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The 1992 Firestone Indy Lights Championship consisted of 12 races. American Robbie Buhl captured a single victory on his way to the championship. This was the last season where all chassis were supplied by March.

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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 5, 1992 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'36:54.582 196.205 km/h Adrian Fernández Franck Fréon Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández
2 Long Beach California April 12, 1992 47 2.558787=120.262989 km 0'52:08.534 138.386 km/h Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon
3 Detroit Michigan June 7, 1992 29 3.37953=98.00637 km 0'48:14.272 121.904 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
4 Portland Oregon June 21, 1992 39 3.138135=122.387265 km 0'46:02.544 159.489 km/h Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Franck Fréon
5 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 28, 1992 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'36:53.309 202.600 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
6 Loudon New Hampshire July 5, 1992 71 1.7026394=120.8873974 km 0'43:54.471 165.192 km/h Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández Adrian Fernández ?
7 Toronto   Canada July 19, 1992 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'56:23.545 128.296 km/h Bryan Herta Mark Smith Robbie Buhl ?
8 Cleveland Ohio August 9, 1992 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'40:30.83 180.676 km/h Franck Fréon Robbie Buhl Franck Fréon ?
9 Vancouver   Canada August 30, 1992 45 2.6987961=121.4458245 km 0'57:37.506 126.451 km/h Mark Smith Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
10 Lexington Ohio September 13, 1992 34 3.6337994=122.004252 km 0'50:03.661 146.227 km/h Robbie Groff Franck Fréon Franck Fréon Robbie Groff
11 Nazareth Pennsylvania October 4, 1992 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'37:52.115 180.910 km/h Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl Robbie Buhl ?
12 Monterey California October 18, 1992 34 3.5629902=121.1416668 km 0'46:58.837 154.713 km/h Robbie Groff Robbie Groff Robbie Groff ?

Race summariesEdit

Phoenix raceEdit

Held April 5 at Phoenix International Raceway. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Marco Greco
  5. Tommy Byrne

Long Beach raceEdit

Held April 12 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Marco Greco
  5. Sandy Brody

Detroit raceEdit

Held June 7 at Belle Isle Raceway. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Mark Smith
  4. Tommy Byrne
  5. Franck Fréon

Portland raceEdit

Held June 21 at Portland International Raceway. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Tommy Byrne
  4. Robbie Groff
  5. Sandy Brody

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 28 at The Milwaukee Mile. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Robbie Groff
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Franck Fréon
  5. Mark Smith

Loudon raceEdit

Held July 5 at New Hampshire International Speedway. Adrian Fernández won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Adrian Fernández
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Bryan Herta
  5. Dave Kudrave

Toronto raceEdit

Held July 19 at Exhibition Place. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Bryan Herta
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Marco Greco
  4. Sandy Brody
  5. Robbie Groff

Cleveland raceEdit

Held August 9 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Franck Fréon
  2. Bryan Herta
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Mike Snow
  5. Sandy Brody

Vancouver raceEdit

Held August 30 at Pacific Place. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Smith
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Sandy Brody
  4. Franck Fréon
  5. Bryan Herta

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held September 13 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Franck Fréon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Fredrik Ekblom
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Bryan Herta
  5. Adrian Fernández

Nazareth raceEdit

Held October 4 at Nazareth Speedway. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Buhl
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Bryan Herta
  4. Robbie Groff
  5. Mark Smith

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held October 18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Robbie Groff won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Bryan Herta
  3. Franck Fréon
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Adrian Fernández

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 Robbie Buhl   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 186 14 14 16 16 14 14 17 15 18 14 22 12
2 Franck Fréon   France Landford Racing 159 3 22 10 22 12 16 1 21 12 10 16 14
3 Adrian Fernández   Mexico John Martin Racing 134 21 1 22 8 22 22 8 3 4 10 3 10
4 Robbie Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 128 16 16 - 12 16 1 10 - 3 20 12 22
5 Bryan Herta   United States Landford Racing 120 - - 6 6 8 12 20 16 10 12 14 16
6 Sandy Brody   United States McNeill Motorsports 85 5 10 5 10 4 6 12 10 14 5 4 -
7 Mark Smith   United States Evergreen Racing 74 6 2 14 - 10 2 4 - 20 6 10 -
Marco Greco   Brazil Landford Racing 74 12 12 8 - 5 8 14 4 - 3 8 -
9 Dave Kudrave   United States Regency Racing 49 8 - 4 4 6 10 6 - 6 - 5 -
10 Tommy Byrne   Ireland P.I.G. Racing 44 10 8 12 14 - - - - - - - -
11 Fredrik Ekblom   Sweden Bradley Motorsports 24 - - - - - - - - - 16 - 8
12 George Sutcliffe   United States P.I.G. Racing 17 - - 2 - 2 4 4 5 - - - -
13 Mike Snow   United States Bradley Motorsports 16 - - - 2 - - - 12 2 - - -
Mark Ritchey   United States Miller Racing Team 16 - 4 - - 1 - 5 1 1 4 - -
15 Bruce Feldman   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 12 4 - 3 - - 5 - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.   United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports 12 3 5 - 3 - - - - - - - 1
17 Bob Reid   United States P.I.G. Racing 11 - - 1 - - - - 8 - 2 - -
Philippe Favre    Switzerland Landford Racing 11 - - - - - - - - - - 6 5
19 Elton Julian   United States McNeill Motorsports 8 - - - - - - - - 8 - - -
Rick Hill   United States 3-D Motorsports 8 - 6 - - - - - - - - - 2
21 John Brumder   United States Bradley Motorsports 6 - - - - - - - 6 - - - -
Jeff Ward   United States P.I.G. Racing 6 - - - - - - - - - - - 6
23 Vince Neil   United States P.I.G. Racing 5 1 - - 1 3 - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States P.I.G. Racing 5 - 3 - - - -
Landford Racing 2 - - - - -
Alex Padilla   United States McNeill Motorsports 5 - - - 5 - - - - - - - -
Scott Maxwell   Canada Landford Racing 5 - - - - - - - - 5 - - -
Billy Roe   United States P.I.G. Racing 5 - - - - - 3 - - - -
McCormack Racing 2 -
28 Robert Amrén   Sweden McNeill Motorsports 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 4
Scott Schubot   United States TransAtlantic Racing 4 - - - - - - - - - 1 - 3
30 Jack Miller   United States Miller Racing Team 2 - - - - - - - 2 - - - -

Complete OverviewEdit

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

R12=retired, but classified NS=did not start

Place Name Country Team                        
1 Robbie Buhl   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 3 3 2 3 6 2 2 2 3 3 2 3 5 2 1 3 1 2 6 3 1 1 7 4
2 Franck Fréon   France Landford Racing 1 11 1 1 5 5 1 1 13 4 3 2 2 R12 3 1 3 4 1 6 2 2 3 3
3 Adrian Fernández   Mexico John Martin Racing 2 1 5 R12 1 1 5 6 1 1 1 1 6 6 7 10 5 9 5 5 4 R10 4 5
4 Robbie Groff   United States Groff Motorsports 6 2 3 2 4 R15 4 4 4 2 5 R12 7 5 - - 2 10 4 1 6 4 1 1
5 Bryan Herta   United States Landford Racing 8 R16 11 R13 8 7 7 7 6 6 8 4 3 1 2 2 6 5 3 4 5 3 2 2
6 Sandy Brody   United States McNeill Motorsports 13 8 7 5 15 8 10 5 12 9 9 7 9 4 4 5 7 3 13 8 8 9 12 R14
7 Mark Smith   United States Evergreen Racing 5 7 4 R11 3 3 3 14 2 5 7 11 1 R10 15 R14 4 1 10 7 2 5 6 R20
Marco Greco   Brazil Landford Racing 4 4 8 4 10 6 9 R17 7 8 6 6 8 3 5 9 - - 11 10 9 6 - -
9 Dave Kudrave   United States Regency Racing 9 6 6 R15 11 9 13 9 5 7 4 5 4 7 6 R13 8 7 7 R18 7 R8 5 R16
10 Tommy Byrne   Ireland P.I.G. Racing 7 5 9 6 2 4 6 3 8 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
11 Fredrik Ekblom   Sweden Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2 2 - - 9 6
12 George Sutcliffe   United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - 14 R11 15 15 9 11 10 9 14 9 10 8 14 13 - - - - 18 13
13 Mike Snow   United States Bradley Motorsports 16 15 - - - - 11 11 - - - - - - 8 4 9 11 8 15 - - 10 R15
Mark Ritchey   United States Miller Racing Team - - 14 9 12 13 14 13 11 12 - - 12 8 12 12 11 12 15 9 - -
Leading Edge Motorsport 19 R19
15 Bruce Feldman   United States Leading Edge Motorsport 12 9 13 R16 7 10 - - - - 12 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Dorricott, Jr.   United States Cameron-McGee Motorsports 11 10 12 8 - - 12 10 - - - - - - - - 12 R15 - - - - 17 12
17 Bob Reid   United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - 13 12 - - - - - - 11 R13 11 6 - - 14 11 - - - -
Philippe Favre    Switzerland Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 R16 10 7 15 8
19 Elton Julian   United States McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 6 - - - - - -
Rick Hill   United States 3-D Motorsports - - 15 7 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 20 11
21 John Brumder   United States Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 7 - - - - - - - -
Jeff Ward   United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 7
23 Vince Neil   United States P.I.G. Racing 14 12 17 R17 - - 16 12 10 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States P.I.G. Racing 15 14 16 10 - -
Landford Racing 17 R16 - - - - 10 R11 9 NS - - - - - - - -
Alex Padilla   United States McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - 8 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Scott Maxwell   Canada Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 8 - - - - - -
Billy Roe   United States P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - 11 10 - - - - - - - -
McCormack Racing 11 R11 - -
28 Robert Amrén   Sweden McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 9
Scott Schubot   United States TransAtlantic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 12 - - 14 10
30 Jack Miller   United States Miller Racing Team - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 14 11 - - 18 13 - - - -
- Rupert Keegan   United Kingdom Leading Edge Motorsport 10 13 10 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Kat Teasdale   Canada Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - 13 R14 - - 13 14 - - - - - -
- Hervé Regout   Belgium Fastrak Racing - - - - 9 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Calvin Fish   United Kingdom P.I.G. Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 14 - - - -
- Enrique Contreras   Mexico TransAtlantic Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 R17 - - - -
- Mario Domínguez   Mexico Landford Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 R17
- Eddie Lawson   United States Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R18