The Indianapolis Star reports that IndyCar is set to hand over control of the Firestone Indy Lights Championship to Dan Andersen, founder and promoter of the USF2000 series whose company purchased the second leg of the Mazda Road to Indy development program – the Pro Mazda series, formerly known as Star Mazda – last year. The Star's report said formal confirmation of Andersen's acquisition is expected during the Toronto weekend of July 12-14, where all of IndyCar's ladder series will be competing.
Indy Lights, the official steppingstone to the IZOD IndyCar Series, has struggled for entries this year. Just eight cars took part at last weekend's round at The Milwaukee Mile (ABOVE). The series returns to action this weekend at Iowa Speedway.