IRL in the 1996 season. Full information

1st season of the IRL proved to be an exhilarating ride for motorsport enthusiasts worldwide. Spanning from 27th January to 26th May in 1996, this season showcased thrilling races, unexpected twists, and fierce competition. Join us as we relive the excitement and drama that unfolded throughout this unforgettable season of IRL!

Beginners of the season: Davey Hamilton , Richie Hearn , Buzz Calkins , Tony Stewart , Stan Wattles , Jim Guthrie , Paul Durant , Joe Gosek , Brad Murphey , Racin Gardner

Participated in training: Scott Brayton , David Kudrave , Scott Harrington

List of races and tracks in the 1996 season

Race Winner Track Race Start
Disney World Indycars 1996 Disney World Indycars Buzz Calkins
Reynard 95I, #12
Disney World 27th January 1996
Phoenix Indycars 1996 Phoenix Indycars Arie Luyendyk
Reynard 95I, #5
Phoenix 24th March 1996
Indianapolis 500 1996 Indianapolis 500 Buddy Lazier
Reynard 95I, #91
Indianapolis 26th May 1996

Drivers championship 1996

Scott Sharp

United States


Buzz Calkins

United States

2nd place

Robbie Buhl

United States

3rd place

List of all cars in the 1996 season

Lola T95/00


Lola T93/00


Lola T95/00


Lola ? 1996