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1996 Indy Lights season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 1996 PPG/Firestone Indy Lights Championship Powered By Buick consisted of 12 races. Canadian David Empringham captured three wins on his way to the championship.

Calendar

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Homestead Florida March 3, 1996 37 2.4574011=90.9238407 km 0'31:51.723 171.220 km/h David Empringham David Empringham David Empringham ?
2 Long Beach California April 14, 1996 44 2.558787=112.586628 km 0'54:17.817 124.412 km/h David Empringham Gualter Salles David Empringham ?
3 Nazareth Pennsylvania April 28, 1996 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'49:08.616 139.404 km/h Dave DeSilva Claude Bourbonnais Dave DeSilva ?
4 Brooklyn Michigan May 25, 1996 50 3.2186=160.93 km 0'32:30.239 297.065 km/h David Empringham David Empringham David Empringham ?
5 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 2, 1996 75 1.6607976=124.55982 km 0'38:39.070 193.360 km/h Mark Hotchkis Mark Hotchkis Mark Hotchkis ?
6 Detroit Michigan June 9, 1996 36 3.6482831=131.338192 km 0'56:39.773 139.073 km/h Tony Kanaan David Empringham Tony Kanaan ?
7 Portland Oregon June 23, 1996 39 3.138135=122.387265 km 0'44:55.609 163.449 km/h Gualter Salles Tony Kanaan Gualter Salles ?
8 Cleveland Ohio June 30, 1996 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'43:04.913 169,910 km/h Gualter Salles Mark Hotchkis Gualter Salles ?
9 Toronto  Canada July 14, 1996 41 2.8709912=117.710639 km 0'49:52.728 141.596 km/h Gualter Salles Jeff Ward Gualter Salles ?
10 Trois-Rivières  Canada August 4, 1996 50 2.4477453=122.387265 km 0'58:44.951 125.192 km/h Hélio Castro-Neves Hélio Castro-Neves Hélio Castro-Neves ?
11 Vancouver  Canada September 1, 1996 44 2.7406379=120.588068 km 0'53:55.713 134.164 km/h Claude Bourbonnais Jeff Ward Tony Kanaan ?
12 Monterey California September 8, 1996 34 3.6016134=122.454856 km 0'43:55.832 167.248 km/h Tony Kanaan Tony Kanaan Tony Kanaan ?

Race summaries

Homestead race

Held March 3 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. David Empringham won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. David Empringham
  2. Chris Simmons
  3. Mark Hotchkis
  4. David DeSilva
  5. Jeff Ward

Long Beach race

Held April 14 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Gualter Salles won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. David Empringham
  2. Tony Kanaan
  3. Gualter Salles
  4. Hélio Castro-Neves
  5. Alex Padilla

Nazareth race

Held April 28 at Nazareth Speedway. Claude Bourbonnais won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. David DeSilva
  2. David Empringham
  3. Mark Hotchkis
  4. Chris Simmons
  5. Jeff Ward

Michigan race

Held May 25 at Michigan International Speedway. David Empringham won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. David Empringham
  2. Mark Hotchkis
  3. Jeff Ward
  4. Robby Unser
  5. Hélio Castro-Neves

Milwaukee race

Held June 2 at The Milwaukee Mile. Mark Hotchkis won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Hotchkis
  2. Greg Ray
  3. David Empringham
  4. Gualter Salles
  5. Chris Simmons

Detroit race

Held June 9 at Belle Isle Raceway. David Empringham won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Tony Kanaan
  2. Alex Padilla
  3. Claude Bourbonnais
  4. José Luis Di Palma
  5. Jaki Scheckter

Portland race

Held June 23 at Portland International Raceway. Tony Kanaan won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Gualter Salles
  2. Alex Padilla
  3. David Empringham
  4. Claude Bourbonnais
  5. Tony Kanaan

Cleveland race

Held June 30 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Mark Hotchkis won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Gualter Salles
  2. Claude Bourbonnais
  3. Hélio Castro-Neves
  4. Nick Firestone
  5. Hideki Noda

Toronto race

Held July 14 at Exhibition Place. Jeff Ward won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Gualter Salles
  2. Claude Bourbonnais
  3. Hideki Noda
  4. Shigeaki Hattori
  5. Alex Padilla

Trois-Rivières race

Held August 4 at the Trois-Rivières, Quebec Street Circuit. Hélio Castro-Neves won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Hélio Castro-Neves
  2. Tony Kanaan
  3. Alex Padilla
  4. David Empringham
  5. Bertrand Godin

Vancouver race

Held September 1 at Pacific Place. Jeff Ward won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Claude Bourbonnais
  2. Tony Kanaan
  3. Jeff Hotchkis
  4. Alex Padilla
  5. David Empringham

Laguna Seca race

Held September 8 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Tony Kanaan won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Tony Kanaan
  2. Hélio Castro-Neves
  3. Claude Bourbonnais
  4. Alex Padilla
  5. Jeff Ward

Final points standings

Driver

For every race the points were awarded: 20 points to the winner, 16 for runner-up, 14 for third place, 12 for fourth place, 10 for fifth place, 8 for sixth place, 6 seventh place, winding down to 1 points for 12th place. Additional points were awarded to the pole winner (1 point) and to the driver leading the most laps (1 point).

Place Name Country Team Total Points United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States Canada Canada Canada United States
1 David Empringham  Canada Forsythe Racing 148 22 21 16 22 14 1 14 - 8 12 10 8
2 Tony Kanaan  Brazil Tasman Motorsports 113 3 16 1 - 6 21 11 - - 16 17 22
3 Gualter Salles  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing 108 8 15 2 8 12 - 21 21 21 - - -
4 Claude Bourbonnais  Canada Forsythe Racing 104 - 6 1 - 5 14 12 16 16 - 20 14
5 Mark Hotchkis  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 102 14 4 14 16 22 4 3 1 4 - 14 6
6 Alex Padilla  United States Team Medlin 90 - 10 - - - 16 16 - 10 14 12 12
7 Hélio Castro-Neves  Brazil Tasman Motorsports 84 - 12 - 10 2 - 5 14 - 22 3 16
8 David DeSilva  United States Genoa Racing 61 12 3 21 6 - 8 1 - - 6 - 4
9 José Luis Di Palma  Argentina Tasman Motorsports 56 - 8 8 5 - 12 2 6 5 2 8 -
10 Chris Simmons  United States Team Green 54 16 - 12 1 10 6 - 2 - - 6 1
11 Jeff Ward  United States Dorricott Racing 53 10 5 10 14 - 2 - - 1 - 1 10
12 Greg Ray  United States Team Green 48 6 2 - - 16 5 8 3 - 8 - -
13 Shigeaki Hattori  Japan Dorricott Racing 42 4 - 3 - 8 - 6 4 12 5 - -
14 Hideki Noda  Japan Indy Regency Racing 34 2 - 6 - 1 - - 10 14 1 - -
15 Robby Unser  United States PacWest Lights 25 - - - 12 3 3 - - 3 4 - -
16 Bertrand Godin  Canada Forsythe Racing 21 - - - - - - - - 6 10 2 3
17 Felipe Giaffone  Brazil Leading Edge Motorsport 20 - - - 3 4 - - 8 - - -
Brian Stewart Racing 5
Nick Firestone  United States Brian Stewart Racing 18 - - - 2 - - 4 12 - - - -
19 Jack Miller  United States Brian Stewart Racing 12 - - 5 - - - - - - 3 4 -
Jaki Scheckter  South Africa FRE Racing 12 - - - - - 10 - - - - - 2
21 Roque Aranda  Paraguay RaceCars 8 - - 4 4 - - - - - - - -
22 Freddy van Beuren  Mexico RaceCars 7 - - - - - - - 1 1 - 5 -
23 Doug Boyer  United States Summitt Motorsports 5 5 - - - - - - - - - - -
Casey Mears  United States Team Mears 5 - - - - - - - 5 - - - -
25 Robbie Buhl  United States FRE Racing 2 - - - - - - - - 2 - - -
Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.  Mexico Leading Edge Motorsport 2 - - - - - 1 - - - - 1 -
27 José Cordova  Brazil FRE Racing 1 1 - - - - - - - - - - -
Shan Groff  United States Team Leisy/McCormack 1 - 1 - - - - - - - - - -

Complete Overview

first column of every race 10 = grid position
second column of every race 10 = race result

R21=retired, but classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify (18)=place after practice, but grid position not held free

Place Name Country Team United States United States United States United States United States United States United States United States Canada Canada Canada United States
1 David Empringham  Canada Forsythe Racing 1 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 6 3 1 R21 7 3 11 R21 8 6 11 4 14 5 9 6
2 Tony Kanaan  Brazil Tasman Motorsports 9 10 3 2 11 R12 4 R17 13 7 5 1 1 5 3 R19 4 R24 2 2 6 2 1 1
3 Gualter Salles  Brazil Brian Stewart Racing 5 6 1 3 14 R11 3 6 7 4 2 R22 2 1 2 1 2 1 6 R15 16 R21 13 19
4 Claude Bourbonnais  Canada Forsythe Racing 24 NQ 8 7 1 R16 2 R18 5 8 4 3 9 4 6 2 6 2 9 R20 7 1 2 3
5 Mark Hotchkis  United States Leading Edge Motorsport 2 3 11 9 5 3 6 2 1 1 7 9 14 10 1 R18 11 9 7 R19 10 3 6 7
6 Alex Padilla  United States Team Medlin 12 17 7 5 19 R15 - - 18 17 6 2 5 2 7 R20 7 5 4 3 2 4 5 4
7 Hélio Castro-Neves  Brazil Tasman Motorsports (18) NS 5 4 7 R17 15 5 10 11 12 R17 8 8 5 3 3 R23 1 1 3 R10 4 2
8 David DeSilva  United States Genoa Racing 3 4 10 10 2 1 7 7 2 R19 9 6 12 12 16 16 14 R15 12 7 5 R18 7 9
9 José Luis Di Palma  Argentina Tasman Motorsports 13 15 4 6 9 6 14 8 14 14 10 4 15 11 8 7 13 8 5 11 8 6 19 13
10 Chris Simmons  United States Team Green 4 2 16 R23 8 4 11 12 3 5 17 7 11 R21 13 11 16 R14 13 R17 13 7 11 12
11 Jeff Ward  United States Dorricott Racing 8 5 13 8 4 5 9 3 (7) NS 8 11 6 R17 4 13 1 R20 3 R16 1 R20 3 5
12 Greg Ray  United States Team Green 7 7 14 11 12 R18 12 15 4 2 19 8 13 6 12 10 19 R16 8 6 17 R17 15 16
13 Shigeaki Hattori  Japan Dorricott Racing 11 9 27 NQ 6 10 8 R19 9 6 14 13 16 7 9 9 5 4 15 8 15 R16 16 14
14 Hideki Noda  Japan Indy Regency Racing 14 11 9 R16 10 7 17 13 8 12 11 R16 4 R20 10 5 9 3 14 12 4 R13 8 15
15 Robby Unser  United States PacWest Lights 16 13 24 R15 13 R14 5 4 12 10 18 10 21 15 - - 17 10 17 9 12 R14 18 20
16 Bertrand Godin  Canada Forsythe Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 7 10 5 11 11 10 10
17 Felipe Giaffone  Brazil Leading Edge Motorsport 17 14 15 R24 15 R13 13 10 11 9 15 R18 3 R16 13 6 - - - -
Brian Stewart Racing 9 R22 12 8
Nick Firestone  United States Brian Stewart Racing - - - - - - 10 11 16 16 16 R20 18 9 14 4 15 R19 - - - - - -
19 Jack Miller  United States Brian Stewart Racing 19 21 17 R18 18 6 20 R20 19 18 22 R15 19 19 20 14 21 R21 20 10 22 9 22 23
Jaki Scheckter  South Africa FRE Racing - - - - - - - - - - 3 5 10 R18 - - - - - - - - 14 11
21 Roque Aranda  Paraguay RaceCars - - 19 R20 17 9 16 9 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
22 Freddy van Beuren  Mexico RaceCars - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 19 12 10 12 18 13 21 8 17 17
23 Doug Boyer  United States Summitt Motorsports 6 8 6 R22 ? NQ 19 16 15 13 13 R19 - - - - - - - - ? NS - -
Casey Mears  United States Team Mears - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 8 - - - - - - - -
25 Robbie Buhl  United States FRE Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 11 - - - - - -
Rodolfo Lavín, Jr.  Mexico Leading Edge Motorsport 18 16 22 R19 ? NQ 18 14 17 15 21 12 20 14 21 15 21 R13 19 R18 20 R12 20 21
27 José Cordova  Brazil FRE Racing 15 12 18 R25 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Shan Groff  United States Team Leisy/McCormack - - 26 12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ? NS 23 22
- Mauricio Slaviero  Brazil RaceCars - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 13 17 R17 18 R18 - - - - - -
- Mattias Andersson  Sweden Brian Stewart Racing 21 20 21 13 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Sohrab Amirsardari  Canada Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - 20 14 - - - - 23 R17 - - - - - -
- José Giaffone  Brazil Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 16 R14 19 R19 21 18
- Andy Boss  United States Performance Racing 20 19 20 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- David LaCroix  United States Performance Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 R15 - -
- Niclas Jönsson  Sweden Team Leisy/McCormack - - 25 R17 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Diego Guzman  Colombia RaceCars 10 18 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Peter Faucetta, Jr.  United States FRE Racing - - - - 16 R19 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Paulo Carcasci  Brazil RaceCars - - 12 R21 - - 21 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - 18 R15 - -
- Danny Candia  Paraguay RaceCars 22 22 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Bob Reid  United States ? - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 R22 - - - - - -
- Harry Puterbaugh  United States Team Leisy/McCormack 23 23 - - (20) NS - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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