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Michael Greenfield (racing driver)

Michael Greenfield (born 15 April 1963) is an American former owner-driver in the CART series. Born in Whitestone, New York. In 1985, his first season of SCCA Formula Atlantic racing, Michael finished 2nd in the SCCA National Championship Run Offs at Road Atlanta. During the years 1986 and 1987 he competed in the ECAR Formula Atlantic Championship with a total of 4 wins, finishing 3rd in points in 1987. He made 6 Indy Lights starts in 1988 with Chip Ganassi Racing with one win on his series debut at Pocono. In 1989, with Bettenhausen Racing's 1987 Lola chassis, he attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 but failed to do so, as did teammate Tony Bettenhausen. The same year at the Pocono Raceway event Michael crashed heavily in practice, failing to qualify there as well. In 1990, teamed with his father Peter, they placed first in the Camel Lights division at the 24 Hours of Daytona. He also returned to the CART series that year with a 1987 Lola chassis and competed in 7 races, his career-best finish of 12th coming in at the Meadowlands race. He also ran two more races with Dale Coyne Racing and competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1991, then returned in 1994 and 1995 to attempt to qualify for the Indy 500 with a 1993 Lola powered by a pushrod V8 engine designed and built by his father Peter. In 1994 Michael was not able to complete rookie orientation and the team was forced to hire Johnny Parsons to drive the car, however, it never came up to speed and they did not make a qualifying attempt. In 1995 Michael took over driving duties but again failed to make a qualifying attempt. They could not get up to speed due to a major reduction of turbo boost for the pushrod V-8's[1].

Michael Greenfield
NationalityAmerican
Born (1963-04-15) 15 April 1963 (age 56)
Whitestone, New York
Retired1995
CART World Series
Years active1989-1991, 1994-1995
TeamsGreenfield Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Starts9
Wins0
Poles0
Best finish12th in 1990
Previous series
1988Indy Lights

Racing recordEdit

Complete International Formula 3000 resultsEdit

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1988 Cowman Racing JER VAL PAU SIL MNZ
DNQ
PER BRH BIR BUG ZOL DIJ NC -

American open–wheel racing resultsEdit

(key)

Indy LightsEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1988 C. P. Racing PHX MIL POR CLE TOR MWL POC
1
MDO
12
ROA
15
NAZ
9
LAG
7
MIA
15
12th 32

CARTEdit

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1989 Greenfield/Bettenhausen Racing PHX LBH IND
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIS POC
DNS
MDO ROA NAZ LS NC
1990 Greenfield Engineering PHX LBH IND MIL
DNS
DET POR CLE
17
MEA
12
TOR
21
MIS DEN
21
VAN MDO
25
ROA
24
NAZ
15
LS 33rd 1
1991 Dale Coyne Racing SRF LBH PHX IND MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIS DEN VAN MDO
16
ROA
20
NAZ LS 38th 0
1994 Greenfield Racing SRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
TOR
MIS
MDO
NHM
VAN
ROA
NAZ
LS
NC
1995 Greenfield Racing MIA SRF PHX LBH NAZ IND
DNQ
MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MIS MDO NHA VAN LS NC

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Greuter, Henri. Mercedosaurus Rex at Indianapolis Park Part 14: Other bespoke-design 209s, Autosport, December 9, 2009, Retrieved 2010-11-23

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