1997 Atlantic Championship season

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1997 Toyota Atlantic Championship season
KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship
Season
Races 12
Start date March 1st
End date September 6th
Awards
Drivers' champion United States Alex Barron
Chronology
Previous season Next season
1996 1998

The 1997 Toyota Atlantic Championship season was contested over 12 rounds. All teams had to utilize Toyota engines. The KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship Drivers' Champion was Alex Barron driving for Lynx Racing. In C2-class 14 different drivers competed, but none of them for the whole season.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Homestead Florida March 1, 1997 50 2.25302=112.651 km 0'49:36.520 136.248 km/h Anthony Lazzaro Chuck West Case Montgomery Bertrand Godin
2 Long Beach California April 2, 1997 30 2.558787=76.76361 km 1'07:00.264 68.739 km/h Alexandre Tagliani Case Montgomery Alexandre Tagliani Alexandre Tagliani
3 Nazareth Pennsylvania April 26, 1997 60 1.5223978=91.343868 km 0'42:20.224 129.452 km/h Alex Barron Alex Barron Alex Barron ?
4 Milwaukee Wisconsin May 31, 1997 60 1.6607976=99.647856 km 0'31:40.276 188.779 km/h Alex Barron Alex Barron Alex Barron Bertrand Godin
5 Montréal  Canada June 14, 1997 27 4.4207471=119.3601717 km 0'45:08.587 158.642 km/h Bertrand Godin Bertrand Godin Bertrand Godin Chuck West
6 Cleveland Ohio July 13, 1997 22 3.3891858=74.5620876 km 0'33:40.036 132.881 km/h Bertrand Godin Alexandre Tagliani Bertrand Godin Tony Ave
7 Toronto  Canada July 19, 1997 35 2.7696053=96.9361855 km 0'59:56.560 97.029 km/h Memo Gidley Alex Barron Alex Barron Alexandre Tagliani
8 Trois-Rivières  Canada August 3, 1997 45 2.4477453=110.1485385 km 1'00:27.668 109.308 km/h Alexandre Tagliani Alexandre Tagliani Alexandre Tagliani Alex Barron
9 Lexington Ohio August 10, 1997 25 3.6337994=90.844985 km 0'40:55.747 133.174 km/h Alex Barron Jeret Schroeder Alex Barron Alex Barron
10 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin August 17, 1997 11 6.4372=70.8092 km 0'40:34.741 104.698 km/h Alex Barron Chuck West Alex Barron Alex Barron
11 Vancouver  Canada September 1, 1997 38 2.7406379=104.1442402 km 0'58:24.852 106.971 km/h Memo Gidley Memo Gidley Memo Gidley Alex Barron
12 Monterey California September 6, 1997 28 3.6016134=100.8451752 km 0'37:50.484 159.897 km/h Alex Barron Alex Barron Alex Barron Alex Barron

Note:

Race 1 held on the road course.

Race 10 stopped earlier due to rain, originally scheduled over 17 laps.

Final points standings[edit]

Driver[edit]

Main championship[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, 11 for fifth place, winding down to 1 point for 15th place. Lower placed drivers did not award points. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point). C2-class drivers were also able to score points in the main class.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Total Points United States United States United States United States Canada United States Canada Canada United States United States Canada United States
1 Alex Barron  United States Lynx Racing Ralt 178 - - 22 22 16 14 12 14 21 21 14 22
2 Memo Gidley  United States Lynx Racing Ralt 136 16 9 - 14 14 7 20 11 12 11 22 -
3 Alexandre Tagliani  Canada Forsythe Racing Ralt 123 8 21 14 6 - 1 16 22 9 10 2 14
4 Bertrand Godin  Canada Forsythe Racing Ralt 121 11 - 6 9 22 21 9 4 16 12 9 2
5 Case Montgomery  United States Dells Racing Ralt 100 15 7 16 - - 16 14 7 6 7 12 -
6 Steve Knapp  United States P-1 Racing Ralt 99 10 11 12 4 - 8 5 8 11 14 16 -
7 João Barbosa  Portugal RDS Motorsport Ralt 94 12 12 4 3 - 9 12 16 10 16 - -
8 Anthony Lazzaro  United States Phillips Motorsport Ralt 92 20 16 - 10 11 5 - 12 8 - 10 -
9 Jeret Schroeder  United States PPI Motorsports Ralt 70 - - 8 8 - 12 8 - 15 8 - 11
10 Eric Lang  United States D&L Racing Ralt 64 7 7 5 5 12 3 3 5 1 - 8 8
11 David Pook  United States BDJS Ralt 59 - - 10 16 10 - 6 - - - 1 16
12 Kenny Wilden  United States P-1 Racing Ralt 55 - - 2 - - 4 7 10 5 6 11 10
13 Tony Ave  United States Olsson Engineering Ralt 53 5 - 11 12 5 11 - - - 9 - -
14 Chuck West  United States World Speed Motorsports Ralt 46 1 10 - 11 - 10 - 6 - 1 - 7
15 Bill Auberlen  United States BDJS Ralt 38 9 14 - - 4 - 11 - - - - -
16 Cam Binder  Canada Binder Racing Ralt 38 6 - - - 6 6 4 - - - 7 9
17 Michael David  United States PDR Enterprises Ralt 30 - - 9 - - - 1 - 4 4 - 12
18 Ted Sahley  United States Sahley Racing Ralt 23 - - - - 8 1 - - 7 1 - 6
19 Robert Sollenskrog  Sweden BRS Motorsports Ralt 18 - - 7 2 9 - - - - - - -
20 Mark Tague  United States World Speed Motorsports Ralt 17 - - - - 1 2 - - 3 2 4 5
21 Joe Sposato  United States Sposato Motor Racing Ralt 13 2 5 - - - - - - 2 - - 4
22 David Cutler  United States Dells Racing Ralt 13 4 - 3 - 3 - - - - - 3 -
23 Chris Smith  United States PPI Motorsports Ralt 11 - - - - - - 2 9 - - - -
24 Leo Parente  United States PPI Motorsports Ralt 9 - - 1 1 7 - - - - - - -
25 Charles Nearburg  United States Nearburg Racing Ralt 8 - 8 - - - - - - - - - -
26 Frank Allers  Canada Johnston Engineering Reynard 8 3 - - - - - - - - - 5 -
David Rutledge  Canada Binder Racing Ralt 8 - - - - - - - - - 5 - 3
28 Stuart Crow  United States BDJS Ralt 7 - - - 7 - - - - - - - -
29 John Rutherford  United States Shank Racing Ralt 6 - - - - - - - - - - 6 -
30 Joaqui DeSoto  United States Weld Motorsports Reynard 5 3 - - - - - - 2 - - - -
31 Peter MacLeod  United States Team Medlin Ralt 4 - 4 - - - - - - - - - -
32 Steve Forrer  United States Forrer Racing Ralt 4 1 - - - - - - - - 3 - -
33 Carol Soucy  Canada Scalzo Racing Ralt 3 - - - - - - - 3 - - - -
34 Ian Bland  Australia Kaditcha Racing Ralt 2 - 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Sergei Szortyka  United States J&J Racing Ralt 2 - - - - 2 - - - - - - -
36 Peat Hidalgo  United States Binder Racing Ralt 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -
Stéphane Roy  Canada Cogan Motorsports Raven 1 - - - - - - - 1 - - - -
Mattias Andersson  Sweden BRS Motorsport Ralt 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1

C2-Class championship[edit]

Points system see above. But additional points only awarded for the fastest qualifier. No additional point awarded to the driver leading the most laps.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Total Points United States United States United States United States Canada United States Canada Canada United States United States Canada United States
1 Joaquin DeSoto  United States Weld Motorsports Reynard 159 21 - 15 21 10 21 16 21 17 17 - -
2 James Irwin  United States Riverside Motorsports Reynard 86 - - - 16 20 16 20 - 14 - - -
3 Howie Liebengood  United States ? Swift 81 - - 16 14 - 11 - - 20 20 - -
4 Frank Allers  Canada Johnston Engineering Reynard 66 - 21 - - 12 - 12 - - - 21 -
5 Jimmy Pugliese  United States Hunter-Smith/Pugliese Motorsports Swift 62 - - - - 16 - 14 16 - - 16 -
6 Greg Harrington  United States Harrington Racing Swift 56 12 - 20 - - 12 12 - - - - -
7 Michael Simpson  United States Simpson Motorsports Swift 47 - 12 - - - 14 - - - - - 21
8 Dan Vosloo  United States Danvo Racing Reynard 28 14 14 - - - - - - - - - -
Brian Dunkel  United States Marathon Inc. Swift 28 - - - - 14 - - - - 14 - -
10 Marcelo Gaffoglio  Brazil TGF Racing Reynard 23 - 11 - - 12 - - - - - - -
11 Mike Sauce  United States ? Swift 16 16 - - - - - - - - - - -
Buddy Brundo  United States Hammerhead Racing Swift 16 - 16 - - - - - - - - - -
13 Bob McGregor  United States McGregor Racing Reynard 14 - - - - - - - - - - 14 -
14 Rick Ferguson  United States Crone Racing Swift 10 - 10 - - - - - - - - - -

Note:

No more competitors in C2-class.

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