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The 1991 Firestone Indy Lights Championship consisted of 12 races. Eric Bachelart won four races on his way to the championship. He was one of six different winners on the season.

CalendarEdit

Race No Track State Date Laps Distance Time Speed Winner Pole Position Most Leading Laps Fastest Race Lap
1 Long Beach California April 14, 1991 45 2.687531=120.938895 km 0'54:36.499 132.880 km/h Eric Bachelart Eric Bachelart Eric Bachelart ?
2 Phoenix Arizona April 21, 1991 75 1.6093=120.6975 km 0'38:59.979 185.690 km/h Robbie Groff Mark Smith Mark Smith ?
3 Milwaukee Wisconsin June 2, 1991 100 1.6607976=166.07976 km 0'54:47.080 181.890 km/h Robbie Groff John Marconi Robbie Groff ?
4 Detroit Michigan June 16, 1991 30 4.02325=120.6975 km 0'56:27.903 128.254 km/h Eric Bachelart Eric Bachelart Eric Bachelart ?
5 Portland Oregon June 23, 1991 40 3.0930746=123.722984 km 0'43:54.052 169.094 km/h Eric Bachelart P. J. Jones P. J. Jones ?
6 Cleveland Ohio July 7, 1991 32 3.8124317=121.9978144 km 0'38:06.5[1] 192.081 km/h Mark Smith Mark Smith Mark Smith ?
7 Meadowlands New Jersey July 14, 1991 63 1.9585181=123.38664 km 0'45:18.60 163.390 km/h Eric Bachelart Mark Smith P. J. Jones ?
8 Toronto Template:CAN July 21, 1991 42 2.8709912=120.58163 km 0'47:41.265 151.714 km/h P. J. Jones Eric Bachelart Robbie Buhl ?
9 Denver Colorado August 25, 1991 30 3.122042=93.66126 km 0'48:18.360 116.335 km/h P. J. Jones Robbie Groff P. J. Jones ?
10 Lexington Ohio September 15, 1991 34 3.6337994=122.004252 km 0'51:35.404 141.893 km/h Brian Till Robbie Buhl Eric Bachelart ?
11 Nazareth Pennsylvania October 6, 1991 75 1.5223978=114.179835 km 0'39:15.623 174.496 km/h Robbie Buhl Robbie Groff Robbie Groff ?
12 Monterey California October 20, 1991 34 3.5629902=121.1416668 km 0'49:32.944 146.693 km/h Mark Smith Robbie Buhl Mark Smith ?
  1. time is calculated from posted speed

Race summariesEdit

Long Beach raceEdit

Held April 14 at Long Beach, California Street Course. Eric Bachelart won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Eric Bachelart
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. Robbie Groff
  4. Mark Smith
  5. Franck Fréon

Phoenix raceEdit

Held April 21 at Phoenix International Raceway. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Mark Smith
  3. Eric Bachelart
  4. Tommy Byrne
  5. Johnny O'Connell

Milwaukee raceEdit

Held June 2 at The Milwaukee Mile. John Marconi won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Groff
  2. Eric Bachelart
  3. Franck Fréon
  4. P. J. Jones
  5. John Marconi

Detroit raceEdit

Held June 16 at the Detroit street circuit. Eric Bachelart won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Eric Bachelart
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Brian Till
  4. Robbie Buhl
  5. Robbie Groff

Portland raceEdit

Held June 23 at Portland International Raceway. P. J. Jones won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Eric Bachelart
  2. Franck Fréon
  3. Mark Smith
  4. Brian Till
  5. P. J. Jones

Cleveland raceEdit

Held July 7 at Burke Lakefront Airport. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Smith
  2. Brian Till
  3. Robbie Groff
  4. Johnny O'Connell
  5. Robbie Buhl

Meadowlands raceEdit

Held July 14 at the Meadowlands Sports Complex. Mark Smith won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Eric Bachelart
  2. P. J. Jones
  3. Robbie Buhl
  4. Robbie Groff
  5. Mark Smith

Toronto raceEdit

Held July 21 at Exhibition Place. Eric Bachelart won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. P. J. Jones
  2. Robbie Buhl
  3. John Marconi
  4. Franck Fréon
  5. Mark Smith

Denver raceEdit

Held August 25 at the Denver, Colorado street circuit. Robbie Groff won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. P. J. Jones
  2. Eric Bachelart
  3. Roberto Quintanilla
  4. Mark Smith
  5. Brian Till

Mid-Ohio raceEdit

Held September 15 at The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Brian Till
  2. Mark Smith
  3. Franck Fréon
  4. P. J. Jones
  5. Roberto Quintanilla

Nazareth raceEdit

Held October 6 at Nazareth Speedway. Robbie Groff won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Robbie Buhl
  2. P. J. Jones
  3. Eric Bachelart
  4. Brian Till
  5. Roberto Quintanilla

Laguna Seca raceEdit

Held October 20 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Robbie Buhl won the pole.

Top Five Results

  1. Mark Smith
  2. Brian Till
  3. Eric Bachelart
  4. Mike Snow
  5. P. J. Jones

Final points standingsEdit

DriverEdit

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 USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! 25px-Canadaflag !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall !! USAflagsmall
1 Eric Bachelart Template:BEL Landford Racing 174 22 14 16 22 20 6 20 9 16 1 14 14
2 Mark Smith Template:USA Evergreen Racing 155 12 18 6 8 14 22 11 10 12 16 5 21
3 P. J. Jones Template:USA Landford Racing 123 - 3 12 - 12 - 17 20 21 12 16 10
4 Franck Fréon Template:FRA Fréon Racing Services 121 10 6 14 16 16 8 8 12 8 14 4 5
5 Brian Till Template:USA Cole Performance 120 6 - 8 14 12 16 - 6 10 20 12 16
6 Robbie Buhl Template:USA Leading Edge Motorsport 110 16 5 4 12 8 10 14 17 2 1 20 1
7 Robbie Groff Template:USA Groff Motorsports 107 14 20 21 10 4 14 12 3 1 - 8 -
8 John Marconi Template:USA Marconi Racing/U.S. Racing 54 1 4 4 5 14 5 6 - 3
P.I.G. Racing 11 - 1
9 Roberto Quintanilla Template:MEX Roquin Motorsports 53 - - - 1 2 5 6 5 14 10 10 -
10 Jeff Davis Template:USA Leading Edge Motorsport 39 - - 3 2 3 3 4 4 6 4 8 2
11 Johnny O'Connell Template:USA Team Milkhouse 37 4 10 5 - 6 12 - - - - - -
12 Tommy Byrne Template:IRL P.I.G. Racing 35 5 12 - 5 5 - - - - - - 8
13 Mike Snow Template:USA Bradley Motorsports 29 8 - - - - 1 - - 3 5 - 12
14 Dave Kudrave Template:USA Bradley Motorsports 16 - 1 - 6 - - - - -
Regency Racing 3 - 6
15 Rob Wilson Template:NZL McNeill Motorsports 15 3 2
Stuart Moore Racing 2 - - - - - - 8 - -
16 George Sutcliffe Template:USA P.I.G. Racing 9 - 8 1 - - - - - - - - -
17 Bob Reid Template:USA McNeill Motorsports 8 - - - 4 - 2 - - -
Leading Edge Motorsport 2 - -
18 Scott Backman Template:USA John Martin Racing 4 - - - - - - - - 4 - - -
Page Jones Template:USA Bradley Motorsports 4 - - - - - - - - - - - 4
20 Sandy Dells Template:USA Roquin Motorsports 3 - - - 3 - - - - - - - -
Wayne Cerbo Template:USA Stuart Moore Racing 3 - - - - - - 3 - - - - -
22 Marty Roth Template:CAN Roquin Motorsports 2 2 - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Doricott, Jr. Template:USA Cameron-McGee Motorsports 2 - - - - - - - - - 1 - 1
24 Desiré Wilson Template:Flag Leading Edge Motorsport 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - -

Note:

Race 7, 8 and 11 not all points were awarded (not enough competitors).

Complete OverviewEdit

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

R13=retired, but classified NS=did not start NQ=did not qualify (6)=place after practice, but grid position not held free DIS(10)=disqualified after finishing in tenth place

Place Name Country Team USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|25px-Canadaflag ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall ||colspan=2 align=center width="60"|USAflagsmall
1 Eric Bachelart Template:BEL Landford Racing 1 1 2 3 8 2 1 1 3 1 5 7 6 1 1 6 5 2 2 R13 9 3 9 3
2 Mark Smith Template:USA Evergreen Racing 10 4 1 2 7 7 7 6 2 3 1 1 1 5 5 5 6 4 8 2 3 R8 3 1
3 P. J. Jones Template:USA Landford Racing 3 R15 3 10 3 4 4 R14 1 5 7 R14 2 2 4 1 2 1 6 4 6 2 2 5
4 Franck Fréon Template:FRA Fréon Racing Services 7 5 10 7 4 3 3 2 4 2 9 6 5 6 8 4 8 6 3 3 4 R9 15 8
5 Brian Till Template:USA Cole Performance 9 7 4 R15 5 6 5 3 5 4 3 2 (6) NS 7 7 10 5 4 1 7 4 4 2
6 Robbie Buhl Template:USA Leading Edge Motorsport 8 2 11 8 6 9 9 4 9 6 2 5 3 3 2 2 3 R11 1 R14 2 1 1 R17
7 Robbie Groff Template:USA Groff Motorsports 6 3 5 1 2 1 11 5 12 9 4 3 4 4 3 R10 1 R13 5 R15 1 R7 5 15
8 John Marconi Template:USA Marconi Racing/U.S. Racing 14 12 13 9 8 9 8 8 6 3 7 8 13 7 - - 13 10
P.I.G. Racing 1 5 8 R16 6 R12
9 Roberto Quintanilla Template:MEX Roquin Motorsports 4 R16 - - - - 12 R12 13 11 10 8 7 7 9 8 4 3 7 5 10 5 16 14
10 Jeff Davis Template:USA Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - 10 10 16 11 14 10 11 10 9 9 10 9 9 7 12 9 8 6 12 11
11 Johnny O'Connell Template:USA Team Milkhouse 2 9 8 5 12 8 2 R15 11 7 6 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
12 Tommy Byrne Template:IRL P.I.G. Racing 5 8 7 4 - - 6 R8 7 8 - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 6
13 Mike Snow Template:USA Bradley Motorsports 11 6 9 13 - - 13 13 10 R14 13 12 (10) NS - - 13 10 10 8 5 DIS(10) 7 4
14 Dave Kudrave Template:USA Bradley Motorsports 15 R18 6 R12 - - 10 7 8 R13 - - - - - - - -
Regency Racing 11 10 - - 4 7
15 Rob Wilson Template:NZL McNeill Motorsports 12 10 12 11
Stuart Moore Racing 11 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - 9 6 - - 14 16
16 George Sutcliffe Template:USA P.I.G. Racing 16 13 15 6 9 R12 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
17 Bob Reid Template:USA McNeill Motorsports - - - - - - 14 9 - - 14 11 - - - - - -
Leading Edge Motorsport 14 11 - - - -
18 Scott Backman Template:USA John Martin Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 9 - - - - - -
Page Jones Template:USA Bradley Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 8 9
20 Sandy Dells Template:USA Roquin Motorsports - - - - - - 15 10 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Wayne Cerbo Template:USA Stuart Moore Racing - - - - - - - - - - 12 13 10 R10 - - - - - - - - - -
22 Marty Roth Template:CAN Roquin Motorsports 13 11 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Bob Doricott, Jr. Template:USA Cameron-McGee Motorsports - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 15 12 - - 17 12
24 Desiré Wilson Template:Flag Leading Edge Motorsport - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 11 R12 - - - - - -
- Hugh O'Neill Template:USA Sandy Dells Racing - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 13
- Cheryl Glass Template:USA Glass Racing 18 R17 14 R14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Mark Ritchey Template:USA Leading Edge Motorsport 17 14 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
- Ken Murillo Template:USA ? 19 NQ - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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