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1999 American Le Mans Series
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The 1999 American Le Mans Series season was the inaugural season of the IMSA American Le Mans Series, and is now recognised as the 29th season of the IMSA GT Championship. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into three classes: LMP, GTS, and GT. It began March 20, 1999, and ended November 7, 1999, after eight races.

The American Le Mans Series officially replaced the dwindling IMSA GT Championship after the 1998 season. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which organized the 24 Hours of Le Mans, allowed IMSA's owner Don Panoz to create a series closely modeled after the formula used at Le Mans. The first official ACO-backed event had been held at the 1998 Petit Le Mans, which was part of the IMSA GT season but allowed ACO-spec cars to compete. The success of the event allowed Panoz to form the American Le Mans Series, which continued until its merger with Grand-Am in 2013.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 20
2 Grand Prix of Atlanta 2 Hours 45 Minutes Road Atlanta April 18
3 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport Park June 27
4 Grand Prix of Sonoma 2 Hours 45 Minutes Sears Point Raceway July 25
5 Rose City Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Portland International Raceway August 1
6 Petit Le Mans 1000 Miles or 10 Hours Road Atlanta September 18
7 Sports Car Championships 2 Hours 45 Minutes Laguna Seca Raceway October 10
8 Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 7

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #42 BMW Motorsport   #56 Martin Snow Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Tom Kristensen
  Jörg Müller
  Martin Snow
  Melanie Snow
  Patrick Huisman
  Kelly Collins
  Cort Wagner
  Darryl Havens
2 Road Atlanta   #0 Team Rafanelli SRL   #99 Schumacher Racing   #7 PTG Results
  Eric van de Poele
  Mimmo Schiattarella
  John O'Steen
  Larry Schumacher
  Brian Cunningham
  Johannes van Overbeek
3 Mosport   #2 Panoz Motor Sports   #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Jan Magnussen
  Johnny O'Connell
  Olivier Beretta
  David Donohue
  Dirk Müller
  Cort Wagner
4 Sears Point   #42 BMW Motorsport   #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #9 PTG Results
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
  Olivier Beretta
  David Donohue
  Hans-Joachim Stuck
  Boris Said
5 Portland   #1 Panoz Motor Sports   #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #23 Manthey Racing Results
  Éric Bernard
  David Brabham
  Olivier Beretta
  David Donohue
  Dirk Müller
  Cort Wagner
6 Road Atlanta   #1 Panoz Motor Sports   #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #23 Manthey Racing Results
  Éric Bernard
  David Brabham
  Andy Wallace
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Marc Duez
  Dirk Müller
  Sascha Maassen
  Cort Wagner
7 Laguna Seca   #42 BMW Motorsport   #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #02 Reiser Callas Rennsport Results
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
  Olivier Beretta
  Karl Wendlinger
  Johnny Mowlem
  David Murry
8 Las Vegas   #42 BMW Motorsport   #92 Dodge Viper Team Oreca   #23 Manthey Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Steve Soper
  Tommy Archer
  Karl Wendlinger
  Dirk Müller
  Cort Wagner

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top nineteen finishers in each class in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exception however for the 12 Hours of Sebring, which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Teams only scored the points for their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1   Panoz Motor Sports Panoz Esperante GTR-1
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8

15

25

21

25

25

21

17
149
2   BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 30 25 21 21 25 25 147
3   Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 26 19 17 17 14 17 15 14 139
4   Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 19 17 15 10 11 14 13 99
5   Doran Enterprises Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 21 12 12 8 12 17 15 97
6   Team Rafanelli SRL Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 25 19 14 13 14 85
7   Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 22 14 8 12 13 5 74
8   Hybrid R&D Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 18 9 10 5 10 11 63
9   Intersport Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

14

8

7
6


8
9

52
10   Downing/Atlanta Kudzu DLM
Kudzu DLY
Mazda 2.0 L 3-Rotor
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
17


8

9

6

10
50
11   Transatlantic Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 15 12 9 13 49
12   Dollahite Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 11 5 6 10 32
13   Price & Bscher BMW V12 LM BMW S70 6.0 L V12 13 15 28
14   DAMS Lola B98/10 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 7 19 26
15   Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 24 24
16   Robinson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 12 9 21
17   Multimatic Motorsports Lola B98/10 Ford 5.1 L V8 5 11 16
18   Nygmatech Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 7 7 14
19   Genesis Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Hawk MD3R
Ford 5.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
13

13
20=   Sintura Racing Sintura S99 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 11 11
20=   J&P Motorsports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8 11 11
20=   TRV Motorsports Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 6 5 11
23   Whittington Brothers Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford 5.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

10
10
24   Team Cascadia Lola B98/12 BMW 4.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8

5
5

GTS StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1   Dodge Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 25 25 25 25 25 25 150
2   Martin Snow Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 30 21 14 15 17 7 19 13 139
3   Saleen/Allen Speedlab Saleen Mustang SR Ford 8.0 L V8 14 17 19 17 14 11 13 14 119
4   Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 24 19 13 19 8 15 15 113
5   Chiefie Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 17 13 13 12 13 14 14 12 108
6   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
Chevrolet 7.0 L V8
22

21

17


21

19
100
7   Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 26 14 15 12 12 79
8   Schumacher Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 15 25 17 57
9   CJ Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 19 15 15 49
10   Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 17 17 47
11   Johnson Autosport Porsche 911 Turbo Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 16 14 30
12   DM Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 13
13   Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 9 9

GT StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1   Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 16 25 21 19 25 21 13 21 161
2   Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 30 21 25 17 14 6 19 14 146
3   Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 18 12 15 14 17 14 25 9 124
4   Contemporary Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 24 10 7 19 15 11 19 105
5   Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 21 25 21 25 92
6   RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 11 9 12 9 10 51
7   Team ARE Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 9 12 6 10 8 45
8=   Prototype Technology Group (#9) BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 25 8 33
8=   G&W Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20


13
33
10=   Team PRC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 15 32
10=   The Racer's Group Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 13 13 6 32
12   Auto Sport South Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 8 9 27
13   Alegra Motorsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 17 8 25
14   Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 Supercup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 13 24
15=   Vanderhoof Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 14 9 23
15=   Millennium Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 12 23
17=   Gallade Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 22 22
17=   TransEnergy Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 15 7 22
19   Bell Motorsports BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 19 19
20   Pregrid Motorsports Porsche 911 3.8 RSR Cup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 7 17
21   Aspen Knolls Racing BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 15 15
22   Fordahl Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 12 12
23=   White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23=   Broadfoot Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23=   Team Pumpelly Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 6 5 11
26   Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 10

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