1997 Road America Champ Cars in CART at the Elkhart Lake circuit. Full information

1997 Road America Champ Cars

1997 Road America Champ Cars is 283rd CART race. Passed at the Elkhart Lake circuit. Mauricio Gugelmin won the pole position, Alessandro Zanardi won this race. Mauricio Gugelmin and Gil de Ferran also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 50 laps (326 km).

Previous race: 1997 Mid-Ohio Champ Cars
Next race: 1997 Vancouver Champ Cars
Race Start: 17th August 1997

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Road America Champ Cars

14th victory for the Chip Ganassi Racing Team team
8th victory for the Alessandro Zanardi
12th podium for the Alessandro Zanardi
6th podium for the Mauricio Gugelmin
12th podium for the Gil de Ferran

Reynard 97I - 1997 Road America Champ Cars winner

Reynard 97I #4 - 1997 Road America Champ Cars winner

1997 Road America Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 20 1h 57m 54.544s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
2 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 17 1h 58m 0.692s 0 PacWest Racing Group
3 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 14 1h 58m 5.292s 0 Walker Racing
4 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 12 1h 58m 6.373s 0 Newman-Haas Racing
5 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 10 1h 58m 7.573s 0 Patrick Racing
6 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 8 1h 58m 9.273s 0 Team Rahal
7 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 6 1h 58m 29.487s 0 Marlboro Team Penske
8 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 5 1h 58m 34.12s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
9 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 4 1h 59m 4.125s 0 Della Penna Motorsports
10 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 97I, #36 3 1h 59m 13.001s 0 All-American Racers
11 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 2 49 laps Brakes 0 Team Rahal
12 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 1 49 laps 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
13 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 0 49 laps 0 Davis Racing
14 P.J. Jones Reynard 97I, #98 0 49 laps 0 All-American Racers
15 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 0 48 laps 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
16 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 1 47 laps Engine 0 PacWest Racing Group
17 Charles Nearburg Reynard 97I, #34 0 45 laps 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
18 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 0 33 laps Spun 0 Forsythe Racing
19 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #64 0 33 laps Accident 0 Project Indy
20 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 0 29 laps Accident 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
21 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 0 24 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing
22 Andre Ribeiro Reynard 97I, #31 0 24 laps Accident 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
23 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 0 23 laps Accident 0 Team Green
24 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 97I, #24 0 19 laps Accident 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
25 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 0 15 laps Accident 0 Hogan Racing
26 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 0 13 laps Spun 0 Newman-Haas Racing
27 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 97I, #16 0 2 laps Transmission 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
28 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 0 Accident 0 Marlboro Team Penske

Qualifying Results for the 1997 Road America Champ Cars on the Elkhart Lake circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 1m 42.379s PacWest Racing Group
2 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 1m 42.451s PacWest Racing Group
3 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 1m 42.54s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
4 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 1m 42.689s Hogan Racing
5 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 1m 42.795s Newman-Haas Racing
6 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 1m 42.797s Patrick Racing
7 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 1m 43.16s Walker Racing
8 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 1m 43.22s Team Rahal
9 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 1m 43.452s Patrick Racing
10 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 1m 43.546s Forsythe Racing
11 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 1m 43.568s Team Rahal
12 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 1m 43.569s Davis Racing
13 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 1m 43.611s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
14 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 1m 43.826s Marlboro Team Penske
15 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 1m 44.02s Marlboro Team Penske
16 Andre Ribeiro Reynard 97I, #31 1m 44.22s Tasman Motorsports Group
17 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 1m 44.513s Team Green
18 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 1m 44.67s Newman-Haas Racing
19 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 1m 44.843s Payton-Coyne Racing
20 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 97I, #16 1m 45.182s Bettenhausen Motorsports
21 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 97I, #36 1m 46.027s All-American Racers
22 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 1m 46.043s Tasman Motorsports Group
23 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 1m 46.272s Arciero-Wells Racing
24 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 1m 46.898s Della Penna Motorsports
25 P.J. Jones Reynard 97I, #98 1m 47.022s All-American Racers
26 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #64 1m 50.587s Project Indy
27 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 97I, #24 1m 52.5s Arciero-Wells Racing
28 Charles Nearburg Reynard 97I, #34 Payton-Coyne Racing

List of all cars for the 1997 Road America Champ Cars on the Elkhart Lake circuit

Penske PC26

Mercedes

Reynard 97I

Mercedes

Reynard 97I

Toyota