1997 Fontana Indy Lights

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
13
Laps
50
Pole
Fastest Lap
Da Matta, 38.652s
1997 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Clint Mears

11

Team Mears

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 15.813s

21

2

4

Chris Simmons

26

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 16.525s

16

3

2

Lee Bentham

99

Forsythe Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 17.28s

14

4

6

Cristiano da Matta

3

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 17.708s

12

5

1

Helio Castroneves

8

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 18.282s

11

6

3

Naoki Hattori

25

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 18.603s

8

7

10

Jeff Ward

70

Johansson Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 19.527s

6

8

4

Airton Dare

2

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 21.41s

5

9

6

Tony Kanaan

7

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 21.068s

4

10

6

Luiz Garcia jr

31

Dorricott Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 20.764s

3

11

Mark Hotchkis

27

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 22.062s

2

12

1

Christophe Tinseau

21

Conquest Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 22.737s

1

13

11

David Empringham

33

Forsythe Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

46 laps Accident

0

14

6

Brian Cunningham

5

Lucas Place Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

46 laps Accident

0

15

Casey Mears

10

Team Mears

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

46 laps Accident

0

16

3

Robby Unser

18

PacWest Lights

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

33 laps Accident

0

17

3

Rodolfo Lavin jr

77

Indy Regency Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

25 laps Retired

0

18

Shigeaki Hattori

16

Lucas Place Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

23 laps Retired

0

19

5

Frederic Gosparini

34

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

2 laps Accident

0

20

13

Bob Dorricott jr

32

Dorricott Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

2 laps Accident

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

First Race

1997 Fontana NASCAR

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