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1997-01


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 1 of 13
Sunday, March 2, 1997 at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, FL
50 laps on a 1.517 mile paved track (75.8 miles)

Time of race: 0:45:55
Average Speed: 99.101 mph
Pole Speed: 174.809 mph
Cautions: 2 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: .377 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
4 227   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick50running2513
1 533   Dave Empringham Canada Player's / IndeckLola / Buick50running1920
14 18   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick50running61
2 836   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick50running016
3 326   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick50running014
5 699   Lee Bentham Player'sLola / Buick50running010
6107   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick50running08
71163   Brian Cunningham STPLola / Buick50running06
81418   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick50running05
91210   Casey Mears Penske Auto CentersLola / Buick50running04
101712   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick50running03
11132   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick50running02
121811   Clint Mears Penske Auto CentersLola / Buick50running01
13 725   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick50running00
15205   Chris Bingham Park Place Ltd.Lola / Buick50running00
162331   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick50running00
17 424   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick50running00
182128   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick49running00
192420   John Jones Sega CinescapeLola / Buick49running00
201677   Rodolfo Lavin CoronaLola / Buick48running00
21 93   Cristiano da Matta Brazil Medley Ind. Farmac   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick48running00
221957   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick45running00
232256   Andrew Bordin Player's   (Bordin Racing)Lola / Buick44crash00
242532   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Sunnyvale ValveLola / Buick34mechanical00
251521   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick8crash00
26264   Sergio Paese PetroBrasLola / Buick0did not start00
272715   Phillipp Sager Marcelo / Hawaiian TropicLola / Buick0did not start00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
188  
92113   #21 accident 
223312  
344714  
48503  
  Percent of race run under caution: 54.0%             Average green flag run: 7.7 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves166
  Dave Empringham72317
  Mark Hotchkis244825
  Dave Empringham49502

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dave Empringham 20    
2   Fredrik Larsson 16   -4  
3   Chris Simmons 14   -6  
4   Mark Hotchkis 13   -7  
5   Lee Bentham 10   -10  
6   Tony Kanaan 8   -12  
7   Brian Cunningham 6   -14  
8   Robby Unser 5   -15  
9   Casey Mears 4   -16  
10   Geoff Boss 3   -17  
11   Airton Dare 2   -18  
12   Clint Mears 1   -19  
13   Helio Castroneves 1   -19