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CART: Greg Moore Captures Homestead Pole

15 March 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel
HOMESTEAD, FL: Greg Moore has captured the pole for the opening round of the CART Fed-Ex Championship Series. Moore, from Canada, will be the youngest driver to start from the pole in a CART event. The 22 year old blistered the old track record with a speed of more that 217 mph. He was three miles an hour faster than the second fastest qualifier, Andre Ribero, driving for Roger Penske.

Greg Moore, on the pole at Homestead
Greg Moore, on the pole at Homestead

The complete line up for the first round of the 1998 CART season follows with starting position, (car number), driver, counrty, car-engine, and qualifying speed:

1. (99) Greg Moore, Canada, Reynard-Mercedes, 217.541.
2. (3) Andre Ribeiro, Brazil, Penske-Mercedes, 214.665.
3. (12) Jimmy Vasser, Las Vegas, Reynard-Honda, 214.520.
4. (11) Christian Fittipaldi, Brazil, Swift-Ford, 214.155.
5. (32) Adrian Fernandez, Mexico, Reynard-Ford, 214.104.
6. (4) Alex Zanardi, Italy, Reynard-Honda, 214.019.
7. (18) Mark Blundell, England, Reynard-Mercedes, 213.825.
8. (6) Michael Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Swift-Ford, 213.369.
9. (33) Patrick Carpentier, Canada, Reynard-Mercedes, 213.293.
10. (17) Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil, Reynard-Mercedes, 212.857.
11. (5) Gil de Ferran, Brazil, Reynard-Honda, 212.848.
12. (20) Scott Pruett, Crystal Bay, Nev., Reynard-Ford, 212.848.
13. (27) Dario Franchitti, Scotland, Reynard-Honda, 212.731.
14. (2) Al Unser Jr., Albuquerque, Penske-Mercedes, 212.614.
15. (10) Richie Hearn, Henderson, Nev., Swift-Ford, 212.389.
16. (8) Bryan Herta, New Albany, Ohio, Reynard-Ford, 211.674.
17. (7) Bobby Rahal, New Albany, Ohio, Reynard-Ford, 209.606.
18. (21) Tony Kanaan, Brazil, Reynard-Honda, 208.458.
19. (19) Michel Jourdain Jr., Mexico, Reynard-Ford, 207.578.
20. (25) Max Papis, Italy, Reynard-Toyota, 207.562.
21. (26) Paul Tracy, Canada, Reynard-Honda, 206.697.
22. (16) Helio Castro-Neves, Brazil, Reynard-Mercedes, 204.593.
23. (15) Roberto Moreno, Brazil, Reynard-Mercedes, 204.184.
24. (24) Hiro Matsushita, Japan, Reynard-Toyota, 203.661.
25. (34) Dennis Vitolo, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Reynard-Ford, 203.248.
26. (98) P.J. Jones, Rolling Hills, Calif., Reynard-Toyota, 203.064.
27. (36) Alex Barron, Vista, Calif., Reynard-Toyota, 202.237.
28. (77) Arnd Meier, Germany, Lola-Ford, 201.784.
29. (9) J.J. Lehto, Finland, Reynard-Mercedes, no speed.