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2008 Atlantic Championship

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The 2008 Atlantic Championship season was the thirty-fifth Atlantic Championship season. It began on April 20, 2008 and ended on October 4, 2008. Despite the merger of Champ Car's premier series with the Indy Racing League, the Champ Car owners continued to own and operate the Atlantic Championship under a new legal entity, Atlantic Racing Series, LLC.[1] Champ Car continued to sanction the first two events of the season at Long Beach and Laguna Seca with the remainder of the season running under IMSA sanction.[2] The Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda Drivers' Champion was Markus Niemelä driving for Brooks Associates Racing.

2008 Atlantic Championship season
Cooper Tires Presents the Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda
Season
Races11
Start dateApril 20
End dateOctober 3
Awards
Drivers' championFinland Markus Niemelä
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EventsEdit

The original 12-race 2008 Atlantic Championship calendar, which featured many supporting runs during Champ Car World Series events, had to be scrapped as a result of the 2008 open-wheel reunification announcement. The Long Beach, Laguna Seca, Edmonton, Mont-Tremblant and Road America races, which had been part of the Champ Car schedule before reunification, remained in the calendar. The Road America races were changed, as the American Le Mans Series' Generac 500 weekend meet was changed from one to two races (a Saturday and Sunday race). The Edmonton race, now part of the IndyCar Series, also switched to a two-race format. The original races at Trois-Rivieres and Miller were not affected, since the Quebec race was part of the Grand Prix of Trois-Rivieres (which also features the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series), and the Utah race was conducted as part of the Rolex Sports Car Series Sunchaser 1000 weekend.[3] On April 3 a revised post-reunification schedule was released featuring 11 races including the seven weekends that were kept (with two races at Edmonton and Road America), and two new races, one at New Jersey and a second Road Atlanta (as a support race to the Petit Le Mans).

Rd Race Name Circuit City/Location Race Date
1   Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Challenge of Long Beach[4] Long Beach Grand Prix Long Beach, California April 20
2   Monterey Festival of Speed Atlantic Championship [5] Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California May 18
3   Sommet des Legends Circuit Mont-Tremblant Mont-Tremblant, Quebec June 29
4   Rexall Edmonton Indy Twin Races - Race 1 Edmonton Indy Edmonton, Alberta July 25
5   Rexall Edmonton Indy Twin Races - Race 2 Edmonton Indy Edmonton, Alberta July 26
6   Road Race Showcase/Road America - Race 1 [6] Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 9
7   Road Race Showcase/Road America - Race 2 [6] Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 10
8   Grand Prix de Trois-Rivières[4] Circuit Trois-Rivières Trois-Rivières, Quebec August 17
9   Mazda Formula Zoom Zoom[4] New Jersey Motorsports Park Millville, New Jersey September 14
10   SunRichGourmet.com 1000[4] Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah September 21
11   Atlanta Atlantic Challenge Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia October 3

TelevisionEdit

The 2008 series was televised at 5 PM ET on Sundays starting on November 9, 2008 on Speed TV.[7]

  • November 9 – Grand Prix of Long Beach
  • November 16 – Laguna Seca and Race 1 of Edmonton
  • December 14 – Race 2 of Edmonton and Race 1 of Road America
  • December 21 – Race 2 of Road America and Trois Rivières
  • December 28 – Miller Motorsports Park and Road Atlanta

Drivers and TeamsEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 2008 Atlantic Championship season. All teams used the Swift 016.a chassis powered by a Mazda-Cosworth MZR 2.3 liter inline-4 engine and Cooper tires.[8]

Team No Drivers Sponsor Notes
  Jensen MotorSport 2   Henri Karjalainen Did not appear at Road Atlanta
22   Eric Jensen Trois-Rivières and New Jersey only
  Forsythe Championship
Racing
3   James Hinchcliffe Indeck
7   Davíd Garza Pérez Axtel/Madisa Cat/Tecate
  David Martínez Injury replacement for Road America,
Trois-Rivières, New Jersey, Miller
  Walker Racing 5   Greg Mansell Sunseeker
15   Leo Mansell Sunseeker
25   Kevin Lacroix Uni-Select/Deans Knight/Wasteco
  Condor Motorsports 6   Junior Strous Shell/HTP/Muermans Group/Red White & Bluezz
9   Dominick Muermans Hugenholtz Property Group/Jumbo Supermarkten/Muermans Group
11   Douglas Soares Banco BMG
77   Brian Thienes Bare Elegance/Valley Ball Cabaret Long Beach Only
  Brooks Associates
Racing
8   Markus Niemelä Mr. Jones Bar & Kitchen
88   Andreas Wirth Wirsol/Sueba USA First 3 Rounds
  Tom Sutherland ClickAway Computers & Networking
  Pacific Coast
Motorsports
14   Carl Skerlong King Taco Did not appear at Road Atlanta (injury)
41   Frankie Muniz Hard Rock Cafe
  Genoa Racing 17   Alan Sciuto Deans Ultra Plug Long Beach Only
  Tõnis Kasemets Road America Only
  J.R. Hildebrand Road Atlanta Only
19   Dane Cameron MAZDASPEED/Finlay Motorsports/Lynx Racing
  Mathiasen Motorsports 26   Jonathan Bomarito RLM Investments/Discount Tire Centers/Stone Brewing
  PR1 Motorsports 32   Mike Forest Konica Minolta/Earthwater/Dynacor Media Long Beach Only
  Newman Wachs Racing 34   Simona de Silvestro Nuclear Clean Air Energy
36   Jonathan Summerton Nuclear Clean Air Energy
  Paladin Motorsports 45   Greg Minium Long Beach Only
  Christopher Zoechling X8ment4u.com Laguna Seca & Edmonton Only
  EuroInternational 46   Luis Schiavo Constructora Iriaca Did not appear at New Jersey or Miller
70   Daniel Morad Metro Directories of Georgia Did not appear at New Jersey, Miller &
Road Atlanta
  Polestar Motor Racing 66   Rich Zober Zober Industries New Jersey Only

Full series resultsEdit

Race summariesEdit

Round 1: Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Challenge of Long BeachEdit

  • Sunday April 20, 2008 - 1:30 p.m. EDT
  • Streets of Long Beach - Long Beach, California (1.968 mile street circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 38 laps / 74.784 miles
  • Race weather: 60 °F, Sunny skies
  • Television: Speed (November 9, 2008 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #26 Jonathan Bomarito, 93.286 mph (150.125 km/h)
  • Race Summary
The 2008 Imperial Capital Bank Atlantic Challenge of Long Beach was won by the young Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro making her only the second female driver to ever win an Atlantic Championship race after Katherine Legge.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 2 34   Simona de Silvestro Newman Wachs Racing 38 50:51.261 15
2 4 17   Alan Sciuto Genoa Racing 38 +1.285 0
3 5 25   Kevin Lacroix Walker Racing 38 +2.256 0
4 6 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 38 +2.983 0
5 1 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 38 +4.605 23
Race average speed:
Lead changes: 1 between 2 drivers
Cautions: 1 for 2 Laps

Round 2: Monterey Festival of Speed Atlantic ChampionshipEdit

Canadian James Hinchciffe took the pole at Laguna Seca with a 1:16.189 which was a track record qualifying run on by an Atlantic car on Saturday after taking the provisional pole on Friday. He then went on to dominate Sunday's race.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps
Led
1 1 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe/Pettit Racing 34 50:50.352 28
2 2 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 34 +2.391 6
3 4 6   Junior Strous Condor Motorsports 34 +6.671 0
4 5 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 34 +13.027 0
5 11 9   Dominick Muermans Condor Motorsports 34 +18.404 0
Race average speed: 89.803 mph
Lead changes: 2
Cautions: 2 for 9 laps

Round 3: Sommet des LegendsEdit

  • Sunday June 29, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Circuit Mont-Tremblant - Mont-Tremblant, Quebec (2.621 mile road circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 30 laps / 78.630 miles
  • Race weather: 75 °F, Partly cloudy skies
  • Television: TBA
  • Pole position winner: #6 Junior Strous, 1:28.805 (106.251 mph)
  • Race Summary
Dutch driver Junior Strous dominated the weekend by taking pole and leading every lap in the race. The win was his first ever in the Atlantic Championship, as was his pole position. He leads the season championship with 74 points over James Hinchcliffe and Markus Niemelä who are tied at 67.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 1 6   Junior Strous Condor Motorsports 30 53:50.600 30
2 3 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 30 +0.487* 0
3 4 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 30 +0.966 0
4 5 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe Championship Racing 30 +1.514 0
5 8 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 30 +2.057 0
  * Race finished under caution
Race average speed: 87.621 mph
Lead changes: 0
Cautions: 3 for 10 Laps

Round 4: Rexall Edmonton Indy Twin Races - Race 1Edit

  • Friday July 25, 2008 - 5:15 p.m. MDT
  • Rexall Speedway - Edmonton, Alberta (1.973 mile temporary airport circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 38 laps / 74.974 miles
  • Race weather: 80 °F, Partly cloudy skies
  • Television: Speed (November 16, 2008 - 5:30 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #3 James Hinchcliffe, 1:05.910 (107.765 mph)
  • Race Summary
Polesitter James Hinchcliffe led from the green flag but was closely stalked by Jonathan Bomarito, who finally made the pass in Turn 1 on lap 31. A late race caution set up a one lap sprint to the finish with Bomarito holding off Markus Niemelä to become the fourth race winner in as many races this season. The win was Bomarito's third Atlantic victory and the first victory for his team, Mathiasen Motorsports, in 36 starts. In the points chase, Niemelä leads Hinchcliffe 94-93.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 2 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 38 45:18.942 8
2 5 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 38 +0.691 0
3 1 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe Championship Racing 38 +1.151 30
4 4 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 38 +1.757 0
5 6 7   David Garza Pérez Forsythe Championship Racing 38 +2.170 0
Race average speed: 99.269 mph
Lead changes: 1
Cautions: 1 for 3 Laps

Round 5: Rexall Edmonton Indy Twin Races - Race 2Edit

  • Saturday July 25, 2008 - 12:45 p.m. MDT
  • Rexall Speedway - Edmonton, Alberta (1.973 mile temporary airport circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 36 laps / 71.028 miles
  • Race weather: 80 °F, Mostly cloudy skies
  • Television: Speed (December 14, 2008 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #14 Carl Skerlong, 1:05.455 (108.514 mph)
  • Race Summary
A1 Grand Prix veteran (but Atlantic rookie) Jonathan Summerton jumped into the lead from third on the starting grid and dominated the race, leading every lap on the way to his first Atlantic series win. He became the fifth different winner in five races and the first rookie to top a podium this year. James Hinchcliffe finished third and jumped to the top of the points table. He has 118 points, five more than Markus Niemelä.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 3 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 18 45:08.751 36
2 1 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 18 +2.222 0
3 4 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe Championship Racing 18 +6.039 0
4 5 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 18 +6.719 0
5 2 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 18 +7.195 0
Race average speed: 94.398 mph
Lead changes: 0
Cautions: 1 for 5 Laps

Round 6: Road Race Showcase/Road America - Race 1Edit

  • Saturday August 8, 2008 - 1:00 p.m. CDT
  • Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (4.048 mile permanent road circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 18 laps / 72.864 miles
  • Race weather: 76 °F, Partly cloudy skies
  • Television: Speed (December 14, 2008 - 5:30 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #19 Dane Cameron, 1:59.190 (122.265 mph)
  • Race Summary
Jonathan Bomarito became the first multiple time winner in the 2008 Atlantic series. He took the lead from pole sitter Dane Cameron at the standing start. On lap 10, Cameron passed Bomarito in Canada Corner but Bomarito was able to pass him back on the following lap, taking the lead which he would hold for the remainder of the race. James Hinchcliffe finished fifth, high enough to keep the points lead with 139 points. Markus Niemelä trails Hinchcliffe by 7 and Bomarito is only 9 points back. Atlantic and Champ Car veteran Tõnis Kasemets made his first appearance since last year's Atlantic round at Road America and finished on the podium in third.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 2 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 18 45:02.334 17
2 1 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 18 +0.411 1
3 8 17   Tõnis Kasemets Genoa Racing 18 +0.978 0
4 9 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 18 +6.384 0
5 3 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe Championship Racing 18 +7.230 0
Race average speed: 97.068 mph
Lead changes: 1
Cautions: 2 for 6 Laps

Round 7: Road Race Showcase/Road America - Race 2Edit

  • Sunday August 9, 2008 - 1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin (4.048 mile permanent road circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 20 laps / 80.960 miles
  • Race weather: 75 °F, Partly cloudy skies
  • Television: Speed (December 21, 2008 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #26 Jonathan Bomarito, 1:59.564 (121.883 mph)
  • Race Summary
Race 1's winner Jonathan Bomarito led away from the pole, while behind him Jonathan Summerton was charging up through the field from ninth place on the grid. On lap 18, Summerton passed Bomarito in Turn 1, leading only the final two laps home to the checkered flag. Even with the second place finish Bomarito jumped to the top of the points chase. He leads with 157, three in front of the previous leader James Hinchcliffe and six in front of Markus Niemelä.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 9 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 20 46:39.544 2
2 1 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 20 +1.084 18
3 2 17   Tõnis Kasemets Genoa Racing 20 +6.202 0
4 10 25   Kevin Lacroix Walker Racing 20 +6.832 0
5 4 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 20 +8.993 0
Race average speed: 104.108 mph
Lead changes: 1
Cautions: 2 for 5 Laps

Round 8: Grand Prix de Trois-RivièresEdit

Jonathan Bomarito led away from the standing start and was never seriously challenged on his way to his third Atlantic victory of the year. Bad days for James Hinchcliffe and Markus Niemelä allowed him to open a sizable lead in the season championship going into the final three races of the year. Bomarito leads the championship with 191, 28 points ahead of Jonathan Summerton who has 163. Hinchcliffe is still in third, but is 36 points back with 155.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 1 26   Jonathan Bomarito Mathiasen Motorsports 44 50:17.453 44
2 2 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 44 +1.590 0
3 8 6   Junior Strous Condor Motorsports 44 +5.682 0
4 11 34   Simona de Silvestro Newman Wachs Racing 44 +7.878 0
5 4 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 44 +10.015 0
Race average speed: 79.844 mph
Lead changes: 0
Cautions: 2 for 9 Laps

Round 9: Mazda Formula Zoom ZoomEdit

Carl Skerlong dominated the weekend, leading every session and leading every lap in the race to claim his first Atlantic victory. He even set the fastest lap, giving him a perfect score of 34 points for the weekend. Points leader Jonathan Bomarito finished ninth, which reduced his margin to 16 points over Jonathan Summerton and 22 over Markus Niemelä with two races left in the season.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 1 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 42 50:49.282 42
2 2 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 42 +2.464 0
3 4 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 42 +10.441 0
4 3 25   Kevin Lacroix Walker Racing 42 +22.772 0
5 6 6   Junior Strous Condor Motorsports 42 +23.914 0
Race average speed: 107.948 mph
Lead changes: 0
Cautions: None

Round 10: SunRichGourmet.com 1000Edit

  • Sunday September 21, 2008 - 2:30 p.m. MDT
  • Miller Motorsports Park - Tooele, Utah (4.486 mile permanent road circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 20 laps / 89.720 miles
  • Race weather: 71 °F, Mostly Cloudy
  • Television: Speed (December 28, 2008 - 5:00 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #8 Markus Niemelä, 2:28.915 (108.448 mph)
  • Race Summary
Markus Niemelä followed up his first Atlantic series pole position with his first series victory, leading every lap in the race. Three drivers are still alive for the series championship going into the final round of the season. Jonathan Bomarito, who finished sixth, now leads with 224 points. He has an eight point advantage over Jonathan Summerton and a 10 point lead over Niemelä.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 1 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 20 50:40.529 20
2 2 36   Jonathan Summerton Newman Wachs Racing 20 +0.446 0
3 3 19   Dane Cameron Genoa Racing 20 +2.296 0
4 6 14   Carl Skerlong Pacific Coast Motorsports 20 +2.828 0
5 4 34   Simona de Silvestro Newman Wachs Racing 20 +22.363 0
Race average speed: 106.229 mph
Lead changes: 0
Cautions: None

Round 11: Atlanta Atlantic ChallengeEdit

  • Friday October 3, 2008 - 2:10 p.m. EDT
  • Road Atlanta - Braselton, Georgia (2.540 mile permanent road circuit)
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Distance: 35 laps / 88.900 miles
  • Race weather: 72 °F, Clear
  • Television: Speed (December 28, 2008 - 5:30 p.m. EST)
  • Pole position winner: #36 Jonathan Summerton, 1:14.137 (123.339 mph)
  • Race Summary
Markus Niemelä won the race and clinched the series championship on an eventful day at Road Atlanta. At the start Dane Cameron took the race lead from the standing start while Niemelä got around the pole sitter Jonathan Summerton for second place. Jonathan Bomarito, the points leader going into the race, dropped out of the race with mechanical troubles after only 10 laps. Going into a restart on lap 33, Niemelä was in second and Summerton was in third, but Summerton was in line to clinch the championship. On the restart, Niemelä got around Cameron to take the lead on the track and Kevin Lacroix passed Summerton for third, which put Niemelä in position to take the championship. Summerton attempted to pass Cameron to put himself back into the championship position but they made contact and both cars were knocked out of the race. Niemelä cruised the final laps under yellow. Niemelä finished the season with 245 points followed by Bomarito at 228 and Summerton with 224.
Top Five Finishers
Fin.
Pos
St.
Pos
Car
No.
Driver Team Laps Time Laps led
1 3 8   Markus Niemelä Brooks Associates Racing 35 50:19.931 3
2 4 25   Kevin Lacroix Walker Racing 35 +0.730* 0
3 7 3   James Hinchcliffe Forsythe Championship Racing 35 +1.311 0
4 11 34   Simona de Silvestro Newman Wachs Racing 35 +1.807 0
5 8 5   Greg Mansell Walker Racing 35 +4.174 0
  * Race finished under caution
Race average speed: 105.976 mph
Lead changes: 1
Cautions: 2 for 7 Laps

Final driver resultsEdit

Points systemEdit

Position 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Points 31 27 25 23 21 19 17 15 13 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

Bonus Points

  • 1 point to fastest driver in a qualification session.
  • 1 point to driver who leads the most laps in the race.
  • 1 point to driver who improves the most positions in the race.

Driver results and standingsEdit

Pos Driver LGB   LS   MTT   EDM1   EDM2   ELK1   ELK2   TRR   NJ   UT   ATL   Points
1   Markus Niemelä (R) 7 4 2 2 6 6 6 Ret 2 1* 1 245
2   Jonathan Bomarito 5* Ret 6 1 4 1* 2* 1* 9 6 Ret 228
3   Jonathan Summerton (R) 4 6 12 6 1* Ret 1 2 3 2 Ret 224
4   James Hinchcliffe 10 1* 4 3* 3 5 8 Ret 16 10 3 196
5   Junior Strous 8 3 1* 13 9 8 11 3 5 8 8 196
6   Carl Skerlong 23 2 3 19 2 4 5 Ret 1* 4 Inj 189
7   Dane Cameron (R) 11 17 5 4 5 2 17 5 Ret 3 Ret* 169
8   Simona de Silvestro 1 10 9 8 Ret 9 18 4 11 5 4 167
9   Kevin Lacroix 3 15 13 7 7 14 4 Ret 4 11 2 161
10   Greg Mansell (R) 13 Ret DNS 9 Ret 12 13 9 7 9 5 105
11   Frankie Muniz 15 13 11 12 13 11 10 12 10 14 9 102
12   Daniel Morad (R) 6 9 Ret 11 8 Ret 9 6 95
13   Davíd Garza Pérez 12 7 8 5 10 Inj Inj Inj Inj Inj 6 94
14   Dominick Muermans (R) 17 5 10 Ret 15 16 16 14 14 17 12 80
15   Tom Sutherland 10 Ret Ret Ret 8 6 7 10 78
16   David Martínez 7 7 7 8 13 74
17   Henri Karjalainen (R) 14 16 Ret 14 11 Ret 14 10 15 12 70
18   Douglas Soares (R) 16 14 Ret 15 12 15 15 11 13 15 Ret 70
19   Leo Mansell (R) 19 11 Ret 17 Ret 13 Ret 13 12 16 11 68
20   Luis Schiavo (R) 18 Ret DNS 16 14 10 12 16 7 60
21   Tõnis Kasemets 3 3 51
22   Andreas Wirth 9 8 7 45
23   Alan Sciuto 2 27
24   Christopher Zoechling (R) 12 18 16 18
25   Eric Jensen 15 Ret 9
26   J. R. Hildebrand Ret 7
27   Rich Zober (R) 17 4
28   Brian Thienes 20 1
29   Mike Forest 21 0
30   Greg Minium (R) 22 0
Pos Driver LGB   LS   MTT   EDM1   EDM2   ELK1   ELK2   TRR   NJ   UT   ATL   Points
Color Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green 4th & 5th place
(Top 5)
Light Blue 6th-10th place
(Top 10)
Dark Blue Finished
(Outside Top 10)
Purple Did not finish
(Ret)
Red Did not qualify
(DNQ)
Brown Withdrawn
(Wth)
Black Disqualified
(DSQ)
White Did not start
(DNS)
Blank Did not
participate
(DNP)
Driver
replacement
(Rpl)
Injured
(Inj)
No race held
(NH)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Champ Car Atlantic News
  2. ^ Champ Car Atlantic News
  3. ^ "Set For 35th Anniversary Season". champcaratlantic.com. 2007-02-27. Retrieved 2008-02-27.
  4. ^ a b c d "Champ Car Announces 2008 Schedules". champcaratlantic.com. 2007-11-05. Retrieved 2008-01-30.
  5. ^ "Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Announces Weekend Schedule for Festival of Speed". Mazda Raceway. 2008-03-05. Archived from the original on 2008-03-11. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
  6. ^ a b "Road America Adds Speed World Challenge to August Line-Up" (PDF). Road America. 2008-03-10. Retrieved 2008-03-12.[dead link]
  7. ^ 2008 ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS TO AIR ON SPEED THIS FALL AND WINTER September 29, 2008 Archived November 14, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ Champ Car Atlantic News[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit