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2003 American Le Mans Series
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The 2003 American Le Mans Series season was the fifth season for the IMSA American Le Mans Series, and the 33rd overall season of the IMSA GT Championship. 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 15, 2003 and ended October 18, 2003 after 9 races.

Dyson Racing's overall win at Sonoma Raceway was the first time in ALMS history that the overall win was captured by a vehicle not from the LMP900 class.

ScheduleEdit

Little was changed between the 2002 and 2003 schedules; the Grand Prix of Washington, D. C. and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course did not return, but both were instead replaced by the return of the Grand Prix of Atlanta at Road Atlanta. The Grand Prix of Mexico was originally scheduled for April 6 at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez but was canceled

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway March 15
2 Chevy Grand Prix of Atlanta Road Atlanta June 29
3 Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma Sonoma Raceway July 27
4 Le Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières Circuit Trois-Rivières August 3
5 Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport Mosport August 17
6 Road America 500 Road America August 24
7 Fry's Electronics Sports Car Championships Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca September 7
8 Grand Prix Americas Miami street circuit September 27
9 Petit Le Mans Road Atlanta October 18

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   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #20 Dyson Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Philipp Peter
  Didier de Radiguès
  Chad Block
  Chris Dyson
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Franck Fréon
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
2 Road Atlanta   #38 ADT Champion Racing   #37 Intersport Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #24 Alex Job Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Johnny Herbert
  Duncan Dayton
  Jon Field
  Kelly Collins
  Oliver Gavin
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Timo Bernhard
3 Sonoma   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #16 Dyson Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
4 Trois-Rivières   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #37 Intersport Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Jon Field
  Duncan Dayton
  Kelly Collins
  Oliver Gavin
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
5 Mosport   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #20 Dyson Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #24 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Andy Wallace
  Chris Dyson
  Ron Fellows
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Timo Bernhard
6 Road America   #38 ADT Champion Racing   #20 Dyson Racing   #80 Prodrive   #31 Petersen/White Lightning Results
  JJ Lehto
  Johnny Herbert
  Andy Wallace
  Chris Dyson
  Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
  Craig Stanton
  Johnny Mowlem
7 Laguna Seca   #1 Infineon Team Joest   #16 Dyson Racing   #80 Prodrive   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  Frank Biela
  Marco Werner
  Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
  Jan Magnussen
  David Brabham
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
8 Miami   #38 ADT Champion Racing   #20 Dyson Racing   #80 Prodrive   #23 Alex Job Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Johnny Herbert
  Andy Wallace
  Chris Dyson
  Darren Turner
  David Brabham
  Sascha Maassen
  Lucas Luhr
9 Road Atlanta   #38 ADT Champion Racing   #37 Intersport Racing   #88 Prodrive   #24 Alex Job Racing Results
  JJ Lehto
  Johnny Herbert
  Jon Field
  Clint Field
  Larry Connor
  Alain Menu
  Tomáš Enge
  Peter Kox
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas

Teams ChampionshipEdit

Points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

Exceptions being for the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which award the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 26-22-19-16-14-12-10-9-8-7

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 Total
1   Infineon Team Joest Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 26 16 20 20 20 13 20 16 19 170
2   ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 22 20 16 16 10 20 13 20 26 163
3   JML Team Panoz Panoz LMP01 Evo Élan 6L8 6.0L V8 14 10 10 13 16 16 16 13 22 130
4   American Spirit Racing Riley & Scott Mk III C Lincoln 5.0L V8 8 6 8 6 10 8 14 60
5   Intersport Racing Lola B2K/10
Riley & Scott Mk III C
Judd GV4 4.0L V10
Élan 6L8 6.0L V8
8 6 6
8

8

10
46
6   Doran Lista Racing Dallara SP1 Judd GV5 5.0L V10 10 13 13 36
7   Team Bentley Bentley Speed 8 Bentley 4.0L Turbo V8 19 19
8   Audi Sport UK Audi R8 Audi 3.6L Turbo V8 12 12
9   Taurus Sports Racing Lola B2K/10 Judd GV4 4.0L V10 7 7

LMP675 StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1   Dyson Racing Team MG-Lola EX257 MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4 26 16 20 20 20 20 20 22 164
2   Intersport Racing MG-Lola EX257
Lola B01/60
MG (AER) XP20 2.0L Turbo I4
Judd KV675 3.4L V8
22 20 20 10 13 10
26
121
3   Essex Racing Lola B2K/40 Nissan (AER) VQL 3.0L V6 8 13 16 10 16 16 13 16 108
4   Downing-Atlanta Inc. WR LMP-02 Mazda 2.6L 4-Rotor 10 13 19 42
5   Jeff Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP91 Willman 6 3.4L V6 16 8 24

GTS StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 7.0L V8 26 20 20 20 20 16 16 10 19 167
2   Prodrive Ferrari 550-GTS Maranello Ferrari 6.0L V12 22 16 13 10 16 20 20 20 26 163
3   Team Olive Garden Ferrari 550 Maranello Ferrari 6.0L V12 8 8 13 10 10 10 13 72
4   Carsport America Dodge Viper GTS-R
Pagani Zonda GR
Dodge 8.0L V10
Mercedes-AMG 6.3L V12
16 6 8 4 8 42
5   Konrad Motorsport Saleen S7-R Ford 7.0L V8 6 6

GT StandingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Total
1   Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 26 20 20 20 20 10 20 20 26 182
2   Risi Competizione Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 13 16 16 16 16 19 96
3   The Racer's Group Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 12 13 10 2 16 8 2 16 79
4   Petersen/White Lightning Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 22 8 20 13 10 73
5   J-3 Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 10 6 13 6 2 14 51
6   P.K. Sport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 6 8 1 10 13 9 47
7   ACEMCO Motorsports Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 8 10 3 3 4 3 10 41
8   Orbit Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 8 2 4 4 13 1 8 40
9   JMB Racing USA Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 16 3 1 6 8 34
10   ZIP Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 7 8 13 4 32
11   Seikel Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 19 6 25
12   Yokohama Advan BMW M3 GTR BMW 3.2L I6 12 12
13   DeWALT Racesport Salisbury TVR Tuscan T400R TVR Speed Six 4.0L I6 10 10
14   Inline Cunningham Racing Porsche 911 GT3-RS Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 1 6 7
15   Ferri Competizione Ferrari 360GT Modena Ferrari 3.6L V8 4 4

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