1997 Fontana Champ Cars in CART at the California Speedway circuit. Full information

1997 Fontana Champ Cars

1997 Fontana Champ Cars is 286th CART race. Passed at the California Speedway circuit. Mauricio Gugelmin won the pole position, Mark Blundell won this race. This was his 3rd victory. Jimmy Vasser and Adrian Fernandez also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 250 laps (816 km).

Previous race: 1997 Monterey Grand Prix
Next race: 1998 Miami Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Fontana Champ Cars

4th victory for the PacWest Racing Group team
3rd victory for the Mark Blundell
5th podium for the Mark Blundell
15th podium for the Jimmy Vasser
3rd podium for the Adrian Fernandez

1997 Fontana Champ Cars results

Position Name Points Result Lap Team
1 Mark Blundell 20 3h 2m 42.62s 0 PacWest Racing Group
2 Jimmy Vasser 16 3h 2m 43.467s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
3 Adrian Fernandez 14 249 laps 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
4 Mauricio Gugelmin 13 249 laps 0 PacWest Racing Group
5 Bobby Rahal 10 249 laps 0 Team Rahal
6 Gil de Ferran 8 249 laps 0 Walker Racing
7 Scott Pruett 6 248 laps 0 Patrick Racing
8 Robby Gordon 5 247 laps 0 Hogan Racing
9 Christian Fittipaldi 4 247 laps 0 Newman-Haas Racing
10 PJ Jones 3 244 laps 0 All-American Racers
11 Parker Johnstone 2 243 laps 0 Team Green
12 Massimiliano Papis 1 242 laps 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
13 Greg Moore 0 240 laps Engine 0 Forsythe Racing
14 Gualter Salles 0 238 laps 0 Davis Racing
15 Richie Hearn 0 238 laps 0 Della Penna Motorsports
16 Dennis Vitolo 0 231 laps 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
17 Andre Ribeiro 0 207 laps Accident 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
18 Michel Jourdain jr 0 195 laps Handling 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
19 Michael Andretti 0 104 laps Overheating 0 Newman-Haas Racing
20 Raul Boesel 0 83 laps Electrics 0 Patrick Racing
21 Bryan Herta 0 80 laps Engine 0 Team Rahal
22 Al Unser jr 0 44 laps Exhausts 0 Marlboro Team Penske
23 Hiro Matsushita 0 40 laps Suspension 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
24 Arie Luyendyk 0 39 laps Accident 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
25 Arnd Meier 0 38 laps Accident 0 Project Indy
26 Paul Tracy 0 12 laps Accident 0 Marlboro Team Penske
0 Juan Manuel Fangio II 0 0 All-American Racers

List of all cars for the 1997 Fontana Champ Cars on the California Speedway circuit

Reynard 97I

Toyota

Reynard 97I

Mercedes

Penske PC26

Mercedes