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1997 Motorola 300


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CART race number 6 of 17
Saturday, May 24, 1997 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
236 laps on a 1.250 mile paved track (295.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:37:54
Average Speed: 113.884 mph
Pole Speed: 187.963 mph
Cautions: 8 for 88 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.391 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 23   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes236 running2520
152724   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota229 running0 
162419   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Mexlub   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford216 running0 
17 89   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes210 transmission31 
18 62   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes181 transmission0 
191720   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford143 crash0 
20127   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford103 electrical0 
212698   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota99 out of fuel0 
22148   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford73 electrical0 
232336   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota37 engine0 
242018   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes28 ignition0 
251611   Roberto Moreno Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford8 transmission0 
14 140   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford231 running411
13 499   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes234 running9 
2 516   Patrick Carpentier Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes236 running2516
3155   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda236 running014
4104   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda236 running312
5 91   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda236 running3610
6 317   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes236 running08
7 727   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda236 running06
81832   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda236 running05
91321   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford236 running04
101931   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda236 running03
11116   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford236 running663
122177   Gualter Salles Indusval   (Davis Racing)Reynard / Ford236 running01
262225   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota4 engine0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Raul Boesel14141
  Paul Tracy426423
  Alex Zanardi65673
  Greg Moore68769
  Dario Franchitti779519
  Jimmy Vasser9612227
  Michael Andretti12318866
  Jimmy Vasser1891979
  Dario Franchitti19820912
  Patrick Carpentier21023425
  Paul Tracy2352362

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Paul Tracy 85    
2   Alex Zanardi 67   -18  
3   Scott Pruett 61   -24  
4   Michael Andretti 54   -31  
5   Greg Moore 44   -41  
6   Jimmy Vasser 43   -42  
7   Gil de Ferran 39   -46  
8   Mauricio Gugelmin 37   -48  
9   Al Unser, Jr. 32   -53  
10   Raul Boesel 27   -58  
11   Bryan Herta 25   -60  
12   Parker Johnstone 22   -63  
13   Patrick Carpentier 21   -64  
14   Bobby Rahal 18   -67  
15   Andre Ribeiro 12   -73  
16   Mark Blundell 10   -75  
17   Adrian Fernandez 9   -76  
18   Richie Hearn 6   -79  
19   Dario Franchitti 5   -80  
20   Gualter Salles 1   -84