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1997-12


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 12 of 13
Sunday, September 7, 1997 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
25 laps on a 2.238 mile road course (56.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:43:48
Average Speed: 76.631 mph
Pole Speed: 107.295 mph
Cautions: 3 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: 2.117 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
1 23   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick25running2521
2 17   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick25running017
3 38   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick25running014
4 527   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick25running012
5 799   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick25running010
6 621   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick25running08
7105   Brian Cunningham VTR Capital / Exide Elec.Lola / Buick25running06
81157   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick25running05
92212   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick25running04
101231   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick25running03
11242   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick25running02
122028   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick25running01
13 94   Sergio Paese Shopping ConstrucaoLola / Buick25running00
141816   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick25running00
152770   Jeff Ward NTS Computer / Dream WriterLola / Buick25running00
162156   Andrew Bordin Bordin RacingLola / Buick25running00
172324   Dave DeSilva DeSilva Gates ConstructionLola / Buick running00
182820   Claude Bourbonnais Sega CinescapeLola / Buick running00
192910   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick running00
201325   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick did not finish00
211432   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick did not finish00
221918   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick did not finish00
231534   Frederic Gosparini Brian StewartLola / Buick did not finish00
2416    Jean-Philippe Belloc  Lola / Buick did not finish00
252577   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick did not finish00
26 433   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick did not finish00
271797   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Banco SofisaLola / Buick did not finish00
28 826   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick did not finish00
292611   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / MobilLola / Buick0did not start00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122  
353   #26,97 accident 
683  
9124   #33,4 accident 
13131  
14174   accident 
18258  
  Percent of race run under caution: 44.0%             Average green flag run: 3.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Cristiano da Matta12525