2006 Grand Prix of Road America

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United States   2006 Road America
Race details
Race 12 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Road America Track Layout
Road America Track Layout
Date September 24, 2006
Official name Grand Prix of Road America
Location Road America
Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course Permanent Road Course
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance 51 laps, 206.448 mi / 332.265 km
Weather Sunny with temperatures soaring up to 63 °F (17 °C); wind speeds up to 15.9 miles per hour (25.6 km/h)
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM
Time 1:55.123
Fastest lap
Driver France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing
Time 1:44.133 (on lap 26 of 51)
Podium
First United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Championship Racing
Second Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing
Third France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing

The 2006 Grand Prix of Road America was the twelfth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on September 24, 2006 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Dan Clarke took the pole, the first and only of his Champ Car career. A. J. Allmendinger won the race, his fifth and last win of the year and his Champ Car career. The event is most remembered for a horrific crash involving Katherine Legge that resulted a 42-minute red flag. The rear wing on her car failed just before the high speed Turn 11 Kink, the unexpected loss of downforce caused her to crash violently into the catch fence, demolishing the car. Legge was uninjured in the incident.

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 1:55.123 1:55.123
2 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:58.945 2:06.460 1:58.945
3 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:55.599 2:11.121 1:55.599
4 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:57.517 2:09.891 1:57.517
5 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 1:58.507 2:07.969 1:58.507
6 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:59.076 2:06.994 1:59.076
7 Australia Will Power Team Australia 1:59.286 2:07.683 1:59.286
8 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 1:59.388 2:12.916 1:59.388
9 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:59.486 4:09.032 1:59.486
10 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 1:59.977 1:59.977
11 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 2:00.165 2:08.767 2:00.165
12 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 2:00.835 2:11.400 2:00.835
13 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 2:01.082 2:10.782 2:01.082
14 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 2:01.381 2:10.273 2:01.381
15 Mexico Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 2:01.882 2:11.076 2:01.882
16 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 2:02.273 2:10.028 2:02.273
17 Uruguay Juan Cáceres Dale Coyne Racing 2:03.690 2:13.169 2:03.690

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 United States A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 51 1:54:43.700 5 32
2 2 Brazil Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 51 +0.675 secs 10 28
3 1 France Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 51 +0.988 secs 2 28
4 6 Spain Oriol Servià PKV Racing 51 +2.637 secs 13 24
5 9 United Kingdom Justin Wilson RuSPORT 51 +3.763 secs 6 21
6 14 United Kingdom Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 51 +4.746 secs 1 21
7 34 Netherlands Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 51 +5.537 secs 3 18
8 27 Canada Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 51 +7.359 secs 9 15
9 11 Belgium Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 51 +8.668 secs 12 13
10 3 Canada Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 51 +9.018 secs 11 11
11 15 Canada Alex Tagliani Team Australia 51 +13.172 secs 4 10
12 8 Mexico Mario Domínguez Rocketsports Racing 51 +20.151 secs 15 9
13 5 Australia Will Power Team Australia 50 + 1 Lap 7 8
14 4 France Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 50 + 1 Lap 16 7
15 19 Uruguay Juan Cáceres Dale Coyne Racing 50 + 1 Lap 17 6
16 20 United Kingdom Katherine Legge PKV Racing 45 Accident 8 5
17 18 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 14 Gearbox 14 4

Caution flags[edit]

Laps Cause
1-3 Junqueira (2), Power (5) & Heylen (11) crash
18-20 Power (5) off course
27-29 Cáceres (19) off course
30-31 Junqueira (2) & Ranger (27) crash
33-34 Tracy (3) off course
46-49 Legge (20) crash (42 minute red flag)

Notes[edit]

Laps Leader
1-3 Dan Clarke
4 Charles Zwolsman
5-28 Sébastien Bourdais
29-40 Bruno Junqueira
41-44 Sébastien Bourdais
45-51 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 28
Bruno Junqueira 12
A. J. Allmendinger 7
Dan Clarke 3
Charles Zwolsman 1

Championship standings after the race[edit]