1999 Indy Lights season

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1999 Indy Lights season
PPG/Dayton Indy Lights Championship
Season
Races 12
Start date March 21
End date October 30
Awards
Drivers' champion Spain Oriol Servià
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The 1999 CART PPG/Dayton Indy Lights Championship consisted of 12 races. Oriol Servià was the series champion despite not winning a race.

Calendar[edit]

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Homestead Florida March 21, 1999 67 2.41395=161.73465 km 0'36:56.920 262.637 km/h Mario Domínguez Mario Domínguez Mario Domínguez Mario Domínguez
2 Long Beach California April 18, 1999 41 2.9353632=120.349891 km 0'51:22.270 140.565 km/h Philipp Peter Felipe Giaffone Felipe Giaffone Felipe Giaffone
3 Nazareth Pennsylvania May 2, 1999 100 1.5223978=152.23978 km 0'46:29.029 196.507 km/h Airton Daré Oriol Servià Airton Daré Casey Mears
4 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 6, 1999 97 1.6607976=161.0973672 km 0'59:48.353 161.620 km/h Derek Higgins Felipe Giaffone Derek Higgins Tony Renna
5 Portland Oregon June 20, 1999 38 3.169=120.411 km 0'55:42.214 129.698 km/h Philipp Peter Oriol Servià Philipp Peter Jonny Kane
6 Cleveland Ohio June 27, 1999 36 3.3891858=122.0106888 km 0'45:03.045 162.498 km/h Derek Higgins Didier André Derek Higgins Derek Higgins
7 Toronto  Canada July 18, 1999 43 2.825=121.475 km 0'59:14.033 123.046 km/h Geoff Boss Geoff Boss Geoff Boss Geoff Boss
8 Brooklyn Michigan July 24, 1999 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'37:52.586 254.929 km/h Philipp Peter Jonny Kane Philipp Peter Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.
9 Detroit Michigan August 8, 1999 32 3.775=120.813 km 0'56:58.424 127.230 km/h Derek Higgins Oriol Servià Derek Higgins Felipe Giaffone
10 Cicero Illinois August 22, 1999 97 1.6559697=160.6290609 km 0'50:46.736 189.798 km/h Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Guy Smith
11 Monterey California September 12, 1999 34 3.6016134=122.454856 km 0'49:46.824 147.594 km/h Didier André Guy Smith Didier André Didier André
12 Fontana California October 30, 1999 50 3.2186=141.6184 km 0'46:51.509 181.335 km/h Jonny Kane Jonny Kane Didier André Casey Mears

Race summaries[edit]

Homestead race[edit]

Held March 21 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Mario Domínguez won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mario Domínguez
  2. Airton Daré
  3. Scott Dixon
  4. Andy Boss
  5. Casey Mears

Long Beach race[edit]

Held April 18 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Felipe Giaffone won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Philipp Peter
  2. Scott Dixon
  3. Geoff Boss
  4. Didier André
  5. Casey Mears

Nazareth race[edit]

Held May 2 at Nazareth Speedway. Oriol Servià won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Airton Daré
  2. Oriol Servià
  3. Casey Mears
  4. Scott Dixon
  5. Ben Collins

Milwaukee race[edit]

Held June 6 at The Milwaukee Mile. Felipe Giaffone won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Derek Higgins
  2. Casey Mears
  3. Tony Renna
  4. Felipe Giaffone
  5. Oriol Servià

Portland race[edit]

Held June 20 at Portland International Raceway. Oriol Servià won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Philipp Peter
  2. Oriol Servià
  3. Guy Smith
  4. Casey Mears
  5. Airton Daré

Cleveland race[edit]

Held June 27 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Didier André won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Derek Higgins
  2. Oriol Servià
  3. Felipe Giaffone
  4. Philipp Peter
  5. Airton Daré

Toronto race[edit]

Held July 18 at Exhibition Place. Geoff Boss won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Geoff Boss
  2. Oriol Servià
  3. Didier André
  4. Felipe Giaffone
  5. Jonny Kane

Michigan race[edit]

Held July 24 at Michigan International Speedway. Jonny Kane won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Philipp Peter
  2. Casey Mears
  3. Felipe Giaffone
  4. Mario Domínguez
  5. Oriol Servià

Detroit race[edit]

Held August 8 at Belle Isle Raceway. Oriol Servià won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Derek Higgins
  2. Oriol Servià
  3. Jonny Kane
  4. Felipe Giaffone
  5. Didier André

Chicago race[edit]

Held August 22 at The Chicago Motor Speedway. Scott Dixon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Scott Dixon
  2. Guy Smith
  3. Casey Mears
  4. Oriol Servià
  5. Mario Domínguez

Laguna Seca race[edit]

Held September 12 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Guy Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Didier André
  2. Scott Dixon
  3. Jonny Kane
  4. Guy Smith
  5. Casey Mears

Fontana race[edit]

Held October 30 at The California Speedway. Jonny Kane won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Jonny Kane
  2. Ben Collins
  3. Didier André
  4. Cory Witherill
  5. Mario Domínguez

Championship standings[edit]

Drivers' championship[edit]

Scoring system
Position  1st   2nd   3rd   4th   5th   6th   7th   8th   9th   10th   11th   12th 
Points 20 16 14 12 10 8 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • The driver who qualifies on pole is awarded one additional point.
  • An additional point is awarded to the driver who leads the most laps in a race.
Driver standings
Pos Driver HMS
United States
LBH
United States
NAZ
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
TOR
Canada
MIC
United States
DET
United States
CHI
United States
LAG
United States
FON
United States
Pts
1 Spain Oriol Servià 6 12 2 5 2 2 2 5 2 4 7 14 130
2 United States Casey Mears 5 5 3 2 4 8 8 2 9 3 5 13 116
3 Austria Philipp Peter 13 1 8 11 1* 4 7 1* 8 12 8 10 101
4 United Kingdom Jonny Kane 7 16 12 9 6 18 5 7 3 9 3 1 89
5 New Zealand Scott Dixon 3 2 4 15 11 14 18 16 7 1* 2 16 88
6 Brazil Felipe Giaffone 17 10* 18 4 10 3 4 3 4 8 18 20 78
7 Republic of Ireland Derek Higgins DNS 19 11 1* 16 1* 12 11 1* 6 19 15 76
8 France Didier André 14 4 16 13 17 17 3 12 5 13 1* 3* 74
9 United Kingdom Guy Smith 11 18 10 8 3 11 6 6 13 2 4 19 71
10 Brazil Airton Daré 2 17 1* 7 5 5 19 15 15 18 12 8 69
11 Mexico Mario Domínguez 1* 6 17 16 15 9 20 4 17 5 16 5 66
12 United States Geoff Boss 8 3 13 14 12 13 1 9 6 11 14 11 58
13 United Kingdom Ben Collins 10 11 5 18 8 6 16 18 18 7 15 2 50
14 United States Chris Menninga 9 8 6 12 7 10 10 13 19 10 6 7 47
15 United States Andy Boss 4 13 15 10 9 7 13 10 10 17 17 12 32
16 United States Tony Renna 3 14 19 14 6 22
17 Mexico Rodolfo Lavín 16 9 9 19 18 15 17 8 11 14 13 9 19
18 United States Cory Witherill 15 14 14 17 19 16 11 17 12 15 11 4 17
19 United States David Pook 12 15 7 6 13 12 15 14 14 16 20 17 16
20 Brazil Oswaldo Negri, Jr. 7 6
21 France Boris Derichebourg 16 DNS 9 4
22 Canada Kenny Wilden 9 4
23 Mexico Luis Díaz 10 3
Mexico Rolando Quintanilla 18 0