CHAMPCAR/CART: Portland Saturday AM practice

Portland, OR(June 20, 1998) -- Bryan Herta (Shell Reynard Ford) recorded the top speed Saturday during the morning practice session for Sunday's Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline at Portland International Raceway. Herta, ...

Portland, OR(June 20, 1998) -- Bryan Herta (Shell Reynard Ford) recorded the top speed Saturday during the morning practice session for Sunday's Budweiser/G.I. Joe's 200 Presented by Texaco/Havoline at Portland International Raceway.

Herta, second following Friday's provisional qualifying session, posted a top speed of 120.208 miles per hour (58.908 seconds) during morning practice on the 1.967-mile permanent road course. Final qualifying is slated for 3:45 ET today.

Scott Pruett (Visteon Reynard Ford) was second Saturday morning at 120.047 mph (58.987 sec), followed by Alex Zanardi (Target Reynard Honda) at 119.980 mph (59.064 sec).

Adrian Fernandez (Tecate/Quaker State/Labatt Reynard Ford) and Bobby Rahal (Miller Lite Reynard Ford) rounded out the top five. Fernandez averaged 119.746 mph (59.135 sec) while Rahal was at 119.653 mph (59.181 sec).

Dario Franchitti (KOOL Reynard Honda), the provisional pole sitter, was 10th at 118.932 mph (59.540 sec).

Source: CART Online

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Adrian Fernandez , Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi , Bryan Herta , Scott Pruett