1997 Road America Champ Cars

Race Winner
Country
United States
Circuit
Round
14
Laps
50
Pole
Fastest Lap
Zanardi, 1m 43.672s
1997 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

2

Alessandro Zanardi

4

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

1h 57m 54.544s

20

2

1

Mauricio Gugelmin

17

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

1h 58m 0.692s

17

3

4

Gil de Ferran

5

Walker Racing

Reynard 97I-Honda (Goodyear)

1h 58m 5.292s

14

4

14

Christian Fittipaldi

11

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 007i-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 58m 6.373s

12

5

1

Scott Pruett

20

Patrick Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

1h 58m 7.573s

10

6

5

Bobby Rahal

7

Team Rahal

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 58m 9.273s

8

7

7

Al Unser jr

2

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC26-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

1h 58m 29.487s

6

8

5

Jimmy Vasser

1

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

1h 58m 34.12s

5

9

15

Richie Hearn

21

Della Penna Motorsports

Lola T97/00-Ford (Goodyear)

1h 59m 4.125s

4

10

11

Juan Manuel Fangio II

36

All-American Racers

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Goodyear)

1h 59m 13.001s

3

11

3

Bryan Herta

8

Team Rahal

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

49 laps Brakes

2

12

10

Adrian Fernandez

32

Tasman Motorsports Group

Lola T97/00-Honda (Firestone)

49 laps

1

13

1

Gualter Salles

77

Davis Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Goodyear)

49 laps

0

14

11

PJ Jones

98

All-American Racers

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Goodyear)

49 laps

0

15

8

Massimiliano Papis

25

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Firestone)

48 laps

0

16

14

Mark Blundell

18

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

47 laps Engine

1

17

11

Charles Nearburg

34

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

45 laps

0

18

8

Greg Moore

99

Forsythe Racing

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

33 laps Spun

0

19

7

Arnd Meier

64

Project Indy

Lola T97/00-Ford (Goodyear)

33 laps Accident

0

20

1

Michel Jourdain jr

19

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

29 laps Accident

0

21

12

Raul Boesel

40

Patrick Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

24 laps Accident

0

22

6

Andre Ribeiro

31

Tasman Motorsports Group

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

24 laps Accident

0

23

6

Parker Johnstone

27

Team Green

Reynard 97I-Honda (Firestone)

23 laps Accident

0

24

3

Hiro Matsushita

24

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Firestone)

19 laps Accident

0

25

21

Dario Franchitti

9

Hogan Racing

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

15 laps Accident

0

26

21

Michael Andretti

6

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 007i-Ford (Goodyear)

13 laps Spun

0

27

7

Patrick Carpentier

16

Bettenhausen Motorsports

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

2 laps Transmission

0

28

13

Paul Tracy

3

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC26-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

Accident

0

Circuit - Elkhart Lake

Country

United States

Location

Plymouth, Wisconsin

Type

Permanent road course

Length

4.048 (Miles)

Record

Alessandro Zanardi (Reynard 98I-Honda), 1m41.874, 143.047 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

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