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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
Season
Races12
Start dateApril 4th
End dateOctober 4th
Awards
Drivers' championCanada Lee Bentham
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CalendarEdit

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

Note:

Race 3 stopped earlier due to rain, originally scheduled over 50 laps.

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, 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.

Place Name Country Team Chassis Total Points                          
1 Lee Bentham   Canada Forsythe Racing Ralt 163 - 10 11
Forsythe Racing Swift 16 21 11 17 14 21 - 10 18 14
2 Andrew Bordin   Canada BDJS Ralt 139 16 16 16 11 11 6 11
BDJS Swift - 11 - 20 9 12
3 Memo Gidley   United States Lynx Racing Ralt 134 21 12 20 21 -
Lynx Racing Swift 2 10 12 - 16 9 - 11
4 Anthony Lazzaro   United States PPI Motorsports Swift 133 - - 15 10 6 16 - 16 7 22 - 20 21
5 Alexandre Tagliani   Canada Forsythe Racing Ralt 130 6
Forsythe Racing Swift - 6 14 17 12 21 22 1 2 - 12 17
6 Matt Sielsky   United States D&L Racing Ralt 109 - 14 9 12 12
D&L Racing Swift 6 12 8 14 - 15 - 7
7 Buddy Rice   United States Lynx Racing Ralt 108 3 22 12 5 14
Lynx Racing Swift 14 - - 16 - 11 11 -
8 Kenny Wilden   Canada Shank Racing Swift 92 8 - - - 10 20 14 9 - 14 3 14 -
9 David Rutledge   Canada Binder Racing Ralt 70 - 11
Binder Racing Swift 7 8 4 2 5 3 4 8 - 8 10
10 Rob MacDonald   Canada P-1 Racing Swift 62 3 - - 7 8 - 9 2 9 9 12 3 -
11 Rino Mastronardi   Italy Condor Motorsports Swift 56 - - - - - - 11 7 12 - 16 10 -
12 David Pook   United States Hylton Motorsports Swift 51 - 9 10 - - 9 - 6 10 7 - - -
13 Derek Hill   United States P-1 Racing Swift 47 12 - - 6 - 7 4 - 6 11 1 - -
14 Mike Conte   United States World Speed Motorsports Swift 41 - 3 - - - 10 6 7 -
World Speed Motorsports Ralt 8 5 2 -
15 Case Montgomery   United States Condor Motorsports Swift 39 5 5 8 4 - 10 - 1 - - - - 6
16 Michael David   United States PDR Enterprises Ralt 37 10 6 - - 9 - - 5 2 - 5 - -
17 Andrea Delorenzi   Italy RDS Motorsports Ralt 35 14 1 - 1 5 - - - -
RDS Motorsports Swift 4 8 2 -
18 Jeff Shafer   United States PPI Motorsports Swift 32 - - - 9 - - - 10 - 12 1 - -
19 Masaoki Nagashima   Japan PPI Motorsports Swift 31 - - 3 - 7 8 - - 8 - - 5 -
20 Eric Lang   United States D&L Racing Swift 29 9 - 6 - 4 3
D&L Racing Ralt 2 - - - 5 - -
21 John Rutherford   United States Shank Racing Swift 21 4 3 2 - - - - - 5 - 7 - -
22 Robert Sollenskog   Sweden BRS Motorsports Swift 21 - - - 3 3 - 7 - 3 5 - - -
23 Jean-François Dumoulin   Canada Team Scalzo Ralt 12 - - - - - - 8 4 - - - - -
24 Steve Imhoff   United States Hammerhead Racing Ralt 11 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
25 Mark Tague   United States World Speed Motorsports Ralt 11 - 7 4 - - - - - - - - - -
26 Cam Binder   Canada Binder Racing Swift 11 - - - - - - - - - - - 6 5
27 Nicolas Rondet   France World Speed Motorsports Swift 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - 9
28 Ted Sahley   United States Olsson Engineering Ralt 9 - 4 1 - - 4 - - - - - - -
29 Steve Cameron   New Zealand Lynx Racing Swift 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - 8
30 Bob Siska   United States RJS Motorsport Ralt 7 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
31 Joe Sposato   United States Sposato Motor Racing Ralt 6 - - - - 2 - - - 1 - - 1 2
32 Luc Lesage   Canada ? Ralt 5 - - - - - - 3 - - - 2 - -
33 Rennie Clayton   United States RPS Motorsport Ralt 4 - - - - - - - - - - 4 - -
John Brooks   United States BBGP Racing Ralt 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - 4
35 Steve Forrer   United States Forrer Racing Ralt 3 - - - - - - - - - 3 - - -
36 Sergi Szortyka   United States J&J Racing Ralt 2 - - - - - - 2 - - - - - -
37 Zak Brown   United States Active Motorsports Swift 2 - - - - 1 - - - - 1 - - -
38 Dan Vosloo   United States Danvo Racing Ralt 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Thomas   United States Olsson Engineering Ralt 1 - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -
Frank Allers   Canada Johnston Engineering Reynard 1 - - - - - - 1 - - - - - -
Scott Wood   United States RDS Motorsports Ralt 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1

Note:

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.

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