<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE FREIGHTLINER/G.I. JOE'S 200 PRESENTED BY TEXACO WHAT: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco. WHERE: Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 23-25. SUPPORT...
<pre> FAST FACTS FOR THE FREIGHTLINER/G.I. JOE'S 200 PRESENTED BY TEXACO
WHAT: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco. WHERE: Portland International Raceway, Portland, Ore. WHEN: Friday-Sunday, June 23-25.
SUPPORT EVENTS: Dayton Indy Lights Championship, NASCAR Northwest Tour, American Cities Racing League.
CART SCHEDULE (All times Pacific): FRIDAY, JUNE 23 - Indy Lights practice, 9:30-10:10 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 10:30 a.m.-Noon Indy Lights qualifying, 1-1:30 p.m.; Champ Car provisional qualifying (2 groups/30 minutes each, 20 minutes of green flag time guaranteed for each group), 2:30-3:45 p.m; CART Fan Appreciation Activity, 4:45-5:30 p.m.
SATURDAY, JUNE 24 - Indy Lights practice, 8-8:40 a.m.; Champ Car practice, 10-11:15 a.m.; Indy Lights qualifying, 12:15 a.m.-12:45 a.m.; Champ Car final qualifying (2 groups/30 minutes each), 1:45-3 p.m.
SUNDAY, JUNE 25 - Indy Lights warm-up, 8:30-8:45 a.m.; Champ Car warm-up, 10-10:30 a.m.; Indy Lights race, 11:30 a.m.; Grid Champ Cars, 1:15 p.m.; Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco 2 p.m.
BROADCAST: TV-ESPN2 (Tape delay, 7 p.m., ET), and in 208 countries worldwide. RADIO-CART Radio Network. INTERNET- www.cart.com .
PRE-RACE PROGRAMMING: Freightliner/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline pole qualifying, 5:30 p.m. ET Saturday, ESPN2; CART 2Day, 11 a.m. ET Sunday, ESPN2.
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Gil de Ferran. DEFENDING POLESITTER: Juan Montoya.
TRACK LAYOUT: 1.969-mile permanent road course. RACE LENGTH: 112 laps, 220.53 miles. TRACK RECORDS: Qualifying (one lap)-1998, Bryan Herta, 121.341 mph (58.358 seconds). Race-No race record at this distance. RACE ROUND: 8 of 20 in the FedEx Championship Series. FedEx CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES POINTS LEADERS: 1. Paul Tracy, 59 points; 2. Jimmy Vasser, 54; 3. Roberto Moreno, 52; 4. Max Papis, 47; 5. Gil de Ferran, 47.
NEXT EVENT: July 2, The Marconi Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar, Cleveland, Ohio.
While his chief competitors relied on a fuel conservation strategy, Walker Racing Gil de Ferran (Valvoline/Cummins Special Honda Reynard) went full speed ahead to claim victory in the 1999 Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline at Portland International Raceway. Challengers Juan Montoya (Target Honda Reynard) and Dario Franchitti (KOOL Honda Reynard) opted to complete the event with two pit stops, but De Ferran built a lead of nearly half a minute, then pitted for a third time just eight laps from the checkered flag for a splash of fuel which took him to victory. Montoya finished second, 4.393 seconds behind, while Franchitti was third. De Ferran averaged 107.457 miles per hour en route to the third victory of his FedEx Championship Series career and his first since 1996. He led a race-high 43 laps. Montoya recorded his fourth podium finish of the season while Franchitti logged his fifth top-three result of the campaign. Montoya exited Portland with 90 points and the FedEx Championship Series lead, followed by Franchitti with 85 and de Ferran with 71.
Vital Race Statistics
Time of Race: 1 hour, 47 minutes, 44.560 seconds. Average Speed: 107.457 miles per hour. Margin of Victory: 4.393 seconds. Caution Flags: 3 for 10 laps. Lap Leaders: Gil de Ferran, 43 laps; Helio Castro-Neves, 30; Juan Montoya, 25.
PORTLAND CART RACE HISTORY (16 EVENTS)
Year Race Winner Pole Winner 1984 Al Unser Jr. Mario Andretti 1985 Mario Andretti Danny Sullivan 1986 Mario Andretti Emerson Fittipaldi 1987 Bobby Rahal Roberto Guerrero 1988 Danny Sullivan Danny Sullivan 1989 Emerson Fittipaldi Teo Fabi 1990 Michael Andretti Danny Sullivan 1991 Michael Andretti Emerson Fittipaldi 1992 Michael Andretti Emerson Fittipaldi 1993 Emerson Fittipaldi Nigel Mansell 1994 Al Unser Jr. Al Unser Jr. 1995 Al Unser Jr. Jacques Villeneuve 1996 Alex Zanardi` Alex Zanardi 1997 Mark Blundell Scott Pruett 1998 Alex Zanardi Bryan Herta 1999 Gil de Ferran Juan Montoya All-time victories All-time pole positions
Michael Andrettti 3 Danny Sullivan 3 Al Unser Jr. 3 Emerson Fittipaldi 3 Mario Andretti 2 Mario Andretti 1 Emerson Fittipaldi 2 Roberto Guerrero 1 Alex Zanardi 2 Teo Fabi 1 Bobby Rahal 1 Nigel Mansell 1 Danny Sullivan 1 Al Unser Jr. 1 Mark Blundell 1 Jacques Villeneuve 1 Gil de Ferran 1 Alex Zanardi 1 Scott Pruett 1 Bryan Herta 1 Juan Montoya 1