Indy Lights purse boosted

Indy Lights drivers and team bosses can look forward to the biggest race purse increase in the history of the championships

Indy Lights purse boosted

CART and Indy Lights officials announced that the overall purse per race has been raised to $74,200, with each race winner now earning $25,000 - 25 per cent more than before.

'We have wanted to increase our race purse for years and only now under CART's ownership has it been possible,' said Indy Lights President Roger Bailey.

'Andrew Craig and everyone at CART have made it clear that Indy Lights is an important part of CART's Ladder System and this certainly proves their commitment.

'I know I speak for all of our competitors in stating our sincere thanks to CART for this generous increase.'

In addition to the $5,000 jump for race winners, second place has been increased $2,500 to $12,500 while third place ($7,500) and ($5,500) have been boosted by $500.

Position five has been increased by $300 ($4,300), places six through 10 are now $200 richer and positions 11 and 12 have been given $100 boosts.

With the increased race purse, the total Dayton Indy Lights Championship prize fund - including year-end championship awards - is now $1,328,800.

Entering its 15th year of competition in 2000, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship is the final stop for aspiring drivers and teams bound for the FedEx Championship Series.

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