The NTT IndyCar Series announced on Monday that veteran motorsport executive Levi Jones has been appointed to the role of Director of Indy Lights.
Jones will oversee all operations and competition of the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires, the final step for drivers in the Road to Indy ladder that prepares drivers for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. INDYCAR adds the role of promoter to its duties as the sanctioning body of Indy Lights on Nov. 1.
Speaking about his appointment, Jones commented saying:
“My entire career has been in racing and moving to INDYCAR and Indy Lights is the perfect next step. “I look forward to the opportunity to continue to grow Indy Lights and expand its legacy and position as the ideal final step before the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
Jones went on to say:
“It’s hard to put into words what joining an organization like INDYCAR really means. When you’re in racing, you always want to be a part of the biggest and the best. This is a dream come true.”
IndyCar President Jay Frye commented on today’s announcement saying:
“Because of his broad experience in and out of the cockpit, Levi is the perfect choice to become the director of Indy Lights. “Levi is well respected in the racing industry and knows every angle of the sport as a driver, team owner, racetrack operator and sanctioning body. We are excited to have Levi on board and look forward to the new era of INDYCAR operating Indy Lights.”