1998 Molson Indy Vancouver
The 1998 Molson Indy Vancouver was the fifteenth round of the 1998 CART FedEx Champ Car World Series season, held on September 6, 1998, at Concord Pacific Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Dario Franchitti took his second consecutive win at this race, after passing Michael Andretti for the lead with seven laps left. In doing so, Franchitti became the first driver to win a race from pole for over a year.
|Race 15 of 19 in the 1998 CART season|
|Date||September 6, 1998|
|Official name||1998 Molson Indy Vancouver|
|Location||Concord Pacific Place|
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Course||Temporary street course|
1.781 mi / 2.866 km
153.166 mi / 246.39 km
|Weather||Temperatures reaching up to 25.3 °C (77.5 °F); dropping down to 20.1 °C (68.2 °F) by the end of the event|
|Driver||Dario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)|
|Driver||Hélio Castro-Neves (Bettenhausen Racing)|
|Time||1:06.939 (on lap 30 of 86)|
|First||Dario Franchitti (Team KOOL Green)|
|Second||Michael Andretti (Newman-Haas Racing)|
|Third||Scott Pruett (Patrick Racing)|
Building an insurmountable lead in the championship standings, Alex Zanardi's 4th-place finish in this race clinched the 1998 CART title with still four races remaining.
This marks the final career podium for Scott Pruett in CART.
|11-17||Vasser (12), Carpentier (33) contact, Zanardi (1) spin|
|21-23||Jones (98), Vitolo (34) spin|
|43-45||Castro-Neves (16) stalled on course|
|52-55||Herta (8), Hearn (10) contact|
|57-61||Blundell (18), Moore (99), Jones (98) contact, Fittipaldi (11) spin|
|64-66||Barron (36) contact|
|69-70||Kanaan (21), Tracy (26) contact|
Point standings after raceEdit
- "1998 Molson Indy Vancouver weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-07-14.