2004 Infiniti Pro Series season

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The 2004 Menards IRL Infiniti Pro Series Season was the series' third. It consisted of 12 races and the champion was Thiago Medeiros. All teams used Dallara chassis and Infiniti engines.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Homestead-Miami Speedway Florida February 29, 2004 65 2.41395=156.90675 km 0'52:08.0318 178.776 km/h Phil Giebler Phil Giebler Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros
2 Phoenix International Raceway Arizona March 20, 2004 100 1.6093=160.93 km 0'41:49.1292 230.896 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros
3 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana May 22, 2004 40 4.02325=160.93 km 0'42:16.4388 228.410 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros
4 Kansas Speedway Kansas July 3, 2004 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'41:36.7931 236.306 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Alfred Unser
5 Nashville Superspeedway Tennessee July 17, 2004 77 2.140=164.808 km 0'47:58.9998 201.329 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Paul Dana
6 Milwaukee Mile Wisconsin July 25, 2004 100 1.6093=160.93 km 0'50:23.8247 194.468 km/h Paul Dana Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros
7 Michigan International Speedway Michigan August 1, 2004 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'34:39.5834 278.589 km/h P. J. Chesson Alfred Unser Thiago Medeiros Alfred Unser
8 Kentucky Speedway Kentucky August 14, 2004 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'36:20.7570 263.433 km/h P. J. Chesson Travis Gregg Travis Gregg Phil Giebler
9 Pikes Peak International Raceway Colorado August 22, 2004 100 1.6093=160.93 km 0'42:59.2878 224.615 km/h P. J. Chesson Jeff Simmons Paul Dana Paul Dana
10 Chicagoland Speedway Illinois September 11, 2004 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'40:03.5089 245.778 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Travis Gregg
11 California Speedway California October 2, 2004 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'40:50.7399 236.541 km/h James Chesson Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros James Chesson
12 Texas Motor Speedway Texas October 16, 2004 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'43:38.3418 215.701 km/h Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros Thiago Medeiros P. J. Chesson

Note:

Race 4 no qualifying held due to rain, starting grid depend on free practice.

Race Summaries[edit]

Homestead-Miami 100[edit]

The Homestead-Miami 100 was held February 29 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Paul Dana won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Phil Giebler
  2. Thiago Medeiros
  3. Jesse Mason
  4. Tony Turco
  5. Brad Pollard

Phoenix 100[edit]

The Phoenix 100 was held March 20 at Phoenix International Raceway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  3. Leonardo Maia
  4. Jesse Mason
  5. Paul Dana

Futaba Freedom 100[edit]

The Futaba Freedom 100 was held May 22 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  4. Jay Drake
  5. Phil Giebler

Aventis Racing for Kids 100[edit]

The Aventis Racing for Kids 100 was held July 3 at Kansas Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Paul Dana
  3. Alfred Unser
  4. Rolando Quintanilla
  5. Brad Pollard

Cleanevent 100[edit]

The Cleanevent 100 was held July 17 at Nashville Superspeedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Paul Dana
  3. Jesse Mason
  4. Billy Roe
  5. Alfred Unser

Milwaukee 100[edit]

The Milwaukee 100 was held July 25 at the Milwaukee Mile. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Paul Dana
  2. P.J. Chesson
  3. Alfred Unser
  4. Jesse Mason
  5. Brad Pollard

Paramount Health Insurance 100[edit]

The Paramount Health Insurance 100 was held August 1 at Michigan International Speedway. Alfred Unser won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. P.J. Chesson
  2. Thiago Medeiros
  3. Alfred Unser
  4. Paul Dana
  5. Phil Giebler

Leonardo Maia finished fifth, but set down to seventh place due to technical infringement.

Kentucky 100[edit]

The Kentucky 100 was held August 14 at Kentucky Speedway. Travis Gregg won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. P.J. Chesson
  2. Paul Dana
  3. Leonardo Maia
  4. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  5. Travis Gregg

Pikes Peak 100[edit]

The Pikes Peak 100 was held August 22 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Jeff Simmons won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. P.J. Chesson
  2. Paul Dana
  3. Thiago Medeiros
  4. Jesse Mason
  5. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.

Chicagoland 100[edit]

The Chicagoland 100 was held September 11 at Chicagoland Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Alfred Unser
  4. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  5. P.J. Chesson

California 100[edit]

The California 100 was held October 2 at the California Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. James Chesson
  2. P.J. Chesson
  3. Phil Giebler
  4. Leonardo Maia
  5. Rolando Quintanilla

Texas 100[edit]

The Texas 100 was held October 16 at Texas Motor Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Travis Gregg
  3. Alfred Unser
  4. Arie Luyendyk, Jr.
  5. P.J. Chesson

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 United States United States United States United States United States
1 Thiago Medeiros  Brazil Sam Schmidt Motorsports 513 42 52 52 52 52 30 42 28 35 52 24 52
2 Paul Dana  United States Hemelgarn Racing 379 24 30 20 40 40 50 32 40 42 24 18 19
3 Arie Luyendyk, Jr.  Netherlands Sam Schmidt Motorsports 330 22 40 35 26 19 22 24
AFS Racing 32 30 32 16 32
4 P. J. Chesson  United States Mo Nunn Racing 317 - - - 24 28 40 50 50 50 30 40 5
5 Leonardo Maia  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing 292 - 35 28 20 20 26 26 35 26 26 32 18
6 Jesse Mason  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 283 35 32 15 28 35 32 28 24 32 22 - -
7 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Roquin Motorsports 264 28 28 16 32 22 - 19 26 19 20 30 24
8 Alfred Unser  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 252 - - - 35 30 35 35 19 28 35 - 35
9 Phil Giebler  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 215 50 26 30 - - - 30 20 24 - 35 -
10 Billy Roe  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 164 - 22 22 22 32 24 20 22 - - - -
11 Brad Pollard  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 152 30 19 19
Sam Schmidt Motorsports 30 24 30 - - - - - -
12 Jeff Simmons  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 150 - - 40 - - - - -
Kenn Hardley Racing 22 40 20 28
13 Gary Peterson  United States AFS Racing 112 - 18 17 - - - 22 - - 16 25 15
14 James Chesson  United States Mo Nunn Racing 95 - - - - - - - - - 28 50 17
15 Travis Gregg  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 89 - - - - - - - 32 - 17 - 40
16 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports 88 20 24 24 - - - - -
Roquin Motorsports 20 - - -
17 Marty Roth  Canada Roth Racing 79 26 20 14 - - - - - - - 19 -
18 Jon Herb  United States Matt Young Motorsports 67 - - 13 - - - - - - - 28 26
19 Taylor Fletcher  United States Bullet-Team Motorsports 52 - - 18 - - - - - - 19 15 -
20 P. J. Abbott  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 48 - - - - - - - - - - 26
Keith Duesenberg Racing 22
21 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn Racing 41 - - 26 - - - - - - 15 - -
22 Scott Mayer  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 38 - - - - - - - - - 18 - 20
23 Tony Turco  United States Brian Stewart Racing 32 32 - - - - - - - - - - -
Jay Drake  United States AFS Racing 32 - - 32 - - - - - - - - -
25 Ross Fonferko  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 26 - - - - 26 - - - - - - -
26 Shinji Kashima  Japan Sam Schmidt Motorsports 17 - - - - - - - - - - 17 -
27 Ryan Hampton  United States Brian Stewart Racing 16 - - - - - - - - - - - 16

Note:

Race 12 P. J. Chesson had 25 points deduction, because he was responsible for debris.

Complete Overview[edit]

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

R9=retired, but classified NS13=did not start, but classified

Place Name Country Team United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States
1 Thiago Medeiros  Brazil Sam Schmidt Motorsports 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 R6 3 2 2 6 2 3 1 1 1 R9 1 1
2 Paul Dana  United States Hemelgarn Racing 1 R8 10 5 2 10 4 2 2 2 3 1 4 4 4 2 3 2 3 8 3 R12 6 R11
3 Arie Luyendyk, Jr.  Netherlands Sam Schmidt Motorsports 2 R9 2 2 5 3 5 7 6 R11 6 R9 2 R8
AFS Racing 3 4 9 5 4 4 2 R14 3 4
4 P. J. Chesson  United States Mo Nunn Racing - - - - - - 10 R8 10 6 9 2 5 1 7 1 5 1 14 5 7 2 11 5
5 Leonardo Maia  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing - - 7 3 12 6 2 R10 3 R10 8 R7 6 7 6 3 10 7 6 7 6 4 9 R12
6 Jesse Mason  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 5 3 4 4 15 R15 8 6 5 3 2 R4 8 6 10 8 4 4 10 9 - - - -
7 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Roquin Motorsports 9 6 5 6 14 R14 3 4 4 R9 - - 11 NS11 11 7 11 R11 12 10 14 5 15 8
8 Alfred Unser  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing - - - - - - 6 3 8 5 7 3 1 3 5 R11 6 6 5 3 - - 5 3
9 Phil Giebler  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 6 1 9 7 7 5 - - - - - - 10 5 8 R10 8 8 - - 8 3 - -
10 Billy Roe  United States Kenn Hardley Racing - - 3 9 8 9 7 R9 11 4 5 R8 7 R10 9 9 - - - - - - - -
11 Brad Pollard  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 8 5 5 11 13 11
Sam Schmidt Motorsports 9 5 9 R8 4 R5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Jeff Simmons  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises - - - - 3 2 - - - - - - - - - -
Kenn Hardley Racing 1 9 8 2 5 R10 8 6
13 Gary Peterson  United States AFS Racing - - 12 12 16 13 - - - - - - 9 R9 - - - - 9 14 10 8 7 R15
14 James Chesson  United States Mo Nunn Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 6 9 1 12 R13
15 Travis Gregg  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 5 - - 2 13 - - 2 2
16 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports 10 R10 6 8 11 8 - - - - - - - - - -
Roquin Motorsports 7 R10 - - - - - -
17 Marty Roth  Canada Roth Racing 4 7 11 10 6 R16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R11 - -
18 Jon Herb  United States Matt Young Motorsports - - - - 10 R17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 6 4 7
19 Taylor Fletcher  United States Bullet-Team Motorsports - - - - 17 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 11 12 NS15 - -
20 P. J. Abbott  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 7
Keith Duesenberg Racing 13 9
21 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn Racing - - - - 9 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - 7 R15 - - - -
22 Scott Mayer  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 12 - - 14 10
23 Tony Turco  United States Brian Stewart Racing 7 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jay Drake  United States AFS Racing - - - - 4 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 Ross Fonferko  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing - - - - - - - - 7 R7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
26 Shinji Kashima  Japan Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4 R13 - -
27 Ryan Hampton  United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 R14