2003 Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250

The 2003 Milwaukee Mile Centennial 250 was the sixth round of the 2003 CART World Series season, held on May 31, 2003 at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin. The race was the first night race in CART history.

United States 2003 Milwaukee
Race details
Race 6 of 18 in the 2003 CART season
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Milwaukee Mile Track Layout
DateMay 31, 2003
Official nameMilwaukee Mile Centennial 250
LocationMilwaukee Mile, West Allis, Wisconsin, United States
Course1 Mile Oval
1.000 mi / 1.609 km
Distance250 laps
250 mi / 402.336 km
WeatherClear and Cold (Night Race)
Pole position
DriverNo Pole Awarded (Rain)
Fastest lap
DriverPatrick Carpentier (Team Player's)
Time21.820 (on lap 246 of 250)
Podium
FirstMichel Jourdain, Jr. (Team Rahal)
SecondOriol Servià (Patrick Racing)
ThirdPatrick Carpentier (Team Player's)

Qualifying resultsEdit

The qualification session was rained out, so the grid was set by times from the first practice session, which was led by Alex Tagliani. The usual point for pole was not awarded.

RaceEdit

Box ScoreEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 250 2:16:45.692 2 21 (1)
2 20   Oriol Servià Patrick Racing 250 +0.5 secs 7 16
3 32   Patrick Carpentier Team Player's 250 +0.7 secs 4 14
4 15   Darren Manning Walker Racing 250 +1.2 secs 11 12
5 33   Alex Tagliani Rocketsports Racing 250 +2.2 secs 1 10
6 51   Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing 250 +3.1 secs 5 8
7 34   Mario Haberfeld Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 250 +4.2 secs 10 6
8 55   Mario Domínguez Herdez Competition 250 +5.6 secs 12 5
9 2   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 250 +5.9 secs 13 4
10 7   Tiago Monteiro Fittipaldi-Dingman Racing 250 +7.7 secs 9 3
11 12   Jimmy Vasser American Spirit Team Johansson 250 +9.1 secs 6 2
12 3   Paul Tracy Team Player's 249 + 1 Lap 3 1
13 11   Gualter Salles Dale Coyne Racing 240 + 10 Laps 18 0
14 5   Rodolfo Lavín Walker Racing 225 Accident 14 0
15 19   Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 150 Accident 19 0
16 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 85 Accident 17 0
17 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 3 Accident 8 0
18 27   Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 3 Accident 16 0
19 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 3 Accident 15 0
  • Average Speed: 113.190 mph (182.162 km/h)
  • (1) indicates the point total includes 1 bonus polint for leading the most laps.

Caution flagsEdit

From
lap
To
lap
Total
laps
Reason
1 2 2 Yellow start
4 18 15 Junqueira (1), Moreno (4) & Lemarié (27) accident
86 107 22 Hunter-Reay (31) accident
154 168 15 Camathias (19) Accident
214 224 10 Tracy (3) loose wheel
226 238 13 Lavín (5) contact
239 239 1 Yellow restart

Lap LeadersEdit

From
lap
To
lap
Total
laps
Leader
1 2 2 Alex Tagliani
3 59 57 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
60 72 13 Patrick Carpentier
73 73 1 Mario Domínguez
74 250 177 Michel Jourdain, Jr.

Total laps ledEdit

Driver Laps
led
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 234
Patrick Carpentier 13
Alex Tagliani 2
Mario Domínguez 1

Standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Rank +/– Driver Points
1   2   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 77
2     Paul Tracy 67 (−10)
3   2   Bruno Junqueira 66 (−11)
4     Sébastien Bourdais 53 (−24)
5   1   Patrick Carpentier 48 (−29)
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for the drivers' standings.

External linksEdit


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2002 Miller Lite 250
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