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1997 Samsonite 200


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Indy Racing League race number 7 of 10
Sunday, June 29, 1997 at Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, CO
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:59:51
Average Speed: 100.128 mph
Pole Speed: 176.117 mph
Cautions: 9 for 82 laps
Margin of Victory: .222 sec
Attendance: 38,100
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1997 Indy Racing League results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner C/E/T Laps Money Status Led Points
191518   Billy Boat Klipsch / Overhead Door / V-Line / Earl's   (Paul Diatlovich)D/A/G7334,900crash016
14 64   Kenny Brack Monsoon-Galles Racing   (Rick Galles)G/A/G17942,800crash021
5 712   Buzz Calkins Bradley Food Marts   (Brad Calkins)G/A/G20056,800running030
41351   Eddie Cheever, Jr. First Plus   (Eddie Cheever, Jr.)G/A/G20063,200running031
112128   Mark Dismore Bombardier Business Aircraft / Grainger   (Tom Kelley)D/A/G19244,600running024
91017   Affonso Giaffone GM of Brazil   (Chitwood Motorsports)D/A/G19645,950running026
7 36   Scott Goodyear Nortel   (Fred Treadway)G/A/F20050,150running128
132270   Marco Greco Side Play Intl.   (Rick Galles)G/A/G19021,400running022
21177   Stephan Gregoire Estridge / Moen / Nutone / Porter Paint   (Tom Chastain)G/A/G20075,200running533
101630   Robbie Groff Team Losi / Serv-All / Laval   (Dennis McCormack)G/A/G19346,850crash025
18 521   Roberto Guerrero Pennzoil   (Pagan Racing)D/A/G8536,250crash017
3 414   Davey Hamilton Power Team Racing   (A.J. Foyt)G/A/G20079,200running032
20 933   Jimmy Kite Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G3935,900crash015
81291   Buddy Lazier Delta Faucet / Montana   (Ron Hemelgarn)D/A/F19847,050running027
15 85   Arie Luyendyk Treadway / WavePhore / Sprint PCS   (Fred Treadway)G/A/G16339,200crash120
162040   Jack Miller AMS / Crest Racing   (Arizona Motorsports)D/I/F14143,200crash019
171797   Greg Ray Thomas Knapp Motorsports   (Thomas Knapp)D/A/F10815,100crash018
12147   Eliseo Salazar Copec / Cristal / Scandia   (Andy Evans)D/A/G19042,500running023
22 11   Scott Sharp Conseco   (A.J. Foyt)D/A/G055,300crash015
61822   Vincenzo Sospiri Old Navy / Scandia / Royal Purple / Alta   (Andy Evans)D/A/G20050,150running029
1 22   Tony Stewart Glidden / Menards   (John Menard)G/A/F200161,500running19336
211910   Johnny Unser Jonathan Byrd's Cafeteria / Bryant H & C   (Byrd-Cunningham Racing)G/I/F2332,800crash014
C/E/T = Chassis / Engine / Tire codes
  Chassis: D - Dallara; G - G Force; L - Lola; R - Reynard
  Engine: A - Oldsmobile Aurora; B - Buick; F - Ford Cosworth XB; I - Nissan Infiniti; M - Menard V6
  Tires: F - Firestone; G - Goodyear

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim Guthrie27Blueprint / Jacuzzi / Armour

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
11010   #1 accident 
112414  
253612   #10 accident 
37404  
415616   #33 accident 
578630  
879711   #21,18 accident 
9811215  
1131186   #97 accident 
11914527  
14615510   #40 accident 
1561638  
1641707   #5 accident 
17118010  
1811866   #4 accident 
1871937  
1941974   #30 spun 
1982003  
  Percent of race run under caution: 41.0%             Average green flag run: 13.1 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Stewart18989
  Arie Luyendyk90901
  Stephan Gregoire91955
  Tony Stewart9614853
  Scott Goodyear1491491
  Tony Stewart15020051

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Davey Hamilton 207    
2   Tony Stewart 202   -5  
3   Buzz Calkins 183   -24  
4   Arie Luyendyk 167   -40  
5   Marco Greco 162   -45  
6   Eddie Cheever, Jr. 160   -47  
7   Roberto Guerrero 153   -54  
8   Mike Groff 148   -59  
9   Buddy Lazier 147   -60  
10   Scott Goodyear 142   -65  
11   Jim Guthrie 121   -86  
12   Scott Sharp 119   -88  
13   Stephan Gregoire 119   -88  
14   Eliseo Salazar 116   -91  
15   Robbie Buhl 103   -104  
16   Affonso Giaffone 91   -116  
17   Mark Dismore 88   -119  
18   John Paul, Jr. 88   -119  
19   Fermin Velez 82   -125  
20   Jack Miller 80   -127