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1999 American Le Mans Series season

1999 American Le Mans Series season
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The 1999 American Le Mans Series season was the inaugural season of the IMSA American Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into three classes: LMP, GTS, and GT. It began March 20, 1999 and ended November 7, 1999 after eight races.

The American Le Mans Series officially replaced the dwindling IMSA GT Championship after the 1998 season. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which organized the 24 Hours of Le Mans, allowed IMSA's owner Don Panoz to create a series closely modeled after the formula used at Le Mans. The first official ACO-backed event had been held at the 1998 Petit Le Mans, which was part of the IMSA GT season but allowed ACO-spec cars to compete. The success of the event allowed Panoz to form the American Le Mans Series, which continued until its merger with Grand-Am in 2013.

Schedule

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 20
2 Grand Prix of Atlanta 2 Hours 45 Minutes Road Atlanta April 18
3 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport Park June 27
4 Grand Prix of Sonoma 2 Hours 45 Minutes Sears Point Raceway July 25
5 Rose City Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Portland International Raceway August 1
6 Petit Le Mans 1000 Miles or 10 Hours Road Atlanta September 18
7 Sports Car Championships 2 Hours 45 Minutes Laguna Seca Raceway October 10
8 Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 7

Season results

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring 23x15px #42 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #56 Martin Snow Racing 23x15px #23 Alex Job Racing Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Tom Kristensen
23x15px Jörg Müller
23x15px Martin Snow
23x15px Melanie Snow
23x15px Patrick Huisman
23x15px Kelly Collins
23x15px Cort Wagner
23x15px Darryl Havens
2 Road Atlanta 23x15px #0 Team Rafanelli SRL 23x15px #99 Schumacher Racing 23x15px #7 PTG Results
23x15px Eric van de Poele
23x15px Mimmo Schiattarella
23x15px John O'Steen
23x15px Larry Schumacher
23x15px Brian Cunningham
23x15px Johannes van Overbeek
3 Mosport 23x15px #2 Panoz Motor Sports 23x15px #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #23 Alex Job Racing Results
23x15px Jan Magnussen
23x15px Johnny O'Connell
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px David Donohue
23x15px Dirk Müller
23x15px Cort Wagner
4 Sears Point 23x15px #42 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #9 PTG Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px David Donohue
23x15px Hans-Joachim Stuck
23x15px Boris Said
5 Portland 23x15px #1 Panoz Motor Sports 23x15px #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #23 Manthey Racing Results
23x15px Éric Bernard
23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px David Donohue
23x15px Dirk Müller
23x15px Cort Wagner
6 Road Atlanta 23x15px #1 Panoz Motor Sports 23x15px #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #23 Manthey Racing Results
23x15px Éric Bernard
23x15px David Brabham
23x15px Andy Wallace
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x15px Marc Duez
23x15px Dirk Müller
23x15px Sascha Maassen
23x15px Cort Wagner
7 Laguna Seca 23x15px #42 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #02 Reiser Callas Rennsport Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Olivier Beretta
23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x15px Johnny Mowlem
23x15px David Murry
8 Las Vegas 23x15px #42 BMW Motorsport 23x15px #92 Dodge Viper Team Oreca 23x15px #23 Manthey Racing Results
23x15px J.J. Lehto
23x15px Steve Soper
23x15px Tommy Archer
23x15px Karl Wendlinger
23x15px Dirk Müller
23x15px Cort Wagner

Teams Championship

Points are awarded to the top nineteen finishers in each class in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exception however for the 12 Hours of Sebring, which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Teams only scored the points for their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 23x15px Panoz Motor Sports Panoz Esperante GTR-1
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8

15

25

21

25

25

21

17
149
2 23x15px BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 30 25 21 21 25 25 147
3 23x15px Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 26 19 17 17 14 17 15 14 139
4 23x15px Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 19 17 15 10 11 14 13 99
5 23x15px Doran Enterprises Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 21 12 12 8 12 17 15 97
6 23x15px Team Rafanelli SRL Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 25 19 14 13 14 85
7 23x15px Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 22 14 8 12 13 5 74
8 23x15px Hybrid R&D Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 18 9 10 5 10 11 63
9 23x15px Intersport Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

14

8

7
6


8
9

52
10 23x15px Downing/Atlanta Kudzu DLM
Kudzu DLY
Mazda 2.0 L 3-Rotor
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
17


8

9

6

10
50
11 23x15px Transatlantic Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 15 12 9 13 49
12 23x15px Dollahite Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 11 5 6 10 32
13 23x15px Price & Bscher BMW V12 LM BMW S70 6.0 L V12 13 15 28
14 23x15px DAMS Lola B98/10 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 7 19 26
15 23x15px Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 24 24
16 23x15px Robinson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 12 9 21
17 23x15px Multimatic Motorsports Lola B98/10 Ford 5.1 L V8 5 11 16
18 23x15px Nygmatech Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 7 7 14
19 23x15px Genesis Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Hawk MD3R
Ford 5.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
13

13
20= 23x15px Sintura Racing Sintura S99 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 11 11
20= 23x15px J&P Motorsports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8 11 11
20= 23x15px TRV Motorsports Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 6 5 11
23 23x15px Whittington Brothers Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford 5.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

10
10
24 23x15px Team Cascadia Lola B98/12 BMW 4.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8

5
5

GTS Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 23x15px Dodge Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 25 25 25 25 25 25 150
2 23x15px Martin Snow Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 30 21 14 15 17 7 19 13 139
3 23x15px Saleen/Allen Speedlab Saleen Mustang SR Ford 8.0 L V8 14 17 19 17 14 11 13 14 119
4 23x15px Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 24 19 13 19 8 15 15 113
5 23x15px Chiefie Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 17 13 13 12 13 14 14 12 108
6 23x15px Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
Chevrolet 7.0 L V8
22

21

17


21

19
100
7 23x15px Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 26 14 15 12 12 79
8 23x15px Schumacher Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 15 25 17 57
9 23x15px CJ Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 19 15 15 49
10 23x15px Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 17 17 47
11 23x15px Johnson Autosport Porsche 911 Turbo Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 16 14 30
12 23x15px DM Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 13
13 23x15px Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 9 9

GT Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 23x15px Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 16 25 21 19 25 21 13 21 161
2 23x15px Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 30 25 21 17 14 6 19 14 146
3 23x15px Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 18 12 15 14 17 14 25 9 124
4 23x15px Contemporary Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 24 10 7 19 15 11 19 105
5 23x15px Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 21 25 21 25 92
6 23x15px RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 11 9 12 9 10 51
7 23x15px Team ARE Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 9 12 6 10 8 45
8= 23x15px Prototype Technology Group (#9) BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 25 8 33
8= 23x15px G&W Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20


13
33
10= 23x15px Team PRC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 15 32
10= 23x15px The Racer's Group Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 13 13 6 32
12 23x15px Auto Sport South Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 8 9 27
13 23x15px Alegra Motorsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 17 8 25
14 23x15px Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 Supercup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 13 24
15= 23x15px Vanderhoof Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 14 9 23
15= 23x15px Millennium Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 12 23
17= 23x15px Gallade Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 22 22
17= 23x15px TransEnergy Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 15 7 22
19 23x15px Bell Motorsports BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 19 19
20 23x15px Pregrid Motorsports Porsche 911 3.8 RSR Cup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 7 17
21 23x15px Aspen Knolls Racing BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 15 15
22 23x15px Fordahl Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 12 12
23= 23x15px White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= 23x15px Broadfoot Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= 23x15px Team Pumpelly Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 6 5 11
26 23x15px Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 10

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