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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

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Team Rahal 250 2:16:45.692 2 21
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 Contact 14 0
15 19   Joël Camathias Dale Coyne Racing 150 Contact 19 0
16 31   Ryan Hunter-Reay American Spirit Team Johansson 85 Contact 17 0
17 1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 3 Contact 8 0
18 27   Patrick Lemarié PK Racing 3 Contact 16 0
19 4   Roberto Moreno Herdez Competition 3 Contact 15 0

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-2 Yellow start
4-18 Junqueira (1), Moreno (4) & Lemarié (27) contact
86-107 Hunter-Reay (31) contact
154-168 Camathias (19) contact
214-224 Tracy (3) loose wheel
226-238 Lavín (5) contact
239 Yellow restart

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-2 Alex Tagliani
3-59 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
60-72 Patrick Carpentier
73 Mario Domínguez
74-250 Michel Jourdain, Jr.
 
Driver Laps led
Michel Jourdain, Jr. 234
Patrick Carpentier 13
Alex Tagliani 2
Mario Domínguez 1
  • Average Speed 113.190 mph

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