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1997-05


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 5 of 13
Saturday, May 24, 1997 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
56 laps on a 1.270 mile paved track (71.1 miles)

Time of race: 0:58:34
Average Speed: 72.863 mph
Pole Speed: 157.476 mph
Cautions: 2 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.340 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
132410   Casey Mears Penske Auto Centers / MobilLola / Buick56running00
11 111   Clint Mears Penske Auto Centers / MobilLola / Buick56running02
212212   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick50running00
231216   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick1crash00
7 918   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick56running06
6 82   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick56running08
121121   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick56running01
8 324   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick56running05
141725   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick56running00
5 126   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick56running011
22 227   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick26transmission230
161928   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick56running00
2 73   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick56running016
171831   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick56running00
192032   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick56running00
41033   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick56running012
92334   Jaques Lazier Arthrite-X / STPLola / Buick56running04
241436   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick1crash00
18154   Sergio Paese Shopping ConstrucaoLola / Buick56running00
201657   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick54running00
10 57   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick56running03
152177   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick56running00
3 68   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick56running014
1 499   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick56running3321

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
21817   rain 
193315  
345219   rain 
53564  
  Percent of race run under caution: 64.3%             Average green flag run: 6.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mark Hotchkis12323
  Lee Bentham245633