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The 2005 Menards IRL Infiniti Pro Series Season was the series' fourth. It consisted of 14 races and the champion was Wade Cunningham. It was the first IPS season to include road course races. All teams used Dallara chassis and Infiniti engines.[1]

Contents

Race SummariesEdit

Homestead-Miami 100Edit

The Homestead-Miami 100 was held March 6 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Travis Gregg won the pole.[2]

Top 5 Results

  1. Travis Gregg
  2. Jaime Camara
  3. Jon Herb
  4. Wade Cunningham
  5. Jay Drake

Phoenix 100Edit

The Phoenix 100 was held March 19 at Phoenix International Raceway. Travis Gregg won the pole.[3]

Top 5 Results

  1. Jon Herb
  2. Chris Festa
  3. Wade Cunningham
  4. Arie Luyendyk Jr.
  5. Nick Bussell

Grand Prix of St. PetersburgEdit

The Grand Prix of St. Petersburg was held April 3 on the Streets of St. Petersburg. This was the series' first race not held on an oval. Marco Andretti won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Marco Andretti
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Nick Bussell
  4. Alfred Unser
  5. Arie Luyendyk Jr.

Futaba Freedom 100Edit

The Futaba Freedom 100 was held May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jaime Camara won the pole.[4]

Top 5 Results

  1. Jaime Camara
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Jay Drake
  4. Alfred Unser
  5. Marty Roth

Firestone 100Edit

The Firestone 100 was held June 11 at Texas Motor Speedway. Travis Gregg won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Travis Gregg
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Chris Festa
  4. Jay Drake
  5. Nick Bussell

Liberty ChallengeEdit

The inaugural Liberty Challenge was held June 18 on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course as a support race to the United States Grand Prix. It was the first IPS event that was not run in conjunction with an IRL race. Marco Andretti won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Marco Andretti
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Chris Festa
  4. Nick Bussell
  5. Jaime Camara

Cleanevent 100Edit

The Cleanevent 100 was held July 16 at Nashville Superspeedway. Jaime Camara won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jaime Camara
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Jay Drake
  4. Wade Cunningham
  5. Nick Bussell

Milwaukee 100Edit

The Milwaukee 100 was held July 24 at the Milwaukee Mile. Jaime Camara won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Nick Bussell
  4. Jon Herb
  5. Jaime Camara

Bluegrass 100Edit

The Bluegrass 100 was held August 13 at Kentucky Speedway. Travis Gregg won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Travis Gregg
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Marco Andretti
  4. Jay Drake
  5. Jeff Simmons

Pikes Peak 100Edit

The Pikes Peak 100 was held August 21 at Pikes Peak International Raceway. Travis Gregg won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Nick Bussell
  3. Travis Gregg
  4. Tom Wood
  5. Wade Cunningham

Sonoma 100Edit

The Sonoma 100 was held August 28 at Infineon Raceway. Marco Andretti won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Marco Andretti
  2. Wade Cunningham
  3. Jeff Simmons
  4. Nick Bussell
  5. Chris Festa

Chicagoland 100Edit

The Chicagoland 100 was held September 11 at Chicagoland Speedway. Sarah McCune won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Marty Roth
  3. Nick Bussell
  4. Jon Herb
  5. Travis Gregg

Corning 100Edit

The Corning 100 was held September 25 at Watkins Glen International. Wade Cunningham won the pole.

Top 5 Results

  1. Jeff Simmons
  2. Marco Andretti
  3. Wade Cunningham
  4. Chris Festa
  5. Nick Bussell

California 100Edit

The California 100 was held October 16 at the California Speedway. Travis Gregg won the pole.[5]

Top 5 Results

  1. Wade Cunningham
  2. Jeff Simmons
  3. Travis Gregg
  4. Chris Festa
  5. Nick Bussell

Final standingsEdit

 
Champion Wade Cunningham at St. Petersburg
 
Chris Festa, Arie Luyendyk Jr., and Marty Roth
Pos. Driver Points
1   Wade Cunningham 504
2   Jeff Simmons 474
3   Travis Gregg 462
4   Nick Bussell 430
5   Jaime Camara 403
6   Chris Festa 387
7   Jon Herb 364
8   Marty Roth 355
9   Jay Drake 341
10   Marco Andretti 250
11   Arie Luyendyk Jr. 228
12   Alfred Unser 106
13   Mishael Abbott 83
14   Bobby Wilson 82
15   Scott Mayer 80
16   Tom Wood 68
17   P. J. Chesson 61
18   P. J. Abbott 43
19   Taylor Fletcher 41
20   Larry Connor 40
21   Scott Mansell 36
22   Phil Giebler 28
23   Sarah McCune 23
24   Jerry Coons Jr. 22
25   Germán Quiroga 20
26   Ed Carpenter 19
27   Rocco DeSimone 17
28   Imran Husain 16
29   Geoff Dodge 16
30   G. J. Mennen 15
31   Rocky Moran, Jr. 13
32   Cole Carter 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Henry, N.; Angus, T.; Jenkins, M. (2007). Motorsport Going Global: The Challenges Facing the World's Motorsport Industry. p. 23. ISBN 0230593380.
  2. ^ "IPS: Gregg snares first pole of season at Homestead". Motorsport.com. 2005-03-06. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  3. ^ "IPS: Travis Gregg takes pole for Phoenix 100". Motorsport.com. 2005-03-19. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  4. ^ "IPS: Indianapolis: Thursday qualifying notes". Motorsport.com. 2005-05-27. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  5. ^ Damian Dottore (2005-10-16). "Franchitti credits team for pole". Orange County Register. Retrieved 2017-12-22.