2003 Infiniti Pro Series season

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The 2003 IRL Menards Infiniti Pro Series Season was the series' second. It consisted of 12 races and the champion was Mark Taylor who won 7 of 12 races and only suffered 2 DNF's and 1 DNS. All teams used Dallara chassis and Infiniti engines. Only 7 drivers competed in every race and 3 more missed a single race.

Race 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 March 2, 2003 67 2.41395=161.73465 km 0'44:54.8282 216.060 km/h Mark Taylor Thiago Medeiros Mark Taylor Mark Taylor
2 Phoenix International Raceway Arizona March 22, 2003 100 1.6093=160.93 km  ?  ? km/h Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Mark Taylor
3 Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indiana May 18, 2003 40 4.02325=160.93 km 0'55:02.1661 175.444 km/h Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter
4 Pikes Peak International Raceway Colorado June 14, 2003 87 1.6093=140.0091 km 0'45:21.2797 185.219 km/h Aaron Fike Jeff Simmons Aaron Fike Cory Witherill
5 Kansas Speedway Kansas July 6, 2003 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'40:12.1978 241.376 km/h Mark Taylor Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Aaron Fike
6 Nashville Superspeedway Tennessee July 18, 2003 77 2.140=164.808 km 0'42:12.2945 234.297 km/h Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Brandon Erwin
7 Michigan International Speedway Michigan July 27, 2003 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'55:36.0133 173.665 km/h Mark Taylor Arie Luyendyk Jr. Mark Taylor Matt Beardsley
8 Gateway International Raceway Illinois August 9, 2003 80 2.011625=160.93 km 0'44:02.1599 219.271 km/h Jeff Simmons Brandon Erwin Mark Taylor Mark Taylor
9 Kentucky Speedway Kentucky August 16, 2003 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'41:46.2837 232.314 km/h Jeff Simmons Jeff Simmons Jeff Simmons Ed Carpenter
10 Chicagoland Speedway Illinois September 6, 2003 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'46:00.1733 210.945 km/h Mark Taylor Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter G. J. Mennen
11 California Speedway California September 20, 2003 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'41:13.6217 234.210 km/h Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Mark Taylor Ed Carpenter
12 Texas Motor Speedway Texas October 11, 2003 67 2.414=161.735 km  ?  ? km/h Thiago Medeiros Arie Luyendyk Jr. Arie Luyendyk Jr. Marty Roth

Race Summaries[edit]

Western Union 100[edit]

The Western Union 100 was held March 2 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Thiago Medeiros won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Thiago Medeiros
  3. Brandon Erwin
  4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  5. Jonathan Urlin

Phoenix 100[edit]

The Phoenix 100 was held March 22 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mark Taylor won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Thiago Medeiros
  3. Tony Ave
  4. Brandon Erwin
  5. Jeff Simmons

Freedom 100[edit]

The inaugural Freedom 100 was held May 18 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Ed Carpenter won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Ed Carpenter
  2. Cory Witherill
  3. Mark Taylor
  4. Jeff Simmons
  5. Jonathan Urlin

Pikes Peak 100[edit]

The Pikes Peak 100 was held June 14 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Jeff Simmons won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Aaron Fike
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. Mark Taylor

Aventis Racing for Kids 100[edit]

The Aventis Racing for Kids 100 was held July 6 at Kansas Speedway. Ed Carpenter won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Tom Wood
  4. Aaron Fike
  5. Cory Witherill

Cleanevent 100[edit]

The Cleanevent 100 was held July 18 at Nashville Superspeedway. Mark Taylor won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Tom Wood
  3. Ross Fonferko
  4. Jeff Simmons
  5. Thiago Medeiros

Michigan 100[edit]

The Michigan 100 was held July 27 at Michigan International Speedway. Arie Luyendyk Jr. won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Thiago Medeiros
  4. Aaron Fike
  5. Tom Wood

Gateway 100[edit]

The Gateway 100 was held August 9 at Gateway International Raceway. Brandon Erwin won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Cory Witherill
  3. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. Tom Wood

Kentucky 100[edit]

The Kentucky 100 was held August 16 at Kentucky Speedway. Jeff Simmons won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Cory Witherill
  3. Thiago Medeiros
  4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  5. Ed Carpenter

Chicagoland 100[edit]

The Chicagoland 100 was held September 6 at Chicagoland Speedway. Ed Carpenter won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Jeff Simmons
  4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  5. Aaron Fike

California 100[edit]

The California 100 was held September 20 at the California Speedway. Mark Taylor won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Mark Taylor
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Thiago Medeiros
  4. G.J. Mennen
  5. Billy Roe

dreamserscandles.com 100[edit]

The dreamserscandles.com 100 was held October 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Arie Luyendyk Jr. won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Thiago Medeiros
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Cory Witherill
  4. Ed Carpenter
  5. Aaron Fike

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 Mark Taylor  United Kingdom Panther Racing 482 52 52 35 30 50 52 52 24 17 50 52 16
2 Jeff Simmons  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 407 16 30 32 40 16 32 40 50 52 35 24 40
3 Ed Carpenter  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 377 15 17 52 32 42 17 26 32 30 42 40 32
4 Thiago Medeiros  Brazil Genoa Racing 371 40 40 11 28 26 30 35 19 35 22 35 50
5 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 336 18 22 40 18 30 28 15 40 40 28 22 35
6 Aaron Fike  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 328 24 - 28 52 32 16 32 28 28 30 28 30
7 Arie Luyendyk Jr.  Netherlands Sinden Racing 299 32 20 15 35 18 22 19 35 32 32 20 19
8 Tom Wood  Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports 235 28 15 17 20 35 40 30 30 20 - - -
9 Paul Dana  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 234 17 28 26 17 17 26 20
Brian Stewart Racing 26 24 17 16 -
10 Gary Peterson  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 217 19 16 14 24 19 - 22 18 26 24 15 20
11 Brandon Erwin  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 213 35 32 19 19 28 20 18 20 22 - - -
12 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports 184 26 24 12 22 22 24 14 - - - 26 14
13 G. J. Mennen  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 175 - - - - 24 - 24 24 19 26 33 26
14 Jonathan Urlin  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 166 30 26 30 26 20 18 16 - - - - -
15 Marty Roth  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 124 22 19 - - - - 28 - - 20 17 18
16 Billy Roe  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 107 - - 16 - - - - -
Kenn Hardley Racing 18 19 30 24
17 Ronnie Johncox  United States Rev1 Racing 62 20 18 24 - - - - - - - - -
18 Ross Fonferko  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 52 - - - - - 35 17 - - - - -
19 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Bowes Seal Fast Racing 48 - - 20 - - - - - - - - 28
20 Taylor Fletcher  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 47 - - - - - - - - - 16 18 13
21 Marco Cioci  Italy Sam Schmidt Motorsports 40 - - 22 - - - - - - 18 - -
22 Tony Ave  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 35 - 35 - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brad Pollard  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 34 - - - - - - - - - - 19 15
24 Dane Carter  United States Panther Racing 22 - - - - - - - - - - - 22
25 Dave Steele  United States Brian Stewart Racing 19 - - - - - 19 - - - - - -
Tony Turco  United States Brian Stewart Racing 19 - - - - - - - - - - - 19
27 Scott Harrington  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 18 - - 18 - - - - - - - - -
28 Moses Smith  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 17 - - - - - - - 17 - - - -
29 Lloyd Mack  United States Sam Schmidt Racing 14 14 - - - - - - - - - - -
30 Craig Dollansky  United States Brian Stewart Racing 13 - - 13 - - - - - - - - -

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 Mark Taylor  United Kingdom Panther Racing 2 1 1 1 2 3 6 5 13 1 1 1 7 1 4 R9 13 NS13 2 1 1 1 4 R14
2 Jeff Simmons  United States Keith Duesenberg Racing 5 R14 5 5 3 4 1 2 3 14 3 4 3 2 3 1 1 1 13 3 9 8 11 2
3 Ed Carpenter  United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 16 R15 12 R13 1 1 4 4 1 2 5 R13 2 7 5 4 8 5 1 2 2 2 3 4
4 Thiago Medeiros  Brazil Genoa Racing 1 2 8 2 8 R19 10 6 5 7 9 5 5 3 11 R11 4 3 6 9 4 3 7 1
5 Cory Witherill  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 9 12 6 9 7 2 2 R12 12 5 8 6 6 R15 6 2 7 2 7 6 7 9 5 3
6 Aaron Fike  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 4 8 - - 6 6 3 1 2 4 7 R14 10 4 9 6 5 6 3 5 3 6 2 5
7 Arie Luyendyk Jr.  Netherlands Sinden Racing 3 4 15 10 5 15 12 3 14 12 13 9 1 R11 7 3 9 4 4 4 11 10 1 R13
8 Tom Wood  Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports 13 6 3 R15 16 13 7 R10 6 3 4 2 13 5 2 5 3 R10 - - - - - -
9 Paul Dana  United States Kenn Hardley Racing 14 R13 7 6 10 7 9 NS13 8 13 10 7 9 R10
Brian Stewart Racing 10 7 10 8 14 R13 14 14 - -
10 Gary Peterson  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 11 11 10 R14 18 R16 11 8 11 11 - - 12 9 12 NS12 11 7 8 8 9 R15 8 10
11 Brandon Erwin  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 8 3 2 4 19 11 13 R11 4 6 2 10 11 R12 1 R10 2 R9 - - - - - -
12 Matt Beardsley  United States Beardsley Motorsports 15 7 9 8 4 R18 5 9 10 9 12 8 15 R16 - - - - - - 15 7 14 R16
13 G. J. Mennen  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing - - - - - - - - 7 8 - - 16 8 8 8 12 R11 5 7 6 4 10 7
14 Jonathan Urlin  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 6 5 13 7 12 5 8 7 9 10 14 12 8 R14 - - - - - - - - - -
15 Marty Roth  Canada Brian Stewart Racing 12 9 11 R11 - - - - - - - - 14 6 - - - - 11 10 5 13 9 12
16 Billy Roe  United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - 14 14 - - - - - - - - - -
Kenn Hardley Racing 6 R12 12 11 10 5 13 8
17 Ronnie Johncox  United States Rev1 Racing 7 10 14 R12 9 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Ross Fonferko  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - 6 3 4 R13 - - - - - - - - - -
19 Rolando Quintanilla  Mexico Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - 13 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 6
20 Taylor Fletcher  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R14 13 12 17 R17
21 Marco Cioci  Italy Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - 11 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 R12 - - - -
22 Tony Ave  United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports - - 4 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
23 Brad Pollard  United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 11 15 R15
24 Dane Carter  United States Panther Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 9
25 Dave Steele  United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - - - - - 11 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Tony Turco  United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 11
27 Scott Harrington  United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing - - - - 17 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
28 Moses Smith  United States Kenn Hardley Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 NS13 - - - - - - - -
29 Lloyd Mack  United States Sam Schmidt Racing 10 NS16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
30 Craig Dollansky  United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - 15 R17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -