1998 Fontana Champ Cars in CART at the California Speedway circuit. Full information

1998 Fontana Champ Cars

1998 Fontana Champ Cars is 305th CART race. Passed at the California Speedway circuit. Scott Pruett won the pole position, Jimmy Vasser won this race. Greg Moore and Alessandro Zanardi also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 250 laps (816 km).

Previous race: 1998 Surfers Paradise Champ Cars
Next race: 1999 Miami Grand Prix
Race Start: 1st November 1998

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1998 Fontana Champ Cars

25th victory for the Chip Ganassi Racing Team team
8th victory for the Jimmy Vasser
20th podium for the Jimmy Vasser
14th podium for the Greg Moore
28th podium for the Alessandro Zanardi

Reynard 98I - 1998 Fontana Champ Cars winner

Reynard 98I #12 - 1998 Fontana Champ Cars winner

1998 Fontana Champ Cars results

Position Name Car Points Result Lap Team
1 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 98I, #12 21 3h 17m 54.369s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
2 Greg Moore Reynard 98I, #99 16 3h 17m 54.729s 0 Forsythe Racing
3 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 98I, #1 14 3h 17m 55.486s 0 Chip Ganassi Racing Team
4 Adrian Fernandez Reynard 98I, #40 12 3h 17m 55.506s 0 Patrick Racing
5 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 98I, #17 10 3h 17m 55.533s 0 PacWest Racing Group
6 Mark Blundell Reynard 98I, #18 8 3h 17m 55.832s 0 PacWest Racing Group
7 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 009c, #11 6 3h 17m 56.855s 0 Newman-Haas Racing
8 Richie Hearn Swift 009c, #10 5 3h 18m 5.953s 0 Della Penna Motorsports
9 Robby Gordon Reynard 98I, #24 4 249 laps 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
10 Helio Castroneves Reynard 98I, #16 3 249 laps 0 Bettenhausen Motorsports
11 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 2 249 laps 0 Team Rahal
12 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 1 247 laps 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
13 Alex Barron Eagle 987, #36 0 246 laps 0 All-American Racers
14 Paul Tracy Reynard 98I, #26 0 245 laps 0 Team Green
15 Bryan Herta Reynard 98I, #8 0 239 laps Accident 0 Team Rahal
16 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 98I, #25 0 239 laps Accident 0 Arciero-Wells Racing
17 Gil de Ferran Reynard 98I, #5 0 232 laps Engine 0 Walker Racing
18 Michael Andretti Swift 009c, #6 0 210 laps Accident 0 Newman-Haas Racing
19 Tony Kanaan Reynard 98I, #21 0 171 laps Handling 0 Tasman Motorsports Group
20 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 1 138 laps Accident 0 Patrick Racing
21 Jj Lehto Reynard 98I, #9 0 124 laps Engine 0 Hogan Racing
22 Dario Franchitti Reynard 98I, #27 0 112 laps Engine 0 Team Green
23 Vincenzo Sospiri Reynard 98I, #98 0 94 laps Water leak 0 All-American Racers
24 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #77 0 85 laps Engine 0 Davis Racing
25 Dennis Vitolo Reynard 97I, #34 0 66 laps Handling 0 Payton-Coyne Racing
26 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 98I, #33 0 59 laps Transmission 0 Forsythe Racing
27 Al Unser, Jr., Andre Ribeiro Penske PC27, #2 0 33 laps Oil leak 0 Marlboro Team Penske

Qualifying Results for the 1998 Fontana Champ Cars on the California Speedway circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Scott Pruett Reynard 97I, #20 31.249s Patrick Racing
2 Jimmy Vasser Reynard 98I, #12 31.301s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
3 Michael Andretti Swift 009c, #6 31.372s Newman-Haas Racing
4 Richie Hearn Swift 009c, #10 31.377s Della Penna Motorsports
5 Bobby Rahal Reynard 97I, #7 31.394s Team Rahal
6 Mauricio Gugelmin Reynard 98I, #17 31.429s PacWest Racing Group
7 Mark Blundell Reynard 98I, #18 31.441s PacWest Racing Group
8 Dario Franchitti Reynard 98I, #27 31.514s Team Green
9 Greg Moore Reynard 98I, #99 31.523s Forsythe Racing
10 Gil de Ferran Reynard 98I, #5 31.619s Walker Racing
11 Christian Fittipaldi Swift 009c, #11 31.646s Newman-Haas Racing
12 Paul Tracy Reynard 98I, #26 31.648s Team Green
13 Al Unser, Jr. Penske PC27, #2 31.65s Marlboro Team Penske
14 Patrick Carpentier Reynard 98I, #33 31.688s Forsythe Racing
15 Alex Barron Eagle 987, #36 31.699s All-American Racers
16 Helio Castroneves Reynard 98I, #16 31.754s Bettenhausen Motorsports
17 Bryan Herta Reynard 98I, #8 31.766s Team Rahal
18 Alessandro Zanardi Reynard 98I, #1 31.824s Chip Ganassi Racing Team
19 Andre Ribeiro Penske PC27, #3 31.887s Marlboro Team Penske
20 Jj Lehto Reynard 98I, #9 31.94s Hogan Racing
21 Arnd Meier Lola T97/00, #77 31.973s Davis Racing
22 Robby Gordon Reynard 98I, #24 32.013s Arciero-Wells Racing
23 Tony Kanaan Reynard 98I, #21 32.077s Tasman Motorsports Group
24 Massimiliano Papis Reynard 98I, #25 32.114s Arciero-Wells Racing
25 Michel Jourdain jr Reynard 97I, #19 32.462s Payton-Coyne Racing
26 Vincenzo Sospiri Reynard 98I, #98 32.53s All-American Racers
27 Adrian Fernandez, Dennis Vitolo Reynard 98I, #40 Patrick Racing

List of all cars for the 1998 Fontana Champ Cars on the California Speedway circuit

Penske PC27

Mercedes

Eagle 987

Toyota

Reynard 98I

Mercedes-Benz

Reynard 98I

Toyota