1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars in CART at the Surfers Paradise circuit. Full information

1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars

1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars is 271st CART race. Passed at the Surfers Paradise circuit. Alessandro Zanardi won the pole position, Scott Pruett won this race. This was his 2nd victory. Greg Moore and Michael Andretti also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 57 laps (256 km).

Previous race: 1997 Miami Grand Prix
Next race: 1997 Long Beach Grand Prix

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars

20th victory for the Patrick Racing team
2nd victory for the Scott Pruett
10th podium for the Scott Pruett
4th podium for the Greg Moore
71st podium for the Michael Andretti

1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 20 2h 1m 4.678s 0 Patrick Racing
2 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 16 2h 1m 5.362s 0 Forsythe Racing
3 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 14 2h 1m 15.939s 0 Newman-Haas Racing
4 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 13 2h 1m 19.505s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
5 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 10 2h 1m 20.268s 0 Walker Racing
6 Andre Ribeiro Lola T97/00, #31 8 2h 1m 21.488s 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
7 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 6 2h 1m 22.312s 0 Patrick Racing
8 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 5 2h 1m 22.84s 0 PacWest Racing Group
9 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 4 2h 1m 28.237s 0 Hogan Racing
10 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 3 2h 1m 30.602s 0 Team Rahal
11 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 2 2h 1m 34.4s 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
12 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 1 2h 1m 34.869s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
13 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 0 2h 1m 42.888s 0 Della Penna Motorsports
14 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 0 2h 1m 44.203s 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
15 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 97I, #16 0 2h 1m 46.445s 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
16 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #64 0 2h 2m 2.753s 0 Project Indy
17 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 0 2h 2m 18.78s 0 PacWest Racing Group
18 Michel Jourdain jr Lola T97/00, #19 0 43 laps Transmission 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
19 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 1 41 laps Accident 0 Marlboro Team Penske
20 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 96I, #36 0 37 laps Fire 0 All-American Racers
21 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 0 35 laps Suspension 0 Team Green
22 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 0 29 laps Accident 0 Team Rahal
23 Paul Jasper Lola T97/00, #34 0 24 laps Transmission 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
24 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 0 17 laps Accident 0 Davis Racing
25 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 96I, #24 0 16 laps Electrics 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
26 P.J. Jones Reynard 96I, #98 0 15 laps Fire 0 All-American Racers
27 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 0 10 laps Wheel 0 Marlboro Team Penske
0 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 0 0 Newman-Haas Racing

Qualifying Results for the 1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars on the Surfers Paradise circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 97I, #4 1m 35.94s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
2 Paul Tracy Penske PC26, #3 1m 36.14s Marlboro Team Penske
3 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 97I, #1 1m 36.441s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
4 Greg Moore Reynard 97I, #99 1m 36.754s Forsythe Racing
5 Mark Blundell Reynard 97I, #18 1m 36.754s PacWest Racing Group
6 Parker Johnstone Reynard 97I, #27 1m 36.772s Team Green
7 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 1m 36.831s Patrick Racing
8 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 97I, #17 1m 36.896s PacWest Racing Group
9 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 1m 37.078s Team Rahal
9 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 007i, #11 1m 36.945s Newman-Haas Racing
11 Michael Andretti Swift 007i, #6 1m 37.371s Newman-Haas Racing
11 Gil de Ferran Reynard 97I, #5 1m 37.324s Walker Racing
12 Dario Franchitti Reynard 97I, #9 1m 37.592s Hogan Racing
13 Andre Ribeiro Lola T97/00, #31 1m 37.646s Tasman Motorsports Group
14 Adrian Fernandez Lola T97/00, #32 1m 37.819s Tasman Motorsports Group
15 Bryan Herta Reynard 97I, #8 1m 37.895s Team Rahal
17 Gualter Salles Reynard 97I, #77 1m 38.325s Davis Racing
17 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC26, #2 1m 38.218s Marlboro Team Penske
18 Raul Boesel Reynard 97I, #40 1m 38.521s Patrick Racing
19 Richie Hearn Lola T97/00, #21 1m 38.99s Della Penna Motorsports
20 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 97I, #16 1m 39.595s Bettenhausen Motorsports
21 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 97I, #25 1m 39.927s Arciero-Wells Racing
22 Juan Manuel Fangio II Reynard 96I, #36 1m 39.981s All-American Racers
23 Paul Jasper Lola T97/00, #34 1m 40.138s Payton-Coyne Racing
24 P.J. Jones Reynard 96I, #98 1m 40.505s All-American Racers
25 Michel Jourdain jr Lola T97/00, #19 1m 41.871s Payton-Coyne Racing
26 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #64 1m 42.316s Project Indy
27 Hiro Matsushita Reynard 96I, #24 1m 42.795s Arciero-Wells Racing

List of all cars for the 1997 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars on the Surfers Paradise circuit

Reynard 96I

Toyota

Reynard 97I

Toyota

Reynard 97I

Mercedes

Penske PC26

Mercedes