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The 1997 Sunbelt IndyCarnival was the second round of the 1997 CART World Series Season, held on 6 April 1997 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, Australia. Scott Pruett won his 2nd and final victory of his career as a driver in CART.

Australia 1997 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 2 of 17 in the 1997 CART season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
Date6 April, 1997
Official nameSunbelt IndyCarnival
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance57 laps
159.315 mi / 256.386 km
Pole position
DriverAlex Zanardi (Target Chip Ganassi)
Time1:35.940
Fastest lap
DriverAlex Zanardi (Target Chip Ganassi)
Time1:38.026 (on lap 37 of 57)
Podium
FirstScott Pruett (Patrick Racing)
SecondGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)
ThirdMichael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Chassis Time
1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 97I Honda 1:35.940
2   Paul Tracy Team Penske Penske PC-26-97 Mercedes-Benz 1:36.140
3   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 97I Honda 1:36.441
4   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Reynard 96I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.754
5   Mark Blundell PacWest Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.754
6   Parker Johnstone Team Green Reynard 97I Honda 1:36.772
7   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.831
8   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:36.896
9   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing Swift 007.i Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.945
10   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.078
11   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing Reynard 97I Honda 1:37.324
12   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Swift 007.i Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.371
13   Dario Franchitti Hogan Racing Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:37.592
14   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/00 Honda 1:37.646
15   Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports Lola T97/00 Honda 1:37.819
16   Bryan Herta Team Rahal Reynard 97I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.895
17   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske Penske PC-26-97 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.218
18   Gualter Salles Davis Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.325
19   Raul Boesel Patrick Racing Reynard 97I Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.521
20   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:38.990
21   Patrick Carpentier Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 97I Mercedes-Benz 1:39.595
22   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:39.927
23   Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:39.981
24   Paul Jasper Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:40.138
25   P. J. Jones All American Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:40.505
26   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:41.871
27   Arnd Meier Project Indy Lola T97/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:42.316
28   Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 97I Toyota 1:42.795

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 57 2:01:04.678 7 20
2 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 57 +0.7 secs 4 16
3 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 57 +11.3 secs 12 14
4 4   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 57 +14.8 secs 1 13
5 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 57 +15.6 secs 11 10
6 31   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports 57 +16.8 secs 14 8
7 40   Raul Boesel Patrick Racing 57 +17.6 secs 19 6
8 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 57 +18.2 secs 5 5
9 9   Dario Franchitti Hogan Racing 57 +23.6 secs 13 4
10 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 57 +25.9 secs 11 3
11 32   Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports 57 +29.7 secs 15 2
12 1   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 57 +30.2 secs 3 1
13 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 57 +38.2 secs 20
14 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 57 +39.5 secs 22
15 16   Patrick Carpentier Bettenhausen Racing 57 +41.8 secs 21
16 64   Arnd Meier Project Indy 57 +58.1 secs 27
17 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest 57 +1:14.1 secs 8
18 19   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 43 Transmission 26
19 3   Paul Tracy Team Penske 41 Contact 2 1
20 36   Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing 37 Fire 23
21 27   Parker Johnstone Team Green 35 Broken wheel 6
22 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 29 Contact 16
23 34   Paul Jasper Payton/Coyne Racing 24 Broken transmission 24
24 77   Gualter Salles Davis Racing 17 Contact 18
25 24   Hiro Matsushita Arciero-Wells Racing 16 Electrical 28
26 98   P. J. Jones All American Racing 15 Fire 25
27 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 10 Lost wheel 17
DNS 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 9

NotesEdit

  • Average Speed 85.328 mph

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