chassis types eligible for this series.                                                                                                                                            a) Lola T97/20 V6 powered 1425lbs minimum weight.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  b) Lola T93/20 V6 powered 1425 lbs minimum weight.                                                                                                                                               c)  Lola T93/20 V8 powered 1500 lbs minimum weight.    
  2. Early F3000 variants that ran in the Indy Lights Series from 1986 until 1992 may be eligible if approved by the HILR Manager.
  3. The approved tires for all cars in this series are the Avon 240/600R15 fronts and 330/620R15 rears compound A53 or Hoosier 23.0X9.5R15 and 24.5X13.75R15 compound IL. The wet tires are an open specification.
  4. Paragraph 9.1 of the 2001 CART Indy Lights Rule Book states " The race car must remain as delivered (by Lola) unless specifically provided for otherwise in this Rule Book or official bulletin".

Historic Indy Lights Racing - Purpose, Structure and Management.

  1.  Historic Indy Lights Racing (HILR) is a group of race car owners, drivers and supporting businesses that have a common goal of promoting and racing cars that ran in  the CART sanctioned series between 1986 and 2001 and IRL Infinite Pro Series from 2002 to 2005.
  2.  HILR is not a business, it does not collect dues or have any type of revenue stream. Expenses incurred such as website hosting , trophy purchasing and limited advertising are paid directly by various participants of the group. 
  3. HILR has no members  or membership requirements. Participation by anyone is entirely voluntary and therefore no liability is assumed by HILR.
  4.  HILR essentially does the following:                                                                                                                                                                              a) Serves as a single point of contact for all interested parties                                                                                                                                 b) Creates and maintains a set of competition rules.                                                                                                                                                  c) Creates and maintains a scoring formula.                                                                                                                                                                d) Works directly with sanctioning organizations such as SVRA, HSR, HMP and the tracks to promote the series and selects race events that comprise the HILR schedule                                                                                                                                                                                    e) Tracks and publishes the scores following each race event                                                                                                                                    f) Communicates with all group participants as required                                                                                                                                           g) Promotes the series through press releases, magazine articles and participation in relevant trade shows
  5. HILR is managed by an individual (referred to as "the manager") who works closely with all members of the group to achieve consensus and to make decisions when consensus cannot be reached. For year 2015 Steve Scullen will serve as the Manager. He can be reached on 617 921 1974 or via email at 


 Engine Eligibility

  1. The fundamental principle of this series is to run "spec cars and spec engines". It is incumbent on the competitor to run a legal engine in the series and to compete with integrity. The following rules are minimum guidance. If in doubt please contact the HILR manager. 
  2. V6 powered cars must be equipped with a Buick V6 as originally built and supplied by George Montgomery's Speed Shop in Dayton Ohio and referred to in these rules as "spec V6".
  3. George Montgomery's Speed Shop is the recommended V6 engine builder for this series. George's process includes keeping records, ensuring the "spec V6" requirements are achieved with each rebuild and sealing the engines in various places to prevent tampering. The HILR manager will inspect the seals and consult with George in the event of a complaint from any competitor regarding engine legality. 
  4. Competitors may opt to select another engine builder of choice, but will be required to provide proof that the engine meets the "spec V6" requirements. This proof will include at minimum an engine build sheet and dyno graphs all signed by the builder. The peak horsepower cannot exceed 425. The HILR manager may require additional inspection in the case of a complaint from any competitor regarding engine legality.
  5. "Spec V6" engines must have fuel pressure limited to 39.5 PSI +/- 1.5 PSI at full throttle. Manager may randomly verify this pressure limit per section 9.5.3B of the 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Rule Book. 
  6. V8 powered Lola T93/20's must be equipped with a Chevrolet V8 that meets a specification developed for the Indy Lights Series run in Mexico from 1998 to 2001 and described as follows:                                                                                                                                                a) Maximum displacement of 357 CI                                                                                                                                                                           b) Stock cast iron block                                                                                                                                                                                                   c) Stock steel crankshaft.                                                                                                                                                                                                d) Brodix Track 1 alloy heads.                                                                                                                                                                                        e) Haltech ECU with verifiable specified mapping.                                                                                                                                                     f)  Cam profile specified by HILR                                                                                                                                                                                   g) 9.3:1 compression ratio - must use 93 octane fuel.                                                                                                                                              h) Maximum horsepower of 460                                                                                                                                                                                    i) Fuel pressure limited to HILR limit.
  7. Competitors with V8 powered cars will be required to provide proof that the engine meets the "spec V8" requirements. This proof will include at minimum an engine build sheet and dyno graphs all signed by the builder. The peak horsepower cannot exceed 460. The HILR manager may require additional inspection in the case of a complaint from any competitor regarding engine legality.


  1. The 2018 Indy Lights Championship series will consist of 14 Sprint races run at seven events. 
  2. There will be two sprint races per event i.e. the Saturday Qualifying Race and the  Sunday Feature Race. If there are 2 feature races at any event then these 2 races will  be the points scoring races.  Both races will be gridded according to the organizers standard procedure. SVRA grid the 1st race based on fastest time from the sessions to date and the grid for the 2nd race is based on fastest time from the 1st race. 
  3. The best 10 of 14 races will be counted in championship points standings. This allows competitors to skip events due to various conflicts and still retain a  chance to win the Championship. A minimum of three race weekends must be completed to qualify.
  4. Points will be awarded based on finishing position of eligible cars running in the HILR Series. Non eligible cars will be excluded from the scoring process as if    they were no in the race.
  5. Cars which start a race and are unable to finish will be awarded 5 points. To be eligible for finishing position points , a competitor must complete a minimum of 50% of the total laps of the race.
  6. Scoring will be derived directly from timing and scoring sheets of the sanctioning organization.
  7. Trophies will be awarded to the top three competitors according to championship points standings following the last race of the series.
  8. Points are awarded as follows:

              Finishing Position                Scored points

                              1                                      16
                              2                                      14
                              3                                      12
                              4                                      10
                              5                                       9
                              6                                       8
                              7                                       7
                              8                                       6
                              9 and beyond                 5


           •       Manufacturer: Nissan/Infiniti built by Speedway Motors
           •       Capacity: 3,500 cc (3.5 L; 213.6 cu in)
           •       Configuration: 90-degree V8 16 Valves
           •       Power output: 420 hp (313 kW) at 8,200 RPM
           •       Fuel: Sunoco 100 RON unleaded gasoline
           •       Transmission: Six-speed sequential manual gearbox operated with gear lever, 5 forward first gear is a spacer.                      No ceramic bears in gearbox.
           •       The engines all must be build and sealed by Speedway Engines located at 350 Gasoline Alley Indianapolis, 4622                                     Phone  317-247-6595

          •       Block - Aluminium
          •       Head - Aluminium
          •       Bore 93m Stroke 64.4mm
          •       ECU T6 and /or SQ6 ECU with Maps created and locked by Speedway Motors

      Chassis: Open-wheel, single-seat, open-cockpit

      Construction: Monocoque contains cockpit, fuel cell, and front suspension. Engine is a stressed (integral) member of chassis.        Rear assembly contains gearbox and rear suspension members

      Materials: Carbon fiber and composites

      Manufacturer: Dallara

          •       Koni or Dynamic
          •       Shock absorbers may be replaces by like components of another manufacturer providing the type and number remains
                   the same and no modification to the mounting points, chassis orsuspension is required. Shock absorbers may  be                    re-valued.  Driver adjustable or electronically controlled shock absorbers are not allowed. Cooling of shock absorbs is                           not permitted. Shock absorbers must remain separated in operation other than those items in the standard  suspension which offer connection.

           •       Minimum Weight 1520 without driver

       Fuel Capacity

           •       25 US Gallons (95 Liters)

          •       Front 15 X 10
          •       Rear  15 X 14
          •       No Ceramic bearings in wheels
          •       The approved tires for all cars are Avon 240/600R15 fronts and 330/620R15 rears compound A53  or Hoosier       23.0X9.5R15 and 24.5X13.75R15 compound IL. The wet tires are an open specification.

        Aerodynamic Devices
           •       Aerodynamic devices, including wings and end plates, must be as originally run for road courses in the professional      series. All can be rebuilt or made by another manufacture but they must have the same profile and be made of the same material. The under tray must be stock but can be rebuild.