Michael Greenfield (racing driver)

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Michael Greenfield
Nationality  United States
Born (1963-04-15) 15 April 1963 (age 51)
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 United States
PHX
United States
MIL
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MWL
United States
POC
1
United States
MDO
12
United States
ROA
15
United States
NAZ
9
United States
LAG
7
United States
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 United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
IND
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
POC
DNS
United States
MDO
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
NC
1990 Greenfield Engineering United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
IND
United States
MIL
DNS
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
17
United States
MEA
12
Canada
TOR
21
United States
MIS
United States
DEN
21
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
25
United States
ROA
24
United States
NAZ
15
United States
LS
33rd 1
1991 Dale Coyne Racing Australia
SRF
United States
LBH
United States
PHX
United States
IND
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
United States
MEA
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
DEN
Canada
VAN
United States
MDO
16
United States
ROA
20
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
38th 0
1994 Greenfield Racing Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
INDY
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
CLE
Canada
TOR
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
NHM
Canada
VAN
United States
ROA
United States
NAZ
United States
LS
NC
1995 Greenfield Racing United States
MIA
Australia
SRF
United States
PHX
United States
LBH
United States
NAZ
United States
IND
DNQ
United States
MIL
United States
DET
United States
POR
United States
ROA
Canada
TOR
United States
CLE
United States
MIS
United States
MDO
United States
NHA
Canada
VAN
United States
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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