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1997 Dixie Crystals Grand Prix


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 4 of 13
Sunday, May 18, 1997 at Hutchinson Island Road Race Course, Savannah, GA
50 laps on a 1.964 mile road course (98.2 miles)

Time of race: 1:10:53
Average Speed: 83.129 mph
Pole Speed: 109.126 mph
Cautions: 4 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: .049 sec
Attendance: 30,000
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1997 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
1 18   Helio Castroneves Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick50running5022
2 44   Sergio Paese Shopping ConstrucaoLola / Buick50running016
31099   Lee Bentham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick50running014
4 331   Luiz Garcia, Jr. PetroBrasLola / Buick50running012
51525   Naoki Hattori KoolLola / Buick50running010
6 728   Hideki Noda Tenoras / GreddyLola / Buick50running08
71797   Oswaldo Negri, Jr. Angelo FerroLola / Buick50running06
8122   Airton Dare Banestado / STPLola / Buick49running05
9 557   Didier Andre Autosport / PlaystationLola / Buick49running04
101336   Fredrik Larsson Stefan Johansson MotorsportsLola / Buick49running03
111632   Bob Dorricott, Jr. Heritage BankLola / Buick49running02
12 921   Christophe Tinseau E.S.I. / Mi-Jack / RoseLola / Buick49running01
132410   Casey Mears Penske Auto Centers / MobilLola / Buick49running00
14 633   Dave Empringham Player's / IndeckLola / Buick48crash00
15 816   Shigeaki Hattori Epson / Ibarakai ToyopetLola / Buick48crash00
161426   Chris Simmons KoolLola / Buick48running00
171127   Mark Hotchkis KoolLola / Buick48running00
182511   Clint Mears Penske Auto CentersLola / Buick47off course00
192320   John Jones Sega CinescapeLola / Buick45running00
202012   Geoff Boss Cross Pens / Omniglow Corp.   (Team Medlin)Lola / Buick42wheel00
21193   Cristiano da Matta Medley Ind. Farmaceuticals   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick16crash00
221818   Robby Unser Motorola / ADT AutomotiveLola / Buick16crash00
23 27   Tony Kanaan Marlboro / Davene / BrahmaLola / Buick15throttle00
242134   Jaques Lazier Arthrite-X / STPLola / Buick8crash00
252277   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / America BatteriesLola / Buick1crash00

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dave DeSilva24DeSilva Gates

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11010  
11133   #26,34 accident 
14174  
18214   #3,18 accident 
22221  
23253   #27 spun 
264722  
48503   #28 accident 
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 9.2 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Helio Castroneves15050