DORRICOTT RACING - DAYTON INDY LIGHTS RACE PREVIEW RACE 9 - YAHOO! Sports Monterey Challenge LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY - Monterey, Calif. Sept. 8-10, 2000 SERIES: As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy...
DORRICOTT RACING - DAYTON INDY LIGHTS RACE PREVIEW
RACE 9 - YAHOO! Sports Monterey Challenge
LAGUNA SECA RACEWAY - Monterey, Calif.
Sept. 8-10, 2000
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.
No. 1 Townsend Bell - Costa Mesa, Calif. (DirecPC)
No. 2 Casey Mears - Bakersfield, Calif. (Dorricott Racing/Sooner Trailer)
No. 3 Jason Bright - Gold Coast, Australia (Dorricott Racing)
Laguna Seca is the ninth event in the 12-race 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of approximately 18 drivers representing close to a dozen different countries are expected to take the green flag.
This will be the 15th overall and consecutive appearance of the Dayton Indy Lights Championship at Laguna Seca. It will be the first Indy Lights race Laguna Seca for Bell and Bright, and fourth for Mears. Mears started seventh last year and finished fifth place.
2.238-mile, 11-turn road course
34 laps / 76.092 miles
1:15.090 = 107.295 mph
43:55.832 = 103.926 mph
Friday Sept. 8 Practice: 8:45 a.m. to 9:25 a.m. (PT) Provisional Qualifying: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (PT)
Saturday Sept. 9 Practice: 8:10 a.m. to 8:50 a.m. (PT) Final Qualifying: 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. (PT)
Sunday Sept. 10 Warm-up: 8:25 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. (PT) RACE: 3:00 p.m. (PT)
PRIZES: Total race purse (U.S.) $ 74,200
TV (U.S.): ESPN2- - Sunday, Sept. 10 (LIVE) 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT
WEB SITES: Dorricott Racing www.dorricottracing.com
Bell's fourth place at Vancouver in round eight securely maintained his hold on second place in the driver's championship with 92 points ...
Mears, who finished eighth place at Vancouver, is in fourth place with 74 points followed closely by fifth place Bright with 72 points ...
Bell and Bright are in first and second place, respectively, for Indy Lights Rookie of the Year honors.