Portland Forsythe Pre-Race Notes

Forsythe Championship Racing, Ltd. 1999 PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship Budweiser G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline Portland International Raceway - Portland, Oregon June 18-20, 1999 Circuit: 1.967-mile permanent road...

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

Budweiser G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline Portland International Raceway - Portland, Oregon June 18-20, 1999

Circuit: 1.967-mile permanent road course Race: 38 laps/74.746 miles Broadcast: June 20 - ESPN2 11:30 pm EST

Airton Dare, #1 Banestado Lola:

-32nd career start in his third season of Indy Lights competition -Currently second in the championship standings, seven points out of first -Finished fourth at Portland last year after starting 11th -Has two career wins (Nazareth '99 and Detroit '98) and one career pole (Detroit '98) -Earned three-points paying finishes, including two podiums, in four races held this year -Has led the most race laps this season to date, leading 87 out of 305 total race laps -Has 21 career points-paying finishes in 31 starts -Finished sixth in the championship standings last year -Finished 10th in the 1997 Indy Lights championship -Twelve-time jet ski champion who switched from water to pavement just four years ago

Guy Smith, #6 Swift Caravans Lola:

-19th career start in his second season of Indy Lights competition -Currently 17th in the point standings -Defending Indy Lights champion at Portland -Has two career victories, winning from the pole at both Portland and Toronto last year -Has three-points paying finishes in four races held this year -Best finish to date this season was eighth at Milwaukee two weeks ago -Has 14 points-paying finishes in 18 career starts -Finished third in the championship standings last year with Johansson Motorsports -Won 1998 Indy Lights 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