1999 American Le Mans Series season

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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[edit]

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[edit]

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

Teams Championship[edit]

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[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 United States 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 Germany BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 30 25 21 21 25 25 147
3 United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 26 19 17 17 14 17 15 14 139
4 United States Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 19 17 15 10 11 14 13 99
5 United States Doran Enterprises Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 21 12 12 8 12 17 15 97
6 Italy Team Rafanelli SRL Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 25 19 14 13 14 85
7 United States Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 22 14 8 12 13 5 74
8 United States Hybrid R&D Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 18 9 10 5 10 11 63
9 United States 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 United States 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 United States Transatlantic Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 15 12 9 13 49
12 United States Dollahite Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 11 5 6 10 32
13 United Kingdom Price & Bscher BMW V12 LM BMW S70 6.0 L V12 13 15 28
14 France DAMS Lola B98/10 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 7 19 26
15 Germany Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 24 24
16 United States Robinson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 12 9 21
17 Canada Multimatic Motorsports Lola B98/10 Ford 5.1 L V8 5 11 16
18 United States Nygmatech Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 7 7 14
19 United States Genesis Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Hawk MD3R
Ford 5.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
13

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

10
10
24 United States Team Cascadia Lola B98/12 BMW 4.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8

5
5

GTS Standings[edit]

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

21

17


21

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

GT Standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 United States Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 16 25 21 19 25 21 13 21 161
2 United States Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 30 25 21 17 14 6 19 14 146
3 United States Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 18 12 15 14 17 14 25 9 124
4 United States Contemporary Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 24 10 7 19 15 11 19 105
5 Germany Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 21 25 21 25 92
6 Germany RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 11 9 12 9 10 51
7 United States Team ARE Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 9 12 6 10 8 45
8= United States Prototype Technology Group (#9) BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 25 8 33
8= United States 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= United States Team PRC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 15 32
10= United States The Racer's Group Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 13 13 6 32
12 United States Auto Sport South Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 8 9 27
13 United States Alegra Motorsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 17 8 25
14 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 Supercup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 13 24
15= United States Vanderhoof Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 14 9 23
15= United States Millennium Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 12 23
17= Germany Gallade Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 22 22
17= United States TransEnergy Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 15 7 22
19 United States Bell Motorsports BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 19 19
20 United States Pregrid Motorsports Porsche 911 3.8 RSR Cup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 7 17
21 United States Aspen Knolls Racing BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 15 15
22 United States Fordahl Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 12 12
23= United States White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= United States Broadfoot Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= United States Team Pumpelly Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 6 5 11
26 United States Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 10

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