CHAMPCAR/CART: Player's Racing Friday Gold Coast Notes

Surfers paradise, Australia, October 15, 1999 - player's team drivers Patrick Carpentier and Greg Moore were respectively ninth and 22nd in the first qualifying session held today in surfers paradise, Australia. Carpentier, from Joliet, Quibec,...

Surfers paradise, Australia, October 15, 1999 - player's team drivers Patrick Carpentier and Greg Moore were respectively ninth and 22nd in the first qualifying session held today in surfers paradise, Australia.

Carpentier, from Joliet, Quibec, ran his fastest lap on his seventh Circuit, driving around the 2.794-mile urban track in 1 minute 34.152 Seconds at an average speed of 171.991 kph.

His teammate Greg Moore suffered mechanical problems during the session. The maple ridge (bc) driver ran only three laps posting his quickest time in 1 minute 35.613 seconds at an average speed of 169.363 kph.

Provisional polesitter is Canadian Paul Tracy who ran the track in 1 minute 32.700 seconds (174.685 kph). He was followed by American Michael Andretti (1 m 33.135 s -- 173.869 kph), points leader Juan Montoya, Bryan Herta and Dario Franchitti.

The second qualifying will begin Saturday at 12:45 p.m. (Friday - 10:45 P.m., eastern time).

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Patrick Carpentier , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Greg Moore