CHAMPCAR/CART: Cleveland Walker Racing Preview

GIL DE FERRAN ...

GIL DE FERRAN # 5 VALVOLINE/CUMMINS - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR

MEMO GIDLEY # 15 ALPINE - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR

RACE PREVIEW: CLEVELAND

What: MEDIC DRUG GRAND PRIX OF CLEVELAND PRESENTED BY FIRSTAR Round NINE of the 20-races FedEx Championship Series for the PPG Cup

When: Sunday June 27th , 1999 at 2:30 PM.

Where: Burke Lakefront Airport, Cleveland, OHIO. Is located one mile east of downtown Cleveland on the shores of Lake Erie.

Distance: 210.6 miles, 100 laps.

The Circuit: Track Length : 2.106 miles and 10 turns. The track is quite flat and all the turns (with 2 exceptions) are regular 90-degree corners. But the track is very wide and affords many overtaking opportunities, as there is usually more than one line into, around and out of each turn, and the run-off areas are of course huge. Broadcast:. ESPN2 CART Qualifying 12:30 AM Sat./early Sun. (06/27) ESPN2 CART 2Day 12: NOON Sunday (06/27) WKNR-1220AM CART Radio 2:30 PM Sunday (06/27) ESPN CART Race 2:30 PM ET Sunday (06/27)

1998 Champion : Alex Zanardi Defending Polesitter: Jimmy Vasser

Track Records: Qualifying (one lap):1998, Jimmy Vasser, 134.385 mph (56.417) Race:1998, Alex Zanardi, 112.449 mph

1999 Cart Point Leaders: 1. Juan Montoya 90 2. Dario Franchitti 85 3. Gil de Ferran 71

GIL DE FERRAN # 5 VALVOLINE/CUMMINS - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR

With his victory in Portland last week, Gil de Ferran vaulted from seventh to third place in the championship with 71 PPG Cup points. De Ferran has one pole and three podium finishes for the season, including second at Japan.

Gil de Ferran - " I had a very busy week, lots of calls from family, friends and the media. Now I have to concentrate in Cleveland where I aspect to be competitive. We have a good set up to continue on the Championship battle. Is not because a won one race that I

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Gil de Ferran , Jimmy Vasser , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi