DORRICOTT RACING 1998 PPG-DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP Facts RACE 14 - MARLBORO 500 Presented by Toyota CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY (Fontana, Calif.) Oct. 30-31, 1998 SERIES: As the "Official Development Series" of the CART FedEx ...
DORRICOTT RACING 1998 PPG-DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP Facts RACE 14 - MARLBORO 500 Presented by Toyota CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY (Fontana, Calif.) Oct. 30-31, 1998
SERIES: As the "Official Development Series" of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship is internationally recognized as a driver's final stop to the top of the North American motorsports ladder. 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 about 25 percent smaller than the Champ Cars they resemble and can reach a top speed of 190 mph.
No. 30 Brandon "Bud" Kaeding - Campbell, Calif. (Heritage Bank/Sybervision/Dorricott Racing)
No. 31 Philip Peter - Monte Carlo, Monaco (Sebring/Red Bull/Estebbe/Sybervision)
No. 32 Oriol "Uri" Servia - Pals, Catalonia, Spain (Catalonia/RACC/Elf/Sybervision/Heritage Bank)
THIS RACE: California Speedway is the 14th round of the 14-race 1998 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of approximately 24 drivers representing close to a dozen different countries are expected to take the green flag.
HISTORY: This is the second Indy Lights race ever held at California Speedway, and the first visit for each of the Dorricott Racing driver trio. Indy Lights first raced at the California Speedway in last year's Indy Lights season finale, Sept. 27, 1997.
TRACK: 2.029-mile oval RACE DISTANCE: 50 laps / 101.450 miles RECORDS: Qualifying: Clint Mears 0:39.494 = 184.950 mph 9/26/97
Race time: Clint Mears 52:15.813 (116.467 mph) 9/27/97 (101.450 miles)
SCHEDULE: Thurs., Oct. 29 Practice: 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. (PT) 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (PT) 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (PT)
Fri., Oct. 30 Practice: 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (PT) Qualifying: 12:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. (PT)
Sat., Oct. 31 Warm-up: 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (PT) RACE: 3:00 p.m. (PT)
PRIZES: Total race purse (U.S.) $ 70,000
TV (U.S.): ESPN2- - Sunday, November 1 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. PT NOTES: Oriol Servia is in seventh place overall with 73 points and only five points shy of sixth place Airton Dare, who has 78 points. Servia is third in the Indy Lights rookie-of-the-year standings. Teammate Philipp Peter, who is 10th place overall with 61 points, is Servia's closest rookie challenger. Bud Kaeding's best race finish this season is 12th at Michigan where he qualified 16th.