1997 Long Beach Indy Lights

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
2
Laps
40
Pole
Fastest Lap
Da Matta, 57.190s
1997 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Helio Castroneves

8

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 25.497s

22

2

1

Cristiano da Matta

3

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 26.564s

16

3

2

Mark Hotchkis

27

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 27.147s

14

4

Chris Simmons

26

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 28.198s

12

5

3

Tony Kanaan

7

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 28.767s

10

6

13

Airton Dare

2

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 29.857s

8

7

9

Robby Unser

18

PacWest Lights

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 30.976s

6

8

6

Didier Andre

57

Autosport Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 31.638s

5

9

2

Shigeaki Hattori

16

Lucas Place Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 32.088s

4

10

8

David Empringham

33

Forsythe Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 34.867s

3

11

9

Jaques Lazier

34

Brian Stewart Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 36.549s

2

12

9

David de Silva

24

Lucas Place Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 42.302s

1

13

13

Chris Bingham

5

Leading Edge Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 44.299s

0

14

7

Lee Bentham

99

Forsythe Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 45.313s

0

15

9

Luiz Garcia jr

31

Dorricott Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 45.998s

0

16

6

Rodolfo Lavin jr

77

Indy Regency Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 47.403s

0

17

7

Casey Mears

10

Team Mears

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

52m 53.852s

0

18

10

Clint Mears

11

Team Mears

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

39 laps

0

19

7

Hideki Noda

28

Indy Regency Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

37 laps Accident

0

20

3

Sergio Paese

4

FRE Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

33 laps Accident

0

21

6

Bob Dorricott jr

32

Dorricott Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

31 laps Accident

0

22

5

Fredrik Larsson

36

Johansson Motorsports

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

25 laps Retired

0

23

4

Andrew Bordin

56

Bordin Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

23 laps Accident

0

24

15

Geoff Boss

12

Team Medlin

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

14 laps Accident

0

25

John Jones

20

Eclipse Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

10 laps Accident

0

26

8

Christophe Tinseau

21

Conquest Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

2 laps Accident

0

27

14

Oswaldo Negri jr

97

Genoa Racing

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

1 laps Accident

0

DNS

Frederic Gosparini

15

Project Indy

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

0

DNS

Naoki Hattori

25

Team Green

Lola T97/20-Buick (Firestone)

0

Circuit - Long Beach

Country

United States

Location

Long Beach, California

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.586 (Miles)

Record

Bobby Rahal (Reynard 98I-Ford), 51.333s, 111.227 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

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