Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fuel Issues Give Greg Moore Victory At Detroit - June 8, 1997

June 8, 1997
(Photo;champcar.com)
For Canada's Greg Moore, the 1997 ITT Automotive Detroit Grand Prix was a fuelish issue involving the haves and the have nots. At the checkered flag, the 22-year-old Moore possessed the fuel, while Mark Blundell and Mauricio Gugelmin didn't. On the final circuit of the 77-lap race, Blundell's car sputtered and stopped about a quarter-mile from the Belle Isle road course's finish line; the final turn, No. 1,078. His PacWest Racing teammate, Gugelmin, had suffered the same fate with his car a minute earlier. With the loss of fuel in those two cars, the victory door was opened to Moore in just his second CART season. Moore crossed the finish line 1.818 seconds ahead of Michael Andretti with Gil de Ferran in third.

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