Houston Friday Practice, Qualifying

Texaco GP of Houston -- Toyota Atlantic Friday Practice & Qualifying October 2, 1998 -- Houston, TX Mike Stucker -- Motorsport News International Race cars took to the streets of Houston for the first time ever when the Toyota Atlantic practice...

Texaco GP of Houston -- Toyota Atlantic Friday Practice & Qualifying October 2, 1998 -- Houston, TX Mike Stucker -- Motorsport News International

Race cars took to the streets of Houston for the first time ever when the Toyota Atlantic practice session began at 8:25 this morning. The weather was sunny, hot and humid. Memo Gidley had fastest time of the practice session at 1:10.214, for an average speed of 78.292 mph around the 1.68 mile track.

First qualifying session began at 1:00 PM. Some clouds had moved in but temperatures and humidity remained high. Anthony Lazzaro finished the session with provisional pole. His fast lap was 1:08.533 with Alex Tagliani second fastest at 1:08.881. Qualifying for the Toyota Atlantics will resume at 11:15 AM CDT on Saturday.

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Series Atlantic
Drivers Memo Gidley , Anthony Lazzaro