DORRICOTT RACING 2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW RACE 6 - TARGET GRAND PRIX CHICAGO MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Cicero, Ill.) July 28-30, 2000 SERIES: As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy Lights...
2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW
RACE 6 - TARGET GRAND PRIX
CHICAGO MOTOR SPEEDWAY (Cicero, Ill.)
July 28-30, 2000
As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship is internationally recognized as a final step before reaching the highest levels of North American motorsports. 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 only about 10 percent smaller than the Champ Cars they resemble and can reach a top speed that exceeds 190 mph.
No. 1 Townsend Bell - Costa Mesa, Calif. (DirecPC)
No. 2 Casey Mears - Bakersfield, Calif. (Dorricott Racing/Sooner Trailer) 2No. 3 Jason Bright - Gold Coast, Australia (Dorricott Racing)
Chicago marks the midway point of the 12-race 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of 18 drivers representing seven different countries have entered this year's race.
This will be the second CART-sanctioned event at Chicago Motor Speedway featuring the CART FedEx Championship Series and Dayton Indy Lights Championship.
1.0-mile short oval
100 laps = 100.0 miles RECORDS:
0:25.919 = 142.922 mph
50:46.736 = 117.938 mph
Friday July 28
9:15 a.m. to 9:55 a.m. (CT)
1:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)
Saturday July 29
8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (CT)
Single Car Qualifying:
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. (CT)
Sunday July 30
9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. (CT)
12:15 p.m. (CT)
Total race purse (U.S.)
ESPN2- - Sunday, July 30
11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (ET)
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (PT)
Jason Bright leads the Indy Lights championship with 57 points following his ninth place finish in round five last weekend at Michigan Speedway ... teammate Casey Mears and Scott Dixon are tied for second place with 56 points ... Townsend Bell's fourth place finish at Michigan propelled him into fifth place overall with 43 points ... Mears started sixth and finished third place in last year's inaugural Indy Lights race at Chicago Motor Speedway.