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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 4 of 14
Saturday, May 23, 1998 at Gateway International Raceway, Madison, IL
79 laps on a 1.270 mile paved track (100.330 miles)

Time of race: 0:55:21
Average speed: 108.756 mph
Pole speed: 157.753 mph
Cautions: 3 for 27 laps
Margin of victory: .626 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1998 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 316   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick79running4421
2 231   Philipp Peter Sebring / Red Bull / Estebe   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick79running3516
3102   Cristiano da Matta Medley / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick79running014
4 621   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood / Banco Sofisa   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick79running012
5 187   Jorge Goeters Quaker StateLola / Buick79running010
6 588   Derek Higgins Quaker StateLola / Buick79running08
7169   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / Mobil   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick79running06
81127   Naoki Hattori Kool / Jaccs   (Team Green)Lola / Buick79running05
9151   Airton Dare Banestado / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick79running04
10 83   Sergio Paese Coimex / STP   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick79running03
11136   Guy Smith NTS Dream Writer / Swift   (Johansson Motorsports)Lola / Buick79running02
12 718   Didier Andre Motorola / Mack Trucks   (PacWest Racing)Lola / Buick79running01
131811   Andy Boss Cross Pens / Border Patrol   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick79running00
141930   Bud Kaeding Heritage Bank   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick78running00
152014   Geoff Boss LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick78running00
161732   Oriol Servia Catalonia / Elf / Heritage   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick78running00
17 98   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / Mobil   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick78running00
182117   Paul Morris PacWest Indy Lights   (PacWest Motorsports)Lola / Buick78running00
192441   Mike Borkowski Textron Automotive   (Bobby Rahal)Lola / Buick76running00
20235   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBras / Arisco / STP   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick74running00
21 478   Mark Hotchkis Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick73running00
221477   Tony Renna Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick66crash00
231215   Brian Cunningham LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick54crash00
242228   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / Modelo   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick53crash00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4107   rain 
115343  
546613   #15,28 accident 
67671  
68747   #77 accident 
75795  
  Percent of race run under caution: 34.2%             Average green flag run: 13.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Philipp Peter13535
  Shigeaki Hattori367944

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cristiano da Matta 73    
2   Shigeaki Hattori 44   -29  
3   Philipp Peter 30   -43  
4   Didier Andre 28   -45  
5   Naoki Hattori 25   -48  
6   Casey Mears 23   -50  
7   Guy Smith 21   -52  
7   Geoff Boss 21   -52  
9   Airton Dare 18   -55  
10   Felipe Giaffone 17   -56  
11   Derek Higgins 14   -59  
12   Brian Cunningham 13   -60  
13   Oriol Servia 12   -61  
13   Sergio Paese 12   -61  
13   Jorge Goeters 12   -61  
16   Chris Simmons 10   -63  
17   Paul Morris 8   -65  
17   Andy Boss 8   -65  
19   Mattias Andersson 6   -67  
20   Rodolfo Lavin 5   -68