Nazareth Forsythe Pre-Race Notes

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix - Round Three Nazareth, Pennsylvania April 30-May 2, 1999 Circuit: One-mile oval Race: 100 laps Broadcast: Same Day Coverage - ESPN2 6:00...

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship

Bosch Spark Plug Grand Prix - Round Three Nazareth, Pennsylvania April 30-May 2, 1999

Circuit: One-mile oval Race: 100 laps Broadcast: Same Day Coverage - ESPN2 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola

-30th career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently sixth in the championship standings -Qualified and finished second at season-opening race in Miami -Qualified fifth at Long Beach but was involved in a first lap incident and finished 17th -Finished fifth at Nazareth last year, his best oval finish to date, and eighth in 1997 -Started 11th at Nazareth in both years -Best oval qualifying was seventh at Michigan in 1998 -Has one career win and pole posted at Detroit in 1998 -Finished sixth in the championship standings last year -Finished 10th in the 1997 Indy Lights championship -Has 19 points-paying finishes in 29 starts -Twelve-time jet ski champion who switched from water to pavement just four years ago

Guy Smith, #6 Swift Caravans Lola:

-17th career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently 16th in the championship standings -Has had a run of bad luck with a tire puncture in Miami while running third and a first-lap incident at Long Beach after starting second -Finished 21st at Nazareth last year after a multi-car accident on lap two -Best oval qualifying was fourth at Michigan in 1998 and Miami in 1999 -Best oval finish to date was third at Miami last year -Finished third in the championship standings last year with Johansson Motorsports -Won Rookie of the Year honors -Has two career wins -- Portland and Toronto -Has two career poles -- Portland and Toronto -Has 12 points-paying finishes in 16 starts -Hails from British Formula 3 ranks -Won 1995 Formula Renault Sport Championship

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Guy Smith , Airton Daré