<pre> DORRICOTT RACING 2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW RACE 7 from the MILLER LITE 200 MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE (Lexington, Ohio) August 11-13, 2000 SERIES: As the top development series of the CART FedEx Championship...
<pre> DORRICOTT RACING 2000 DAYTON INDY LIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW RACE 7 from the MILLER LITE 200 MID-OHIO SPORTS CAR COURSE (Lexington, Ohio) August 11-13, 2000
SERIES: 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.
DORRICOTTDRIVERS: No. 1 Townsend Bell - Costa Mesa, Calif. (DirecPC) No. 2 Casey Mears - Bakersfield, Calif. (Dorricott Racing/Sooner Trailer) No. 3 Jason Bright - Gold Coast, Australia (Dorricott Racing)
THIS RACE: Mid-Ohio is the seventh of 12 scheduled races in the 2000 Dayton Indy Lights Championship. An international field of 18 drivers representing seven different countries have entered this year's race.
HISTORY: This will be the 10th time an Indy Lights race has been held at Mid-Ohio, and the first Indy Lights race at the famed road course since 1994.
TRACK: 2.258-mile permanent road course RACE DISTANCE: 34 laps = 76.772 miles RECORDS: Qualifying: record to be determined Race time: record to be determined
SCHEDULE: Friday Aug. 11 Practice: 9:30 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. (ET) Provisional Qualifying: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (ET)
Saturday Aug. 12 Practice: 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. (ET)
Final Qualifying: 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. (ET)
Sunday Aug. 13 Warm-up: 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. (ET) RACE: 11:30 a.m. (ET)
PRIZES: Total race purse (U.S.) $ 74,200
TV (U.S.): ESPN2- - Sunday, Aug. 13 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (ET) 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (PT)
WEB SITES: Dorricott Racing www.dorricottracing.com
NOTES: Townsend Bell's second place finish at Chicago in round six propelled him into a tie with teammate Casey Mears for third place with 59 points ... Jason Bright is in fifth place with 57 points ... Bell and Bright are in first and second place, respectively, for Indy Lights Rookie of the Year honors.