ROUND 3, ZACATECAS, April 25,26 & 27

MEXICAN FORMULA 3000 MARLBORO CUP 1997

Autodromo de Zacatecas Circuit Length : 2,040 m.

STARTING GRID (Parrilla de Salida)

Pos. No.  Driver               Time        Speed (km/h)
          (Piloto)             (Tiempo)    (Velocidad)
 1   2    Jimmy Morales        52.41       140.12
 2   7    Derek Higgins        52.67       139.43
 3   26   Mario Dominguez      52.89       138.85
 4   16   Rod McLeod (r)       53.01       138.54
 5   8    Enrique Contreras    53.09       138.33
 6   4    Jorge Goeters        53.23       137.97
 7   17   Fernando Plata       53.47       137.35
 8   3    Eduardo Goeters      53.71       136.73
 9   9    Freddy Tame Jr.      54.01       135.97
10   27   Freddy Van Beuren    54.25       135.37
11   1    Jaime Cordero        54.55       134.64
12   97   Carlos Contreras     54.63       134.43
13   10   Carlos Peralta (r)   55.43       132.49

(r) = rookie/novato

RACE RESULTS (Resultados)

Pos. No.  Driver               Nat   Team            Laps  Time
          (Piloto)                   (Equipo)
 1   2    Jimmy Morales        Mex   Marlboro        40    35m 26.349
 2   7    Derek Higgins        Irl   Quaker State    40       + 3.794
 3   26   Mario Dominguez      Mex   Herdez          40      + 12.144
 4   8    Enrique Contreras    Mex   Quaker State    40      + 27.175
 5   4    Jorge Goeters        Mex   TF Victor       40      + 28.137
 6   1    Jaime Cordero        Mex   Marlboro        40      + 30.482
 7   16   Rod McLeod (r)       Sct   Canel's         40      + 39.782
 8   27   Freddy Van Beuren    Mex   Herdez          40      + 45.067
 9   9    Freddy Tame Jr.      Mex   Cacasa          39       running
10   10   Carlos Peralta       Mex   Sentra          37       running
11   3    Eduardo Goeters      Mex   Apasco-GRT       3      accident
12   97   Carlos Contreras     Mex                    0    suspension
     17   Fernando Plata       Mex   Canel's         40  disqualified

Fernando Plata originaly finished 4. Fastest Race Lap (Vuelta mas rapida en carrera) : 52.363 Jimmy Morales (r) = rookie/novato

CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS (Estado del Campeonato)

Drivers :                          Teams :
(Pilotos)                          (Equipos)
Pos. Driver            Points      Pos. Team            Points
 1   Jimmy Morales      266         1   Quaker State     350
 2   Derek Higgins      246         2   Marlboro         345
 3   Mario Dominguez    177         3   Herdez           303
 4   Fernando Plata     136         4   Canel's          225
 5   Freddy Van Beuren  126         5   TF Victor        124
 6   Jorge Goeters      124         6   Cacasa Racing    112
 7   Freddy Tame Jr.    112         7   Martiga           81
 8   Enrique Contreras   96         8   Sentra            66
 9   Rod McLeod          89         9   GRT               49
10   Jaime Cordero       79
11   Carlos Peralta      66
12   Eduardo Goeters     49
13   Gerardo Martinez    44
14   David Martinez      37
15   Rafael Martinez     35
16   Ruben Garcia N.     29

Rookie of the Year

Pos. Driver            Points
1    Rod McLeod          89
2    Carlos Peralta      66
3    David Martinez      37

Ramon Osorio J.