Three Indy Lights drivers placed on probation


Indy Lights presented by Cooper Tires drivers Ed Jones, Dean Stoneman and Santiago Urrutia were placed on probation June 27 by Tony Cotman, the series’ race director.

The action came following the ninth and 10th races of the Indy Lights season, June 25-26 at Road America.

Jones (Carlin), Stoneman (Andretti Autosport) and Urrutia (Schmidt Peterson Motorsports with Curb-Agajanian) have been placed on probation through the end of the 2016 season for misconduct leading up to and including the Road America races. If any of the drivers is involved in additional incidents including unsportsmanlike conduct and dangerous or over-aggressive driving as determined by Cotman, they will be penalized with the loss of a minimum of 10 championship points.

“The notices issued do not preclude a driver from racing hard, but serve as a reminder on how to race over the final eight rounds of the championship,” Cotman said.

Eight races remain on the 2016 Indy Lights schedule, the next at Iowa Speedway on July 10. Jones is the points leader (213) with a 19-point advantage on Stoneman and 24-point edge on Urrutia. Each of the three drivers has won two races this season.

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