1999 Dorricott Racing Team Achievements Team: * First team in Indy Lights history to finish first, second, and third place in a single season * Set Indy Lights record for most race finishes in a single season with 35 of 36 ...
1999 Dorricott Racing Team Achievements
Team: * First team in Indy Lights history to finish first, second, and third place in a single season * Set Indy Lights record for most race finishes in a single season with 35 of 36 finishes * Set Indy Lights series record for percentage of total laps completed in a single season at 99.6 percent (2047 out of 2055 total laps) * Set Indy Lights series record for percentage of total miles completed in a single season at 99.6 percent (3,132.008 out of 3,145.956 total miles) * Started a car in first two rows in 11 of 12 races * Claimed 28 percent of all possible Indy Lights points (347 out of 1,236 points) * Scored championship points in 33 of 36 team race starts to tie the all-time series record initially set in 1994 by Tasman Motorsports * Six of 15 Championship Association of Mechanics (CAM) award recipients including: * Ray Minato - Data Specialist of the Year * David Hughes - Tire Specialist of the Year * Fritz Kroyer - Fabricator of the Year * Dave Smith - Chief Mechanic of the Year * Shane Seneviratne - Team Manager of the Year * John Martin Jr. - CAM Outstanding Season Award.
* Winner of the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Fast Crew Award with Car No. 32, driven by Oriol Servia, finishing first place. Car No. 30, driven by Casey Mears, finished third place.
Oriol Servia: * 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Champion * 10 top-10 finishes * Eight top-five finishes * Five second place finishes * 1999 Sea-Doo/Ski-Doo Pole Award winner with three pole positions (Nazareth, Portland, and Detroit) * Five front-row starts * Four second-row starts * Completed third most laps (679 out of 685) and miles (1,037.708 out of 1,048.652) * Completed every lap on ovals (461 laps)
Casey Mears: * Finished second place in the 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship with 116 points * Fourth driver in Indy Lights history to complete every lap (685) and every mile (1,048.652) run in a single season matching him with past Indy Lights champions Robbie Buhl, Greg Moore, and Steve Robertson * Became Indy Lights all-time distance leader with 685 laps = 1,048.652 miles in a 12-race season * 11 top-10 finishes * Eight top-five finishes * Four top-three finishes * Season best second place finishes at Milwaukee and Michigan * Ran official fastest single lap in Indy Lights history at California Speedway at 193.643 mph * Won $10,000 winner-take-all Bosch Platinum+4 Speedway Challenge with 70 points * Finished in a third place tie for the Racing For Kids Driver Performance Award * Led all drivers in points earned for the Nation's Cup with 82 points in leading the * 1999 Spirit of Mario Andretti Award recipient
Philipp Peter: * Finished third place in 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship with 101 points * Co-leader in most wins for the season with three victories including wins at Long Beach, Portland, and Michigan * Nine top-10 finishes * Four top-five finishes * Third overall for most laps led with 90 laps * Set record for the closest race finish in the history of Indy Lights and CART-sanctioned events at Michigan Speedway prevailing over teammate Casey Mears by 0.002-seconds. The previous closest victory in Indy Lights history was when Calvin Fish defeated Mike Groff by 0.028-seconds at Nazareth Speedway in 1988. The former record for the closest victory in CART-sanctioned history was Mark Blundell's 0.027-second victory over Gil de Ferran at Portland in 1997. * Completed second most laps (683 out of 685) and miles (1,045.648 out of 1,048.652) * Completed every lap on road/street courses (224 laps) * Three second-row starts