Indy Lights: Schmidt Peterson announces Scott Anderson as fourth driver


He didn’t test this week at Palm Beach International Raceway, but Scott Anderson will be in a new Indy Lights Dallara IL15 chassis soon enough.

Anderson, who drove for Fan Force United in 2014, will move up to the Schmidt Peterson Motorsports team as its fourth driver for 2015, the team announced Friday.

The Colorado native starred versus Spencer Pigot and Matthew Brabham in the 2012 USF2000 and 2013 Pro Mazda seasons before moving up to the Indy Lights Presented by Cooper Tires ranks last season.

Anderson rounds out SPM’s four-car lineup for Lights, alongside fellow returnee Jack Harvey and full-time series newcomers RC Enerson and Ethan Ringel.

“We are pleased to have Scott at SPM for 2015,” SPM co-owner Sam Schmidt said in a release. “We kept an eye on him throughout 2014, and we think having teammates to gauge off of will be key to his success this season.”

Anderson also makes it three Americans out of four in the lineup. Combined with Juncos Racing’s pair (Pigot and Kyle Kaiser) and Andretti Autosport’s Shelby Blackstock, that makes for six Americans of the nine confirmed drivers thus far.

“We have identified areas to focus on for his second season, and we are looking forward to getting started with testing as soon as possible. It’s also an honor to have three Americans competing for SPM, which is a great sign for the future of U.S. open-wheel racing.”