A forgotten footnote to the 2016 Indy Lights season has met its end with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and Team Enerson Racing reaching a settlement in their lawsuits.
The fracas began when RC Enerson, son of Team Enerson owner Neil Enerson, departed the SPM Indy Lights program after eight of 18 rounds while being out of contention for the championship. With approximately $500,000 still owed to SPM, Enerson signed to drive for Dale Coyne Racing’s IndyCar operation, where the young Floridian participated in three races, including Watkins Glen where he finished an impressive ninth.
Results aside, dueling lawsuits were filed and, after more than a year, have finally been put to rest.
“We are pleased to have this situation behind us,” SPM said in a statement. “For the record, the terms of our contract with the Enersons provided for early exit and that is what happened in this matter. As the terms of the settlement agreement are confidential, we will have no further comment on this matter. RC is a talented driver, and we wish him nothing but the best in the future.”
After his drivers for Coyne, and barring a brief appearance to start the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season at Daytona, Enerson’s fans await his return to a top-tier professional racing series.