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1997 Toyota Grand Prix of Monterey


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CART race number 16 of 17
Sunday, September 7, 1997 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, CA
83 laps on a 2.238 mile road course (185.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:41:38
Average Speed: 109.647 mph
Pole Speed: 118.666 mph
Cautions: none
Margin of Victory: .543 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1997 CART results   /   1997 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
27146   Michael Andretti Kmart / Texaco-Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford12 electrical0 
2 418   Mark Blundell Motorola   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes83 running016
81540   Raul Boesel Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford83 running05
5 95   Gil de Ferran Valvoline / Cummins   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Honda83 running010
152236   Juan Fangio Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota80 running0 
232432   Adrian Fernandez Tecate Beer / Quaker State   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda67 brakes0 
211111   Christian Fittipaldi Kmart / Budweiser   (Newman Haas Racing)Swift / Ford71 suspension0 
13139   Dario Franchitti Hogan RacingReynard / Mercedes81 running0 
9 517   Mauricio Gugelmin Hollywood Cigarettes   (Bruce McCaw)Reynard / Mercedes82 crash04
252121   Richie Hearn Ralph's / Food 4 Less   (Della Penna Motorsports)Lola / Ford40 transmission0 
6 18   Bryan Herta Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford83 running219
121727   Parker Johnstone Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda81 running01
172398   P.J. Jones Castrol / Jockey   (Dan Gurney)Reynard / Toyota78 out of fuel0 
22 819   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Herdez / Viva Mexico!   (Dale Coyne)Lola / Ford69 engine0 
282524   Hiro Matsushita Panasonic / Duskin   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota2 oil leak0 
24 799   Greg Moore Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Mercedes64 engine0 
102616   Roberto Moreno Alumax   (Tony Bettenhausen, Jr.)Reynard / Mercedes82 running03
182734   Charlie Nearburg Nearburg Exploration   (Dale Coyne)Reynard / Ford78 running0 
141925   Max Papis MCI   (Arciero Wells Racing)Reynard / Toyota81 running0 
16 320   Scott Pruett Brahma   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Ford79 crash4 
19167   Bobby Rahal Miller Lite   (Bobby Rahal)Reynard / Ford76 transmission0 
41031   Andre Ribeiro LCI / Marlboro   (Steve Horne)Lola / Honda83 running012
71877   Gualter Salles Davis RacingReynard / Ford83 running06
26123   Paul Tracy Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes23 engine0 
11202   Al Unser, Jr. Marlboro   (Roger Penske)Penske / Mercedes82 running02
1 61   Jimmy Vasser Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda83 running5821
202864   Dennis Vitolo SmithKline Beecham   (Andreas Leberle)Lola / Ford75 running0 
3 24   Alex Zanardi Target   (Chip Ganassi)Reynard / Honda83 running014

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bryan Herta12121
  Scott Pruett22254
  Jimmy Vasser268358

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Alex Zanardi 195    
2   Gil de Ferran 154   -41  
3   Jimmy Vasser 128   -67  
4   Paul Tracy 121   -74  
5   Mauricio Gugelmin 119   -76  
6   Greg Moore 111   -84  
7   Michael Andretti 108   -87  
8   Scott Pruett 96   -99  
9   Mark Blundell 95   -100  
10   Raul Boesel 91   -104  
11   Bryan Herta 72   -123  
12   Al Unser, Jr. 67   -128  
13   Bobby Rahal 60   -135  
14   Andre Ribeiro 44   -151  
15   Christian Fittipaldi 38   -157  
16   Parker Johnstone 34   -161  
17   Patrick Carpentier 27   -168  
18   Roberto Moreno 16   -179  
19   Adrian Fernandez 13   -182  
20   Dario Franchitti 10   -185