<pre> RACE 1 - Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Monterrey, Mexico (Fundidora Park) March 8 - 11, 2001 </pre> SERIES: As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship Series, the Dayton Indy Lights Championship is ...
RACE 1 - Tecate Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix
Monterrey, Mexico (Fundidora Park)
March 8 - 11, 2001
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. <pre> DORRICOTTDRIVERS: No. 30 Townsend Bell - Costa Mesa, Calif. (DirecPC) No. 31 Damien Faulkner - Dublin, Ireland (Dorricott Racing) No. 32 Jon Fogarty - Portola Valley, Calif. (Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards) </pre> THIS RACE: Monterrey is the first round of the 12-race 2001 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of approximately 15 drivers representing a dozen different countries is expected to take the green flag. <pre> HISTORY: This will be the inaugural Indy Lights race in Mexico.
TRACK: 1.8-mile, 12-turn street circuit
RACE DISTANCE: TBD
RECORDS: Qualifying - no previous records Race time - no previous records
SCHEDULE: Thur. March 8 Practice: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (CT)
Fri. March 9 Practice: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Provisional Qualifying: 4:15 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Sat. March 10 Practice: 8:45 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
Final Qualifying: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Sun. March 11 Warm-Up 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
RACE: 2:00 p.m. (CT)
PRIZES: Total race purse (U.S.) $ 74,200
TV (U.S.): ESPN2- - Sunday, March 11 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (ET) 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (PT)
Bell, who finished second place and earned rookie-of-the-year honors in the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights championship, is the leading returning points leader from the 2000 Indy Lights season.