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Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 16-18, 1999 Circuit: 1.721-mile temporary street course Race: 43 laps/74.003 miles Broadcast: July...

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

Molson Indy Toronto Exhibition Place Toronto, Ontario, Canada July 16-18, 1999

Circuit: 1.721-mile temporary street course Race: 43 laps/74.003 miles Broadcast: July 18 - ESPN2 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

-34th career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently third in the point standings, six points out of first -Finished eighth at Toronto last year and ninth in 1997 -Best qualifying effort at Toronto was 16th last year -Has two career wins (Nazareth '99 and Detroit '98) and one career pole (Detroit '98) -Earned five points-paying finishes, including two podiums in six races held to date this year -Has 23 career points-paying finishes in 33 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:

-21st career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently 11th in the point standings -Defending champion at Toronto, winning from the pole -Has two career victories -- Toronto and Portland ('98) where he also won from the pole -Has five points-paying finishes, including one podium, in six races held to date this year -Best finish to date this season was third at Portland -Has 16 points-paying finishes in 20 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