1998 Atlantic Championship
The 1998 Toyota Atlantic Championship season was contested over 13 rounds. All teams had to use Toyota engines. The KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship Drivers' Champion was Lee Bentham driving for Forsythe Racing.
|1998 Toyota Atlantic Championship season|
|KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship|
|Start date||April 4th|
|End date||October 4th|
|Drivers' champion||Lee Bentham|
|Race No||Track||State||Date||Laps||Lap Distance (km)||Total Distance (km)||Time||Speed||Winner||Pole Position||Most Leading Laps||Fastest Race Lap|
|1||Long Beach||California||April 4, 1998||38||2.533||96.595||0'58:34.554||98.943 km/h||Memo Gidley||Buddy Rice||Memo Gidley||Andrew Bordin|
|2||Nazareth||Pennsylvania||April 25, 1998||60||1.5223978||91.343868||0'27:27.352||199.616 km/h||Buddy Rice||Buddy Rice||Buddy Rice||Buddy Rice|
|3||Madison||Illinois||May 22, 1998||27||2.011625||54.313875||0'28:19.198||115.072 km/h||Memo Gidley||Anthony Lazzaro||Anthony Lazzaro||Anthony Lazzaro|
|4||Milwaukee||Wisconsin||May 30, 1998||60||1.6607976||99.647856||0'32:29.552||184.008 km/h||Memo Gidley||Memo Gidley||Memo Gidley||Derek Hill|
|5||Montréal||Canada||June 6, 1998||27||4.4207471||119.3601717||0'44:32.839||160.764 km/h||Lee Bentham||Lee Bentham||Alexandre Tagliani||Lee Bentham|
|6||Cleveland||Ohio||July 11, 1998||22||3.3891858||74.5620876||0'31:54.902||140.176 km/h||Kenny Wilden||Memo Gidley||Memo Gidley||Kenny Wilden|
|7||Toronto||Canada||July 18, 1998||39||2.7696053||108.0146067||0'59:04.390||109.709 km/h||Alexandre Tagliani||Lee Bentham||Alexandre Tagliani||Lee Bentham|
|8||Trois-Rivières||Canada||August 2, 1998||45||2.4477453||110.1485385||0'49:23.054||133.826 km/h||Alexandre Tagliani||Alexandre Tagliani||Alexandre Tagliani||Alexandre Tagliani|
|9||Lexington||Ohio||August 9, 1998||25||3.6337994||90.844985||0'33:03.166||164.909 km/h||Lee Bentham||Alexandre Tagliani||Lee Bentham||Anthony Lazzaro|
|10||Elkhart Lake||Wisconsin||August 16, 1998||15||6.4372||96.558||0'37:07.249||156.071 km/h||Anthony Lazzaro||Anthony Lazzaro||Anthony Lazzaro||Andrew Bordin|
|11||Vancouver||Canada||September 5, 1998||38||2.8999586||110.1984268||1'00:59.908||108.395 km/h||Andrew Bordin||Jeff Shafer||Matt Sielsky||Rino Mastronardi|
|12||Monterey||California||September 12, 1998||28||3.6016134||100.8451752||0'44:11.726||136.908 km/h||Anthony Lazzaro||Lee Bentham||Lee Bentham||Alexandre Tagliani|
|13||Houston||Texas||October 4, 1998||30||2.4574011||73.722033||0'41:26.827||106.722 km/h||Anthony Lazzaro||Alexandre Tagliani||Anthony Lazzaro||David Rutledge|
Race 3 stopped earlier due to rain, originally scheduled over 50 laps.
Final points standingsEdit
For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner-up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 11 for fifth place, winding down to 1 point for 15th place. Lower placed drivers did not award points. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point). C2-class drivers were not able to score points in the main class.
Race 3 only one additional point awarded to Anthony Lazzaro, maybe because the race was abandoned.
Race 4 no additional point for the qualifying was awarded, because no session was held due to repair work on the track, starting lineup based on Friday morning practice times.