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The 2006 Champ Car Atlantic season was the 33rd season of the Champ Car Atlantic Championship. It began April 9 at Long Beach and concluded September 24 at Road America. The Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda Drivers' Champion was Simon Pagenaud driving for Team Australia.

2006 Champ Car Atlantic season
Yokohama Presents the Champ Car Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda
Season
Races12
Start dateApril 9
End dateSeptember 2
Awards
Drivers' championFrance Simon Pagenaud
Teams' championUnited States Forsythe Championship Racing
Rookie of the YearFrance Simon Pagenaud
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Teams and driversEdit

Team No Drivers Races
  Condor Motorsports 1   Danilo Dirani (R) All
  Jensen MotorSport 2   Tim Bridgman (R) All
22   Steve Ott (R) 2, 4-6
  Ricardo Vassmer (R) 9-10
  Forsythe Racing 3   James Hinchcliffe (R) All
7   Leonardo Maia (R) All
33   Richard Philippe (R) All
37   Andreas Wirth All
  US RaceTronics 4   David Martínez All
  Team Australia 5   James Davison (R) 1-10
  Michael Patrizi (R) 11-12
15   Simon Pagenaud (R) All
  Sierra Sierra Enterprises 6   Raphael Matos (R) All
  Brooks Associates Racing 8   Luis Schiavo (R) 1-3
  Carlos Mastretta 3-9
  Antoine Bessette 11
10   Norbert Siedler (R) 1-3
  Alex Sperafico (R) 4-12
  McAtee Motorsports 9   Kyle Kelley 1, 4
19   Brian McAtee 1, 9-10
  Brian Thienes 11-12
  Polestar Racing Group 12   Alan Sciuto (R) All
21   Alex Barron 1-10
  Ronnie Bremer 11
  Antoine Bessette 12
  Gelles Racing 14   Stephen Simpson (R) 1-3
  Antoine Bessette 4
  Colin Fleming (R) 9-12
28   Robbie Pecorari (R) All
31   Casey Neal (R) 11
42   Phil Giebler (R) 9
  Transnet Racing 16   Charles Hall 1-3
  Alex García 4-6
17   Barton Mawer 2-4
  Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 18   Graham Rahal (R) All
30   Al Unser III 1-3
  Ryan Lewis (R) 4-12
  PR1 Motorsports 23   Jonathan Bomarito All
32   Mike Forest (R) 1, 7-8, 10, 12
  NCDL Tech 25   Ryan Spencer-Smith (R) 1-2
  Mathiasen Motorsports 26   Justin Sofio All
  Newman Wachs Racing 34   Joe D'Agostino (R) All
35   Daniel Gaunt (R) 1-6
  Steve Ott (R) 7-11
36   J. R. Hildebrand (R) 12
  The Room Store 49   Dan Selznick 1-2, 10
  Bite Racing 55   Duncan Ende (R) 1, 4-7
56   Chris Souliotis 2-3

ScheduleEdit

Season SummaryEdit

Race resultsEdit

Round Race Name Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning Team
1   2006 Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Race   Andreas Wirth   Raphael Matos   Andreas Wirth   Forsythe Championship Racing
2   2006 Fast Trac 100   Raphael Matos   Jonathan Bomarito   Andreas Wirth   Forsythe Championship Racing
3   2006 Monterrey   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing
4   2006 Trinity Carpet 100K   Graham Rahal   Joe D'Agostino   James Hinchcliffe   Forsythe Championship Racing
5   2006 Gehl Atlantic Championship of Cleveland 1   Andreas Wirth   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing
6   2006 Gehl Atlantic Championship of Cleveland 2   Simon Pagenaud   Andreas Wirth   Graham Rahal   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing
7   2006 Toronto   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Robbie Pecorari   Gelles Racing
8   2006 Edmonton   Raphael Matos   Simon Pagenaud   Simon Pagenaud   Team Australia
9   2006 San José   Raphael Matos   Graham Rahal   Raphael Matos   Sierra Sierra Enterprises
10   2006 Denver   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Graham Rahal   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing
11   2006 Montréal   James Hinchcliffe   Antoine Bessette   Graham Rahal   Mi-Jack Conquest Racing
12   2006 Gehl Championship Finale   Raphael Matos   Raphael Matos   Jonathan Bomarito   PR1 Motorsports

Final driver standingsEdit

Pos Driver LBH
 
HOU
 
MTY
 
POR
 
CLE 1
 
CLE 2
 
TOR
 
EDM
 
SJO
 
DEN
 
MTL
 
ROA
 
Pts
1   Simon Pagenaud (RY) 4 2 2 23 2 5 4 1 9 3 2 17 258
2   Graham Rahal (R) 5 15 1 27 1 1 15 2 12 1 1 20 242
3   Andreas Wirth 1 1 6 3 3 18 16 3 18 5 12 3 227
4   Raphael Matos (R) 2 11 23 6 5 22 9 20 1 2 7 2 205
5   David Martínez 12 8 3 7↑ 10 10 8 12 6 10 4 9 179
6   Jonathan Bomarito 23 3 4 14 4 8 2 6 16 16 15 1 178
7   Danilo Dirani (R) 6 5 14 5 8 23 14 5 3 8 13 6 178
8   Alan Sciuto (R) 10 6 7 4 15 9↑ 17 11 15 4 6 8 167
9   Leonardo Maia (R) 9 9 10 9 7 6 10 17 5 12 5 12 161
10   James Hinchcliffe (R) 3 4 16 1 17 19 6 23 25 7 3 16 160
11   Robbie Pecorari (R) 7 18 18 15 24 4 1 10 21 6 11 4 147
12   Joe D'Agostino (R) 11↑ 12 9 24 9 7 7 7 22 18 16 7 123
13   Ryan Lewis (R) 2 19 15 3↑ 22 2 24 24 5 110
14   Alex Barron 8 22 8 16 14 11 5 15 14 11 96
15   Richard Philippe (R) 28 20 17 21 11 2 18 4 17 20 9 23 86
16   Tim Bridgman (R) 24 19 24 10 12↑ 20 19 8 4 21 17↑ 18 72
17   James Davison (R) 13 10 21 25 13 13 12 13 7 22 69
18   Justin Sofio 27 25 19 17 20 16 13 19 8↑ 13↑ 22 14 54
19   Steve Ott (R) 7↑ 20 23 3 21 21 20 23 18 48
20   Colin Fleming (R) 9 24 9 10 13 45
21   Carlos Mastretta (R) 13 6 24 20 18 10 42
22   Alex Sperafico (R) 22 16 12 11 16 23 25 19 11 41
23   Mike Forest (R) DNS DNS 14↑ 14 10↑ 27
24   Daniel Gaunt (R) 20 DNS 15 8 22 21 22
25   Stephen Simpson (R) 25 27 5 21
26   Michael Patrizi (R) 8 15 21
27   Barton Mawer (R) 14 20 11 18
28   Luis Schiavo (R) 15 26 11 16
29   Norbert Siedler (R) 18 21 12↑ 13
30   Charles Hall 22 16 13 13
31   Alex García 18 18 14 13
32   Brian McAtee 21 13 17 12
33   Phil Giebler (R) 11 10
34   Antoine Bessette 12 21 21 10
35   Dan Selznick 17 24 15 10
36   Kyle Kelley 14 19 9
37   Duncan Ende (R) 16 26 21 17 DNS 9
38   Ryan Spencer-Smith (R) 26 13 8
39   Ronnie Bremer 14 7
40   Chris Souliotis 17 22 4
41   Ricardo Vassmer (R) 19 19 4
42   J. R. Hildebrand (R) 19 2
43   Al Unser III 19 23 Wth 2
44   Brian Thienes (R) 20 22 1
  Casey Neal (R) 23 0
Pos Driver LBH
 
HOU
 
MTY
 
POR
 
CLE 1
 
CLE 2
 
TOR
 
EDM
 
SJO
 
DEN
 
MTL
 
ROA
 
Pts
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
Light Blue 6th–10th place
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did Not Start
(DNS)
Race abandoned
(C)
Blank Did not
participate
In-line notation
Bold Pole position
Italics Ran fastest race lap
* Led race laps
Improved the most places
(RY) Rookie of the Year
(R) Rookie

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