Michael Greenfield (racing driver)

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Michael Greenfield
Nationality American
Born (1963-04-15) 15 April 1963 (age 52)
Whitestone, New York
Retired 1995
CART World Series
Years active 1989-1991, 1994-1995
Teams Greenfield Racing
Dale Coyne Racing
Starts 9
Wins 0
Poles 0
Best finish 32nd in 1990
Previous series
1988 Indy Lights

Michael Greenfield (born 15 April 1963) is an American former owner-driver in the CART series. Born in Whitestone, New York, he made 6 Indy Lights starts in 1988. In 1989 he purchased a 1987 Lola chassis and attempted to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 and the Pocono Raceway event, crashing during practice both times. He returned the next year with the same car and competed in 7 races, his career-best finish of 12th coming in an attrition-filled Meadowlands race. He funded two more races with Dale Coyne Racing and competed in the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1991, then returned in 1994 and 1995 to attempt to qualify for the Indy 500 with a 1993 Lola powered by a pushrod V8 engine designed and built by his father Peter. In 1994 Michael was not able to complete rookie orientation and the team was forced to hire Johnny Parsons to run the car, however, it never came up to speed and they did not make a qualifying attempt. In 1995 Michael took over driving duties but again failed to make a qualifying attempt. According to Peter Greenfield, the team was forced to modify the Lola chassis to accept the larger pushrod engine but in doing so had ruined its handling balance.[1]

Racing record[edit]

Complete International Formula 3000 results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 DC Points
1988 Cowman Racing JER VAL PAU SIL MNZ
DNQ
PER BRH BIR BUG ZOL DIJ NC -

American open–wheel racing results[edit]

(key)

Indy Lights[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
1988 C. P. Racing PHX MIL POR CLE TOR MWL POC
1
MDO
12
ROA
15
NAZ
9
LAG
7
MIA
15
12th 32

CART[edit]

Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Rank Points
1989 Greenfield/Bettenhausen Racing PHX LBH IND
DNQ
MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIS POC
DNS
MDO ROA NAZ LS NC
1990 Greenfield Engineering PHX LBH IND MIL
DNS
DET POR CLE
17
MEA
12
TOR
21
MIS DEN
21
VAN MDO
25
ROA
24
NAZ
15
LS 33rd 1
1991 Dale Coyne Racing SRF LBH PHX IND MIL DET POR CLE MEA TOR MIS DEN VAN MDO
16
ROA
20
NAZ LS 38th 0
1994 Greenfield Racing SRF
PHX
LBH
INDY
DNQ
MIL
DET
POR
CLE
TOR
MIS
MDO
NHM
VAN
ROA
NAZ
LS
NC
1995 Greenfield Racing MIA SRF PHX LBH NAZ IND
DNQ
MIL DET POR ROA TOR CLE MIS MDO NHA VAN LS NC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greuter, Henri. Mercedosaurus Rex at Indianapolis Park Part 14: Other bespoke-design 209s, Autosport, December 9, 2009, Retrieved 2010-11-23

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