2002 Infiniti Pro Series season

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The 2002 IRL Infiniti Pro Series was the series' first season. The IPS served as a new developmental series to the Indy Racing League. All drivers utilized Dallara chassis and Infiniti engines. A. J. Foyt IV was the series champion.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Kansas Speedway Kansas July 7, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 1'00:32.7512 160.277 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
2 Nashville Superspeedway Tennessee July 20, 2002 77 2.140=164.808 km 0'37:04.5686 266.707 km/h Cory Witherill Ronnie Johncox Cory Witherill Aaron Fike
3 Michigan International Speedway Illinois July 28, 2002 30 3.2186=96.558 km 0'26:34.3073 218.031 km/h A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk, Jr. A. J. Foyt IV Jason Priestley
4 Kentucky Speedway Kentucky August 11, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'39:17.5196 246.974 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Cory Witherill
5 Gateway International Raceway Illinois August 25, 2002 80 2.011625=160.93 km 1'00:15.3180 160.248 km/h Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton
6 Chicagoland Speedway Illinois September 8, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'39:14.0401 247.339 km/h Aaron Fike A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk, Jr. Gary Peterson
7 Texas Motor Speedway Texas September 14, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'43:51.6391 221.248 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Tom Wood

Race Summaries[edit]

Kansas 100[edit]

The Kansas 100 was held July 7 at Kansas Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Jason Priestley
  3. Cory Witherill
  4. Mike Koss
  5. Ed Carpenter

Nashville 100[edit]

The Nashville 100 was held July 20 at Nashville Superspeedway. Ronnie Johncox won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Cory Witherill
  2. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  3. Aaron Fike
  4. A.J. Foyt IV
  5. Ed Carpenter

Michigan 100[edit]

The Michigan 100 was held July 28 at Michigan International Speedway. Arie Luyendyk, Jr. won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. Aaron Fike
  5. Ronnie Johncox

Kentucky 100[edit]

The Kentucky 100 was held August 11 at Kentucky Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole. During practice, Jason Priestley crashed and suffered serious injuries, ending his racing career. He would fully recover.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Cory Witherill
  4. Ronnie Johncox
  5. Matt Beardsley

Gateway 100[edit]

The Gateway 100 was held August 25 at Gateway International Raceway. Ryan Hampton won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Ryan Hampton
  2. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. G.J. Mennen
  5. Curtis Francois

Chicagoland 100[edit]

The Chicagoland 100 was held September 8 at Chicagoland Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Aaron Fike
  2. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  3. Tom Wood
  4. Marty Roth
  5. Ronnie Johncox

BG Products 100[edit]

The BG Products 100 was held September 14 at Texas Motor Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Cory Witherill
  3. Ryan Hampton
  4. Gary Peterson
  5. Ed Carpenter

Final points standings[edit]

For every race points were awarded to all starters: 50 points to the winner, 40 for runner up, 35 for third place, 32 for fourth place, 30 for fifth place, 28 for sixth place, 26 seventh place, 24 eighth place, 22 for ninth place, 20 for tenth place, winding down to 1 points for 28th place. Additional points were awarded to the driver leading the most laps (2 point). No additional points were awarded for the qualifying.

Place Name Country Team Total Points United States United States United States United States United States United States United States
1 A. J. Foyt IV  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 290 52 32 52 52 22 28 52
2 Arie Luyendyk, Jr.  Netherlands Luyendyk Racing 236 20 40 40 28 40 42 26
3 Ed Carpenter  United States Sinden Racing 226 30 30 35 40 35 26 30
4 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 213 35 52 15 35 19 17 40
5 Aaron Fike  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 186 19 35 32 16 16 50 18
6 Ronnie Johncox  United States Rev1 Racing 180 22 18 30 32 24 30 24
7 Gary Peterson  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 163 26 17 20 24 20 24 32
8 G. J. Mennen  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 161 24 24 22 15 32 22 22
9 Ryan Hampton  United States Hampton Racing/Conti-Genoa-Frost Racing 147 - - 26 18 52 16 35
10 Marty Roth  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 138 28 22 19 17 - 32 20
11 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Roquin Motorsports 137 - 19 28 26 28 20 16
12 Mike Koss  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 123 32 20 14 19 - 19 19
13 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports 107 - 26 16 30 18 - 17
14 Jason Priestley  Canada Kelley Racing 99 40 28 17 14 - - -
15 Tom Wood  Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports 83 - - - 20 - 35 28
16 Tony Turco  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 57 - - - 22 17 18 -
17 Matthew Halliday  New Zealand Bowes Seal Fast Racing 44 18 - - - 26 - -
18 Curtis Francois  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 30 - - - - 30 - -
19 Dave Steele  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 24 - - 24 - - - -
20 Jeff Tillman  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 18 - - 18 - - - -

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R9=retired, but classified NS15=did not start, but classified

Place Name Country Team United States United States United States United States United States United States United States
1 A. J. Foyt IV  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1 1 10 4 2 1 1 1 5 R9 1 6 1 1
2 Arie Luyendyk, Jr.  Netherlands Luyendyk Racing 7 R10 2 2 1 2 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 7
3 Ed Carpenter  United States Sinden Racing 5 5 3 5 6 3 5 2 8 3 8 7 13 5
4 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 12 3 5 1 11 NS15 4 3 2 R11 6 R13 4 2
5 Aaron Fike  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 4 R11 12 3 7 4 15 14 12 R14 9 1 5 12
6 Ronnie Johncox  United States Rev1 Racing 2 R9 1 R12 4 5 3 4 10 8 5 5 2 8
7 Gary Peterson  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 9 7 8 NS13 16 10 13 8 6 R10 14 8 10 4
8 G. J. Mennen  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 10 8 7 8 3 9 7 R15 7 4 7 9 9 9
9 Ryan Hampton  United States Hampton Racing/Conti-Genoa-Frost Racing - - - - 12 7 11 12 1 1 12 R14 12 3
10 Marty Roth  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 8 6 9 9 15 11 14 13 - - 13 4 8 10
11 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Roquin Motorsports - - 13 R11 10 6 10 7 9 6 11 10 7 R14
12 Mike Koss  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 11 4 11 10 13 NS16 16 11 - - 10 11 14 11
13 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports - - 6 7 9 14 8 5 14 R12 - - 11 R13
14 Jason Priestley  Canada Kelley Racing 3 2 4 6 5 13 2 NS16 - - - - - -
15 Tom Wood  Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - 9 10 - - 3 3 6 6
16 Tony Turco  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - - - 12 9 11 R13 14 12 - -
17 Matthew Halliday  New Zealand Bowes Seal Fast Racing 6 R12 - - - - - - 13 7 - - - -
18 Curtis Francois  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - 3 5 - - - -
19 Dave Steele  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - 8 8 - - - - - - - -
20 Jeff Tillman  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - 14 12 - - - - - - - -

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