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1997-07


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 7 of 13
Sunday, June 8, 1997 at The Raceway at Belle Isle, Belle Isle, MI
36 laps on a 2.100 mile street course (75.6 miles)

Time of race: 0:52:59
Average Speed: 85.599 mph
Pole Speed: 100.275 mph
Cautions: 3 for 6 laps
Margin of Victory: .355 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
1 17   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / Brahma / MTVLola / Buick36running3622
2 28   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Kibon / Brahma / MTVLola / Buick36running016
3 312   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick36running014
4 533   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick36running012
5 84   Sergio Paese Shopping Construcao MarinLola / Buick36running010
6 927   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick36running08
7 725   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick36running06
8 626   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick36running05
91131   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick36running04
101324   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick36running03
111221   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick36running02
121718   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick36running01
13152   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick36running00
142228   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick36running00
152110   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick36running00
161832   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick36running00
172456   Andrew Bordin Bordin RacingLola / Buick36running00
182311   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick36running00
192577   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick36running00
202620   John Jones Sega CinescapeLola / Buick36running00
211957   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick35running00
221699   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick33running00
232034   Jaques Lazier Arthrite-X / STPLola / Buick33running00
241416   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick30running00
25 436   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick17crash00
26103   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick11crash00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111   yellow start 
21110  
12143   #3 accident 
15184  
19202   #36 accident 
213616  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.7%             Average green flag run: 10.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Kanaan13636

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 88    
2   Dave Empringham 67   -21  
3   Tony Kanaan 67   -21  
4   Cristiano da Matta 64   -24  
5   Chris Simmons 60   -28  
6   Lee Bentham 49   -39  
7   Fredrik Larsson 43   -45  
8   Mark Hotchkis 41   -47  
9   Clint Mears 31   -57  
10   Airton Dare 30   -58  
11   Robby Unser 29   -59  
12   Sergio Paese 26   -62  
13   Geoff Boss 17   -71  
14   Dave DeSilva 17   -71  
15   Luiz Garcia, Jr. 16   -72  
16   Naoki Hattori 16   -72  
17   Jaques Lazier 12   -76  
18   Didier Andre 9   -79  
19   Hideki Noda 8   -80  
20   Casey Mears 7   -81