The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on September 1, 1999 · 50
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The Vancouver Sun from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada · 50

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Wednesday, September 1, 1999
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E6 THE VANCOUVER SUN. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 1, 1999 1999 MOLSON INDY Moore is not enjoying a vintage season Maple Ridge driver goes into Sunday race with bruises after crashing in California. '':' tr? yr "a 1 I VtN"" """"" V rJI V4' Y GARY KINGSTON VANCOUVER SUN Greg Moore was holding court Tuesday at Score-Virtual Sports World and probably wishing his high-speed crash three days earlier had been on one of the nearby virtual reality race games and not on a real race course. The Maple Ridge native was testing on the California Speedway at Fontana, Calif., on Satur-day when he and his PlayersForsythe Reynard did the concrete tap dance. "The engine broke just as I was entering turn one and hit the wall at about 210 miles an hour backwards," said Moore. "It's not a lot of fun, probably the biggest crash I've had in my career." He was, he said, feeling a little sore. He had a big bruise on his lower back, a bruise between the shoulder blades, a sore neck and a sore knee. "But other than that," he said, his eyes twinkling and his mouth curling into that familiar boyish grin. "I'm fine." If only he could say the same about his trying fourth season on the CART circuit. After opening the FedEx Championship series with a win at Homestead, Fla., and a fourth-place finish at Motegi, Japan, he has been cursed by tough luck and an underpowered and trouble-plagued Mercedes engine. Out of the points in five of the last eight races, Moore enters the Molson Indy Vancouver in sixth place in the drivers' standings, 75 points behind leader Juan Montoya. "We had a lot of bad luck this year, things going wrong, car running perfectly all day in practice and qualifying, then all of a sudden in the race something happens. You know, it's just kind of been the wrong place at the wrong time." And that's not the way he wants to come into Vancouver. After back-to-back fifth place finishes in Indy Lights in 1994 and 1995, Moore failed to finish any of his three CART races on the temporary road circuit around False Creek. So much for home course advantage. "With the way the track is laid out, I think we should be com- SEE MOORE, E7 CANADA NEWS WIRE FILES EARLIER TIMES: Rock star Lenny Kravitz (L) joined Greg Moore of Maple Ridge for an early season CART race in Long Beach, CA. Put your pxiper on plastic. Worib ruciii'' in for. The Vancouver Sun Coll 6057381 lWMEI WE HAVE YOUR MONEY WAITING FOR YOU! NO CREDIT APPLICATION REFUSED! BANKRUPT, BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT -NO PROBLEM REBATE! YES, YOU CAN USE IT FOR YOUR DOWN PAYMENT ,-. Call Tim 541-7262 Toll Free 1-877-288-6458 id out lie holies Limit 1 per customer. Rebate to Dealer. 1 attractions 111 WOLFEAUTOHAUS '99.5 J ETTAS Vrf iU-j rnji "t? ee i rising irip j mfflB ii.iisii' ttigir Choose from 20 Ready to Roll Now liilji Hill "99 PASSATS, 3.9 Financing - Special Lease Terms WOLFE AUTOHAUS 2092 -152 St., Surrey - White Rack border 536-7212 Tol fret 1-800-478-9653 phv fgOOO MPW oBBWIRlTOMflS VSk l W I""'" SJI I m cmrioutwrw V H v6.auto.wc. $Ofl.555r Designed with purpose. Driven by passion, acura plus mucn hiviij 9 rrTnifflii'Pi II iUMITED TIME FINANCE OFFER is based on all new 1999 Acura EL models and available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. 5.8 No-Limit Financing O.A.C., 240 month terms available. Finance example of $20,000. The monthly payments would be $384.80 over 60 months. CO B. -$3,088. Total obligation " $23,088. Down payment may be required. 'Suggested purchase price for the 1999 Integra Special Edition, including destination charges ($850). Taxes, licence and insurance are additional. Dealer may aril for less. "Limited time lease examples available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. Lease payments are baaed on the 1999 Acura 2.3CL &speed3.5 RL (models YA3I5XKA965X) for 48 months at $348$598 per month and $5,3O0$7,425 down. O.A.C. First month's payment required. A.LR. 3.8. 96,000 km allowance (payment of 10 per km over), destination charges ($850) included. Tuxes, licence and insurance are additional. Dealer may lease for less. See your Acura Dealer for details. 5000 CAB PIUS- 0 iHew r ftUKJI'iuv.-.M. . 1 an tlC . D 1 stereon . I Q I9.20 Richmond Acura 4211 No. 3 Rd. Richmond' 27&V8999 Burrard Acura 2222 Burrard St. Vancouver 7365890 Lougheed Acura 1288LougheedHwy. Coquitlam 5226118 SURREY AUTO MALL l M 9 now oso. m kia Ws)bJ fl

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