1992 Indy Lights season

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The 1992 Firestone Indy Lights Championship consisted of 12 races. American Robbie Buhl captured a single victory on his way to the championship. This was the last season where all chassis were supplied by March.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Phoenix Arizona April 5, 1992 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'36:54.582 196.205 km/h Adrian Fernández Franck Fréon Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández
2 Long Beach California April 12, 1992 47 2.558787=120.262989 km 0'52:08.534 138.386 km/h Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon
3 Detroit Michigan June 7, 1992 29 3.37953=98.00637 km 0'48:14.272 121.904 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
4 Portland Oregon June 21, 1992 39 3.138135=122.387265 km 0'46:02.544 159.489 km/h Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon
5 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 28, 1992 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'36:53.309 202.600 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
6 Loudon New Hampshire July 5, 1992 71 1.7026394=120.8873974 km 0'43:54.471 165.192 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
7 Toronto  Canada July 19, 1992 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'56:23.545 128.296 km/h Bryan Herta Mark Smith Robbie Buhl ?
8 Cleveland Ohio August 9, 1992 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'40:30.83 180.676 km/h Franck Fréon Robbie Buhl Franck Fréon ?
9 Vancouver  Canada August 30, 1992 45 2.6987961=121.4458245 km 0'57:37.506 126.451 km/h Mark Smith Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
10 Lexington Ohio September 13, 1992 34 3.6337994=122.004252 km 0'50:03.661 146.227 km/h Robbie Groff Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Robbie Groff
11 Nazareth Pennsylvania October 4, 1992 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'37:52.115 180.910 km/h Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
12 Monterey California October 18, 1992 34 3.5629902=121.1416668 km 0'46:58.837 154.713 km/h Robbie Groff Robbie Groff Robbie Groff ?

Race summaries[edit]

Phoenix race[edit]

Held April 5 at Phoenix International Raceway. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Marco Greco
  5. Tommy Byrne

Long Beach race[edit]

Held April 12 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Marco Greco
  5. Sandy Brody

Detroit race[edit]

Held June 7 at Belle Isle Raceway. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Mark Smith
  4. Tommy Byrne
  5. Franck Fréon

Portland race[edit]

Held June 21 at Portland International Raceway. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Tommy Byrne
  4. Robbie Groff
  5. Sandy Brody

Milwaukee race[edit]

Held June 28 at The Milwaukee Mile. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Franck Fréon
  5. Mark Smith

Loudon race[edit]

Held July 5 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Bryan Herta
  5. Dave Kudrave

Toronto race[edit]

Held July 19 at Exhibition Place. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Bryan Herta
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Marco Greco
  4. Sandy Brody
  5. Robbie Groff

Cleveland race[edit]

Held August 9 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Bryan Herta
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Mike Snow
  5. Sandy Brody

Vancouver race[edit]

Held August 30 at Pacific Place. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Smith
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Sandy Brody
  4. Franck Fréon
  5. Bryan Herta

Mid-Ohio race[edit]

Held September 13 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Fredrik Ekblom
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Bryan Herta
  5. Adrian Fernández

Nazareth race[edit]

Held October 4 at Nazareth Speedway. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Buhl
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Bryan Herta
  4. Robbie Groff
  5. Mark Smith

Laguna Seca race[edit]

Held October 18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Robbie Groff won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Bryan Herta
  3. Franck Fréon
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Adrian Fernández

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 10 for fifth place, 8 for sixth place, 6 seventh place, winding down to 1 points for 12th place. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point).

Place Name Country Team Total Points United States United States United States United States United States United States Canada United States Canada United States United States United States
1 Robbie Buhl  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 186 14 14 16 16 14 14 17 15 18 14 22 12
2 Franck Fréon  France Landford Racing 159 3 22 10 22 12 16 1 21 12 10 16 14
3 Adrian Fernández  Mexico John Martin Racing 134 21 1 22 8 22 22 8 3 4 10 3 10
4 Robbie Groff  United States Groff Motorsports 128 16 16 - 12 16 1 10 - 3 20 12 22
5 Bryan Herta  United States Landford Racing 120 - - 6 6 8 12 20 16 10 12 14 16
6 Sandy Brody  United States McNeill Motorsports 85 5 10 5 10 4 6 12 10 14 5 4 -
7 Mark Smith  United States Evergreen Racing 74 6 2 14 - 10 2 4 - 20 6 10 -
Marco Greco  Brazil Landford Racing 74 12 12 8 - 5 8 14 4 - 3 8 -
9 Dave Kudrave  United States Regency Racing 49 8 - 4 4 6 10 6 - 6 - 5 -
10 Tommy Byrne  Ireland P.I.G. Racing 44 10 8 12 14 - - - - - - - -
11 Fredrik Ekblom  Sweden Bradley Motorsports 24 - - - - - - - - - 16 - 8
12 George Sutcliffe  United States P.I.G. Racing 17 - - 2 - 2 4 4 5 - - - -
13 Mike Snow  United States Bradley Motorsports 16 - - - 2 - - - 12 2 - - -
Mark Ritchey  United States Miller Racing Team 16 - 4 - - 1 - 5 1 1 4 - -
15 Bruce Feldman  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 12 4 - 3 - - 5 - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.  United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports 12 3 5 - 3 - - - - - - - 1
17 Bob Reid  United States P.I.G. Racing 11 - - 1 - - - - 8 - 2 - -
Philippe Favre   Switzerland Landford Racing 11 - - - - - - - - - - 6 5
19 Elton Julian  United States McNeill Motorsports 8 - - - - - - - - 8 - - -
Rick Hill  United States 3-D Motorsports 8 - 6 - - - - - - - - - 2
21 John Brumder  United States Bradley Motorsports 6 - - - - - - - 6 - - - -
Jeff Ward  United States P.I.G. Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - - - 6
23 Vince Neil  United States P.I.G. Racing 5 1 - - 1 3 - - - - - - -
Scott Wood  United States P.I.G. Racing 5 - 3 - - - -
Landford Racing 2 - - - - -
Alex Padilla  United States McNeill Motorsports 5 - - - 5 - - - - - - - -
Scott Maxwell  Canada Landford Racing 5 - - - - - - - - 5 - - -
Billy Roe  United States P.I.G. Racing 5 - - - - - 3 - - - -
McCormack Racing 2 -
28 Robert Amrén  Sweden McNeill Motorsports 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 4
Scott Schubot  United States TransAtlantic Racing 4 - - - - - - - - - 1 - 3
30 Jack Miller  United States Miller Racing Team 2 - - - - - - - 2 - - - -

Complete Overview[edit]

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R12=retired, but classified NS=did not start

Place Name Country Team United States United States United States United States United States United States Canada United States Canada United States United States United States
1 Robbie Buhl  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 3 3 2 3 6 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 5 2 1 3 1 2 6 3 1 1 7 4
2 Franck Fréon  France Landford Racing 1 11 1 1 5 5 1 1 13 4 3 2 2 R12 3 1 3 4 1 6 2 2 3 3
3 Adrian Fernández  Mexico John Martin Racing 2 1 5 R12 1 1 5 6 1 1 1 1 6 6 7 10 5 9 5 5 4 R10 4 5
4 Robbie Groff  United States Groff Motorsports 6 2 3 2 4 R15 4 4 4 2 5 R12 7 5 - - 2 10 4 1 6 4 1 1
5 Bryan Herta  United States Landford Racing 8 R16 11 R13 8 7 7 7 6 6 8 4 3 1 2 2 6 5 3 4 5 3 2 2
6 Sandy Brody  United States McNeill Motorsports 13 8 7 5 15 8 10 5 12 9 9 7 9 4 4 5 7 3 13 8 8 9 12 R14
7 Mark Smith  United States Evergreen Racing 5 7 4 R11 3 3 3 14 2 5 7 11 1 R10 15 R14 4 1 10 7 2 5 6 R20
Marco Greco  Brazil Landford Racing 4 4 8 4 10 6 9 R17 7 8 6 6 8 3 5 9 - - 11 10 9 6 - -
9 Dave Kudrave  United States Regency Racing 9 6 6 R15 11 9 13 9 5 7 4 5 4 7 6 R13 8 7 7 R18 7 R8 5 R16
10 Tommy Byrne  Ireland P.I.G. Racing 7 5 9 6 2 4 6 3 8 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fredrik Ekblom  Sweden Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2 - - 9 6
12 George Sutcliffe  United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - 14 R11 15 15 9 11 10 9 14 9 10 8 14 13 - - - - 18 13
13 Mike Snow  United States Bradley Motorsports 16 15 - - - - 11 11 - - - - - - 8 4 9 11 8 15 - - 10 R15
Mark Ritchey  United States Miller Racing Team - - 14 9 12 13 14 13 11 12 - - 12 8 12 12 11 12 15 9 - -
Leading Edge Motorsport 19 R19
15 Bruce Feldman  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 12 9 13 R16 7 10 - - - - 12 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.  United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports 11 10 12 8 - - 12 10 - - - - - - - - 12 R15 - - - - 17 12
17 Bob Reid  United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - 13 12 - - - - - - 11 R13 11 6 - - 14 11 - - - -
Philippe Favre   Switzerland Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R16 10 7 15 8
19 Elton Julian  United States McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 6 - - - - - -
Rick Hill  United States 3-D Motorsports - - 15 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 11
21 John Brumder  United States Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 7 - - - - - - - -
Jeff Ward  United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 7
23 Vince Neil  United States P.I.G. Racing 14 12 17 R17 - - 16 12 10 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood  United States P.I.G. Racing 15 14 16 10 - -
Landford Racing 17 R16 - - - - 10 R11 9 NS - - - - - - - -
Alex Padilla  United States McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - 8 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Maxwell  Canada Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 8 - - - - - -
Billy Roe  United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - 11 10 - - - - - - - -
McCormack Racing 11 R11 - -
28 Robert Amrén  Sweden McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 9
Scott Schubot  United States TransAtlantic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 12 - - 14 10
30 Jack Miller  United States Miller Racing Team - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 11 - - 18 13 - - - -
- Rupert Keegan  United Kingdom Leading Edge Motorsport 10 13 10 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Kat Teasdale  Canada Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 R14 - - 13 14 - - - - - -
- Hervé Regout  Belgium Fastrak Racing - - - - 9 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Calvin Fish  United Kingdom P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 14 - - - -
- Enrique Contreras  Mexico TransAtlantic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 R17 - - - -
- Mario Domínguez  Mexico Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 R17
- Eddie Lawson  United States Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R18