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2002 American Le Mans Series
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The 2002 American Le Mans Series season was the 32nd season for the IMSA GT Championship, and the fourth under the American Le Mans Series banner. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into 4 classes: LMP900, LMP675, GTS, and GT. It began March 16, 2002 and ended October 12, 2002 after 10 races.

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ScheduleEdit

Following the demise of the European Le Mans Series, the North American schedule was greatly expanded to ten races. Several temporary street courses were added in cities such as Miami, Florida and Washington D. C., while the Portland International Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway did not return, leaving the ALMS without any road course ovals on the schedule. Circuit Trois-Rivières joined Mosport as a second Canadian event, and Road America was also scheduled for the first time.

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway March 16
2 Grand Prix of Sonoma Infineon Raceway May 19
3 American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio Mid-Ohio June 30
4 Road America 500 Road America July 7
5 Grand Prix of Washington, D.C. RFK Stadium street circuit July 21
6 Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Circuit Trois-Rivières August 3
7 mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport August 18
8 Monterey Sports Car Championships Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 22
9 Cadillac American Le Mans Challenge Bayfront Park October 5
10 Audi presents Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta October 12

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP900 Winning Team LMP675 Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP900 Winning Drivers LMP675 Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #2 Audi Sport North America   #37 Intersport Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Rinaldo Capello
  Christian Pescatori
  Johnny Herbert
  Jon Field
  Duncan Dayton
  Mike Durand
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Oliver Gavin
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
2 Infineon   #50 Panoz Motor Sports   #13 Archangel Motorsports   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Jan Magnussen
  Ben Devlin
  Dave McEntee
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
3 Mid-Ohio   #1 Audi Sport North America   #56 Team Bucknum Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Jeff Bucknum
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Kevin Buckler
  B.J. Zacharias
4 Road America   #2 Audi Sport North America   #13 Archangel Motorsports   #4 Corvette Racing   #22 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Ben Devlin
  Peter MacLeod
  Larry Oberto
  Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
  Timo Bernhard
  Jörg Bergmeister
5 RFK Stadium   #50 Panoz Motor Sports   #37 Intersport Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  David Brabham
  Jan Magnussen
  Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
6 Trois-Rivières   #2 Audi Sport North America   #56 Team Bucknum Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Jeff Bucknum
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Andy Pilgrim
  Kelly Collins
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
7 Mosport   #2 Audi Sport North America   #56 Team Bucknum Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #66 The Racer's Group Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Jeff Bucknum
  Chris McMurry
  Bryan Willman
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Kevin Buckler
  Brian Cunningham
8 Laguna Seca   #1 Audi Sport North America   #11 KnightHawk Racing   #33 Prodrive   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Chad Block
  Steve Knight
  Claudia Hürtgen
  Tomáš Enge
  Peter Kox
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
9 Miami   #1 Audi Sport North America   #11 KnightHawk Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Emanuele Pirro
  Chad Block
  Claudia Hürtgen
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
10 Road Atlanta   #2 Audi Sport North America   #37 Intersport Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Tom Kristensen
  Rinaldo Capello
  Jon Field
  Duncan Dayton
  Michael Durand
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Oliver Gavin
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the finishers in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exceptions being for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Teams only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP900 StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Audi Sport North America Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 30 12 25 25 21 25 25 25 25 30 243
2   Champion Racing Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 26 21 12 19 15 19 21 21 15 26 195
3   Panoz Motor Sports Panoz LMP01 Evo Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 18 25 19 13 25 17 17 15 17 20 186
4   Intersport Racing Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 15 13 17 12 13 13 13 11 14 121
5   Team Cadillac Cadillac Northstar LMP02 Cadillac Northstar 4.0L Turbo V8 16 17 19 19 21 24 116
6   Dyson Racing Team Riley & Scott Mk III Lincoln (Élan) 6.0L V8 22 17 15 13 14 81
7   MBD Sportscar Panoz LMP07 Mugen MF408S 4.0L V8 12 14 14 15 55
8   Riley & Scott Racing Riley & Scott Mk III C Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 24 14 16 54
9   Chamberlain Dome S101 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 12 10 15 37
10   Team Ascari Ascari KZR-1 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 19 19
11   Sezio Florida Racing Team Norma M2000 Ford (Kinetic) 6.0L V8 17 17
12   Gunnar Racing Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 13 13

LMP675 StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   KnightHawk Racing MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 22 21 19 19 17 15 17 25 25 22 202
2   Intersport Racing MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 30 19 17 15 25 17 14 19 15 30 201
3   Archangel Motorsports Lola B2K/40 Ford (Millington) 2.0L Turbo I4 25 21 25 19 21 19 17 17 26 190
4   Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6
Nissan (AER) VQL 3.4L V6
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5   Dyson Racing Team MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 15 21 21 18 75
6   Team Spencer Motorsports Lola B2K/42 Mazda 20B 2.0L 2-Rotor 17 14 13 15 59
7   AB Motorsport Pilbeam MP84 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 15 21 19 55
8   AutoExe Motorsports WR LMP-02 Mazda R26B 2.6L 4-Rotor 24 17 41
9   Essex Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 19 21 40
10   Racing Organisation Course Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 26 26
11   Welter Racing WR LMP-01 Peugeot 2.0L Turbo I4 20 20
12=   Kyser Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 19 19
12=   Archangel Motorsport Reynard 01Q Ford (Nicholson-McLaren) 3.3L V8 19 19
14=   Noel del Bello Racing Reynard 2KQ-LM Volkswagen 2.0L Turbo I4 18 18
14=   R.N. Motorsports Reynard 02S Zytek ZG348 3.4L V8 18 18

GTS StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 30 25 25 25 25 25 25 19 25 30 254
2   Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 26 19 17 14 17 14 19 21 14 20 181
3   American Viperacing Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0L V10 20 17 19 17 15 17 17 17 15 18 172
4   Team Olive Garden Ferrari 550 Maranello Ferrari 5.4L V12 13 15 19 19 19 14 14 17 22 152
5   Prodrive Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 6.0L V12 19 25 19 26 89
6   Graham Nash Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 14 13 17 44
7   Larbre Compétition Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 24 24
8   Park Place Racing Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 18 18
9   Team Carsport Holland Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0L V10 17 17

GT StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Total
1   Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 30 25 21 25 25 25 19 25 25 30 250
2   The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 22 21 25 19 21 19 25 19 19 20 210
3   Orbit Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 19 15 14 15 14 15 21 15 15 22 165
4   Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 26 12 17 17 14 18 104
5   J-3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 17 19 11 11 11 17 86
6   Porschehaus Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 15 12 9 17 13 79
7   Alegra Motorsport BMW M3 BMW 3.2L I6 13 14 11 17 55
8   Petersen Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 11 12 26 49
9   Risi Competizione Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 21 24 45
10   P.K. Sport Porsche 911 GT3-R
Porsche 911 GT3-RS
Porsche 3.6L Flat-6
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11   Schumacher Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 17 15 42
12   Cirtek Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 16 28
13   Perspective USA Corporation Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 14 27
14   XL Racing Ferrari 550 Maranello Ferrari 5.4L V12 13 12 25
15   917 Racing Team Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 18 18
16   Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 15 15
17   JMB Racing Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 14 14
18=   Harlow Motorsport Ricardo Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 13
18=   Sebah Automotive Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 13 13
20=   Front Porch Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 12
20=   Rennwerks Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 12
22=   Spyker Squadron Spyker C8 Double-12R BMW 4.0L V8 10 10
22=   Speedsource Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 10

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