Milwaukee 1999 - Sunday Pre-Race

Sunday Pre-Race


Max Papis driving his Team Rahal Reynard-Ford in the morning warm-up with its new Milwaukee Miller Lite and Harley-Davidson combination paint job.

10:06 Kodak Advantix 200

Harley-Davidson and Mad Max
Bob Moreno in Mark's Car

Roberto Moreno in the Motorola PacWest Reynard. You can just make out the additional fins on the nose.

10:06 Kodak Advantix 200

Helio Castro-Neves pole position is chassis manufacturer Lola’s first since Andre Ribeiro’s pole at Toronto in 1996. The last Lola Champ Car victory was by Michael Andretti at Vancouver in 1996. This is also Castro-Neves' fourth top-four start of the season and Hogan Racing’s second career pole, the first was by Dario Franchitti at Toronto in 1997.

10:06 Kodak Advantix 200

Our Polesitter Warms Up
Our Points Leader Warms Up

Juan Montoya in his Reynard with conventional front speedway wings.

10:08 Kodak Advantix 200

Greg Moore, fastest in the morning warm-up, passes Michael Andretti on the back straight.

10:09 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Greg and Michael
Jimmy and Al

And Jimmy Vasser, last year's race winner, in his Reynard alongside Al Unser Jr. in his new Lola.

Jimmy's second place start for the race represents his best start of the season.

10:10 Fujifilm Nexia A200

PJ Jones in a Swift ahead of Paul Tracy.

10:11 Fujifilm Nexia A200

PJ and PT

This weekend Michael is presented with a brand new satellite telephone and a year of global phone service courtesy of Motorola for his victory in last week's Motorola 300. "Based on my travel schedule, with racing, testing and sponsorship commitments, it's nice to know that wherever I am, thanks to the Motorola 9500 phone I can be reached," said Andretti.

10:16 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Eventual race winner Paul Tracy.

CART drivers logged a total of 572 incident-free laps during the warm-up session.

10:19 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Tracy Warms Up
I Can't See Us Winning This Week!

Gil de Ferran has had a hard time finding his set-up. He starts way back in 16th place. William Pappas, his race engineer, discusses the situation.

10:32 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Herta steps out of his car...

10:32 Fujifilm Nexia A200

I've Had Enough of This!
This Isn't Working...

...but he's still looking as unhappy as yesterday. Dick Davis, Race Tire Develoopment Manager for Firestone, comes over to ask him how the tires are performing.

10:32 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Adrian Fernandez tries to work out where he's loosing speed on the track, thanks to the telemetry systems. Hmm... seems to be everywhere: he's starting 18th.

10:35 Fujifilm Nexia A200

I Did What?
Pumped Up and Ready to Go

Still second-fastest in the warm-up, Helio is quietly confident for the race.

10:39 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Patrick Carpentier hangs out on the pit wall.

10:42 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Relaxed Carpentier
What Am I Going to Tell My Father?

Michael Andretti in the Newman-Haas garage: "I've got this great go-anywhere Iridium phone, but you know, it's so heavy!"

10:44 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Mad Max Papis, wishing he was riding a Harley.

10:51 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Max Headroom
Free Helmet with Every Happy Meal

Starting at the next race, the Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland Presented by Firstar at Burke Lakefront Airport, all crew members who go over the wall during a Champ Car pit stop will be required to wear helmets, but they were delivered to all the teams here at Milwaukee and most wore them.

11:53 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Derek Higgins takes the checkered flag to win the PPG Dayton Indy Lights race.

12:07 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Lights Winner
Carl Hogan

Carl Hogan, team owner of the car on pole.

12:55 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Juan Pablo Montoya with his girlfriend.

13:13 Fujifilm Nexia A200

Mr and Mrs Montoya

Another new rule: front wheels are tethered to the car by a tie that runs along the front of the bottom suspension arm.Later in the season even back wheels will be required to be tethered.

13:16 Fujifilm Nexia A200

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