CHAMPCAR/CART: Gold Coast results

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia,. April 6, 1997 - Results of the Australian IndyCarnival PPG CART race on the 2.795-mile Surfers Paradise temporary street course: P. (S) Driver Nat Chassis/engine ...

SURFERS PARADISE, Australia,. April 6, 1997 - Results of the Australian IndyCarnival PPG CART race on the 2.795-mile Surfers Paradise temporary street course: P. (S) Driver Nat Chassis/engine Laps/out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. (7) Scott Pruett U.S. Reynard-Ford 57. 2. (4) Greg Moore CDN Reynard-Merc 57. 3. (12) Michael Andretti U.S. Swift-Ford 57. 4. (1) Alex Zanardi ITA Reynard-Honda 57. 5. (11) Gil de Ferran BRA Reynard-Honda 57. 6. (14) Andre Ribeiro BRA Lola-Honda 57. 7. (19) Raul Boesel BRA Reynard-Ford 57. 8. (5) Mark Blundell BRI Reynard-Merc 57. 9. (13) Dario Franchitti BRI Reynard-Merc 57. 10. (10) Bobby Rahal U.S. Reynard-Ford 57. 11. (15) Adrian Fernandez MEX Lola-Honda 57. 12. (3) Jimmy Vasser U.S. Reynard-Honda 57. 13. (20) Richie Hearn U.S. Lola-Ford 57. 14. (22) Max Papis ITA Reynard-Toyota 57. 15. (21) Patrick Carpentier CDN Reynard-Merc 57. 16. (27) Arnd Meier GER Lola-Ford 57. 17. (8) Mauricio Gugelmin BRA Reynard-Merc 57. 18. (26) Michel Jourdain Jr MEX Lola-Ford 43 Trans. 19. (2) Paul Tracy CDN Penske-Merc 41 Contact. 20. (23) Juan Fangio II ARG Reynard-Toyota 37 fire. 21. (6) Parker Johnstone U.S. Reynard-Honda 35 Wheel. 22. (16) Bryan Herta U.S. Reynard-Ford 29 Contact. 23. (24) Paul Jasper U.S. Lola-Ford 24 Trans. 24. (18) Gualter Salles BRA Reynard-Ford 17 Contact. 25. (28) Hiro Matsushita JPN Reynard Toyota 16 Abandon. 26. (25) P.J. Jones U.S. Reynard-Toyota 15 Fire. 27. (17) Al Unser Jr U.S. Penske-Merc 10 Wheel. 28. (9) Christian Fittipaldi BRA Swift-Ford 1 Accident.

Winners average speed: 78.948 mph. Time of race: 2:1:04 Race shortened to 57 laps from scheduled 65. Margin of victory: 0.684 seconds. Caution flags: 7 for 24 laps. Lead changes: 4 among 4 drivers.

Lap leaders: Zanardi 1-18. Meier 40-41. Tracy 19-39. Pruett 42-57.

Series points leaders: 1. Andretti 35. 7. de Ferran 10. 2. Pruett 30. 8. Ribeiro 9. 3. Moore 28. 9. Gugelmin 8. 4. Zanardi 20. 10. Boesel 6. 5. Tracy 17. 11. Blundell 5. 6. Vasser 15. 12. Johnstone 5.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gualter Salles , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Raul Boesel , Max Papis , Adrian Fernandez , Bobby Rahal , Patrick Carpentier , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Mauricio Gugelmin , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett , Mark Blundell , Richie Hearn , P.J. Jones , Andre Ribeiro , Greg Moore , Al Unser , Michel Jourdain