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The 1998 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring The Texaco-Havoline 300 was the sixteenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on September 13, 1998, at the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. Bryan Herta led the race from start to finish with the exception of pit stops, and held off Alex Zanardi at the end to take his first ever CART win.[1]

United States 1998 Laguna Seca
Race details
Race 16 of 19 in the 1998 CART season
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Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
DateSeptember 13, 1998
Official name1998 Honda Grand Prix of Monterey Featuring The Texaco Havoline 300
LocationMazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Monterey, California
CoursePermanent road course
2.238 mi / 3.602 km
Distance83 laps
185.754 mi / 298.966 km
WeatherDry
Pole position
DriverBryan Herta (Team Rahal)
Time1:08.146
Fastest lap
DriverTony Kanaan (Tasman Motorsports Group)
Time1:10.824 (on lap 51 of 83)
Podium
FirstBryan Herta (Team Rahal)
SecondAlex Zanardi (Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdTony Kanaan (Tasman Motorsports Group)

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 83 1:55:13.472 1 20+1+1
2 1   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +0.343 5 16
3 21   Tony Kanaan Tasman Motorsports Group 83 +3.779 14 14
4 27   Dario Franchitti Team Green 83 +4.402 2 12
5 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 83 +7.174 3 10
6 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 83 +7.863 7 8
7 40   Adrián Fernández Patrick Racing 83 +9.129 6 6
8 26   Paul Tracy Team Green 83 +9.278 18 5
9 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 83 +9.666 13 4
10 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 83 +10.193 12 3
11 10   Richie Hearn Della Penna Motorsports 83 +10.881 17 2
12 25   Max Papis Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +11.649 16 1
13 24   Robby Gordon Arciero-Wells Racing 83 +12.024 24
14 3   André Ribeiro Team Penske 83 +12.571 22
15 77   Arnd Meier Davis Racing 82 +1 Lap 26
16 7   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 80 +3 Laps 19
17 33   Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Racing 76 Contact 20
18 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 76 Contact 8
19 5   Gil de Ferran Walker Racing 76 Contact 10
20 36   Alex Barron All American Racing 71 Contact 23
21 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 70 Off course 4
22 16   Hélio Castro-Neves Bettenhausen Racing 70 Contact 21
23 98   Vincenzo Sospiri All American Racing 64 Brakes 27
24 19   Michel Jourdain Jr. Payton/Coyne Racing 39 Engine 25
25 18   Mark Blundell PacWest Racing Group 31 Throttle 15
26 34   Dennis Vitolo Payton/Coyne Racing 20 Spun off 28
27 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Group 13 Cooling 9
28 9   JJ Lehto Hogan Racing 1 Suspension 11

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
22-24 Vitolo (34) spin
68-76 Sospiri (98) spin, Moore (99) off course, Barron (36), Castro-Neves (16) contact
78-81 Carpentier (33), Pruett (20), de Ferran (5) contact

Lap LeadersEdit

Laps Leader
1-51 Bryan Herta
52-53 Dario Franchitti
54-83 Bryan Herta
 
Driver Laps led
Bryan Herta 81
Dario Franchitti 2

Point standings after raceEdit

Pos Driver Points
1   Alex Zanardi 234
2   Jimmy Vasser 136
3   Adrián Fernández 126
4   Dario Franchitti 122
5   Greg Moore 119

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Honda Grand Prix of Monterey." Ultimate Racing History. Retrieved 2012-02-26. http://www.ultimateracinghistory.com/race.php?raceid=13664