Fontana 1999 Marlboro 500

Fontana 1999
Marlboro 500

These are my photos from the 1999 Marlboro 500 FedEx Championship Series Race at the California Speedway in Fontana over the October 28-31 weekend.

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Friday Evening

I arrived in time for the Runway Madness II party, organized by CARA Charities.

Friday - Runway Madness II
Saturday Morning Practice

Saturday Morning Practice

This is my paddock pass, autographed by Helio Castro-Neves and Tony Kanaan.

Saturday Qualifying

Max Papis qualified second. Is his hair green for Halloween or as a good luck charm?

World Party 1999

Saturday Night

More parties on Saturday night, starting with a barbecue courtesy of the timing and scoring volunteers. Then suffering a flashback in time with a concert by Peter Frampton. And then on to the Mercedes-Benz and PacWest World Party with free food and drink and a live hook-up to the McLaren team for the Formula 1 finale. No photos, I'm afraid, but I had a good time!

Sunday Morning Warm-up

This is my race ticket.

Sunday Morning Warm-up
Sunday - The Race

Sunday - The Race

A beautiful day for the race although it was marred by another tragedy, the loss of popular driver Greg Moore.

Track Map

This a map of the track. During the race I was at the East end of the main grandstand overlooking Turn 4.

Fontana Map
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Race results fromRace results from Omega Timingofficial timekeeper.

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