2012 American Le Mans Series season

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2012 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2012 American Le Mans Series season was a multi-event auto racing championship for sports racing cars which conform to the technical regulations laid out by the International Motor Sports Association for the American Le Mans Series. It was the fourteenth and penultimate season of the American Le Mans Series. The season began with the 60th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on March 14–17, and covered ten events.[1]

Calendar[edit]

The 3.3 mile VIR Full Course configuration.

On September 30, 2011, ALMS president Scott Atherton announced an eleven race schedule for 2012. All nine of the events on the 2011 race schedule are carried over, while two new events are planned but not yet announced. Atherton stated three different venues are vying for the two calendar spots. One of the two new events was later removed from the calendar. The calendar will also share the 12 Hours of Sebring with the successor to the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup, the FIA World Endurance Championship,[1] while the Petit Le Mans will count as the final round of the European Le Mans Series. It was also announced that four events would be televised live, while the rest would be streamed live on ESPN3 and televised on a tape delay the following day. All tape-delayed events were broadcast on ESPN, and began approximately one hour into the race.

On January 16, the ninth round was announced to take place at Virginia International Raceway on the Full Course layout. It will be both the first visit by ALMS to Virginia, as well as the first competition held on this layout.[2]

Rnd Race Length Circuit Location Date
1 60th Anniversary Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 17
2 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach 2 Hours Long Beach street circuit Long Beach, California April 14
3 American Le Mans Monterey 6 Hours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California May 12
4 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Lime Rock Park Lakeville, Connecticut July 7
5 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario July 22
6 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Lexington, Ohio August 4
7 Road Race Showcase 4 Hours Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 18
8 Baltimore Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours Baltimore street circuit Baltimore, Maryland September 1
9 American Le Mans Series VIR 240 4 hours Virginia International Raceway Alton, Virginia September 15
10 15th Annual Petit Le Mans 1,000 mi (1,600 km) or 10 Hours Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 20

Entry list[edit]

Entry List
Entrant/Team Car Engine Tyre No Drivers Rounds
P1
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a Honda LM-V8 3.4 L V8 M 6 Germany Klaus Graf All
Germany Lucas Luhr All
France Simon Pagenaud 1
France Romain Dumas 10
Switzerland Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60 Toyota RV8KLM 3.4 L V8 M 12 Italy Andrea Belicchi 10
Switzerland Neel Jani 10
France Nicolas Prost 10
United States Dyson Racing Team Lola B12/60 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
D 16 United States Chris Dyson All
United Kingdom Guy Smith All
United Kingdom Steven Kane 1, 10
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem 3
Lola B11/66 20 United States Michael Marsal 2, 4, 6–9
United States Eric Lux 2, 4–8
Canada Tony Burgess 5, 7, 10
United States Mark Patterson 9–10
United States Chris McMurry 10
P2
United Kingdom Project Libra Radical SR10 Ford (Roush-Yates) EcoBoost 3.2 L Turbo V6 D 2 United States Andrew Prendeville 3
United States Rusty Mitchell 3
Portugal Duarte Félix da Costa 3
United States Dempsey Racing Lola B12/87 Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8 M 27 United States Patrick Dempsey 3–4, 6–7, 10
United States Joe Foster 3–4, 6–7, 10
United Kingdom Jonny Cocker 3
United States Dane Cameron 6, 10
United Kingdom Ben Devlin 7
United States Conquest Endurance Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 D 37 United Kingdom Martin Plowman All
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson All
Belgium Jan Heylen 1
Brazil Antônio Pizzonia 3
United States Eric Lux 10
United States Black Swan Racing Lola B11/80 Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6 D 54 United States Tim Pappas 1–2
United States Bret Curtis 1
United States Jon Fogarty 1
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 2
United States Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6 D 95 United States Scott Tucker All
Mexico Luis Díaz 1–5, 7–10
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 1
France Franck Montagny 3
Mexico Ricardo González 6, 8
France Christophe Bouchut 10
055 United States Scott Tucker All
Portugal João Barbosa 1–2
France Christophe Bouchut 1–9
France Franck Montagny 3
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti 10
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
PC
United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 5 Mexico Memo Gidley 1–3
United States Michael Guasch 1–3
New Zealand Roger Wills 1
United Kingdom Archie Hamilton 3
United States Merchant Services Racing Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 7 United States Chapman Ducote 1, 3
Mexico Javier Acheverria 1
Mexico Pablo Sanchez 1, 9
Australia James Kovacic 2, 6
Canada Tony Burgess 2–3, 6, 9
United States Antonio Downs 3, 7
United States Lucas Downs 7–8
United States Matt Downs 7–8
8 Canada Kyle Marcelli All
United Kingdom Dean Sterling 1, 3
United States Lucas Downs 1, 3, 9
United States Antonio Downs 2, 4, 6
United States Matt Downs 5, 10
United States Chapman Ducote 7, 10
United States James French 7
Canada Tony Burgess 8
United States RSR Racing Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 9 Brazil Bruno Junqueira All
United States Tomy Drissi 1–6, 8–10
Mexico Roberto González 1, 3, 7
Puerto Rico Ricardo Vera 10
United States Performance Tech Motorsports Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 18 United States Anthony Nicolosi 1, 3, 5–7
United States Ricardo Vera 1, 3, 5–7
Brazil Raphael Matos 1, 8
United States Rodin Younessi 8
United States Dempsey Racing Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 25 United States Duncan Ende All
France Henri Richard All
United States Dane Cameron 1
United Kingdom Ryan Lewis 3, 5, 10
United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 52 United States Butch Leitzinger 1–4
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti 5–7, 9
United States Ken Dobson 1, 3–5, 10
Mexico Rudy Junco, Jr. 1–2, 6–7, 9–10
United States Elton Julian 10
United States CORE Autosport Oreca FLM09 Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8 M 05 United States Colin Braun All
United States Jon Bennett All
United States Eric Lux 1
Mexico Ricardo González 10
06 Venezuela E. J. Viso 1
Venezuela Alex Popow All
United States Burt Frisselle 1
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel 2, 5–6, 8, 10
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith 3–4, 6, 9
United States Jon Bennett 7
Canada Mark Wilkins 10
GT
United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 M 3 Denmark Jan Magnussen All
Spain Antonio García All
United States Jordan Taylor 1, 10
4 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin All
United States Tommy Milner All
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook 1, 10
United States Team Falken Tire Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 F 17 United States Bryan Sellers All
Germany Wolf Henzler All
Austria Martin Ragginger 1, 10
United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing Lotus Evora GTE Toyota (Cosworth) 4.0 L V6 Y 23 United States Bill Sweedler 2–10
United States Townsend Bell 2–10
United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem 10
United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 M 44 United States Seth Neiman All
United States Darren Law 1
United States Andy Lally 1, 5
Germany Marco Holzer 2–4, 6–10
United States Patrick Long 8
United Kingdom Nick Tandy 10
45 United States Patrick Long All
Germany Jörg Bergmeister All
Germany Marco Holzer 1
Austria Richard Lietz 3
France Patrick Pilet 10
United States Paul Miller Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 D 48 United States Bryce Miller All
Germany Sascha Maassen All
United Kingdom Rob Bell 1
Austria Richard Lietz 10
United States BMW Team RLL BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 D 55 United States Bill Auberlen All
Germany Jörg Müller All
Germany Uwe Alzen 1
United States Jonathan Summerton 10
56 Germany Dirk Müller All
United States Joey Hand 1–6, 8
United States Jonathan Summerton 1, 7, 9–10
Germany Uwe Alzen 10
United States SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R SRT 8.0 L V10 M 91 Canada Kuno Wittmer 6–8, 10
Germany Dominik Farnbacher 6–8, 10
United States Ryan Hunter-Reay 10
93 Belgium Marc Goossens 6–8, 10
United States Tommy Kendall 6–8, 10
United States Jonathan Bomarito 10
United States Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 M 01 United States Scott Sharp All
United States Johannes van Overbeek All
United States Guy Cosmo 1
Finland Toni Vilander 10
02 United States Ed Brown All
United States Guy Cosmo 2–10
United States Jeff Segal 1
United States Anthony Lazzaro 1, 7, 10
United Kingdom Aston Martin Racing Aston Martin Vantage GTE Aston Martin 4.5 L V8 M 007 Mexico Adrián Fernández 2–3
United Kingdom Darren Turner 2–3
Germany Stefan Mücke 3
GTC
United States JDX Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 11 Canada Chris Cumming 1–5, 8–10
France Kevin Estre 1
Germany Mark Bullitt 1
Canada Michael Valiante 2, 4–5, 8–10
Hong Kong Matthew Marsh 3
Austria Martin Ragginger 3
United States Tim Pappas 6–7
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 6–7
United States Sean Johnston 10
United States Alex Job Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 22 United States Cooper MacNeil All
United States Leh Keen 1–2, 4–6, 8–10
Canada Louis-Philippe Dumoulin 1
United States Anthony Lazzaro 3
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 7
South Africa Dion von Moltke 10
23 United States Bill Sweedler 1
United States Townsend Bell 1
South Africa Dion von Moltke 1
United States Competition Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 24 United States Bob Faieta 1–3, 7, 9–10
United States Cort Wagner 1, 3
United States Michael Avenatti 1–3, 7, 9–10
Australia David Calvert-Jones 10
United States NGT Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 30 United Kingdom Sean Edwards 1
United States Henrique Cisneros 1, 9–10
United States Carlos Kauffman 1
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 9
Germany Mario Farnbacher 10
Poland Jakub Giermaziak 10
31 Denmark Nicki Thiim 1
Venezuela Angel Benitez, Sr. 1–2, 7, 9
Venezuela Angel Benitez, Jr. 1–2, 7, 9–10
United States Mark Bullitt 10
United States Jeff Segal 10
United States GMG Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 32 United States James Sofronas 1–4, 7
United States Alex Welch 1–4, 7
United States René Villeneuve 1, 3, 7
United States Green Hornet Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 33 United States Peter LeSaffre 4, 10
United States Anthony Lazzaro 4
United States Bob Faieta 6
Netherlands Patrick Huisman 6–7
United States Brian Wong 7, 10
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner 10
34 United States Peter LeSaffre 1–9
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner 1–9
Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen 1, 3
United States TRG Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 Y 66 United States Spencer Pumpelly 1–2, 4–10
United States Marc Bunting 1, 8
Venezuela Emilio Di Guida 1–3, 5, 7, 9–10
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen 3
United States Mike Piera 4
United States Al Carter 6
United States Nelson Canache 10
68 United States Mike Hedlund 3, 10
United States Tracy Krohn 3
United Kingdom Nick Tandy 3
United States Al Carter 8
France Patrick Pilet 8
Mexico Manuel Gutierrez, Jr. 10
France Emmanuel Collard 10

Team announcements[edit]

  • On November 11, 2011, it was announced that Rolex Sports Car Series team Dempsey Racing, owned by Hollywood actor/driver Patrick Dempsey and driver Joe Foster, and Silicon Tech Racing (STR), owned by racer Henri Richard, would partner, creating Silicon Tech/Dempsey Racing, to campaign an Oreca FLM09 in the LMP Challenge class for the 2012 season.[3] Later in March, Dempsey announced that they will be fielding an LMP2 car in the 2012 ALMS season.[4]
  • Aston Martin Racing will be returning to GT for the 2012 season after fielding a prototype for several years. In addition to the 12 Hours of Sebring for the WEC, AMR will also participate in the Long Beach and Monterey rounds to prepare for the 24 Hours of Le Mans.[5]
  • Lotus will also be fielding a team with Alex Job Racing.[6]

Results and standings[edit]

Overall winners in bold.

Rnd Circuit P1 Winning Team P2 Winning Team PC Winning Team GT Winning Team GTC Winning Team Report
P1 Winning Drivers P2 Winning Drivers PC Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers GTC Winning Drivers
1 Sebring United States #016 Dyson Racing Team United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #06 CORE Autosport United States #56 BMW Team RLL United States #023 Alex Job Racing Report
United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Steven Kane
United States Scott Tucker
Portugal João Barbosa
France Christophe Bouchut
Venezuela E. J. Viso
Venezuela Alex Popow
United States Burt Frisselle
Germany Dirk Müller
United States Joey Hand
United States Jonathan Summerton
United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
South Africa Dion von Moltke
2 Long Beach United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #06 CORE Autosport United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #34 Green Hornet Racing Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
United States Peter LeSaffre
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
3 Laguna Seca United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #95 Level 5 Motorsports United States #05 CORE Autosport United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #66 TRG Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Scott Tucker
Mexico Luis Díaz
France Franck Montagny
United States Jonathan Bennett
United States Colin Braun
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Venezuela Emilio Di Guida
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
United States Bret Curtis
4 Lime Rock United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #05 CORE Autosport United States #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports United States #22 Alex Job Racing Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
United States Jonathan Bennett
United States Colin Braun
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
United States Leh Keen
United States Cooper MacNeil
5 Mosport United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #37 Conquest Racing United States #9 Rocketsports Racing United States #01 Extreme Speed Motorsports United States #66 TRG Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Brazil Bruno Junqueira
United States Tomy Drissi
United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Venezuela Emilio Di Guida
United States Spencer Pumpelly
6 Mid-Ohio United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #11 JDX Racing Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Mexico Rudy Junco
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
7 Road America United States #16 Dyson Racing Team United States #37 Conquest Racing United States #06 CORE Autosport United States #55 BMW Team RLL United States #22 Alex Job Racing Report
United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United States Jonathan Bennett
United States Bill Auberlen
Germany Jörg Müller
United States Cooper MacNeil
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
8 Baltimore United States #20 Dyson Racing Team United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #06 CORE Autosport United States #17 Team Falken Tire United States #68 TRG Report
United States Michael Marsal
United States Eric Lux
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Bryan Sellers
United States Al Carter
France Patrick Pilet
9 Virginia United States #6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing United States #055 Level 5 Motorsports United States #05 CORE Autosport United States #4 Corvette Racing United States #22 Alex Job Racing Report
Germany Klaus Graf
Germany Lucas Luhr
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
United States Jonathan Bennett
United States Colin Braun
United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
United States Cooper MacNeil
United States Leh Keen
10 Road Atlanta Switzerland #12 Rebellion Racing United States #95 Level 5 Motorsports United States #06 CORE Autosport United States #01 Extreme Speed Motorsports United States #30 NGT Motorsport Report
Switzerland Neel Jani
France Nicolas Prost
Italy Andrea Belicchi
United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
Mexico Luis Díaz
Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel
Canada Mark Wilkins
United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Finland Toni Vilander
United States Henrique Cisneros
Germany Mario Farnbacher
Poland Jakub Giermaziak

Championships[edit]

Points were awarded to the top ten cars and drivers which complete at least 70% of their class winner's distance. Teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race. Drivers were required to drive a minimum of 45 minutes to earn points, except for the Long Beach event which required only 30 minutes. Drivers are required to complete a particular amount of the minimum number of laps in order to earn points. The number of laps vary depending on the course size.

Points System[9]
Race Distance Position
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Less than four hours 20 16 13 10 8 6 4 3 2 1
Between four and eight hours 22 18 15 12 10 8 6 5 4 3
More than eight hours 24 20 17 14 12 10 8 7 6 5

Team championships[edit]

Teams with full season entries are awarded points in the team championships. Teams which participated in a partial season or on a race-by-race basis are not included in these championships.

As long as they compete full season and comply with ACO regulations, the top P1, P2 and GT team at the end of the season receive an automatic entry to the 2013 24 Hours of Le Mans.

P1 standings[edit]

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing won the championship in P1.

[10]

Pos Team Chassis Engine SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03a Honda 3.4 L V8 20 20 22 20 20 20 18 13 22 20 195
2 United States Dyson Racing Team Lola B12/60 Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 24 16 18 16 16 16 22 20 18 24 190

P2 standings[edit]

[10]

Pos Team Chassis Engine SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States Level 5 Motorsports HPD ARX-03b Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6 24 20 22 20 16 20 15 20 22 24 203
2 United States Conquest Endurance Morgan LMP2 Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8 17 16 18 16 20 16 22 13 18 0 156
3 United States Dempsey Racing Lola B12/87 Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8 12 13 10 18 0 53
4 United States Black Swan Racing Lola B11/80 Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6 20 0 20

PC standings[edit]

CORE Autosport won their second consecutive PC championship

All teams utilize the Oreca FLM09 chassis with Chevrolet LS3 engine.
[10]

Pos Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States CORE Autosport 24 20 22 20 16 16 22 20 22 24 206
2 United States RSR Racing 8 4 18 8 20 0 12 16 12 20 118
3 United States Merchant Services Racing 14 10 10 0 8 13 15 10 8 12 100
4 United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 20 6 8 10 0 20 0 18 17 99
5 United States Dempsey Racing 0 8 6 13 10 10 10 13 10 10 90
6 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 12 16 12 40
7 United States Performance Tech Motorsports 10 5 0 15

GT standings[edit]

Corvette Racing won their 9th ALMS team championship.

[10]

Pos Team Chassis Engine SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet 5.5 L V8 20 20 22 16 16 20 15 16 22 20 187
2 United States BMW Team RLL BMW M3 GT2 BMW 4.0 L V8 24 16 15 8 13 13 22 10 12 17 150
3 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 Ferrari 4.5 L V8 8 13 10 10 20 6 6 13 15 24 125
4 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 10 6 8 20 6 16 18 8 18 12 122
5 United States Team Falken Tire Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 7 8 6 4 10 10 0 20 6 10 81
6 United States Paul Miller Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 12 4 4 3 8 2 12 2 3 5 55
7 United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing Lotus Evora GTE Cosworth 4.0 L V6 0 0 1 3 0 8 1 8 0 21
8 United States SRT Motorsports SRT Viper GTS-R SRT 8.0 L V10 1 4 0 7 12

GTC standings[edit]

2012 marked the 4th ALMS championship for Alex Job Racing.

All teams utilize variations of the Porsche 997 GT3 Cup.
[10]

Pos Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States Alex Job Racing 24 16 12 20 16 13 22 20 22 14 179
2 United States TRG 14 8 22 6 20 20 5 13 10 20 138
3 United States Green Hornet Racing 17 20 10 16 0 16 15 16 12 0 122
4 United States JDX Racing 12 13 0 10 13 0 18 10 15 17 108
5 United States GMG Racing 8 10 18 13 10 59
6 United States NGT Motorsports 7 6 18 24 55
7 United States Competition Motorsports 10 6 15 12 6 0 49

Note: the #11 JDX Racing car won the Mid-Ohio round but driver Tim Pappas failed to meet the minimum driving time requirement. JDX was allowed to keep their "win" but the first place points and prize money went to the #66 TRG car for that race.

Driver championships[edit]

Drivers who participated in races but failed to score points over the course of the season are not listed.

P1 standings[edit]

Chris Dyson and Guy Smith of Dyson Racing finished runners-up in P1.

[10]

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 Germany Klaus Graf United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 20 20 22 20 20 20 18 13 22 20 195
Germany Lucas Luhr United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 20 20 22 20 20 20 18 13 22 20 195
2 United States Chris Dyson United States Dyson Racing Team 24 16 18 16 16 16 22 16 18 24 186
United Kingdom Guy Smith United States Dyson Racing Team 24 16 18 16 16 16 22 16 18 24 186
3 United States Eric Lux United States Dyson Racing Team 13 13 13 13 15 20 87
4 United States Michael Marsal United States Dyson Racing Team 13 13 13 15 20 0 74
5 United Kingdom Steven Kane United States Dyson Racing Team 24 24 48
6 Canada Tony Burgess United States Dyson Racing Team 13 15 17 45
7 United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem United States Dyson Racing Team 18 18 36
8 France Romain Dumas United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 20 20
France Simon Pagenaud United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 20 20
9 South Africa Mark Patterson United States Dyson Racing Team 0 17 17
United States Chris McMurry United States Dyson Racing Team 17 17

P2 standings[edit]

[10]

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 France Christophe Bouchut United States Level 5 Motorsports 24 20 15 20 16 20 15 20 22 24 196
United States Scott Tucker United States Level 5 Motorsports 24 20 15 20 16 20 15 20 22 24 196
2 United Kingdom Martin Plowman United States Conquest Endurance 17 16 18 16 20 16 22 13 18 0 156
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson United States Conquest Endurance 17 16 18 16 20 16 22 13 18 0 156
3 United States Patrick Dempsey United States Dempsey Racing 12 13 10 18 0 53
4 Mexico Luis Díaz United States Level 5 Motorsports 0 13 22 0 16 0 0 51
5 United States Joe Foster United States Dempsey Racing 0 13 0 18 0 31
6 Mexico Ricardo González United States Level 5 Motorsports 13 16 0 29
7 Portugal João Barbosa United States Level 5 Motorsports 24 24
8 United States Tim Pappas United States Black Swan Racing 20 0 20
United States Jon Fogarty United States Black Swan Racing 20 20
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti United States Level 5 Motorsports 20 20
United Kingdom Dario Franchitti United States Level 5 Motorsports 20 20
9 United Kingdom Jonny Cocker United States Dempsey Racing 12 12

PC standings[edit]

Drivers in the PC category are allowed to drive for more than one car during an event. If a driver is in each car for a minimum of two hours each, he is allowed to score the points from whichever car he chooses.
[10]

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 Venezuela Alex Popow United States CORE Autosport 24 20 15 16 13 16 22 20 15 24 185
2 United States Jon Bennett United States CORE Autosport 17 13 22 20 16 8 18 0 22 14 150
United States Colin Braun United States CORE Autosport 17 13 22 20 16 8 18 0 22 14 150
3 Brazil Bruno Junqueira United States RSR Racing 8 4 18 8 20 0 12 16 12 20 118
4 Mexico Rudy Junco, Jr. United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 20 6 20 0 18 17 81
5 Canada Duncan Ende United States Dempsey Racing 0 8 6 13 10 0 10 13 10 10 80
France Henri Richard United States Dempsey Racing 0 8 6 13 0 10 10 13 10 10 80
6 United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith United States CORE Autosport 15 16 22 15 68
7 United Kingdom Ryan Dalziel United States CORE Autosport 20 0 0 20 24 64
8 United States Ken Dobson United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 20 8 10 0 17 55
9 Canada Kyle Marcelli United States Merchant Services Racing 0 10 10 0 8 13 0 0 0 12 53
10 United States Tomy Drissi United States RSR Racing 0 0 0 0 20 0 16 12 0 48
11 United States Butch Leitzinger United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 20 6 8 10 44
12 United States Michael Guasch United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 12 16 12 40
Mexico Memo Gidley United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 12 16 12 40
13 Mexico Roberto González United States RSR Racing 8 18 12 38
14 United States Ricardo Vera United States Performance Tech Motorsports
United States RSR Racing
10 5 20 35
15 United States Antonio Downs United States Merchant Services Racing 10 0 0 13 8 31
16 United States Matt Downs United States Merchant Services Racing 8 0 10 12 30
17 Venezuela E. J. Viso United States CORE Autosport 24 24
18 Mexico Pablo Sanchez United States Merchant Services Racing 14 8 22
19 United States Lucas Downs United States Merchant Services Racing 0 10 0 10 0 20
20 United Kingdom Marino Franchitti United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 0 0 0 18 18
21 Ecuador Elton Julian United States PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports 17 17
22 United Kingdom Ryan Lewis United States Dempsey Racing 6 10 16
23 United States Chapman Ducote United States Merchant Services Racing 0 0 15 0 15
United States James French United States Merchant Services Racing 15 15
24 United States Anthony Nicolosi United States Performance Tech Motorsports 10 5 15
25 Mexico Javier Echeverria United States Merchant Services Racing 14 14
Mexico Ricardo González United States CORE Autosport 14 14
26 Canada Tony Burgess United States Merchant Services Racing 0 0 6 0 8 14
27 United Kingdom Archie Hamilton United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing 12 12
28 Brazil Raphael Matos United States Performance Tech Motorsports 10 10
29 Australia James Kovacic United States Merchant Services Racing 0 6 6

GT standings[edit]

[10]

Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United Kingdom Oliver Gavin United States Corvette Racing 17 20 22 13 1 20 15 16 22 0 146
United States Tommy Milner United States Corvette Racing 17 20 22 13 1 20 15 16 22 0 146
2 United States Scott Sharp United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 6 13 10 10 20 6 6 13 15 24 123
United States Johannes van Overbeek United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 6 13 10 10 20 6 6 13 15 24 123
3 Denmark Jan Magnussen United States Corvette Racing 20 10 18 16 16 0 10 6 5 20 121
Spain Antonio García United States Corvette Racing 20 10 18 16 16 0 10 6 5 20 121
4 Germany Dirk Müller United States BMW Team RLL 24 16 12 8 13 8 3 10 4 14 112
5 Germany Jörg Bergmeister United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 5 6 8 20 0 16 18 8 18 12 111
United States Patrick Long United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 5 6 8 20 0 16 18 8 18 12 111
6 Germany Jörg Müller United States BMW Team RLL 14 1 15 6 4 13 22 3 12 17 107
United States Bill Auberlen United States BMW Team RLL 14 1 15 6 4 13 22 3 12 17 107
7 United States Joey Hand United States BMW Team RLL 24 16 12 8 13 8 10 91
8 Germany Wolf Henzler United States Team Falken Tire 7 8 6 4 10 10 0 20 6 10 81
United States Bryan Sellers United States Team Falken Tire 7 8 6 4 10 10 0 20 6 10 81
9 United States Bryce Miller United States Paul Miller Racing 12 4 4 3 8 2 12 2 3 5 55
Germany Sascha Maassen United States Paul Miller Racing 12 4 4 3 8 2 12 2 3 5 55
10 United States Seth Neiman United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 3 5 2 6 4 5 0 10 8 53
11 Germany Marco Holzer United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 5 3 5 2 4 5 4 10 8 46
12 United States Jonathan Summerton United States BMW Team RLL 24 3 4 14 45
13 Germany Uwe Alzen United States BMW Team RLL 14 14 28
14 Finland Toni Vilander United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 24 24
15 United States Ed Brown United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 8 2 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 6 24
16 United States Guy Cosmo United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 6 2 3 0 2 3 0 0 0 6 22
17 United States Townsend Bell United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing 0 0 1 3 0 8 1 8 0 21
United States Bill Sweedler United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing 0 0 1 3 0 8 1 8 0 21
18 United States Jordan Taylor United States Corvette Racing 20 0 20
19 United Kingdom Richard Westbrook United States Corvette Racing 17 0 17
20 Austria Martin Ragginger United States Team Falken Tire 7 10 17
21 United States Andy Lally United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 6 16
22 United States Anthony Lazzaro United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 8 0 6 14
23 France Patrick Pilet United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 12 12
United Kingdom Rob Bell United States Paul Miller Racing 12 12
24 Germany Dominik Farnbacher United States SRT Motorsports 1 4 7 12
25 United States Darren Law United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 10
26 United Kingdom Nick Tandy United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 8 8
United States Jeff Segal United States Extreme Speed Motorsports 8 8
27 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay United States SRT Motorsports 7 7
28 Canada Kuno Wittmer United States SRT Motorsports 1 4 0 5
29 Austria Richard Lietz United States Paul Miller Racing 0 5 5

GTC standings[edit]

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Pos Driver Team SEB LBH LGA LRP MOS MOH RAM BGP VIR PLM Total
1 United States Cooper MacNeill United States Alex Job Racing 20 16 12 20 16 13 22 20 22 0 161
2 United States Leh Keen United States Alex Job Racing 20 16 20 16 13 20 22 14 141
3 United States Spencer Pumpelly United States TRG 14 8 6 20 20 5 13 10 20 116
4 United States Peter LeSaffre United States Green Hornet Racing 17 20 10 16 0 10 15 16 12 0 116
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner United States Green Hornet Racing 17 20 10 16 0 10 15 16 12 0 116
5 Canada Chris Cumming United States JDX Racing 12 13 0 10 13 18 10 15 17 108
6 Canada Michael Valiante United States JDX Racing 13 10 13 0 15 17 68
7 United States Bob Faieta United States Competition Motorsports
United States Green Hornet Racing
10 6 15 16 12 6 0 65
8 Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen United States TRG
United States Alex Job Racing
United States NGT Motorsport
22 0 22 18 62
9 United States James Sofronas United States GMG Racing 8 10 18 13 0 49
10 United States Michael Avenatti United States Competition Motorsports 10 6 15 12 6 0 49
11 Venezuela Emilio Di Guida United States TRG 0 8 0 20 5 10 0 43
12 United States Henrique Cisneros United States NGT Motorsport 0 18 24 42
13 United States Alex Welch United States GMG Racing 8 10 0 13 10 41
14 South Africa Dion von Moltke United States Alex Job Racing 24 14 38
15 United States Marc Bunting United States TRG 14 13 27
16 Venezuela Angel Andres Benitez, Jr. United States NGT Motorsport 0 6 8 12 26
17 United States Cort Wagner United States Competition Motorsports 10 15 25
18 Germany Mario Farnbacher United States NGT Motorsport 24 24
Poland Jakub Giermaziak United States NGT Motorsport 24 24
19 Netherlands Patrick Huisman United States Green Hornet Racing 16 8 24
20 United States Al Carter United States TRG 20 20
21 United States Nelson Canache United States TRG 20 20
22 United States Anthony Lazzaro United States Alex Job Racing 12 8 20
23 Austria Martin Ragginger United States JDX Racing 0 18 18
24 Netherlands Sebastiaan Bleekemolen United States Green Hornet Racing 17 0 17
United States Sean Johnston United States JDX Racing 17 17
25 France Kevin Éstre United States JDX Racing 12 12
United States Mark Bullitt United States NGT Motorsport 12 12
United States Jeff Segal United States NGT Motorsport 12 12
26 United States Brian Wong United States Green Hornet Racing 8 0 8
27 United States René Villeneuve United States GMG Racing 8 0 0 8
28 Denmark Nicki Thiim United States NGT Motorsport 7 7
29 United States Mike Piera United States TRG 6 6
30 Venezuela Angel Rafael Benitez, Sr. United States NGT Motorsport 0 6 0 6
31 United Kingdom Sean Edwards United States NGT Motorsport 6 6

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