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DORRICOTT RACING 2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW RACE 6 - TARGET GRAND PRIX CHICAGO MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Cicero, Ill.) July 28-30, 2000 SERIES: As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy Lights...

DORRICOTT RACING
2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
RACE 6 - TARGET GRAND PRIX
CHICAGO MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Cicero, Ill.)
July 28-30, 2000

SERIES:
As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship is internationally recognized as a final step before reaching the highest levels of North American motorsports. A "spec" series," Indy Lights emphasizes driver skill and team preparation through the use of identical Lola T97/20 open-wheel, single-seat race cars. Indy Lights cars are only about 10 percent smaller than the Champ Cars they resemble and can reach a top speed that exceeds 190 mph.

DORRICOTT DRIVERS:
No. 1 Townsend Bell - Costa Mesa, Calif. (DirecPC)
No. 2 Casey Mears - Bakersfield, Calif. (Dorricott Racing/Sooner Trailer) 2No. 3 Jason Bright - Gold Coast, Australia (Dorricott Racing)

THIS RACE:
Chicago marks the midway point of the 12-race 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of 18 drivers representing seven different countries have entered this year's race.

HISTORY:
This will be the second CART-sanctioned event at Chicago Motor Speedway featuring the CART FedEx Championship Series and Dayton Indy Lights Championship.

TRACK:
1.0-mile short oval

RACE DISTANCE:
100 laps = 100.0 miles RECORDS:
Qualifying:
Scott Dixon
0:25.919 = 142.922 mph
8/21/99

Race time:
Scott Dixon
50:46.736 = 117.938 mph
8/22/99

SCHEDULE:
Friday July 28
Practice:
9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. (CT)
Practice:
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)

Saturday July 29
Practice:
8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (CT)
Single Car Qualifying:
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)

Sunday July 30
Warm-up:
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CT)

RACE:
12:15 p.m. (CT)


PRIZES:
Total race purse (U.S.)
$ 74,200

TV (U.S.):
ESPN2- - Sunday, July 30
11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (ET)
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (PT)

NOTES::
Jason Bright leads the Indy Lights championship with 57 points following his ninth place finish in round five last weekend at Michigan Speedway ... teammate Casey Mears and Scott Dixon are tied for second place with 56 points ... Townsend Bell's fourth place finish at Michigan propelled him into fifth place overall with 43 points ... Mears started sixth and finished third place in last year's inaugural Indy Lights race at Chicago Motor Speedway.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Casey Mears , Scott Dixon , Townsend Bell , Jason Bright