Michael Andretti scored his first points of the year with a well judged victory in the re-scheduled Firehawk 500 at the Motegi oval, but only after Juan Montoya was robbed of a near certain win when he had to make an un-scheduled pit stop with less than 30 laps to go. Montoya would eventually finish 7th behind championship leader Paul Tracy.

Scotland's Dario Franchitti finished a close second ahead of Roberto Moreno and Cristiano Da Matta whilst Kenny Brack rounded out the top 5.

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