Cory Witherill Heads to Long Beach a Champion

Californian Witherill Heads To Long Beach A Champion Cory Witherill (WSA Health Care Lola) won his second straight PACE U.S. Off-Road Championship Series title in the Super 1600 (dune buggy) class three weeks ago in a race at the Kingdome in...

Californian Witherill Heads To Long Beach A Champion Cory Witherill (WSA Health Care Lola) won his second straight PACE U.S. Off-Road Championship Series title in the Super 1600 (dune buggy) class three weeks ago in a race at the Kingdome in Seattle. Witherill is relatively new to Indy Lights but he has raced in various off-road racing categories for 10 years in addition to having Formula Ford 2000 and Shelby Pro Series circuit-racing experience. He partners Oswaldo Negri Jr. (Carusi Wheels/ILP/Genoa Lola) at Genoa Racing this weekend and is schedule to run every race in the 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship schedule with the California-based team. Negri, 34, will make his first Indy Lights start since 1997 at Long Beach this weekend. He ran seven road course races with Genoa in 1997 and recorded a career-best finish of seventh at Savannah. He returns to Genoa this weekend for a one-off drive that is part of his bonus for winning the 1998 Indy Lights Panamericana (ILP) championship, a series in Mexico that uses older Lola T93/20 Indy Lights chassis powered by V8 engines. Negri, who is based in Miami, has extensive open-wheel experience in South America, Mexico and Europe. He edged Christian Fittipaldi for the 1990 Brazilian Formula 3 championship and raced in the competitive British Formula 3 championship in 1991 and 1992.

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Cory Witherill , Christian Fittipaldi