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The 2000 CART Dayton Indy Lights Championship consisted of 12 races. It was dominated by Scott Dixon who captured six victories on his way to the championship.

2000 Indy Lights season
Dayton Indy Lights Championship
Season
Races12
Start dateApril 16
End dateOctober 29
Awards
Drivers' championNew Zealand Scott Dixon
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2001 →

Contents

CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Long Beach California April 16, 2000 38 3.167=120.350 km 0'57:31.375 125.532 km/h Scott Dixon Jonny Kane Jonny Kane Jonny Kane
2 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 5, 2000 100 1.6607976=166.07976 km 0'53:21.168 186.772 km/h Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Scott Dixon Scott Dixon
3 Detroit Michigan June 18, 2000 32 3.775=120.813 km 0'51:11.355 161.735 km/h Jonny Kane Jonny Kane Jonny Kane Jonny Kane
4 Portland Oregon June 25, 2000 38 3.169=120.411 km 0'43:54.942 164.512 km/h Jason Bright Townsend Bell Jason Bright Scott Dixon
5 Brooklyn Michigan July 22, 2000 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'40:51.222 236.351 km/h Felipe Giaffone Felipe Giaffone Felipe Giaffone Jason Bright
6 Cicero Illinois July 30, 2000 97 1.6559697=160.6290609 km 0'49:20.619 195.319 km/h Scott Dixon Chris Menninga Scott Dixon Scott Dixon
7 Lexington Ohio August 13, 2000 34 3.6337994=123.5491796 km 0'51:38.571 143.543 km/h Townsend Bell Jason Bright Townsend Bell Casey Mears
8 Vancouver British Columbia September 3, 2000 42 2.8661633=120.3788586 km 0'54:43.618 131.976 km/h Scott Dixon Felipe Giaffone Felipe Giaffone Scott Dixon
9 Monterey California September 10, 2000 34 3.6016134=122.454856 km 0'51:11.041 161.735 km/h Scott Dixon Casey Mears Scott Dixon Scott Dixon
10 Madison Illinois September 17, 2000 79 2.011625=160.93 km 0'47:57.839 201.314 km/h Townsend Bell Townsend Bell Townsend Bell Townsend Bell
11 Houston Texas October 1, 2000 45 2.4574011=110.5830495 km 1'00:01.256 110.544 km/h Casey Mears Casey Mears Casey Mears Casey Mears
12 Fontana California October 29, 2000 50 3.2186=141.6184 km 0'33:08.441 256.395 km/h Scott Dixon Felipe Giaffone Scott Dixon Cory Witherill

Race summariesEdit

Long Beach raceEdit

Held April 16 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Jonny Kane won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 3- Jason Bright
  3. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  4. 26- Jeff Simmons
  5. 2- Casey Mears

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 5 at The Milwaukee Mile. Scott Dixon won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 3- Jason Bright
  3. 7- Mario Domínguez
  4. 11- Chris Menninga
  5. 2- Casey Mears

Detroit raceEdit

Held June 18 at Belle Isle Raceway. Jonny Kane won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 27- Jonny Kane
  2. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  3. 2- Casey Mears
  4. 17- Scott Dixon
  5. 7- Mario Domínguez

Portland raceEdit

Held June 25 at Portland International Raceway. Townsend Bell won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 3- Jason Bright
  2. 1- Townsend Bell
  3. 26- Jeff Simmons
  4. 18- Tony Renna
  5. 11- Chris Menninga

Michigan raceEdit

Held July 22 at Michigan International Speedway. Felipe Giaffone won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  2. 2- Casey Mears
  3. 18- Tony Renna
  4. 1- Townsend Bell
  5. 9- Todd Snyder

Chicago raceEdit

Held July 30 at The Chicago Motor Speedway. Chris Menninga won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 1- Townsend Bell
  3. 18- Tony Renna
  4. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  5. 10- Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held August 13 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Jason Bright won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 1- Townsend Bell
  2. 17- Scott Dixon
  3. 3- Jason Bright
  4. 18- Tony Renna
  5. 2- Casey Mears

Vancouver raceEdit

Held September 3 at Pacific Place. Felipe Giaffone won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  3. 26- Jeff Simmons
  4. 1- Townsend Bell
  5. 7- Mario Domínguez

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held September 10 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 1- Casey Mears
  3. 26- Jeff Simmons
  4. 18- Tony Renna
  5. 27- Jonny Kane

Gateway raceEdit

Held September 17 at The Gateway International Raceway. Townsend Bell won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 1- Townsend Bell
  2. 2- Casey Mears
  3. 3- Jason Bright
  4. 18- Tony Renna
  5. 11- Chris Menninga

Houston raceEdit

Held October 1 at The Houston Street Circuit. Casey Mears won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 2- Casey Mears
  2. 1- Townsend Bell
  3. 21- Felipe Giaffone
  4. 4- Geoff Boss
  5. 11- Chris Menninga

Fontana raceEdit

Held October 29 at The California Speedway. Felipe Giaffone won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. 17- Scott Dixon
  2. 1- Townsend Bell
  3. 18- Tony Renna
  4. 2- Casey Mears
  5. 10- Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.

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 Scott Dixon   New Zealand PacWest Lights 155 20 22 12 2 - 21 16 20 21 - - 21
2 Townsend Bell   United States Dorricott Racing 146 - 8 6 17 12 16 21 12 - 22 16 16
3 Casey Mears   United States Dorricott Racing 141 10 10 14 6 16 3 10 5 17 16 22 12
4 Felipe Giaffone   Brazil Conquest Racing 118 14 1 16 - 22 12 - 18 8 6 14 7
5 Tony Renna   United States PacWest Lights 105 4 - - 12 14 14 12 8 12 12 3 14
6 Jason Bright   Australia Dorricott Racing 91 16 16 - 21 4 - 15 - 5 14 - -
7 Jeff Simmons   United States Team KOOL Green 88 12 6 4 14 - 6 8 14 14 - 2 8
8 Mario Domínguez   Mexico Team Mexico Quaker Herdez 67 3 14 10 8 6 2 2 10 3 8 1 -
9 Chris Menninga   United States Conquest Racing 61 2 12 8 10 - 5 - - - 10 10 4
10 Jonny Kane   United Kingdom Team KOOL Green 52 10 - 22 - - - 3 - 10 4 - 3
11 Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.   Mexico Brian Stewart Racing 48 6 5 - 1 - 10 - 3 - 5 8 10
12 Geoff Boss   United States Lucas Motorsports 43 5 2 2 4 8 1 5 2 1 1 12 -
13 Luis Díaz   Mexico Team Mexico Quaker Herdez 31 1 3 - 5 1 8 - 1 6 - 6 -
14 Rudy Junco, Jr.   Mexico Mexpro Racing 26 - 4 1 3 - 5 - 4 2 2 - 5
15 Andy Boss   United States Lucas Motorsports 19 - - 3 - 3 - 4 - 4 - 4 1
16 Rolando Quintanilla   Mexico Conquest Racing 16 - - - - 5 - 1 - - 3 5 2
17 Todd Snyder   United States Brian Stewart Racing 15 - - 5 - 10 - - - - - - -
18 Derek Higgins   Ireland Mexpro Racing 12 - - - - - - 6 6 - - - -
19 Cory Witherill   United States Genoa Racing 2 - - - - 2 - - - - - - -

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 NT=no time set in qualifying

Place Name Country Team                        
1 Scott Dixon   New Zealand PacWest Lights 2 1 1 1 4 4 8 11 13 14 2 1 8 2 2 1 2 1 2 R15 6 R15 2 1
2 Townsend Bell   United States Dorricott Racing 10 R17 8 6 12 7 1 2 9 4 5 2 2 1 5 4 12 R18 1 1 2 2 16 2
3 Casey Mears   United States Dorricott Racing 6 5 3 5 2 3 7 7 4 2 3 R10 5 5 12 8 1 2 7 2 1 1 3 4
4 Felipe Giaffone   Brazil Conquest Racing 4 3 10 12 3 2 5 14 1 1 7 4 4 13 1 2 5 6 6 7 7 3 1 7
5 Tony Renna   United States PacWest Lights 12 9 4 R17 11 R17 4 4 3 3 6 3 7 4 8 6 4 4 8 4 14 10 4 3
6 Jason Bright   Australia Dorricott Racing 3 2 2 2 5 R18 2 1 5 9 NT - 1 3 9 14 9 8 4 3 5 R16 10 14
7 Jeff Simmons   United States Team KOOL Green 5 4 12 7 9 9 6 3 12 15 4 7 6 6 3 3 3 3 3 R14 8 R11 13 6
8 Mario Domínguez   Mexico Team Mexico Quaker Herdez 7 10 5 3 6 5 11 6 18 7 8 11 10 11 6 5 11 10 13 6 9 R12 18 16
9 Chris Menninga   United States Conquest Racing 17 11 6 4 7 6 10 5 2 R18 1 R9 13 14 13 R17 8 13 5 5 11 5 9 9
10 Jonny Kane   United Kingdom Team KOOL Green 1 6 9 R16 1 1 3 R17 7 R17 9 NS 3 10 4 R15 7 5 14 9 4 R13 14 10
11 Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.   Mexico Brian Stewart Racing 15 7 13 8 16 13 13 12 6 16 10 5 15 R17 15 10 16 16 12 8 13 6 7 5
12 Geoff Boss   United States Lucas Motorsports 16 8 16 11 15 11 12 9 15 6 17 12 12 8 16 11 13 12 16 12 10 4 15 NS
13 Luis Díaz   Mexico Team Mexico Quaker Herdez 14 12 15 10 8 14 9 8 17 12 13 6 11 R16 7 12 6 7 - - 16 7 17 15
14 Rudy Junco, Jr.   Mexico Mexpro Racing 11 R18 11 9 14 12 16 10 14 13 15 8 17 15 14 9 15 11 10 11 15 R17 8 8
15 Andy Boss   United States Lucas Motorsports 9 13 17 14 10 10 14 13 11 10 18 15 9 9 10 R16 14 9 15 13 12 R9 11 12
16 Rolando Quintanilla   Mexico Conquest Racing 18 14 NT - 17 R16 18 16 10 8 14 R17 16 12 17 13 18 17 11 10 17 R8 6 11
17 Todd Snyder   United States Brian Stewart Racing 8 R15 12 R15 13 8 15 R18 8 5 12 R16 - - - - - - - - - - - -
18 Derek Higgins   Ireland Dorricott Racing - - - - - - - - - - 11 13
Mexpro Racing 14 7 11 7 10 14 - - 3 R14 5 17
19 Cory Witherill   United States Genoa Racing 19 R19 14 13 18 15 17 15 16 11 16 14 - - - - - - 9 NS - - 12 13
- Waldemar Coronas   Argentina Genoa Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 15 - - - - - -
- Soheil Ayari   France Brian Stewart Racing 13 R16 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -