LONG BEACH, Calif., April 13, 1997 - Results of today's PPG- Firestone Indy Lights race:

P. (S) Driver Nat Laps/reason out ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. (1) Helio Castro Neves BRA 40 2. (3) Cristiano da Matta BRA 40 3. (5) Mark Hotchkis U.S. 40 4. (4) Chris Simmons U.S. 40 5. (8) Tony Kanaan BRA 40 6. (18) Airton Dare BRA 40 7. (15) Robby Unser U.S. 40 8. (13) Didier Andre FRA 40 9. (10) Shigeaki Hattori JPN 40 10. (2) David Empringham CDN 40 11. (19) Jaques Lazier U.S. 40 12. (20) David DeSilva U.S. 40 13. (25) Chris Bingham U.S. 40 14. (7) Lee Bentham CDN 40 15. (6) Luiz Garcia Jr BRA 40 16. (21) Rodolfo Lavin Jr MEX 40 17. (23) Casey Mears U.S. 40 18. (27) Clint Mears U.S. 39 19. (11) Hideki Noda JPN 37 Contact 20. (22) Sergio Paese BRA 33 Contact 21. (14) Bob Dorricott Jr U.S. 31 Contact 22. (16) Fredrik Larsson SWE 25 Suspension 23. (26) Andrew Bordin CDN 23 Contact 24. (9) Geoff Boss U.S. 14 Contact 25. (24) John Jones CDN 10 Contact 26. (17) Christophe Tinseau FRA 2 Contact 27. (12) Oswaldo Negri Jr BRA 1 Contact Naoki Hattori JPN Withdrew Time of race: 52:25.497. Winner's average speed: 72.607 mph. Margin of victory: 1.067 seconds. Lap leaders: Neves 1-40.

Ex cathedra

* 1st 2.00 #8604 * Arnold Ziffel, it's past your bedtime.