1999 Grand Prix of Sonoma

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The 1999 Grand Prix of Sonoma was the fourth round of the 1999 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Sears Point Raceway, California, on July 25, 1999.

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold.

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tyre Laps
Engine
1 LMP 42 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Finland JJ Lehto
United Kingdom Steve Soper
BMW V12 LMR M 97
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
2 LMP 1 United States Panoz Motor Sports Australia David Brabham
France Éric Bernard
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 97
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8
3 LMP 2 United States Panoz Motor Sports United States Johnny O'Connell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S M 96
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8
4 LMP 20 United States Dyson Racing United States Butch Leitzinger
United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson
Riley & Scott Mk III G 96
Ford 5.0 L V8
5 LMP 43 Germany BMW Motorsport
Germany Schnitzer Motorsport
Germany Joachim Winkelhock
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW V12 LMR M 96
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
6 LMP 0 Italy Team Rafanelli SRL France Érik Comas
Italy Mimmo Schiattarella
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 96
Judd GV4 4.0 L V10
7 LMP 27 United Kingdom Price & Bscher Germany Thomas Bscher
Portugal Pedro Lamy
BMW V12 LM Y 95
BMW S70 6.0 L V12
8 LMP 36 United States Doran Lista Racing
United States Jim Matthews Racing
Sweden Stefan Johansson
United States Jim Matthews
Ferrari 333 SP M 94
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
9 LMP 27 United States Doran Lista Racing Belgium Didier Theys
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard
Ferrari 333 SP M 94
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
10 LMP 11 United States Doyle-Risi Racing Italy Max Angelelli
Belgium Didier de Radiguès
Ferrari 333 SP P 94
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
11 LMP 74 United States Robinson Racing United States George Robinson
United States Jack Baldwin
Riley & Scott Mk III  ? 93
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
12 LMP 38 United States Champion Racing United Kingdom Allan McNish
United States Andy Pilgrim
Porsche 911 GT1 Evo M 93
Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6
13 LMP 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Rob Dyson
United Kingdom James Weaver
Riley & Scott Mk III G 93
Ford 5.0 L V8
14 LMP 18 United States Dollahite Racing United States Bill Dollahite
United States Mike Davies
Ferrari 333 SP P 92
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
15 LMP 15 United States Hybrid R&D United States Chris Bingham
Canada Ross Bentley
Riley & Scott Mk III Y 92
Ford 5.0 L V8
16 LMP 8 United States Transatlantic Racing United States Scott Schubot
United States Rick Sutherland
Riley & Scott Mk III G 90
Ford 5.0 L V8
17 GTS 91 France Dodge Viper Team Oreca Monaco Olivier Beretta
United States David Donohue
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 90
Dodge 8.0 L V10
18 GTS 3 United States Corvette Racing United States Chris Kneifel
Canada Ron Fellows
Chevrolet Corvette C5-R G 89
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
19 GTS 92 France Dodge Viper Team Oreca Austria Karl Wendlinger
United States Tommy Archer
Dodge Viper GTS-R M 89
Dodge 8.0 L V10
20 GTS 55 United States Saleen/Allen Speedlab United States Terry Borcheller
United States Ron Johnson
Saleen Mustang SR P 88
Ford 8.0 L V8
21 GTS 56 United States Martin Snow Racing United States Martin Snow
United States Kelly Collins
Porsche 911 GT2 M 88
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
22 GT 9 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Boris Said
Germany Hans-Joachim Stuck
BMW M3 Y 88
BMW 3.2 L I6
23 GT 23 Germany Manthey Racing
United States Alex Job Racing
Germany Dirk Müller
United States Cort Wagner
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 88
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
24 GTS 48 Germany Freisinger Motorsport Germany Wolfgang Kaufmann
France Michel Ligonnet
Porsche 911 GT2 D 87
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
25 GTS 61 Germany Konrad Motorsport Austria Franz Konrad
France Bob Wollek
Porsche 911 GT2 D 87
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
26 GT 10 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Darren Law
United States Johannes van Overbeek
BMW M3 Y 87
BMW 3.2 L I6
27 GT 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Mike Fitzgerald
United States Darryl Havens
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 86
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
28 GT 24 United States Alex Job Racing United States Randy Pobst
United States Jim Kelly
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 86
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
29 GT 02 United States Reiser Callas Rennsport United States Doc Bundy
United States David Murry
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 86
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
30 GT 68 United States The Racer's Group United States Kevin Buckler
United States Vic Rice
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR G 85
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
31 GT 03 United States Reiser Callas Rennsport United States Grady Willingham
United States Joel Reiser
United States Craig Stanton
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR P 85
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
32 GT 25 Germany RWS Motorsport Austria Hans-Jörg Hofer
Italy Luca Riccitelli
Porsche 911 GT3-R M 84
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
33 GTS 83 United States Chiefie Motorsports Italy Stefano Buttiero
United States Zak Brown
Porsche 911 GT2  ? 83
Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6
34 GT 67 United States The Racer's Group United States Michael Schrom
United States Spencer Trenery
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR G 83
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
35 GT 88 United States Vanderhoof Racing United States Joe Varde
United States Tim Ralston
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  ? 82
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
36
DNF
GT 6 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Peter Cunningham
United States Mark Simo
BMW M3 Y 79
BMW 3.2 L I6
37 GT 17 United States Contemporary Motorsports United States Mike Conte
Belgium Bruno Lambert
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR  ? 78
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
38
DNF
LMP 12 United States Doyle-Risi Racing Italy Alex Caffi
South Africa Wayne Taylor
Ferrari 333 SP P 73
Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12
39 LMP 63 United States Downing Atlanta United States Jim Downing
United States Chris Ronson
Kudzu DLY G 63
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
40
DNF
LMP 28 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
Sweden Niclas Jönsson
Lola B98/10 G 38
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
41
DNF
GT 76 United States Team ARE United States Harry Rady
United States Simon Sobrero
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Y 36
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
42
DNF
GT 7 United States Prototype Technology Group United States Brian Cunningham
Germany Christian Menzel
BMW M3 Y 2
BMW 3.2 L I6
DNQ LMP 97 United States Team Cascadia United States Ed Zabinski
United States Shane Lewis
Lola B98/10 P -
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
DNQ LMP 29 United States Intersport Racing United States Sam Brown
United States Steve Romak
United States John Mirro
Riley & Scott Mk III G -
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
DNQ LMP 60 United States Kopf Precision Products United States Kris Wilson
United States Tim Moser
Keiler KII  ? -
Ford 5.0 L V8

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #42 BMW Motorsport - 1:22.387
  • Fastest Lap - #42 BMW Motorsport - 1:23.835
  • Distance - 393.388 km (244.440 mi)
  • Average Speed - 143.890 km/h (89.409 mph)

References[edit]


American Le Mans Series
Previous race:
1999 Grand Prix of Mosport
1999 season Next race:
1999 Rose City Grand Prix