CHAMPCAR/CART: Toronto Walker Racing Preview

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

MEMO GIDLEY (R) # 15 ALPINE - HONDA/REYNARD/GOODYEAR

RACE PREVIEW: TORONTO

What: MOLSON INDY -Round Eleventh of the 20-races FedEx Championship Series for the PPG Cup

When: Sunday July 18th , 1999 at 2:00 PM ET

Where: The track is situated in Exhibition Park, one mile to the east of downtown Toronto, on the shores of lake Ontario, bounded by the Gardiner Expressway. Toronto is the main city of Ontario province in mid-eastern Canada, on Lake Ontario.

Distance: 163.495 miles - 95 laps

The Circuit: Toronto vies with Long Beach as being the best example of a street course in North America. Authough a temporary installation, it is situated in the permanent Exhibition Place site and the track surface is smooth and cuts around the Exhibition Stadium on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Length: 2.77 km/ 1.721 miles - Clockwise Street Circuit Barriers: 2,000 steel-reinforced concrete barriers, 12 feet long, 30 inches high, 20 to 24 inches wide, 7,000 pounds each. Spectator Fence: 19,000 feet, 6-feet high, chain-link Tire Walls: 1,600 feet, five tires high.

Broadcast:

ESPN2 CART Qualifying 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET (07/17)Saturday CBC Canada CART Qualifying TBA (07/17)Saturday ESPN2 CART 2Day 11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon ET(07/18)Sunday CJCL 590 AM CART Radio 1:00 PM Local - (07/18)Sunday ABC CART Race 3:00 PM ET - (07/18)Sunday EuroSport CART Race 21:00 GMT - (07/18)Sunday CBC Canada CART Race 2:00 PM (07/18)Sunday ESPN CART Replay 1:00 PM ET (07/19)Monday

1998 Champion :Alex Zanardi

Defending Polesitter: Dario Franchitti

Track Records:

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Dario Franchitti , Alex Zanardi