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CART: Herta Fastest in First Round at Long Beach

4 April 1998

By Terry Callahan
The Auto Channel

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- Bryan Herta is on the provisional pole for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. Additional qualifying will be held on Saturday, with rain in the forecast.

Following is the provisional starting lineup for Sunday's CART Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach with starting position, (car number), driver, hometown, chassis-engine, and speed:


1. (8) Bryan Herta, New Albany, Ohio, Reynard-Ford, 111.226.
2. (7) Bobby Rahal, New Albany, Ohio, Reynard-Ford, 111.028.
3. (32) Adrian Fernandez, Mexico, Reynard-Ford, 110,982,
4. (34) Gualter Salles, Brazil, Reynard-Ford, 110.941.
5. (5) Gil de Ferran, Brazil, Reynard-Honda, 110.906.
6. (6) Michael Andretti, Nazareth, Pa., Swift-Ford, 110.471.
7. (20) Scott Pruett, Crystal Bay, Nev., Reynard-Ford, 110.452.
8. (27) Dario Franchitti, Scotland, Reynard-Honda, 110.314.
9. (26) Paul Tracy, Canada, Reynard-Honda, 110.261.
10. (2) Al Unser Jr., Albuquerque, N.M., Penske-Mercedes, 110.186.
11. (4) Alex Zanardi, Italy, Reynard-Honda, 110.156.
12. (11) Christian Fittipaldi, Brazil, Swift-Ford, 110.143.
13. (21) Tony Kanaan, Brazil, Reynard-Honda, 110.100.
14. (99) Greg Moore, Canada, Reynard-Mercedes, 110.078.
15. (16) Helio Castro-Neves, Brazil, Reynard-Mercedes, 109.997.
16. (9) J.J. Lehto, Finland, Reynard-Mercedes, 109.863.
17. (3) Andre Ribeiro, Brazil, Penske-Mercedes, 109.646.
18. (19) Michel Jourdain Jr., Mexico, Reynard-Ford, 109.542.
19. (10) Richie Hearn, Henderson, Nev., Swift-Ford, 109.534.
20. (12) Jimmy Vasser, Las Vegas, Reynard-Honda, 109.420.
21. (77) Arnd Meier, Germany, Lola-Ford, 109.011.
22. (17) Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil, Reynard-Mercedes, 108.743.
23. (18) Mark Blundell, England, Reynard-Mercedes, 108.560.
24. (25) Max Papis, Italy, Reynard-Toyota, 108.030.
25. (98) P.J. Jones, Rolling Hills, Calif., Reynard-Toyota, 107.971.
26. (33) Patrick Carpentier, Canada, Reynard-Mercedes, 107.804.
27. (36) Alex Barron, Vista, Calif., Reynard-Toyota, 107.554.
28. (15) Mimmo Schiattarella, Italy, Reynard-Mercedes, 107.550.
29. (24) Hiro Matsushita, Japan, Reynard-Toyota, 104.955.