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Emerson Indy 250

Emerson Indy 250

The Emerson Indy 250 is a former American Open Wheel Racing event held at Gateway International Speedway from 1997 to 2003. It was a part of the CART Champ Car series from 1997 to 2000 and held on Saturday a day prior to the Indy Racing League's Indianapolis 500 prior to 2000 when it was moved to the fall. In 2001 it became a part of the Indy Racing League's IndyCar Series schedule. The event suffered from continually declining attendance.

Race Winners

Season Date Race Name Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team
CART World Series Race History
1997 May 24 Motorola 300 Paul Tracy Penske Mercedes-Benz-Ilmor Penske Racing
1998 May 23 Motorola 300 Alex Zanardi Reynard Honda Chip Ganassi Racing
1999 May 29 Motorola 300 Michael Andretti Swift Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing
2000 September 17 Motorola 300 Juan Pablo Montoya Lola Toyota Chip Ganassi Racing
IRL IndyCar Race History
2001 August 26 Gateway Indy 250 Al Unser Jr. G-Force Oldsmobile Kelley Racing
2002 August 25 Gateway Indy 250 Gil de Ferran Dallara Chevrolet Penske Racing
2003 August 10 Emerson Indy 250 Helio Castroneves Dallara Toyota Penske Racing

Atlantics & Lights Winners

Season Date Winning Driver
KOOL Toyota Atlantic Championship
1998 May 23 Memo Gidley
1999 May 28 Anthony Lazzaro
2000 September 17 Case Montgomery
CART PPG Indy Lights
1997 May 24 Lee Bentham
1998 May 23 Shigeaki Hattori
2000 September 17 Townsend Bell
2001 August 26 Dan Wheldon
IRL Indy Pro Series
2002 August 25 Ryan Hampton
2003 August 9 Jeff Simmons

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