ROUND 7, SAN LUIS POTOSI, SEPTEMBER 6 & 7

MEXICAN FORMULA 3000 MARLBORO CUP 1997

Autodromo Parque Tangamanga II Circuit Length : 2,300 m.

STARTING GRID (Parrilla de Salida)

Pos. No.  Driver                 Time       
          (Piloto)               (Tiempo)   
 1   7    Derek Higgins          1'08.964*
 2   17   Fernando Plata         1'09.415
 3   4    Jorge Goeters          1'09.721
 4   27   Freddy Van Beuren      1'09.810
 5   26   Mario Dominguez        1'10.062
 6   2    Jimmy Morales          1'10.101 
 7   16   Marcelo Belden         1'10.627
 8   1    Jaime Cordero          1'10.730
 9   21   Patrick Goeters        1'10.806
10   3    Eduardo Goeters        1'10.859
11   20   Micahel Goeters (r)    1'10.894
12   18   David Martinez (r)     1'11.316
13   9    Freddy Tame Jr.        1'12.059
14   8    Guillermo Oliveras (r) 1'15.131
15   10   Carlos Peralta (r)     1'15.988

*New track record(nuevo record de pista) (r) = rookie/novato

RACE RESULTS (Resultados)

Pos. No.  Driver                 Nat  Team           Laps  Time
          (Piloto)                   (Equipo)        (vtas)
 1   2    Jimmy Morales          Mex  Marlboro       34    40.22.216
 2   26   Mario Dominguez        Mex  Herdez         34      + 4.900
 3   3    Eduardo Goeters        Mex  TF Victor      34     + 31.248
 4   18   David Martinez (r)     Mex  Tecate/Martiga 34     + 32.175
 5   21   Patrick Goeters        Mex  Rotoplas/GRT   34     + 47.871
 6   1    Jaime Cordero          Mex  Marlboro       34     + 55.434
 7   20   Michael Goeters (r)    Mex  Rotoplas/GRT   34     + 55.530
 8   9    Freddy Tame Jr.        Mex  Roshfrans      34   + 1'01.623
 9   27   Freddy Van Beuren      Mex  Herdez         33      running
10   8    Guillermo Oliveras (r) Mex  Quaker State   32      running
11   16   Marcelo Belden         Mex  Canel's        30      running
12   17   Fernando Plata         Mex  Canel's        25       engine
13   10   Carlos Peralta (r)     Mex  Sentra          5       engine
     7    Derek Higgins*         Irl  Quaker State   34 disqualified
     4    Jorge Goeters*         Mex  Quaker State   34 disqualified

*Derek Higgins (7) and Jorge Goeters (4) originally finished in fisrt and second, but both were disqualified due to engine irregularities.

*Derek Higgins y Jorge Goeters terminaron originalmente en primero y en segundo, pero fueron descalificados por irregularidades en sus motores.

Fastest Race Lap (Vuelta mas rapida en carrera) : 1'09.806 Derek Higgins (r) = rookie/novato

CHAMPIONSHIP STATUS (Estado del Campeonato)

Drivers :                          Teams :
(Pilotos)                          (Equipos)
Pos. Driver            Points      Pos. Team            Points
 1   Jimmy Morales      626         1   Marlboro         891
 2   Derek Higgins      475         2   Quaker State     763
 3   Mario Dominguez    402         3   Herdez           722
 4   Jorge Goeters      326         4   TF Victor        366
 5   Freddy Van Beuren  320         5   Canel's          329
 6   Jaime Credro       265         6   GRT              327
 7   Freddy Tame Jr.    246         7   Cacasa           209
 8   Eduardo Goeters    235         8   Martiga/Tecate   186
 9   Enrique Contreras  187         9   Sentra            66
 10  Fernando Plata     165         10  Roshfrans         37
 11  David Martinez     142         
 12  Rod McLeod         133 
 13  Patrick Goeters    123
 14  Michael Goeters     75
 15  Carlos Peralta      66
 16  Guillermo Oliveras  64
 17  Gerardo Martinez    44
 18  Rafael Martinez     35
 19  Carlos Contreras    33
 20  Marcelo Belden      31
 21  Ruben Garcia N.     29

Rookie of the Year

Pos. Driver            Points
1    David Martinez     142
2    Rod McLeod         133
3    Michael Goeters     75
4    Carlos Peralta      66
5    Guillermo Oliveras  64

Ramon Osorio J.