Andrettis--Michael, John and Mario--take first three...

AUTO RACING ,

June 03, 1991

MILWAUKEE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX — Andrettis--Michael, John and Mario--take first three positions in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- Michael Andretti ran away with the Miller 200 yesterday, beating cousin John Andretti by 22.48 seconds.

Mario Andretti, Michael's father and teammate, was a lap behind in third on Wisconsin State Fair Park Speedway's one-mile oval.

Michael Andretti finished fifth a year ago here after running out of fuel while leading just two laps from the end.

The fourth Andretti in the race, Michael's younger brother, Jeff, was 11th among the 12 entries running at the end.

Al Unser Jr., the defending race and Indy-car series champion, led early in the race but went out after 87 of the 200 laps with an engine problem. Pole-winner Rick Mears, the Indianapolis 500 winner, also led before falling out on lap 140 with an electrical problem.

Bobby Rahal finished two laps down in fourth and moved back into the PPG Cup points lead with 60. Mears is second with 58, followed by Michael Andretti 53, Arie Luyendyk -- who was 17th in the 21-car field -- with 49, John Andretti 49 and Unser 42.

Mario Andretti, who hasn't won since July 1988, started alongside Mears in the front row and --ed to the lead at the start, holding the top spot for 31 laps.

Unser, who started 10th, was slicing through the field toward the front. He was sixth by lap 18, fourth on lap 27, second on 31 and passed Mario for the lead on lap 32.

Unser then began to pull away, building the lead to 12.159 seconds by lap 53 before the first round of green-flag pit stops.

1. (3) Michael Andretti, Lola-Chevrolet, 200, $63,476, 134.557 mph (track record; old record 133.670, Al Unser Jr., 1990). 2. (5) John Andretti, Lola-Chevrolet, 200, $41,500. 3. (2) Mario Andretti, Lola-Chevrolet, 199, $41,976. 4. (6) Bobby Rahal, Lola-Chevrolet, 198, $35,976. 5. (4) Danny Sullivan, Lola-Alfa Romeo, 197, $33,476. 6. (7) Scott Brayton, Lola-Chevrolet, 196, $30,976. 7. (12) Eddie Cheever, Lola-Chevrolet, 196, $29,226. 8. (8) Emerson Fittipaldi, Penske-Chevrolet, 196, $26,476. 9. (11) Scott Goodyear, Lola-Judd, 192, $23,476. 10. (16) Hiro Matsushita, Lola-Cosworth, 190, $22,976.

11. (13) Jeff Andretti, Lola-Cosworth, 190, $22,726. 12. (18) Tony Bettenhausen, 1990 Penske-Chevrolet, 186, $22,226. 13. (9) Scott Pruett, Truesports-Judd, 160, engine failure, $22,226. 14. (21) Pancho Carter, 1989 Lola-Buick, 149, ring and pinion, $20,976. 15. (1) Rick Mears, Penske-Chevrolet, 140, electrical, $21,476. 16. (15) A.J. Foyt, Lola-Chevrolet, 139, engine failure, $19,726. 17. (14) Arie Luyendyk, Lola-Chevrolet, 128, suspension, $19,726. 18. (17) Mike Groff, Lola-Cosworth, 96, overheating, $19,726. 19, (10) Al Unser Jr., Lola-Chevrolet, 87, electrical, $19,726. 20. (19) Johnny Parsons, 1990 Lola-Cosworth, 66, piston, $20,226. 21. (20) Dale Coyne, 1990 Lola-Cosworth, 26, vibration, $20,476.

Time of race: 1 hour, 29 minutes, 10.902 seconds. Margin of victory: 22.481 seconds. Caution flags: 2 for 10 laps. Lead changes: 6 among 4 drivers. Lap leaders: Ma. Andretti 1-31; Unser 32-63; Mi. Andretti 64-68; Unser 69-70; Mi. Andretti 71-106; Mears 107-134; Mi. Andretti 135-200.

MONNTREAL -- Nelson Piquet of Brazil won after runaway leader Nigel Mansell of Britain developed gearbox trouble and slowed on the 69th and last lap.

Piquet, the 1982 and 1984 winner of the Canadian race, finished the 69 laps of the 2.8 mile Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in 1 hour, 38 minutes, 51 seconds.

Piquet, a three-time world champion, trailed Mansell by 57 seconds when the British veteran's Williams Renault slowed and pulled out. Piquet cruised to victory in his Benneton Ford.

1. Nelson Piquet, Benetton Ford, 1 hour 38 minutes 51.490 seconds (average speed: 115.022 mph.). 2. Stefano Modena, Tyrrell Honda, 1:39:23.322. 3. Riccardo Patrese, Williams Renault. 1:39:33.707. 4. Andrea de Cesaris, Jordan Ford, 1:40:11.700. 5. Bertrand Gachot, Jordan Ford, 1:40:13.841. 6. Nigel Mansell, Williams Renault, 1 lap behind. 7. Pierluigi Martini, Minardi Ferrari, 1 lap. 8. Erik Comas, Ligier Lamborghini, 1 lap. 9. Emanuele Pirro, Dallara Judd, 1 lap. 10. Satoru Nakajima, Tyrrell Honda, 2 laps.

Did not finish

11. Maurizio Gugelmin, Leyton House, 61 laps completed. 12. J.J. Lehto, Dallara Judd, 50 laps. 13. Stefan Johansson, Footwork Porsche, 48 laps. 14. Ivan Capelli, Leyton House, 42 laps. 15. Jean Alesi, Ferrari, 34 laps. 16. Eric Bernard, Lola Ford, 29 laps. 17. Alain Prost, Ferrari, 27 laps. 18. Thierry Boutsen, Ligier Lamborghini, 27 laps. 19. Ayrton Senna, McLaren Honda, 25 laps. 20. Mika Hakkinen, Lotus Judd, 21 laps. 21. Martin Brundle, Brabham Yamaha, 21 laps. 22. Gianni Morbidelli, Minardi Ferrari, 20 laps. 23. Roberto Moreno, Benetton Ford, 10 laps. 24. Gerhard Berger, McLaren Honda, 4 laps. 25. Aguri Suzuki, Lola Ford, 3 laps. 26. Michele Alboreto, Footwork Porsche, 2 laps.

MONTREAL

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