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1997-08


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 8 of 13
Sunday, June 22, 1997 at Portland International Raceway, Portland, OR
29 laps on a 1.967 mile road course (57.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:40:54
Average Speed: 83.679 mph
Pole Speed: 105.903 mph
Cautions: 2 for 3 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.571 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
1 228   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick29running720
2 18   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Kibon / Brahma / MTVLola / Buick29running2218
3 47   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / Brahma / MTVLola / Buick29running014
4 521   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick29running012
5 83   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick29running010
6 331   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick29running08
71133   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick29running06
8 999   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick29running05
91097   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Banco Sofisa   (Angelo Ferro)Lola / Buick29running04
102112   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick29running03
112310   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick29running02
12 74   Sergio Paese Shopping Construcao MarinLola / Buick29running01
131926   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick29running00
142018   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick29running00
151732   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick29running00
161227   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick29running00
171856   Andrew Bordin Bordin RacingLola / Buick29running00
182520   John Jones Sega CinescapeLola / Buick29running00
192477   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick29running00
20152   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick28running00
21265   Chris Bingham Park Place Ltd. / CompacLola / Buick28running00
222236   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick28running00
231616   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick24running00
241325   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick18suspension00
25 657   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick17crash00
261424   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick10crash00
272711   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick0did not start00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111   #16 spun 
276  
892   rain 
102920  
  Percent of race run under caution: 10.3%             Average green flag run: 13.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves12222
  Hideki Noda23297

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 106    
2   Tony Kanaan 81   -25  
3   Cristiano da Matta 74   -32  
4   Dave Empringham 73   -33  
5   Chris Simmons 60   -46  
6   Lee Bentham 54   -52  
7   Fredrik Larsson 43   -63  
8   Mark Hotchkis 41   -65  
9   Clint Mears 31   -75  
10   Airton Dare 30   -76  
11   Robby Unser 29   -77  
12   Hideki Noda 28   -78  
13   Sergio Paese 27   -79  
14   Luiz Garcia, Jr. 24   -82  
15   Geoff Boss 20   -86  
16   Dave DeSilva 17   -89  
17   Christophe Tinseau 16   -90  
18   Naoki Hattori 16   -90  
19   Jaques Lazier 12   -94  
20   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. 10   -96