2000 Molson Indy Vancouver

Coordinates: 49°16′34″N 123°6′24″W / 49.27611°N 123.10667°W / 49.27611; -123.10667

The 2000 Molson Indy Vancouver was a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) motor race held on September 3, 2000 at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It was the 15th round of the 2000 CART season. Paul Tracy won the race by less than half a second over his teammate Dario Franchitti with Adrian Fernández taking third place.

Canada 2000 Molson Indy Vancouver
Race details
Race 15 of 20 in the 2000 CART season
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DateSeptember 3, 2000
Official name2000 Molson Indy Vancouver
LocationConcord Pacific Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
CourseTemporary Street Course
1.780 mi / 2.865 km
Distance90 laps
160.20 mi / 257.85 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 19.2 °C (66.6 °F)[1]
Pole position
DriverScotland Dario Franchitti (Team Green)
Time106.144 mph
Fastest lap
DriverColombia Juan Pablo Montoya (Chip Ganassi Racing)
Time104.189 (on lap of 90)
Podium
FirstCanada Paul Tracy (Team Green)
SecondScotland Dario Franchitti (Team Green)
ThirdMexico Adrian Fernández (Patrick Racing)

The race was an emotional affair, as it was former CART driver Greg Moore's home event and the first since his death at the 1999 Marlboro 500. His number, #99, was retired before the start of the race while Canadian sports legend Wayne Gretzky (who also sported #99 during his NHL career) gave the command to start engines.

Franchitti was handily leading the race until he stalled the car during a pitstop under caution, allowing Tracy to streak by in the pitlane and into first place. While the race did not see a lot of on-track passing, multiple cars were taken out as a result of crashes and on-track incidents. A total of 63,677 fans attended the event.[2]

QualifyingEdit

September 2, 2000 - Qualifying Speeds
Rank Driver Speed (mph) Team
1   Dario Franchitti 106.144 Team Green
2   Paul Tracy 105.989 Team Green
3   Gil de Ferran 105.470 Team Penske
4   Hélio Castroneves 104.753 Team Penske
5   Juan Pablo Montoya 104.669 Chip Ganassi Racing
6   Christian Fittipaldi 104.425 Newman-Haas Racing
7   Cristiano da Matta 104.235 PPI Motorsports
8   Michael Andretti 104.220 Newman-Haas Racing
9   Max Papis 104.075 Team Rahal
10   Roberto Moreno 104.037 Patrick Racing
11   Jimmy Vasser 103.943 Chip Ganassi Racing
12   Oriol Servià (R) 103.800 PPI Motorsports
13   Maurício Gugelmin 103.771 PacWest Racing
14   Tony Kanaan 103.516 Mo Nunn Racing
15   Adrian Fernández 103.480 Patrick Racing
16   Kenny Bräck (R) 103.436 Team Rahal
17   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 103.306 Bettenhausen Racing
18   Patrick Carpentier 102.699 Forsythe Racing
19   Alex Tagliani (R) 102.209 Forsythe Racing
20   Mark Blundell 102.136 PacWest Racing
21   Memo Gidley 101.289 Della Penna Motorsports
22   Shinji Nakano (R) 100.846 Walker Racing
23   Tarso Marques 100.521 Dale Coyne Racing
24   Alex Barron 100.245 Dale Coyne Racing
25   Luiz Garcia, Jr. 100.072 Arciero Racing
Source:[3]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 90 1:53:06.024 2 20
2 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 90 +0.384 1 181
3 40   Adrian Fernández Patrick Racing 90 +19.031 15 14
4 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 90 +19.614 6 12
5 2   Gil de Ferran Team Penske 90 +20.113 3 10
6 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 90 +20.559 11 8
7 97   Cristiano da Matta PPI Motorsports 90 +31.924 7 6
8 7   Max Papis Team Rahal 90 +45.442 9 5
9 8   Kenny Bräck (R) Team Rahal 90 +45.832 16 4
10 20   Roberto Moreno Patrick Racing 89 +1 Lap 10 3
11 96   Oriol Servià (R) PPI Motorsports 89 +1 Lap 12 2
12 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 88 Out of fuel 8 1
13 19   Alex Barron Dale Coyne Racing 87 +3 Laps 24
14 55   Tony Kanaan Mo Nunn Racing 85 +5 Laps 14
15 25   Luiz Garcia Jr. Arciero Racing 84 +6 Laps 25
16 10   Memo Gidley Della Penna Motorsports 77 Transmission 21
17 1   Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing 67 Fuel Pickup 5
18 33   Alex Tagliani (R) Forsythe Racing 63 Suspension 19
19 5   Shinji Nakano (R) Walker Racing 49 Contact 22
20 3   Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 43 Contact 4
21 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 14 Contact 13
22 34   Tarso Marques Dale Coyne Racing 14 Contact 23
23 16   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Bettenhausen Racing 14 Contact 17
24 32   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 3 Contact 18
25 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing 3 Contact 20
Source:[4]
  • 1– Includes two bonus points for leading the most laps and being the fastest qualifier.[5]

Race statisticsEdit

  • Lead changes: 3 among 3 drivers

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2000 Molson Indy Vancouver weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2018-08-31.
  2. ^ "Tracy claims Vancouver Molson Indy". CBC News. September 3, 2000. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  3. ^ "2000 Molson Indy Vancouver". Race-databse.com. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "Molson Indy Vancouver Race Results". Rauzulu's Street. Retrieved September 10, 2017.
  5. ^ Championship Auto Racing Teams (March 2001). "CART FedEx Championship Series - 2001 Rule Book". Archived from the original on 2016-05-28. Retrieved 2017-05-22.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)


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