CHAMPCAR/CART: Zakspeed/Forsythe Racing Texas pre-race notes and quotes

<pre> Event: Firestone Firehawk 600 presented by Pioneer Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 1.5 - Mile Oval Date: April 29, 2001 TV: ESPN -TV, Sunday, April 29, 2000; 3:00 P.M. (ET) Series: CART Fed Ex...

<pre> Event: Firestone Firehawk 600 presented by Pioneer

Where: Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas 1.5 - Mile Oval

Date: April 29, 2001

TV: ESPN -TV, Sunday, April 29, 2000; 3:00 P.M. (ET)

Series: CART Fed Ex Championship Series, Round 3

BRYAN HERTA, #77 ZAKSPEED/FORSYTHE/FORD-COSWORTH/REYNARD

CART Season: 8

Best CART Start: 1 (Seven career pole positions)

Best CART Finish: 1 (Two-career victories, Laguna Seca 1998, 1999)

2001 Points Earned: 3

2001 Points Standing: 12 </pre> In the Points: Herta is currently ranked twelfth in the championship points standing, following a tenth place finish in front of his home crowd at Long Beach.

Maximum Golf: Herta will be featured on and off of the track in the May edition of Maximum Golf Magazine. The magazine visited Herta at his karting track in Las Vegas (The Las Vegas Karting Center) where he taught journalist Max Lark the basics of karting, and also at his home in Valencia, California.

On the Ovals: Herta earned his first CART pole position (he now has seven to his name) in 1995 at Phoenix International Raceway. Herta's pole time of 19.785 set a new track record at "The world's fastest one-mile oval".

Herta on Texas:

"Texas can't come soon enough, it's been a while since I have raced on an oval, and this oval will be a little different from the others that we race on, so I am not sure what to expect. I know the speedway is a state-of-the-art facility, and obviously it is a high-banked fast oval, but I have never been on the track before, so I can't wait to check it out for myself in that first session Friday morning.

I hope a lot of people come out to watch, it will be good show and we should be able to create some new CART fans in the Dallas area this weekend."

-ZF-

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