1995 Indy Lights season

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The 1995 PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship Powered By Buick consisted of 12 races. Canadian Greg Moore completely dominated the season, winning 10 times and winning the championship by over 100 points over his closest rival.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Miami Florida March 5, 1995 25 2.943=73.585 km 0'47:00.675 93.316 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
2 Phoenix Arizona April 2, 1995 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'42:56.133 168.668 km/h Greg Moore Claude Bourbonnais Alfonso Giaffone ?
3 Long Beach California April 9, 1995 47 2.558787=120.262989 km 0'58:23.255 123.584 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
4 Nazareth Pennsylvania April 23, 1995 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'44:23.382 154.333 km/h Greg Moore Bob Dorricott, Jr. Greg Moore ?
5 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 4, 1995 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'39:29.386 189.254 km/h Greg Moore Robbie Buhl Greg Moore ?
6 Detroit Michigan June 11, 1995 24 3.37953=81.10872 km 0'50:08.993 97.040 km/h Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
7 Portland Oregon June 25, 1995 39 3.138135=122.387265 km 0'51:19.388 143.078 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
8 Toronto  Canada July 16, 1995 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'52:41.622 137.301 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
9 Cleveland Ohio July 23, 1995 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'48:37.497 150.537 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
10 Loudon New Hampshire August 20, 1995 71 1.7026394=120.887397 km 0'34:29.131 210.327 km/h Greg Moore Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
11 Vancouver  Canada September 3, 1995 44 2.7406379=120.588068 km 0'51:29.013 140.536 km/h Pedro Chaves Greg Moore Greg Moore ?
12 Monterey California September 10, 1995 34 3.5629902=121.141667 km 0'48:09.053 150.953 km/h Greg Moore Greg Moore Greg Moore ?

Race summaries[edit]

Miami race[edit]

Held March 5 at Miami Bicentennial Park. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Jeff Ward
  3. Pedro Chaves
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Doug Boyer

Phoenix race[edit]

Held April 2 at Phoenix International Raceway. Claude Bourbonnais won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Buzz Calkins
  4. Doug Boyer
  5. Affonso Giaffone

Long Beach race[edit]

Held April 9 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. David DeSilva
  4. Alex Padilla
  5. Pedro Chaves

Nazareth race[edit]

Held April 23 at Nazareth Speedway. Bob Dorricott, Jr. won the pole. Originally Robbie Buhl set fastest qualifying time, but was disqualified due to underweight.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Affonso Giaffone
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Buzz Calkins
  5. Doug Boyer

Milwaukee race[edit]

Held June 4 at The Milwaukee Mile. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Affonso Giaffone
  3. Buzz Calkins
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Mark Hotchkis

Detroit race[edit]

Held June 11 at Belle Isle Raceway. Robbie Buhl won the pole and race at his home track.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Buhl
  2. Greg Moore
  3. Jeff Ward
  4. Nick Firestone
  5. Affonso Giaffone

Portland race[edit]

Held June 25 at Portland International Raceway. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Affonso Giaffone
  3. Nick Firestone
  4. Mike Borkowski
  5. Buzz Calkins

Toronto race[edit]

Held July 16 at Exhibition Place. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Doug Boyer
  4. Affonso Giaffone
  5. José Luis Di Palma

Cleveland race[edit]

Held July 23 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Pedro Chaves
  3. Doug Boyer
  4. Mark Hotchkis
  5. Buzz Calkins

Loudon race[edit]

Held August 20 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Claude Bourbonnais
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Pedro Chaves
  5. Mark Hotchkis

Vancouver race[edit]

Held September 3 at Pacific Place. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Pedro Chaves
  2. Doug Boyer
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Affonso Giaffone
  5. Greg Moore

Laguna Seca race[edit]

Held September 10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Greg Moore won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Greg Moore
  2. Affonso Giaffone
  3. Doug Boyer
  4. Pedro Chaves
  5. Nick Firestone

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 United States Canada United States United States Canada United States
1 Greg Moore  Canada Forsythe Racing 242 22 20 22 21 21 16 22 22 20 20 12 22
2 Robbie Buhl  United States Dorricott Racing 140 12 16 16 14 13 22 1 16 - 16 14 -
3 Affonso Giaffone  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing 122 5 11 - 16 16 10 16 12 - 8 12 16
4 Doug Boyer  United States Summitt Motorsports 108 10 12 - 10 4 5 5 14 14 4 16 14
5 Pedro Chaves  Portugal Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 99 14 - 10 4 3 - 8 - 16 12 20 12
6 Buzz Calkins  United States Bradley Motorsports 77 4 14 - 12 14 6 10 5 10 - 2 -
7 Mark Hotchkis  United States Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 57 - 6 - - 10 3 4 8 12 10 - 4
8 Jeff Ward  United States Arizona Motorsports 56 16 1 6 6 8 14 - - 2 - - 3
9 Nick Firestone  United States Brian Stewart Racing 52 3 2 1 - - 12 14 - 3 3 4 10
10 David DeSilva  United States Genoa Racing 33 - - 14 - 6 2 - 4 4 2 1 -
11 Alex Padilla  United States Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 32 2 - 12 8 - - - - - -
Team Medlin 8 2
12 Mike Borkowski  United States Team Medlin 31 - - - 2 5 4 12 3 5 - - -
13 Claude Bourbonnais  Canada Forsythe Racing 29 6 1 - - - - - - - 16 - 6
Diego Guzman  Colombia Dick Simon Racing 29 - - - 5 - 8 - - 6 -
PacWest Lights 5 5
15 José Luis Di Palma  Argentina McCormack Racing 24 8 - - - - - 6 10 - - - -
16 Bertrand Godin  Canada Forsythe Racing 16 - - - - - - 2 6 8 - - -
Trevor Seibert  Canada Forsythe Racing 16 - - - - - - - - - 5 3 8
18 Bob Reid  United States Derrick Walker Racing 15 - - 8 - - - - - - - 6 1
19 Jeff Andretti  United States Canaska Racing 12 - - - 3 - 1 - 2 - 6 - -
20 Niko Palhares  Brazil PacWest Lights 9 1 8 - - - - - - - - - -
21 Peter Faucetta, Jr.  United States FRE Racing 8 - - 4 - 1 - - 1 1 1 - -
22 David LaCroix  United States Dick Simon Racing 7 - 3 - 1 - - 3 - - - - -
23 Beaux Barfield  United States Breezley Motorsports 5 - 5 - - - - - - - - - -
Enrique Contreras  Mexico TransAtlantic Racing 5 - - 5 - - - - - - - - -
25 Juan Carlos Carbonell  Chile Qwik Cars 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - - -
26 Akira Ishikawa  Japan McCormack Racing 3 - - 3 - - - - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.  United States Dorricott Racing 3 - - - 1 2 - - - - - - -
28 David Donohue  United States PacWest Lights 2 - - 2 - - - - - - - - -

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R22=retired, but classified NS=did not start

Place Name Country Team United States United States United States United States United States United States United States Canada United States United States Canada United States
1 Greg Moore  Canada Forsythe Racing 1 1 7 1 1 1 5 1 4 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 5 1 1
2 Robbie Buhl  United States Dorricott Racing 4 4 14 2 9 2 18 3 1 4 1 1 2 12 3 2 2 R22 1 3 2 3 3 21
3 Affonso Giaffone  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing 8 8 2 5 12 R25 3 2 2 2 5 5 4 2 8 4 6 R23 17 6 12 4 2 2
4 Doug Boyer  United States Summitt Motorsports 5 5 16 4 2 R22 10 5 15 9 9 8 11 8 2 3 5 3 13 9 6 2 6 3
5 Pedro Chaves  Portugal Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 3 3 8 R14 10 5 13 9 9 10 10 21 9 6 15 R19 4 2 2 4 3 1 8 4
6 Buzz Calkins  United States Bradley Motorsports 9 9 4 3 16 16 6 4 6 3 7 7 10 5 12 8 12 5 8 R17 11 11 14 13
7 Mark Hotchkis  United States Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 18 R20 11 7 13 R17 4 R18 5 5 13 10 15 9 9 6 10 4 4 5 13 13 5 9
8 Jeff Ward  United States Arizona Motorsports 2 2 19 12 5 7 7 7 10 6 3 3 16 R14 16 18 9 11 - - - - 16 10
9 Nick Firestone  United States Brian Stewart Racing 12 10 18 11 6 12 20 R19 13 15 4 4 5 3 5 R23 13 10 14 10 4 9 7 5
10 David DeSilva  United States Genoa Racing 10 R21 10 R16 3 3 2 15 7 7 11 11 6 R16 14 9 22 9 7 11 10 12 12 R23
11 Alex Padilla  United States Mark Weida Leading Edge Racing 15 11 3 R15 4 4 11 R6 - - - - 7 17 - - - -
Team Medlin  ? NS 18 6 18 11
12 Mike Borkowski  United States Team Medlin - - - - - - 8 11 3 8 8 9 14 4 11 10 7 8 - - - - - -
13 Claude Bourbonnais  Canada Forsythe Racing 7 7 1 R22 8 R15  ? NS - - - - - - - - - - 6 2 5 R19 11 7
Diego Guzman  Colombia Dick Simon Racing 11 R22 6 R21 11 R18 9 8 16 13 6 6 8 R19 10 R22 11 7  ? NS
PacWest Lights 14 8 13 8
15 José Luis Di Palma  Argentina McCormack Racing 6 6 - - - - - - - - 17 13 13 7 7 5 15 15 9 13 8 R20 10 R25
16 Bertrand Godin  Canada Forsythe Racing - - - - - - - - - - 20 14 3 11 6 7 3 6 - - - - - -
Trevor Seibert  Canada Forsythe Racing - - - - - - - -  ? NS - - - - 13 R20 8 R18 10 8 7 10 4 6
18 Bob Reid  United States Derrick Walker Racing 17 16 21 R19 19 6 16 14 17 14 18 16 17 13 17 14 17 13 15 14 17 7 20 12
19 Jeff Andretti  United States Canaska Racing 16 15 9 NS 14 R20 12 10 12 R19 15 12 - - 4 11 23 R20 5 7 - - - -
20 Niko Palhares  Brazil PacWest Lights 13 12 5 6 7 R24 19 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Peter Faucetta, Jr.  United States FRE Racing 19 R23 17 R20 22 9 14 R16 11 12 16 15 18 18 18 12 14 12 12 12 19 R17 19 19
22 David LaCroix  United States Dick Simon Racing  ? NS 15 10 18 14 15 12 14 R18 19 20 19 10 21 R24 21 R21 - - 20 15 24 18
23 Beaux Barfield  United States Breezley Motorsports - - 13 8 25 R19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Enrique Contreras  Mexico TransAtlantic Racing 14 13 - - 15 8 - - - - 12 R22 - - - - 18 14 - - 15 R18 17 R26
25 Juan Carlos Carbonell  Chile Qwik Cars 20 19 12 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
26 Akira Ishikawa  Japan McCormack Racing - - - - 20 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.  United States Dorricott Racing 21 R24 - - 17 R21 1 R17 8 11 14 17 12 R21 19 13 19 16  ? NS 9 16 9 20
28 David Donohue  United States PacWest Lights - - - - 24 11  ? NS - - 21 18 - - 20 R16 16 19 11 15 - - - -
- Jack Miller  United States McCormack Racing 24 18 10 13 23 R23 17 R20 19 17 22 19 21 R20 23 15 20 17  ? NS - - - -
- Rick Hill  United States K.O.T. Racing - - 18 R18 21 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Paul Dallenbach  United States McCormack Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 14 22 16
- Chris Simmons  United States Sotare Motorsports 22 14  ? NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Gianfranco Cané  Mexico ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 25 14
- Harry Puterbaugh  United States McCormack Racing - - 22 R17 - -  ? NS 18 16 - - 22 15 - - - - 16 16 - - - -
- Chris Smith  United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 21 15
- Cam Binder  Canada K.O.T. Racing 23 17 - - - - - - - - - - 20 R22 22 R21 - - - - 21 R21 23 R22
- Sohrab Amirsardari  Canada McCormack Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 24 R17 - - - - - - - -
- Zak Brown  United States Sotare Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 26 17
- Aaron Hsu  United States Summitt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 R24
- Davey Hamilton  United States Dick Simon Racing - -  ? NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -