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1999 American Le Mans Series season

The 1999 American Le Mans Series season was the inaugural season of the IMSA American Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Touring (GT) race cars divided into three classes: LMP, GTS, and GT. It began March 20, 1999 and ended November 7, 1999 after eight races.

The American Le Mans Series officially replaced the dwindling IMSA GT Championship after the 1998 season. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which organized the 24 Hours of Le Mans, allowed IMSA's owner Don Panoz to create a series closely modeled after the formula used at Le Mans. The first official ACO-backed event had been held at the 1998 Petit Le Mans, which was part of the IMSA GT season but allowed ACO-spec cars to compete. The success of the event allowed Panoz to form the American Le Mans Series, which continued until its merger with Grand-Am in 2013.

Schedule

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Superflo 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 20
2 Grand Prix of Atlanta 2 Hours 45 Minutes Road Atlanta April 18
3 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport Park June 27
4 Grand Prix of Sonoma 2 Hours 45 Minutes Sears Point Raceway July 25
5 Rose City Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Portland International Raceway August 1
6 Petit Le Mans 1000 Miles or 10 Hours Road Atlanta September 18
7 Sports Car Championships 2 Hours 45 Minutes Laguna Seca Raceway October 10
8 Grand Prix of Las Vegas 2 Hours 45 Minutes Las Vegas Motor Speedway November 7

Season results

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP Winning Team GTS Winning Team GT Winning Team Results
LMP Winning Drivers GTS Winning Drivers GT Winning Drivers
1 Sebring #42 BMW Motorsport #56 Martin Snow Racing #23 Alex Job Racing Results
J.J. Lehto
Tom Kristensen
Jörg Müller
Martin Snow
Melanie Snow
Patrick Huisman
Kelly Collins
Cort Wagner
Darryl Havens
2 Road Atlanta #0 Team Rafanelli SRL #99 Schumacher Racing #7 PTG Results
Eric van de Poele
Mimmo Schiattarella
John O'Steen
Larry Schumacher
Brian Cunningham
Johannes van Overbeek
3 Mosport #2 Panoz Motor Sports #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #23 Alex Job Racing Results
Jan Magnussen
Johnny O'Connell
Olivier Beretta
David Donohue
Dirk Müller
Cort Wagner
4 Sears Point #42 BMW Motorsport #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #9 PTG Results
J.J. Lehto
Steve Soper
Olivier Beretta
David Donohue
Hans-Joachim Stuck
Boris Said
5 Portland #1 Panoz Motor Sports #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #23 Manthey Racing Results
Éric Bernard
David Brabham
Olivier Beretta
David Donohue
Dirk Müller
Cort Wagner
6 Road Atlanta #1 Panoz Motor Sports #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #23 Manthey Racing Results
Éric Bernard
David Brabham
Andy Wallace
Olivier Beretta
Karl Wendlinger
Marc Duez
Dirk Müller
Sascha Maassen
Cort Wagner
7 Laguna Seca #42 BMW Motorsport #91 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #02 Reiser Callas Rennsport Results
J.J. Lehto
Steve Soper
Olivier Beretta
Karl Wendlinger
Johnny Mowlem
David Murry
8 Las Vegas #42 BMW Motorsport #92 Dodge Viper Team Oreca #23 Manthey Racing Results
J.J. Lehto
Steve Soper
Tommy Archer
Karl Wendlinger
Dirk Müller
Cort Wagner

Teams Championship

Points are awarded to the top nineteen finishers in each class in the following order:

  • 25-21-19-17-15-14-13-12-11-10-...

Exception however for the 12 Hours of Sebring, which awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-24-22-20-19-18-17-16-15-...

Teams only scored the points for their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Panoz Motor Sports Panoz Esperante GTR-1
Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8

15

25

21

25

25

21

17
149
2 BMW Motorsport BMW V12 LMR BMW S70 6.0 L V12 30 25 21 21 25 25 147
3 Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 26 19 17 17 14 17 15 14 139
4 Doyle-Risi Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 19 17 15 10 11 14 13 99
5 Doran Enterprises Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 21 12 12 8 12 17 15 97
6 Team Rafanelli SRL Riley & Scott Mk III Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 25 19 14 13 14 85
7 Champion Racing Porsche 911 GT1-98 Porsche 3.2 L Turbo Flat-6 22 14 8 12 13 5 74
8 Hybrid R&D Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 8 9 10 5 10 11 63
9 Intersport Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

14

8

7
6


8
9

52
10 Downing/Atlanta Kudzu DLM
Kudzu DLY
Mazda 2.0 L 3-Rotor
Mazda R26B 2.6 L 4-Rotor
17


8

9

6

10
50
11 Transatlantic Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 15 12 9 13 49
12 Dollahite Racing Ferrari 333 SP Ferrari F310E 4.0 L V12 11 5 6 10 32
13 Price & Bscher BMW V12 LM BMW S70 6.0 L V12 13 15 28
14 DAMS Lola B98/10 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 7 19 26
15 Audi Sport Team Joest Audi R8R Audi 3.6 L Turbo V8 24 24
16 Robinson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 12 9 21
17 Multimatic Motorsports Lola B98/10 Ford 5.1 L V8 5 11 16
18 Nygmatech Racing Riley & Scott Mk III Ford 5.0 L V8 7 7 14
19 Genesis Racing Riley & Scott Mk III
Hawk MD3R
Ford 5.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
13

13
20= Sintura Racing Sintura S99 Judd GV4 4.0 L V10 11 11
20= J&P Motorsports Panoz LMP-1 Roadster-S Ford (Élan-Yates) 6.0 L V8 11 11
20= TRV Motorsports Riley & Scott Mk III Chevrolet 6.0 L V8 6 5 11
23 Whittington Brothers Riley & Scott Mk III
Lola B98/10
Ford 5.0 L V8
Ford (Roush) 6.0 L V8

10
10
24 Team Cascadia Lola B98/12 BMW 4.0 L V8
Chevrolet 6.0 L V8

5
5

GTS Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Dodge Viper Team Oreca Dodge Viper GTS-R Dodge 8.0 L V10 25 25 25 25 25 25 150
2 Martin Snow Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 30 21 14 15 17 7 19 13 139
3 Saleen/Allen Speedlab Saleen Mustang SR Ford 8.0 L V8 14 17 19 17 14 11 13 14 119
4 Konrad Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 24 19 13 19 8 15 15 113
5 Chiefie Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 17 13 13 12 13 14 14 12 108
6 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C5-R Chevrolet 6.0 L V8
Chevrolet 7.0 L V8
22

21

17


21

19
100
7 Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 26 14 15 12 12 79
8 Schumacher Racing Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 15 25 17 57
9 CJ Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 19 15 15 49
10 Roock Motorsport North America Porsche 911 GT2 Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 17 17 47
11 Johnson Autosport Porsche 911 Turbo Porsche 3.6 L Turbo Flat-6 16 14 30
12 DM Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6 13 13
13 Chamberlain Motorsport Chrysler Viper GTS-R Chrysler 8.0 L V10 9 9

GT Standings

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Total
1 Prototype Technology Group BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 16 25 21 19 25 21 13 21 161
2 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 30 25 21 17 14 6 19 14 146
3 Reiser Callas Rennsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 18 12 15 14 17 14 25 9 124
4 Contemporary Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 24 10 7 19 15 11 19 105
5 Manthey Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 21 25 21 25 92
6 RWS Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3-R Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 11 9 12 9 10 51
7 Team ARE Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 9 12 6 10 8 45
8= Prototype Technology Group (#9) BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 25 8 33
8= G&W Motorsports Porsche 911 GT2 Evo
Porsche 911 Carrera RSR
Porsche 3.8 L Turbo Flat-6
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
20


13
33
10= Team PRC Porsche 911 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6 17 15 32
10= The Racer's Group Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 13 13 6 32
12 Auto Sport South Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 8 9 27
13 Alegra Motorsport Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 17 8 25
14 Freisinger Motorsport Porsche 911 Supercup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 13 24
15= Vanderhoof Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 14 9 23
15= Millennium Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 12 23
17= Gallade Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 22 22
17= TransEnergy Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 15 7 22
19 Bell Motorsports BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 19 19
20 Pregrid Motorsports Porsche 911 3.8 RSR Cup Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 7 17
21 Aspen Knolls Racing BMW M3 BMW 3.2 L I6 15 15
22 Fordahl Motorsports Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 12 12
23= White Lightning Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= Broadfoot Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 11 11
23= Team Pumpelly Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 6 5 11
26 Toad Hall Motor Racing Porsche 911 Carrera RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6 10 10

External links

  • American Le Mans Series homepage
  • IMSA Archived ALMS Results and Points
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