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Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship The Detroit News 100 Michigan Speedway - Brooklyn, Michigan July 22-24, 1999 Circuit: 2-mile superspeedway Race: 50 laps/100 miles Broadcast: July 25 - ESPN2 - 5:30...

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

The Detroit News 100 Michigan Speedway - Brooklyn, Michigan July 22-24, 1999

Circuit: 2-mile superspeedway Race: 50 laps/100 miles Broadcast: July 25 - ESPN2 - 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm EST (Note: Race will be run on Saturday, July 24th)

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

-35th career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently fourth in the point standings with 63 points -Second appearance at Michigan Speedway -Started 7th last year, but was involved in an incident three laps from the end of the race while running in third -Currently leads Bosch Platinum+4 Speedway Challenge -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 -Claimed 23 points-paying finishes in 34 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:

-22nd career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently tied for ninth in the point standings with 34 points -Second appearance at Michigan Speedway, starting fourth last year and finishing sixth -Has two career victories -- Toronto ('98) and Portland ('98) -- where he won from the pole -Best oval starting position was fourth at Miami ('99) and Michigan last year -Best oval finish was third at Miami last year -Has six points-paying finishes, including one podium, in seven races held to date this year -Claimed 17 points-paying finishes in 21 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