Rahal gets first Indy-car win in 2 yearsMeadowlands event...

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July 15, 1991

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Rahal gets first Indy-car win in 2 years

Meadowlands event could move to D.C.

Bobby Rahal completed his first Indy-car victory in two years, running away with the Marlboro Grand Prix at the Meadowlands yesterday.

Meanwhile, promoters of the race said they will move it to either New York, Washington or Miami next year if they can justify the cost of a switch.

Bud Stanner, chief executive officer for Motormarketing International, said after yesterday's eighth and possibly final race that the promoters have 60 to 90 days to decide whether to move the still-unprofitable race or run it here again.

Stanner said New York tops the list, but the group also is considering moving the event to the waterfront area of the nation's capital or Miami, which once had an Indy-car race.

It was the 20th win of his career and third at the New Jersey sports complex, but his first since winning a rain-shortened event here in July 1989.

He is the seventh different winner in nine CART races this season.

1. (4) Bobby Rahal, Dublin, Ohio, Lola-Chevrolet, 150, $77,922, 95.551; 2. (6) Al Unser Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., Lola-Chevrolet, 150, $65,322; 3. (1) Rick Mears, Bakersfield, Calif., Penske-Chevrolet, 150, $55,722; 4. (11) John Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Lola-Chevrolet, 150, $38,311; 5. (13) Eddie Cheever, Aspen, Colo., Lola-Chevrolet, 148, $39,722; 6. (14) Danny Sullivan, Aspen, Colo., Lola-Alfa Romeo, 147, $35,622; 7. (2) Emerson Fittipaldi, Brazil, Penske-Chevrolet, 147, $32,722; 8. (12) Scott Goodyear, Canada, Lola-Judd, 147, $28,822; 9. (8) Scott Brayton, Coldwater, Mich., Lola-Chevrolet, 146, $25,422; 10. (16) Willy T. Ribbs, San Jose, Calif., 1990 Lola-Cosworth, 145, $24,742.

11, (10) Mike Groff, Northridge, Calif., Lola-Cosworth, 144, $24,402; 12. (22) Hiro Matsushita, Japan, Lola-Cosworth, 144, $23,722; 13. (18) A.J. Foyt, Houston, Lola-Chevrolet, 141, $23,722; 14. (23) Randy Lewis, Hillsborough, Calif., 1990 Lola-Cosworth, 136, $22,022; 15. (5) Mario Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Lola-Chevrolet, 134, $22,022; 16. (3) Michael Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Lola-Chevrolet, 108, overheating, $20,322; 17. (9) Scott Pruett, Dublin, Ohio, Truesports-Judd, 88, engine failure, $19,472; 18. (7) Arie Luyendyk, Netherlands, Lola-Chevrolet, 81, gearbox, $19,472; 19. (21) John Jones, Canada, 1989 Penske-Buick, 48, engine failure, $19,472; 20. (20) Didier Theys, Belgium, 1990 Lola-Cosworth, 30, engine failure, $19,472; 21. (15) Tony Bettenhausen, Indianapolis, 1990 Penske-Chevrolet, 30, crash, $18,622; 22. (19) Ted Prappas, Los Angeles, Lola-Judd, 11, crash, $13,511; 23. (17) Jeff Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Lola-Cosworth, 2, crash, $18,622.

Race statistics

Time of race: 1:54:38. Margin of victory: 6.954 seconds. Caution flags: 4 for 19 laps. Lead changes: 1 among 2 drivers. Lap leaders: Mears 1-61; Rahal 62-150.

British Grand Prix

SILVERSTONE, England

Nigel Mansell sped away from the field to win by 42 seconds over Gerhard Berger for his second Formula One victory in eight days.

Mansell, who had won the French Grand Prix a week earlier, led for all but the opening 45 seconds.

Thousands of fans, waving British Union Jacks and chanting Mansell's name in celebration, ran onto the track after the race to cheer their hero.

1. Nigel Mansell, Britain, Williams, 59, 131.227 mph; 2. Gerhard Berger, Austria, McLaren, 59; 3. Alain Prost, France, Ferrari, 59; 4. Ayrton Senna, Brazil, McLaren, 58; 5. Nelson Piquet, Brazil, Benetton, 58; 6. Bertrand Gachot, France, Jordan, 58; 7. Stefano Modena, Italy, Tyrrell, 58; 8. Satoru Nakajima, Japan, Tyrrell, 58; 9. Pierluigi Martini, Italy, Minardi, 58; 10. Emanuele Pirro, Italy, BMS Dallara, 57.

11. Gianni Morbidelli, Italy, Minardi, 57; 12. Mika Hakkinen, Finland, Lotus, 57; 13. JJ Lehto, Finland, BMS Dallara, 56; 14. Johnny Herbert, Britain, Lotus, 55; 15. Mark Blundell, Britain, Brabham, 52; 16. Andrea de Cesaris, Italy, Jordan, 41, spun into wall; 17. Jean Alesi, France, Ferrari, 31, collision; 18. Aguri Suzuki, Japan, Larrousse, 29, collision; 19. Thierry Boutsen, Belgium, Ligier, 29; 20. Martin Brundle, Britain, Brabham, 28; 21. Michele Alboreto, Italy, Footwork, 25; 22. Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil, Leyton House, 24; 23. Roberto Moreno, Brazil, Benetton, 21, mechanical problem; 24. Eric Bernard, France, Larrousse, 21; 25. Ivan Capelli, Italy, Leyton House, 16, spun off; 26. Riccardo Patrese, Italy, Williams, 1, collision.

Time of race: 1 hour, 27 minutes, 35.479 seconds. Margin of victory: 42.293 seconds. Lead changes: One. Lap leaders: Mansell 1-59. Fastest lap: Mansell, 1 minute, 26.379 seconds, lap 43, 135.325 mph.

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