1997 Fontana Champ Cars

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
17
Laps
250
Pole
Fastest Lap
Moore, 30.900s
1997 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

7

Mark Blundell

18

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

3h 2m 42.62s

20

2

Jimmy Vasser

1

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

3h 2m 43.467s

16

3

11

Adrian Fernandez

32

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/00-Honda (Firestone)

249 laps

14

4

3

Mauricio Gugelmin

17

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

249 laps

13

5

5

Bobby Rahal

7

Team Rahal

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

249 laps

10

6

6

Gil de Ferran

5

Walker Racing

Reynard 97I-Honda (Goodyear)

249 laps

8

7

3

Scott Pruett

20

Patrick Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

248 laps

6

8

5

Robby Gordon

9

Hogan Racing

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

247 laps

5

9

7

Christian Fittipaldi

11

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 007i-Ford (Goodyear)

247 laps

4

10

11

PJ Jones

98

All-American Racers

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Goodyear)

244 laps

3

11

4

Parker Johnstone

27

Team Green

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

243 laps

2

12

13

Massimiliano Papis

25

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Firestone)

242 laps

1

13

7

Greg Moore

99

Forsythe Racing

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

240 laps Engine

0

14

12

Gualter Salles

77

Davis Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

238 laps

0

15

7

Richie Hearn

21

Della Penna Motorsports

Lola T97/00-Ford (Goodyear)

238 laps

0

16

1

Dennis Vitolo

34

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

231 laps

0

17

6

Andre Ribeiro

31

Tasman Motorsports Group

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

207 laps Accident

0

18

13

Michel Jourdain jr

19

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

195 laps Handling

0

19

12

Michael Andretti

6

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 007i-Ford (Goodyear)

104 laps Overheating

0

20

11

Raul Boesel

40

Patrick Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

83 laps Electrics

0

21

18

Bryan Herta

8

Team Rahal

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

80 laps Engine

0

22

2

Al Unser jr

2

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC26-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

44 laps Exhausts

0

23

Hiro Matsushita

24

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Firestone)

40 laps Suspension

0

24

3

Arie Luyendyk

4

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

39 laps Accident

0

25

1

Arnd Meier

64

Project Indy

Lola T97/00-Ford (Goodyear)

38 laps Accident

0

26

7

Paul Tracy

3

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC26-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

12 laps Accident

0

DNS

Juan Manuel Fangio II

36

All-American Racers

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Goodyear)

0

DNS

Alessandro Zanardi

4

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

0

DNS

Patrick Carpentier

16

Bettenhausen Motorsports

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

0

Circuit - California Speedway

Country

United States

Location

Fontana, California

Type

Paved oval

Length

2.029 (Miles)

Record

Greg Moore (Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz), 30.900s, 236.389 mph, Champ Cars, 1997

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