CHAMPCAR/CART: Houston Goodyear Preview

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE CART TEXACO GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON HOUSTON, TEXAS 1.68 - TEMPORARY ROAD COURSE FAST FACTS FOR OCTOBER 4, 1998 NUMBER OF TIRES BROUGHT: Front: 340 Rear: 340 (in addition to 280 rain tires) RECOMMENDED HOT ...

GOODYEAR TIRE NOTES FOR THE CART TEXACO GRAND PRIX OF HOUSTON

HOUSTON, TEXAS 1.68 - TEMPORARY ROAD COURSE FAST FACTS FOR OCTOBER 4, 1998

NUMBER OF TIRES BROUGHT: Front: 340 Rear: 340 (in addition to 280 rain tires)

RECOMMENDED HOT PRESSURE: L. Front: 26 psi R. Front: 26 psi L. Rear: 22 psi R. Rear: 22 psi

DESCRIPTION: Front: 25.5 x 10.5-15 in. Rear: 28.0 x 14.5-15 in.

NOTES AND QUOTES: "We are introducing a new Eagle race recommendation at Houston, which features a new compound and is based on our Vancouver setup," said Steve Orlando, Goodyear's CART operations manager.

The new compound, more tractive than Vancouver's compound, demonstrated improved grip during extensive evaluations last week in Sebring, Florida. "We expect to have a much higher grip level than at Vancouver, with the same level of consistency.

Qualifying and pit stop strategy will be key factors in Sunday's outcome, due to the difficulty of passing on Houston's circuit." "Once again, our factory personnel have done an outstanding job in turning this recommendation around in a very short period of time, enabling us to introduce this new compound at Houston," added Orlando.

ESTIMATED PIT STOPS FOR THIS RACE: Approximately every 30-35 laps (estimates based on fuel consumption).

DID YOU KNOW? The inaugural Texaco Grand Prix of Houston marks the first time Goodyear's Eagle CART tires will race in the state of Texas. This is CART's first-ever venture into the Lonestar State.

Track simulations by Goodyear engineers revealed that this is the slowest street circuit CART will visit this year.

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