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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 10 of 14
Saturday, July 25, 1998 at Michigan Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
50 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 0:45:35
Average speed: 131.63 mph
Pole speed: 184.054 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of victory: .592 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: n/a

Glossary    1998 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1998 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsStatusLedPts
1 177   Tony Renna Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick50running4322
2152   Cristiano da Matta Medley / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick50running16
3193   Sergio Paese Coimex / STP   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick50running14
4 511   Andy Boss Cross Pens / Border Patrol   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick50running12
51332   Oriol Servia Catalonia / Elf / Heritage   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick50running10
6 46   Guy Smith NTS Computers / Swift   (Johansson Motorsports)Lola / Buick50running8
71018   Didier Andre Motorola / Mack Trucks   (PacWest Racing)Lola / Buick50running6
8118   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / Mobil   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick50running5
92021   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood / Cafe Do Pronto   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick50running4
10 678   Chris Simmons Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick50running3
11149   Casey Mears MCI / Penske Auto Center   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick50running2
121630   Bud Kaeding Heritage Bank   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick50running1
132188   Derek Higgins Quaker StateLola / Buick50running0
14 814   Geoff Boss LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick50running0
15225   Luiz Garcia, Jr. Lubrax / Banco Sofisa / Marlboro   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick50running0
161827   Naoki Hattori Kool / Jaccs   (Team Green)Lola / Buick50running0
172328   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / Modelo   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick50running0
18 241   Mike Borkowski Textron Automotive   (Bobby Rahal)Lola / Buick47crash0
19 71   Airton Dare Banestado / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick47crash0
20 316   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick47crash0
211787   Jorge Goeters Quaker StateLola / Buick41suspension0
221215   Brian Cunningham LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick40suspension0
23 931   Philipp Peter Sebring / Red Bull / Estebe   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick16crash0

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Paul Morris17Anti-Bio / PacWest Indy LightsPacwest Motorsports

Points Standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Cristiano da Matta 108    
2   Guy Smith 90   -18  
3   Didier Andre 73   -35  
4   Felipe Giaffone 70   -38  
5   Airton Dare 62   -46  
6   Derek Higgins 55   -53  
6   Philipp Peter 55   -53  
8   Sergio Paese 53   -55  
9   Geoff Boss 49   -59  
10   Tony Renna 47   -61  
11   Shigeaki Hattori 44   -64  
12   Luiz Garcia, Jr. 43   -65  
13   Naoki Hattori 42   -66  
14   Oriol Servia 41   -67  
15   Jorge Goeters 34   -74  
16   Brian Cunningham 30   -78  
17   Casey Mears 28   -80  
18   Chris Simmons 27   -81  
19   Mark Hotchkis 22   -86  
19   Andy Boss 22   -86  
21   Paul Morris 14   -94