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1997-09


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 9 of 13
Sunday, July 20, 1997 at Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
44 laps on a 1.721 mile street course (75.7 miles)

Time of race: 0:57:24
Average Speed: 79.162 mph
Pole Speed: 94.904 mph
Cautions: 3 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: .202 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 28   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick44running4421
2 17   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick44running017
3 633   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick44running014
4 757   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick44running012
51221   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick44running010
61525   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick44running08
71418   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick44running06
82097   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Banco Sofisa   (Angelo Ferro)Lola / Buick44running05
9192   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick44running04
101056   Andrew Bordin Bordin RacingLola / Buick44running03
112532   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick44running02
122334   Frederic Gosparini Brian StewartLola / Buick44running01
271399   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick0crash00
261116   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick0suspension00
251731   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick1crash00
241624   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick11transmission00
23 94   Sergio Paese Shopping ConstrucaoLola / Buick13engine00
222477   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick18brakes00
21 526   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick19suspension00
202110   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick36running00
191820   Claude Bourbonnais Sega CinescapeLola / Buick41running00
18 33   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick41electrical00
17 427   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick43running00
16285   Eric Jensen Autosport / Tri-Star PicturesLola / Buick43running00
15 828   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick43crash00
142712   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick44running00
132611   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick44running00
282236   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick0crash00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
166   accident 
7159  
16183   #4 accident 
19202  
21222   #26 accident 
234422  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 11.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves14444

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Helio Castroneves 127    
2   Tony Kanaan 98   -29  
3   Dave Empringham 87   -40  
4   Cristiano da Matta 74   -53  
5   Chris Simmons 60   -67  
6   Lee Bentham 54   -73  
7   Fredrik Larsson 43   -84  
8   Mark Hotchkis 41   -86  
9   Robby Unser 35   -92  
10   Airton Dare 34   -93  
11   Clint Mears 31   -96  
12   Hideki Noda 28   -99  
13   Sergio Paese 27   -100  
14   Christophe Tinseau 26   -101  
15   Luiz Garcia, Jr. 24   -103  
16   Naoki Hattori 24   -103  
17   Didier Andre 21   -106  
18   Geoff Boss 20   -107  
19   Dave DeSilva 17   -110  
20   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. 15   -112