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1997 Sunbelt Indy Carnival Australia


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CART race number 2 of 17
Sunday, April 6, 1997 at Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia
57 laps on a 2.795 mile street course (159.3 miles)

Time of race: 2:01:04
Average Speed: 78.948 mph
Pole Speed: 104.878 mph
Cautions: 7 for 18 laps
Margin of Victory: .684 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 720   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford57 running1620
2 499   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes57 running016
3116   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford57 running014
4 14   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda57 running1813
5105   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda57 running010
61331   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda57 running08
71840   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford57 running06
8 518   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes57 running05
9129   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes57 running04
10 97   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford57 running03
111532   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda57 running02
12 31   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda57 running01
131921   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford57 running0 
142125   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota57 running0 
152016   Patrick Carpentier Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes57 running0 
162764   Arnd Meier J.A.G. / Marcelo / Hawaiian Tropic   (Andreas Leberle)Lola / Ford57 running2 
17 817   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes57 running0 
182619   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Mexlub   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford43 transmission0 
19 23   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes41 crash211
202236   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota37 fire0 
21 627   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda35 wheel0 
22158   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford29 crash0 
232334   Paul Jasper Data Control   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford24 transmission0 
241777   Gualter Salles Davis RacingReynard / Ford17 crash0 
252824   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota16 electrical0 
262498   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota15 fire0 
27162   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes10 lost wheel0 
28 911   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford0 crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Alex Zanardi11818
  Paul Tracy193921
  Arnd Meier40412
  Scott Pruett425716

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Michael Andretti 35    
2   Scott Pruett 30   -5  
3   Greg Moore 28   -7  
4   Alex Zanardi 20   -15  
5   Paul Tracy 17   -18  
6   Jimmy Vasser 15   -20  
7   Gil de Ferran 10   -25  
8   Andre Ribeiro 9   -26  
9   Mauricio Gugelmin 8   -27  
10   Raul Boesel 6   -29  
11   Parker Johnstone 5   -30  
12   Mark Blundell 5   -30  
13   Patrick Carpentier 4   -31  
14   Dario Franchitti 4   -31  
15   Bobby Rahal 3   -32  
16   Bryan Herta 3   -32  
17   Richie Hearn 2   -33  
18   Adrian Fernandez 2   -33