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1998-01


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Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights race number 1 of 14
Sunday, March 15, 1998 at Miami-Dade Homestead Motorsports Complex, Homestead, FL
67 laps on a 1.502 mile paved track (100.6 miles)

Time of race: 0:52:35
Average Speed: 114.825 mph
Pole Speed: 179.653 mph
Cautions: 3 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: .468 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1998 Firestone / Dayton Indy Lights results   /   1998 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Status Led Points
1 216   Shigeaki Hattori Epson   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick67running6421
2 42   Cristiano da Matta Medley / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick67running016
3 76   Guy Smith NTS Dream Writer / Swift   (Johansson Motorsports)Lola / Buick67running014
4 632   Oriol Servia Catalonia / Elf / Heritage   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick67running012
5 978   Chris Simmons Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick67running010
61917   Paul Morris PacWest Indy Lights   (PacWest Motorsports)Lola / Buick67running08
71688   Derek Higgins Quaker StateLola / Buick67running06
82328   Rodolfo Lavin Corona / Modelo   (Indy Regency)Lola / Buick67running05
91814   Geoff Boss LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick67running04
10139   Casey Mears Penske Auto Center / Mobil   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick67running03
111531   Philipp Peter Sebring / Red Bull / Estebe   (Bob Dorricott, Jr.)Lola / Buick66running02
12 515   Brian Cunningham LCI / Exide Electronics   (Lucas Place Motorsports)Lola / Buick66running01
23 38   Clint Mears Penske Auto Center / Mobil   (Mears Racing Team)Lola / Buick0did not start00
22227   Luiz Garcia, Jr. NTS Dream Writer / PetroBras   (Johansson Motorsports)Lola / Buick28wheel bearing00
21 13   Sergio Paese Transamerica / Sega / STP   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick28crash31
20 841   Mike Borkowski Textron Automotive   (Bobby Rahal)Lola / Buick34crash00
191121   Felipe Giaffone Hollywood / Banco Sofisa   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick34crash00
181027   Naoki Hattori Kool   (Team Green)Lola / Buick34crash00
17141   Airton Dare Banestado / LCI   (Tasman Motorsports)Lola / Buick34crash00
161787   Jorge Goeters Quaker StateLola / Buick34crash00
15215   Mattias Andersson IFS / Sega / STP   (Brian Stewart)Lola / Buick54transmission00
141218   Didier Andre Motorola / Mack Trucks   (PacWest Racing)Lola / Buick63out of fuel00
132011   Andy Boss Cross Pens / Border Patrol   (Eric Bachelart)Lola / Buick66running00
242477   Tony Renna Alco Capital Group / Nassi   (Mattco Raceworks)Lola / Buick0did not start00

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
144  
584   #28,5 accident 
92719  
28325   #3 accident turn 2 
33342  
354612   #87,1,27,21,41 accident 
476721  
  Percent of race run under caution: 31.3%             Average green flag run: 11.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Sergio Paese133
  Shigeaki Hattori46764

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Shigeaki Hattori 21    
2   Cristiano da Matta 16   -5  
3   Guy Smith 14   -7  
4   Oriol Servia 12   -9  
5   Chris Simmons 10   -11  
6   Paul Morris 8   -13  
7   Derek Higgins 6   -15  
8   Rodolfo Lavin 5   -16  
9   Geoff Boss 4   -17  
10   Casey Mears 3   -18  
11   Philipp Peter 2   -19  
12   Brian Cunningham 1   -20  
13   Sergio Paese 1   -20