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1990 American Racing Series season

The 1990 Firestone American Racing Series Championship consisted of 14 races. Paul Tracy won nine times and captured seven poles on his way to the championship.

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CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Phoenix Arizona April 7, 1990 100 1.6093=160.93 km 1'02:25.213 154.690 km/h Paul Tracy Mark Smith Paul Tracy ?
2 Long Beach California April 22, 1990 43 1.834602=78.887886 km 0'51:49.703 91.326 km/h Paul Tracy Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
3 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 3, 1990 87 1.6607976=144.489391 km 0'49:03.020 176.744 km/h Paul Tracy Robbie Buhl Paul Tracy ?
4 Detroit Michigan June 17, 1990 24 4.02325=96.558 km 0'58:28.764 99.069 km/h Tommy Byrne Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
5 Portland Oregon June 24, 1990 40 3.0930746=123.722984 km 0'46:01.151 161.311 km/h Paul Tracy Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
6 Cleveland Ohio July 8, 1990 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'37:52.520 193.262 km/h Paul Tracy Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
7 Meadowlands New Jersey July 15, 1990 63 1.9585181=123.38664 km 0'48:32.089 152.534 km/h Paul Tracy Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
8 Toronto   Canada July 22, 1990 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'51:50.015 139.579 km/h Paul Tracy Ted Prappas Paul Tracy ?
9 Denver Colorado August 26, 1990 25 3.05767=76.44175 km 0'46:41.156 98.242 km/h Mark Rodrigues P. J. Jones Robbie Buhl ?
10 Vancouver   Canada September 2, 1990 44 2.8500703=125.4030932 km 0'52:28.220 143.399 km/h Vinicio Salmi Paul Tracy Paul Tracy ?
11 Lexington Ohio September 16, 1990 29.5 3.86232=113.45565 km 0'53:43.000 126.727 km/h Brian Till Robbie Buhl Paul Tracy ?
12 Elkhart Lake Wisconsin September 23, 1990 19 6.4372=122.3068 km ? ? km/h Paul Tracy Mike Snow Paul Tracy ?
13 Nazareth Pennsylvania October 7, 1990 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'33:55.189 201.970 km/h Robbie Groff Robbie Buhl Robbie Groff ?
14 Monterey California October 21, 1990 34 3.5629902=121.1416668 km 0'55:03.40 132.018 km/h Ted Prappas Paul Tracy Ted Prappas ?

Race summariesEdit

Phoenix raceEdit

Held April 7 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Mark Smith
  3. Éric Bachelart
  4. Ted Prappas
  5. Marty Roth

Long Beach raceEdit

Held April 22 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Mark Smith
  3. Tommy Byrne
  4. Steve Shelton
  5. Johnny O'Connell

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 3 at The Milwaukee Mile. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Robbie Groff
  4. Ted Prappas
  5. P. J. Jones

Detroit raceEdit

Held June 17 at the Detroit street circuit. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Tommy Byrne
  2. Éric Bachelart
  3. Mike Snow
  4. Justin Bell
  5. Ted Prappas

Portland raceEdit

Held June 24 at Portland International Raceway. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. P. J. Jones
  3. Mike Snow
  4. Mitch Thieman
  5. Ted Prappas

Cleveland raceEdit

Held July 8 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. P. J. Jones
  3. Éric Bachelart
  4. Mark Smith
  5. Ted Prappas

Meadowlands raceEdit

Held July 15 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Ted Prappas
  3. Mike Snow
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Cathy Muller

Toronto raceEdit

Held July 22 at Exhibition Place. Ted Prappas won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Ted Prappas
  3. P. J. Jones
  4. Vinicio Salmi
  5. Cathy Muller

Denver raceEdit

Held August 26 at the Denver, Colorado street circuit. P. J. Jones won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Rodrigues
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Vinicio Salmi
  4. Marty Roth
  5. Roberto Quintanilla

Vancouver raceEdit

Held September 2 at Pacific Place. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Vinicio Salmi
  2. Mark Smith
  3. Marty Roth
  4. Tom Christoff
  5. Paul Tracy

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held September 16 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Robbie Groff
  4. Tom Christoff
  5. Mark Rodrigues

Elkhart Lake raceEdit

Held September 23 at Road America. Mike Snow won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Paul Tracy
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Mark Smith
  4. Éric Bachelart
  5. Robbie Groff

Nazareth raceEdit

Held October 7 at Nazareth Speedway. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Ted Prappas
  4. Mark Rodrigues
  5. Mark Smith

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held October 21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Paul Tracy won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Ted Prappas
  2. Mike Snow
  3. Robbie Groff
  4. Vinicio Salmi
  5. Mark Smith

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner-up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 10 for fifth place, 8 for sixth place, 6 seventh place, winding down to 1 points for 12th place. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point).

Place Name Country Team Total Points                            
1 Paul Tracy   Canada Landford Racing 214 21 22 21 5 22 22 22 21 - 12 21 21 3 1
2 Ted Prappas   United States P.I.G. Racing 135 12 5 12 10 10 10 16 17 2 3 2 1 14 21
3 Mark Smith   United States Evergreen Racing 128 17 16 4 2 8 12 3 8 4 16 4 14 10 10
4 Robbie Buhl   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 118 - - 17 - 4 8 12 2 17 8 17 16 17 -
5 Robbie Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 104 5 8 14 6 1 4 4 - 3 - 14 10 21 14
6 Mike Snow   United States Bradley Motorsports 89 - - 1 14 14 6 11 - 5 1 8 6 4 16
7 Mark Rodrigues   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 89 3 - 6 - - 2 5
McNeill Motorsports 4 20 6 10 8 12 -
8 P. J. Jones   United States P.I.G. Racing 68 - - 10 1 16 16 1 14 2 2 1 - 5 -
Vinicio Salmi   Italy Genoa Racing 68 - - - - 5 - 2 12 14 20 - 3 - 12
10 Éric Bachelart   Belgium Ganassi-Stimola Racing ARS 63 14 2 17 16 - 14 - - - 5 - 12 - -
11 Marty Roth   Canada Stuart Moore Racing 59 10 - - 8 - - 6 6 12 14 3 - - -
Tom Christoff   Canada Landford Racing 59 - - 3 - - 3 8 - 8 12 12 4 8 1
13 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Genoa Racing 52 4 14 8 20 6 - - - - - - - - -
14 Roberto Quintanilla   Mexico Roquin Motorsports 38 - - 2 - 2 - - - 10 4 6 6 - 8
15 Justin Bell   United Kingdom Ganassi-Stimola Racing ARS 29 - 4 - 12 - 5 - 3 - - 5 - - -
16 Cathy Muller   France McNeill Motorsports 28 1 6
Stuart Moore Racing - - - 1 10 10 - - - - - -
17 Steve Sheldon   United States Stuart Moore Racing 21 8 12 - - - - -
McNeill Motorsports 1 - - - - - -
18 Hunter Jones   Canada Baci Racing 17 6 1 5 - - - - 5 - - - - - -
19 Johnny O'Connell   United States R & K Racing 16 - 10 - - - - - - - - - - -
Essex Racing 6
20 Mitch Thieman   United States Thieman Racing 12 - - - - 12 - - - - - - - - -
21 Colin Trueman   United States TrueSports Racing 7 - - - 4 3 - - - - - - - - -
22 John Brooks   United States Baci Racing 6 - - - - - - - - 6 - - - - -
Cheryl Glass   United States Glass Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - - - - 6 -
24 Dave Kudrave   United States Dave White Motorsports 5 2 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brian Bonner   United States TEAMKAR International 5 - - - 5 - - - - - - - - - -
John Marconi   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 5
27 E.J. Lenzi   United States Baci Racing 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2 -
Mark Ritchey   United States P.I.G. Racing 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
29 Bob Dorricott, Jr.   United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports 3 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3
30 Dale Evans   United States Bradley Motorsports 2 - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2

Note:

Race 13 not all points were awarded (not enough competitors).

Complete OverviewEdit

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R15=retired, but classified NS=did not start (11)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Country Team                            
1 Paul Tracy   Canada Landford Racing 3 1 1 1 2 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 2 R15 1 5 2 1 2 1 5 R10 1 R15
2 Ted Prappas   United States P.I.G. Racing 7 4 2 R8 9 4 4 5 6 5 6 5 2 2 1 2 2 R11 2 R10 3 R11 8 R12 3 3 2 1
3 Mark Smith   United States Evergreen Racing 1 2 4 2 12 9 14 R11 7 6 5 4 6 10 8 6 4 R9 3 2 4 R9 4 3 4 5 8 5
4 Robbie Buhl   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 15 R22 11 13 1 2 9 R18 8 9 10 6 9 4 5 R11 6 2 4 6 1 2 5 2 1 2 3 R16
5 Robbie Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 4 8 15 6 3 3 11 7 11 R12 7 9 8 R9 (11) NS 7 R10 - - 6 3 6 5 2 1 5 3
6 Mike Snow   United States Bradley Motorsports 26 R20 25 21 8 12 12 3 3 3 3 7 5 3 9 R14 5 8 10 R12 9 6 1 8 6 R9 6 2
7 Mark Rodrigues   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 16 10 17 18 11 7 15 R19 14 R16 12 11 12 8
McNeill Motorsports 14 9 10 1 12 7 12 5 10 6 7 4 12 R14
8 P. J. Jones   United States P.I.G. Racing 11 13 6 17 5 5 2 R12 2 2 4 2 3 R12 3 3 1 R12 9 R11 7 R12 11 R13 11 8 4 R13
Vinicio Salmi   Italy Genoa Racing - - - - - - - - 12 8 - - 11 R11 4 4 8 3 6 1 - - 3 10 - - 7 4
10 Éric Bachelart   Belgium Ganassi-Stimola Racing ARS 6 3 14 11 4 15 6 2 - - 2 3 - - - - - - 5 R8 - - 7 4 - - - -
11 Marty Roth   Canada Stuart Moore Racing 10 5 10 R24 10 16 18 6 13 14 14 14 10 7 11 7 11 4 7 3 5 10 - - - - - -
Tom Christoff   Canada Landford Racing 18 15 19 15 7 10 13 R13 10 13 11 10 13 6 13 R13 15 6 8 4 11 4 12 9 8 6 11 R12
13 Tommy Byrne   Ireland Genoa Racing 17 9 3 3 6 6 3 1 5 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
14 Roberto Quintanilla   Mexico Roquin Motorsports 22 16 12 14 15 11 16 R15 16 11 - - - - - - 13 5 11 9 10 7 13 7 - - 10 6
15 Justin Bell   United Kingdom Ganassi-Stimola Racing ARS - - 16 9 17 13 5 4 - - 9 8 7 R13 6 10 9 R13 - - 8 8 - - - - - -
16 Cathy Muller   France McNeill Motorsports 14 12 13 7
Stuart Moore Racing 14 R17 7 R16 9 R15 8 12 4 5 10 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Steve Sheldon   United States Stuart Moore Racing 8 6 5 4 - - - - - - - - - -
McNeill Motorsports 12 R12 - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Hunter Jones   Canada Baci Racing 2 7 20 12 13 8 8 R17 - - - - - - 7 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
19 Johnny O'Connell   United States R & K Racing - - 9 5 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Essex Racing 9 7
20 Mitch Thieman   United States Thieman Racing 20 14 8 R25 - - - - 4 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
21 Colin Trueman   United States TrueSports Racing 23 18 22 16 - - 19 9 15 10 13 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 John Brooks   United States Baci Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 7 - - - - - - - - - -
Cheryl Glass   United States Glass Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 7 17 NS
24 Dave Kudrave   United States Dave White Motorsports 13 11 7 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Brian Bonner   United States TEAMKAR International - - - - - - 17 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
John Marconi   United States Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 8
27 E.J. Lenzi   United States Baci Racing - - - 23 R22 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R11 10 11 - -
Mark Ritchey   United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 9
29 Bob Dorricott, Jr.   United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 R10
30 Dale Evans   United States Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 R11
- Jay Cochran   United States Essex Racing 21 R24 18 R23 16 14 10 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Rusty Scott   United States Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 R14 - - - - - - - - - -
- Kenji Momota   Japan TEAMKAR International 24 17 24 20 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Peter Lockhart   Canada Leading Edge Motorsport 19 R23 21 19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Steve Barclay   United States R & K Racing 9 R19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Arthur Abrahams   Australia Baci Racing 12 R21 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -