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1997-02


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 2 of 13
Sunday, April 13, 1997 at Long Beach Street Circuit, Long Beach, CA
40 laps on a 1.590 mile street course (63.600 miles)

Time of race: 0:52:25
Average speed: 72.607 mph
Pole speed: 100.466 mph
Cautions: 4 for 18 laps
Margin of victory: 1.067 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 18   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick40running4022
2 33   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick40running016
3 527   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick40running014
4 426   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick40running012
5 87   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick40running010
6182   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick40running08
71518   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick40running06
81357   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick40running05
91016   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick40running04
10 233   Dave Empringham Canada Player's / IndeckLola / Buick40running03
111934   Jaques Lazier Arthrite-XLola / Buick40running02
122024   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick40running01
13255   Chris Bingham Park Place Ltd.Lola / Buick40running00
14 799   Lee Bentham Player'sLola / Buick40running00
15 631   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetrobrasLola / Buick40running00
162177   Rodolfo Lavin CoronaLola / Buick40running00
172310   Casey Mears Penske Auto CentersLola / Buick40running00
182711   Clint Mears Penske Auto CentersLola / Buick39running00
191128   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick37crash00
20224   Sergio Paese PetrobrasLola / Buick33crash00
211432   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Sunnyvale ValveLola / Buick31crash00
221636   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick25suspension00
232656   Andrew Bordin Player's   (Bordin Racing)Lola / Buick23crash00
24 912   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick14crash00
252420   John Jones Sega CinescapeLola / Buick10crash00
261721   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick2crash00
271297   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Angelo FerroLola / Buick1crash00

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Frederic Gosparini15Hawaiian Tropic / Marcelo
Naoki Hattori25Kool

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
254   #97 accident 
62015  
21277   #20,32,56 accident 
28281  
29313   #31,16 accident 
32332  
34374   #32,4 accident 
38403  
  Percent of race run under caution: 45.0%             Average green flag run: 4.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves14040

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Mark Hotchkis 27    
2   Chris Simmons 26   -1  
3   Helio Castroneves 23   -4  
3   Dave Empringham 23   -4  
5   Tony Kanaan 18   -9  
6   Fredrik Larsson 16   -11  
6   Cristiano da Matta 16   -11  
8   Robby Unser 11   -16  
9   Airton Dare 10   -17  
9   Lee Bentham 10   -17  
11   Brian Cunningham 6   -21  
12   Didier Andre 5   -22  
13   Casey Mears 4   -23  
13   Shigeaki Hattori 4   -23  
15   Geoff Boss 3   -24  
16   Jaques Lazier 2   -25  
17   Clint Mears 1   -26  
17   Dave DeSilva 1   -26