Milwaukee Forsythe Pre-Race Notes

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Miller Lite 225 The Milwaukee Mile - West Allis, Wisconsin June 4-6, 1999 Circuit: 1.032-mile oval Race: 97 laps/100.104 miles Broadcast: June 6 - ESPN2 6:00 pm ...

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

Miller Lite 225 The Milwaukee Mile - West Allis, Wisconsin June 4-6, 1999

Circuit: 1.032-mile oval Race: 97 laps/100.104 miles Broadcast: June 6 - ESPN2 6:00 pm EST

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

-31st career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently second in the championship standings, five points out of first -Won last Indy Lights event at Nazareth Speedway after starting second -Qualified and finished second at the season-opening race in Miami -Finished eighth at Milwaukee last year and 11th in 1997 -Best qualifying effort at Milwaukee was 15th last year -Has two career wins (Nazareth '99 and Detroit '98) and one career pole (Detroit '98) -Finished sixth in the championship standings last year -Finished 10th in the 1997 Indy Lights championship -Has 20 points-paying finishes in 30 starts -Twelve-time jet ski champion who switched from water to pavement just four years ago

Guy Smith, #6 Swift Caravans Lola:

-18th career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently 16th in the championship standings -Finished 10th in last event at Nazareth Speedway after starting fifth -Has had a run of bad luck (sophomore jinx) with a tire puncture in Miami while running third and a first-lap incident at Long Beach after starting second -Qualified ninth at Milwaukee last year, but finished 22nd after being involved in a four-car incident on lap 36 of the race -Has two career victories, winning from the pole at Portland and Toronto last year -Best oval qualifying to date was fourth at Miami ('99) and Michigan ('98) -Best oval finish to date was third at Miami last year -Finished third in the championship standings last year with Johansson Motorsports -Won Rookie of the Year honors -Has 13 points-paying finishes in 17 career starts -Hails from British Formula 3 ranks -Won 1995 Formula Renault Sport Championship

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Series Indy Lights
Drivers Guy Smith , Airton Daré