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[NOTE: This race fact sheet was used during the CART/Champ Car years. They have not been updated since then. However, we left them up for the historical information.]

Cleveland Grand Prix

Track: Burke Lakefront Airport
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Type: 2.106-mile airport circuit (10-turn flat, wide layout)

Lap Record (up to 2007)
A.J. Allmendinger (2006) - 56.283 (134.705 mph).

Race Record (up to 2007)
Dario Franchitti (2001) - 1:47:04.723 (118.007 mph) -- for current race distance and track length.

Past Race Winners
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1982 Bobby Rahal 125 310 3:03:44.00 101.234
1983 Al Unser, Sr. 125 310 2:51:54 108.202
1984 Danny Sullivan 88 218.24 1:50:17 118.734
1985 Al Unser, Jr. 88 218.24 1:45:31.853 124.081
1986 Danny Sullivan 88 218.24 1:43:01.17 127.106
1987 Emerson Fittipaldi 80 198.32 1:32:40.695 128.411
1988 Mario Andretti 80 198.4 1:35:46.316 124.295
1989 Emerson Fittipaldi 80 198.4 1:32:56.878 128.072
1990 Danny Sullivan 85 201.365 1:47:24.658 112.483
1991 Michael Andretti 85 201.45 1:42:47.919 117.763
1992 Emerson Fittipaldi 85 201.365 1:30:38.527 133.292
1993 Paul Tracy 85 201.365 1:34:27.254 127.913
1994 Al Unser, Jr. 85 201.365 1:27:32.000 138.026
1995 Jacques Villeneuve 90 213.21 1:38:19.151 129.960
1996 Gil de Ferran 90 213.21 1:35:39.326 133.736
1997 Alex Zanardi 90 189.54 1:41:40.661 111.848
1998 Alex Zanardi 100 210.6 1:52:22.282 112.449
1999 Juan Montoya 90 189.54 2:01:04.277 93.931
2000 Roberto Moreno 100 210.6 1:52:12.092 112.619
2001 Dario Franchitti 100 210.6 1:47:04.723 118.007
2002 Patrick Carpentier 115 242.19 2:00:05.785 120.988
2003 Sebastien Bourdais 115 242.19 2:03:51.974 117.315
2004 Sebastien Bourdais 97 204.282 1:48:16.056 113.209
2005 Paul Tracy 91 191.646 1:45:43.856 108.755
2006 A.J. Allmendinger 95 200.07 2:00:22.619 99.722
2007 Paul Tracy 89 187.434 1:45:10.860 106.921

Other Ohio Area Venues and Results

Cincinnati - 7.9-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1911 John Jenkins 19 150.1 2:46:29.84 54.09
1911 Eddie Hearne 25 197.5 3:29:03.20 56.684

Columbus - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1912 Spencer Wishart 200 200 3:28:04.50 57.672
1913 Ralph Mulford 200 200 3:21:48.00 59.465

Cincinnati - 2-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1916 John Jenkins 150 300 3:05:27.22 97.059
1917 Louis Chevrolet 125 250 2:26:47.90 102.181
1919 Joe Boyer 125 250 2:27:19.20 101.819

Akron - 0.5-mile Board Track
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1930 Shorty Cantlon 200 100 1:27:32.15 68.543

Bainbridge - 1-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1947 Ted Horn 90 90 1:03:14.89 85.378

Dayton - 1/2-mile Dirt Oval
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1956 Ed Elisian 50 25 0:18:07.60 82.751

Mid-Ohio - 2.4-mile then 2.258-mile Road Course
Year Driver Laps Miles Time Speed
1980 Johnny Rutherford 65 156 1:48:04.93 88.601
1983 Teo Fabi 84 201.6 2:01:49.00 98.755
1984 Mario Andretti 84 201.6 1:59:50.11 100.388
1985 Bobby Rahal 84 201.6 1:52:23.20 107.041
1986 Bobby Rahal 84 201.6 1:56:18.62 103.430
1987 Roberto Guerrero 84 201.6 1:51:58.70 107.431
1988 Emerson Fittipaldi 84 201.6 2:14:18.486 89.570
1989 Teo Fabi 84 201.6 1:54:46.081 105.395
1990 Michael Andretti 89 200.25 2:19:27.000 85.751
1991 Michael Andretti 89 200.25 1:59:49.943 99.789
1992 Emerson Fittipaldi 89 200.25 1:51:23.444 107.352
1993 Emerson Fittipaldi 89 200.25 1:56:59.188 102.704
1994 Al Unser, Jr. 83 185.754 1:40:59.409 110.387
1995 Al Unser, Jr. 83 186.75 1:44:04.774 107.110
1996 Alex Zanardi 83 186.75 1:46:49.448 104.358
1997 Alex Zanardi 83 187.414 1:41:16.682 110.456
1998 Adrian Fernandez 83 187.414 1:53:39.270 98.428
1999 Juan Montoya 83 187.414 1:42:03.808 109.606
2000 Helio Castroneves 83 187.414 1:44:59.029 106.558
2001 Helio Castroneves 83 187.414 1:44:54.931 106.627
2002 Patrick Carpentier 92 207.736 1:56:17.573 107.179
2003 Paul Tracy 92 207.736 1:56:45.737 106.748

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Cleveland Cravings

1911: Races run concurrently -- first one for under 300 ci, second one for under 600 ci. 1913: Harry Knight and his riding mechanic, Milton Michael, killed on lap 111. 1916: Driver Gil Anderson seriously injured and his riding mechanic, Bert Shields, killed on lap 85. 1919: Drivers agreed to purse of 2/3 of the gate after deduction of $10,000. Winner's share was six cents. 1930: Only championship race held on Cleveland-Akron track. 1947: Race shortened by 10 laps due to rain. 1983-Present (Mid-Ohio): Race start is on the back straight, so the actual distance is approximately half a lap shorter than laps listed. 1984: Sullivan won by two laps over second place Chip Ganassi. 1990 (Mid-Ohio): Chicane leading into keyhole no longer used. 1997: Top 16 positions finish on lead lap. 1998: Top 12 positions finish on lead lap. 1998 (Mid-Ohio): Alex Zanardi's one point for a 12th place finish not awarded due to driving infraction. 1999: Race shortened by 10 laps due to the two hour limit as a result of a major downpour. 2001: Top 13 positions finish on lead lap with only one yellow during first three laps. 2003: First CART road race run at night. 2005: Race shortened by 3 laps due to time limit. 2006: Race shortened by 2 laps due to time limit.
 
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