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Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle - Detroit, Michigan August 6-8, 1999 Circuit: 2.346-mile temporary street course Race: 32 ...

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

Tenneco Automotive Grand Prix of Detroit The Raceway on Belle Isle - Detroit, Michigan August 6-8, 1999

Circuit: 2.346-mile temporary street course Race: 32 laps/75.072 miles Broadcast: Sunday, August 8 - ESPN2 - 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm EST

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

-36th career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently fourth in the point standings with 63 points -Defending champion at Detroit, winning from the pole last year -Has two career wins (Nazareth '99 and Detroit '98) and one career pole (Detroit '98) -Has three front row starts this season, and five points-paying finishes including two podiums -Earned 23 points-paying finishes in 35 career starts -Finished sixth in the championship standings last year -Finished 10th in the 1997 championship -Twelve-time jet ski champion who switched from water to pavement just four years ago

Guy Smith, #6 Swift Caravans Lola:

-23rd career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently 10th in the point standings with 42 points -Started fourth and finished eighth at Detroit last year -Has two career wins -- Toronto '98 and Portland '98 -- winning both from the pole -Has seven points-paying finishes in eight races held to date this year -Best 1999 finish was third at Portland -Earned 18 points-paying finishes in 22 career starts -Finished third in the championship standings last year with Johansson Motorsports -Won 1998 Rookie of the Year honors -Hails from British Formula 3 ranks -Won 1995 Formula Renault Sport Championship

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Guy Smith , Airton Daré