2007 Atlantic Championship season

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2007 Champ Car Atlantic season
Cooper Tires Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda
Season
Races 12
Start date April 8
End date August 12
Awards
Drivers' champion Brazil Raphael Matos
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The 2007 Champ Car Atlantic Season was the thirty-third Champ Car Atlantic season, its sixth season as the prime feeder series for the Champ Car World Series. It began on April 8, 2007 and ended on August 12 after 12 races. The Cooper Tires Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda Drivers' Champion was Raphael Matos driving for Sierra Sierra Enterprises.

Drivers and teams[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2007 Champ Car Atlantic season. All teams used the Swift 016.a chassis powered by a Mazda-Cosworth 2.3 liter inline-4 engine and Cooper tires.

Team No Drivers
United States Alan Sciuto Racing 20 United States Alan Sciuto
United States Brooks Associates Racing 8 China Jiang Tengyi
10 United States Joe D'Agostino
Canada Kevin Lacroix
Denmark Ronnie Bremer
United States Condor Motorsports 11 France Franck Perera
16 Netherlands Junior Strous
19 United States Brian Thienes
United States Gelles Racing 30 Brazil Luis Mussi
United States Genoa Racing 17 United States Adrian Carrio
37 United States Richard Heistand
Canada Jensen MotorSport 2 United States Tom Sutherland
13 United States Frankie Muniz
22 Netherlands Dominick Muermans
United States Steve Ott
United States Conquest Racing 18 Italy Giacomo Ricci
44 United States Matt Lee
United States Mathiasen Motorsports 26 United States Justin Sofio
United States Newman Wachs Racing 34 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets
36 United States J.R. Hildebrand
United States Paladin Motorsports 45 Canada Adrien Herberts
Switzerland Natacha Gachnang
United States Polestar Racing Group 12 Denmark Ronnie Bremer
21 United States Bret MacDonald
United States PR1 Motorsports 23 United States Jonathan Bomarito
32 Canada Mike Forest
United States Red Bull/Team Forsythe 3 Canada Robert Wickens
7 United States John Edwards
United States Sierra Sierra Enterprises 6 Brazil Raphael Matos
9 Canada James Hinchcliffe
United States The Room Store 49 United States Dan Selznick
United States US RaceTronics 4 Mexico David Garza Pérez
24 United States Carl Skerlong
United States Walker Racing 5 Switzerland Simona De Silvestro
15 United Kingdom Ryan Lewis

Grands Prix[edit]

Rd Race Name Circuit City/Location TV Date
1 United States Vegas Atlantic Grand Prix[1] Streets of Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada ESPN April 8
2 United States Imperial Capital Bank Grand Prix of Long Beach[1] Streets of Long Beach Long Beach, California ESPN April 15
3 United States Fast Trac 100 at the Grand Prix of Houston[1] JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park[2] Houston, Texas ESPN April 22
4 United States Atlantic Grand Prix of Portland – Race 1 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon ESPN June 9
5 United States Atlantic Grand Prix of Portland – Race 2 Portland International Raceway Portland, Oregon ESPN June 10
6 United States Atlantic Grand Prix of Cleveland[3] Burke Lakefront Airport Cleveland, Ohio ESPN June 24
7 Canada Atlantic Grand Prix of Mont-Tremblant[4] Circuit Mont-Tremblant Saint-Jovite, Quebec ESPN July 1
8 Canada Steelback Atlantic Grand Prix[4] Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario ESPN July 8
9 Canada Atlantic Grand Prix of Edmonton – Race 1[4] Blatchford Field Airport Edmonton, Alberta ESPN July 21
10 Canada Atlantic Grand Prix of Edmonton – Race 2[4] Blatchford Field Airport Edmonton, Alberta ESPN July 22
11 United States Atlantic Grand Prix of San Jose[5] Streets of San Jose San Jose, California ESPN July 29
12 United States Generac Atlantic Grand Prix Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin ESPN August 12

The Denver Grand Prix has been cancelled by Champ Car as of February 1

Full Series results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rd Race Pole Position Fastest Lap Winning driver Winning team Report
1 United States Vegas Atlantic GP Canada Robert Wickens Canada Robert Wickens Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
2 United States Imperial Capital Bank GP of Long Beach Brazil Raphael Matos Brazil Raphael Matos Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
3 United States Fast Trac 100 at the GP of Houston Brazil Raphael Matos United States Carl Skerlong Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
4 United States Atlantic GP of Portland – Race 1 Canada James Hinchcliffe United States Jonathan Bomarito Canada Robert Wickens United States Forsythe Racing Report
5 United States Atlantic GP of Portland – Race 2 Canada James Hinchcliffe Canada James Hinchcliffe Canada Kevin Lacroix United States Brooks Associates Report
6 United States Atlantic GP of Cleveland Brazil Raphael Matos Canada James Hinchcliffe Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
7 Canada Atlantic GP of Mont-Tremblant France Franck Perera United States Carl Skerlong France Franck Perera United States Condor Motorsports Report
8 Canada Steelback Atlantic GP Brazil Raphael Matos France Franck Perera France Franck Perera United States Condor Motorsports Report
9 Canada Atlantic GP of Edmonton – Race 1 Canada James Hinchcliffe France Franck Perera Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
10 Canada Atlantic GP of Edmonton – Race 2 Brazil Raphael Matos United States Alan Sciuto Brazil Raphael Matos United States Sierra Sierra Ent. Report
11 United States Atlantic GP of San Jose United States Jonathan Bomarito Canada Robert Wickens United States Jonathan Bomarito United States PR1 Motorsports Report
12 United States Generac Atlantic GP France Franck Perera United States Alan Sciuto France Franck Perera United States Condor Motorsports Report

Drivers[edit]

Point scoring system:

  • 1st – 20th = 31–27–25–23–21–19–17–15–13–11–10–9–8–7–6–5–4–3–2–1

Bonus points:

  • 1 for fastest race lap
  • 1 for fastest Friday qualifying lap
  • 1 for fastest Saturday qualifying lap
  • 1 for most positions gained from starting position

The most points a single driver can earn in a single race is 34.

Pos Driver LVG United States LGB United States HOU United States POR1 United States POR2 United States CLE United States MTT Canada TOR Canada EDM1 Canada EDM2 Canada SAN United States ROA United States Points
1 Brazil Raphael Matos 1 1 1 4 6 1 2 3 1 1 4 2 341
2 France Franck Perera (R) 5 5 5 5 3 3 1 1 2 3 2 1 310
3 Canada Robert Wickens (R) 2 3 10 1 4 5 5 7 4 10 3 7 255
4 Canada James Hinchcliffe 4 7 3 2 2 6 3 Ret 3 9 Ret 14 224
5 United States Jonathan Bomarito 3 2 4 24 7 Ret 4 Ret 14 2 1 4 207
6 Italy Giacomo Ricci (R) Ret 6 8 11 12 4 6 4 5 6 Ret 5 188
7 United States J.R. Hildebrand (R) Ret Ret 7 6 9 2 9 Ret Ret 5 15 9 140
8 United States Alan Sciuto 7 Ret 6 7 Ret 9 12 6 Ret 4 7 20 140
9 United States John Edwards (R) Ret 4 12 21 Ret 19 11 2 6 8 Ret 8 125
10 United States Carl Skerlong (R) Ret 9 2 8 11 12 19 Ret Ret Ret 17 3 114
11 United States Justin Sofio 9 10 11 14 18 10 14 8 10 19 8 15 112
12 United Kingdom Ryan Lewis 3 5 Ret 13 5 9 13 Ret 10 107
13 Canada Kevin Lacroix (R) 15 1 14 8 Ret 18 7 6 105
14 Netherlands Junior Strous (R) 6 13 DNS 9 8 13 Ret Ret DNS DNS 5 Ret 92
15 Denmark Ronnie Bremer 8 8 9 10 13 7 9 92
16 United States Matt Lee (R) 10 11 17 19 15 18 10 Ret 12 12 Ret 12 79
17 Mexico David Garza Pérez (R) Ret 24 14 12 10 8 15 10 8 20 18 Ret 78
18 United States Adrian Carrio (R) Ret 12 13 17 Ret Ret 16 Ret 7 DSQ 6 11 77
19 Switzerland Simona De Silvestro (R) Ret Ret 15 16 16 11 7 Ret 13 Ret 10 22 69
20 Canada Adrien Herberts (R) 15 19 13 14 Ret 17 Ret 11 15 51
21 United States Tom Sutherland (R) Ret 14 Ret Ret 17 15 Ret Ret Ret 14 13 16 43
22 United States Frankie Muniz (R) Ret 19 21 22 20 Ret Ret 9 17 16 11 18 41
23 Canada Mike Forest (R) 11 18 18 18 19 Ret 18 Ret Ret 17 16 13 41
24 United States Brian Thienes (R) 12 17 23 20 21 17 20 Ret 15 18 14 19 38
25 United States Richard Heistand (R) Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 16 Ret 16 11 12 21 29
26 Brazil Luis Mussi (R) 20 16 6
27 United States Joe D'Agostino 16 20 6
28 Netherlands Dominick Muermans (R) Ret 22 5
29 Estonia Tõnis Kasemets 17 4
30 United States Dan Selznick Ret Ret Ret 24 2
31 United States Bret McDonald (R) Ret 21 Ret 23 22 20 2
32 China Jiang Tengyi (R) Ret 23 22 0
33 United States Steve Ott (R) Ret 0
34 Switzerland Natacha Gachnang (R) DNS 0
Pos Driver LVG United States LGB United States HOU United States POR1 United States POR2 United States CLE United States MTT Canada TOR Canada EDM1 Canada EDM2 Canada SAN United States ROA United States Points
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Withdrew (WD)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not participate (DNP)
Excluded (EX)


See also[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Vegas Grand Prix opens 2007 Champ Car season". reviewjournal.com. August 1, 2006. Retrieved September 2, 2006. 
  2. ^ "Sponsor boost for Toronto, Houston". crash.net. March 13, 2007. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved March 13, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Cleveland 2007 date announced". motorsport.com. August 24, 2006. Retrieved September 5, 2006. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Champ Car set to add Quebec pit stop". globeandmail.com. September 25, 2006. Retrieved September 26, 2006. 
  5. ^ "2007 Champ Car Schedule Coming – China, Europe to be Added?". paddocktalk.com. September 17, 2006. Retrieved September 17, 2006. 
Preceded by
2006 Champ Car Atlantic season
2007 Champ Car Atlantic season Succeeded by
2008 Atlantic Championship season