Car­lin and Jones seal Indy Lights

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Car­lin sealed the Indy Lights Cham­pi­onship in only its sec­ond year com­pet­ing in the Amer­i­can series, with Brit Ed Jones tak­ing the ti­tle at La­guna Seca and se­cur­ing a spot in Indycar for 2017.

The 2013 Euro­pean F3 Open cham­pion Jones was one of six driv­ers head­ing into the fi­nale with a math­e­mat­i­cal shot at the ti­tle, with fel­low Brit Dean Stone­man, San­ti­ago Ur­rut­tia, Zach Veach, Felix Ser­ralles and Kyle Kaiser all in con­tention.

Jones started on pole ahead of Ur­ru­tia, but he and Veach slipped past Jones and made a break early on. That would have given Ur­ru­tia the cham­pi­onship on a count­back, but on the fi­nal lap, Ser­ralles – Jones’ Car­lin team-mate – al­lowed him through to take fourth and the ti­tle, also seal­ing the teams’ ti­tle for Car­lin.

“To know that I will be able to line up on the grid for the 2017 Indy 500 is such an amaz­ing feel­ing and a tes­ta­ment to the Mazda Road to Indy as a gen­uine mo­tor­sport lad­der,” said Jones, who is guar­an­teed three Indycar starts next sea­son, in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious Indy 500.

Jones cel­e­brates Fourth place at La­guna Seca gave Jones Lights ti­tle

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