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2002 Infiniti Pro Series

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The 2002 IRL Infiniti Pro Series was the series' first season. The IPS served as a new developmental series to the Indy Racing League. All drivers utilized Dallara chassis and Infiniti engines. A. J. Foyt IV was the series champion.

Contents

CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Kansas Speedway Kansas July 7, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 1'00:32.7512 160.277 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk Jr.
2 Nashville Superspeedway Tennessee July 20, 2002 77 2.140=164.808 km 0'37:04.5686 266.707 km/h Cory Witherill Ronnie Johncox Cory Witherill Aaron Fike
3 Michigan International Speedway Michigan July 28, 2002 30 3.2186=96.558 km 0'26:34.3073 218.031 km/h A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk Jr. A. J. Foyt IV Jason Priestley
4 Kentucky Speedway Kentucky August 11, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'39:17.5196 246.974 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Cory Witherill
5 Gateway International Raceway Illinois August 25, 2002 80 2.011625=160.93 km 1'00:15.3180 160.248 km/h Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton Ryan Hampton
6 Chicagoland Speedway Illinois September 8, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'39:14.0401 247.339 km/h Aaron Fike A. J. Foyt IV Arie Luyendyk Jr. Gary Peterson
7 Texas Motor Speedway Texas September 14, 2002 67 2.414=161.735 km 0'43:51.6391 221.248 km/h A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV A. J. Foyt IV Tom Wood

Race SummariesEdit

Kansas 100Edit

The Kansas 100 was held July 7 at Kansas Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Jason Priestley
  3. Cory Witherill
  4. Mike Koss
  5. Ed Carpenter

Nashville 100Edit

The Nashville 100 was held July 20 at Nashville Superspeedway. Ronnie Johncox won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Cory Witherill
  2. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  3. Aaron Fike
  4. A.J. Foyt IV
  5. Ed Carpenter

Michigan 100Edit

The Michigan 100 was held July 28 at Michigan International Speedway. Arie Luyendyk Jr. won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. Aaron Fike
  5. Ronnie Johncox

Kentucky 100Edit

The Kentucky 100 was held August 11 at Kentucky Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole. During practice, Jason Priestley crashed and suffered serious injuries, ending his racing career. He would fully recover.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Ed Carpenter
  3. Cory Witherill
  4. Ronnie Johncox
  5. Matt Beardsley

Gateway 100Edit

The Gateway 100 was held August 25 at Gateway International Raceway. Ryan Hampton won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Ryan Hampton
  2. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  3. Ed Carpenter
  4. G.J. Mennen
  5. Curtis Francois

Chicagoland 100Edit

The Chicagoland 100 was held September 8 at Chicagoland Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Aaron Fike
  2. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  3. Tom Wood
  4. Marty Roth
  5. Ronnie Johncox

BG Products 100Edit

The BG Products 100 was held September 14 at Texas Motor Speedway. A.J. Foyt IV won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. A.J. Foyt IV
  2. Cory Witherill
  3. Ryan Hampton
  4. Gary Peterson
  5. Ed Carpenter

Final points standingsEdit

For every race points were awarded to all starters: 50 points to the winner, 40 for runner-up, 35 for third place, 32 for fourth place, 30 for fifth place, 28 for sixth place, 26 seventh place, 24 eighth place, 22 for ninth place, 20 for tenth place, winding down to 1 points for 28th place. Additional points were awarded to the driver leading the most laps (2 point). No additional points were awarded for the qualifying.

Place Name Country Team Total Points              
1 A. J. Foyt IV   United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 290 52 32 52 52 22 28 52
2 Arie Luyendyk Jr.   Netherlands Luyendyk Racing 236 20 40 40 28 40 42 26
3 Ed Carpenter   United States Sinden Racing 226 30 30 35 40 35 26 30
4 Cory Witherill   United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 213 35 52 15 35 19 17 40
5 Aaron Fike   United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 186 19 35 32 16 16 50 18
6 Ronnie Johncox   United States Rev1 Racing 180 22 18 30 32 24 30 24
7 Gary Peterson   United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 163 26 17 20 24 20 24 32
8 G. J. Mennen   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 161 24 24 22 15 32 22 22
9 Ryan Hampton   United States Hampton Racing/Conti-Genoa-Frost Racing 147 - - 26 18 52 16 35
10 Marty Roth   Canada Brian Stewart Racing 138 28 22 19 17 - 32 20
11 Rolando Quintanilla   Mexico Roquin Motorsports 137 - 19 28 26 28 20 16
12 Mike Koss   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 123 32 20 14 19 - 19 19
13 Matt Beardsley   United States Beardsley Motorsports 107 - 26 16 30 18 - 17
14 Jason Priestley   Canada Kelley Racing 99 40 28 17 14 - - -
15 Tom Wood   Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports 83 - - - 20 - 35 28
16 Tony Turco   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 57 - - - 22 17 18 -
17 Matthew Halliday   New Zealand Bowes Seal Fast Racing 44 18 - - - 26 - -
18 Curtis Francois   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 30 - - - - 30 - -
19 Dave Steele   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 24 - - 24 - - - -
20 Jeff Tillman   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 18 - - 18 - - - -

Complete OverviewEdit

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R9=retired, but classified NS15=did not start, but classified

Place Name Country Team              
1 A. J. Foyt IV   United States A. J. Foyt Enterprises 1 1 10 4 2 1 1 1 5 R9 1 6 1 1
2 Arie Luyendyk Jr.   Netherlands Luyendyk Racing 7 R10 2 2 1 2 6 6 4 2 2 2 3 7
3 Ed Carpenter   United States Sinden Racing 5 5 3 5 6 3 5 2 8 3 8 7 13 5
4 Cory Witherill   United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 12 3 5 1 11 NS15 4 3 2 R11 6 R13 4 2
5 Aaron Fike   United States Hemelgarn 91/Johnson Motorsports 4 R11 12 3 7 4 15 14 12 R14 9 1 5 12
6 Ronnie Johncox   United States Rev1 Racing 2 R9 1 R12 4 5 3 4 10 8 5 5 2 8
7 Gary Peterson   United States Automatic Fire Sprinklers Racing 9 7 8 NS13 16 10 13 8 6 R10 14 8 10 4
8 G. J. Mennen   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports 10 8 7 8 3 9 7 R15 7 4 7 9 9 9
9 Ryan Hampton   United States Hampton Racing/Conti-Genoa-Frost Racing - - - - 12 7 11 12 1 1 12 R14 12 3
10 Marty Roth   Canada Brian Stewart Racing 8 6 9 9 15 11 14 13 - - 13 4 8 10
11 Rolando Quintanilla   Mexico Roquin Motorsports - - 13 R11 10 6 10 7 9 6 11 10 7 R14
12 Mike Koss   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing 11 4 11 10 13 NS16 16 11 - - 10 11 14 11
13 Matt Beardsley   United States Beardsley Motorsports - - 6 7 9 14 8 5 14 R12 - - 11 R13
14 Jason Priestley   Canada Kelley Racing 3 2 4 6 5 13 2 NS16 - - - - - -
15 Tom Wood   Canada Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - 9 10 - - 3 3 6 6
16 Tony Turco   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - - - 12 9 11 R13 14 12 - -
17 Matthew Halliday   New Zealand Bowes Seal Fast Racing 6 R12 - - - - - - 13 7 - - - -
18 Curtis Francois   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - - - - - 3 5 - - - -
19 Dave Steele   United States Bowes Seal Fast Racing - - - - 8 8 - - - - - - - -
20 Jeff Tillman   United States Sam Schmidt Motorsports - - - - 14 12 - - - - - - - -

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