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Date: Apr. 2, 1996
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Byline: LOMAS G






By GORDON LOMAS PROMISING Canadian racer Greg Moore left Australia

yesterday still grossly underexposed despite landing on the podium at

his third IndyCar start at the Gold Coast last Sunday.

Moore's achievement to finish third behind Jimmy Vasser and Scott

Pruett in the 65-lap IndyCar race on the streets of Surfers Paradise

has given him a shot at challenging for the series lead in California

in two weeks.

The 20-year-old has made a stunning impact in his short time in the

super competitive IndyCar ranks for the Player's Ltd team.

Yet in the wash-up of round three of the championship, Moore's

effort scarcely raised a ripple in post-race summaries.

It was his first time on the Surfers Paradise circuit and he showed

tremendous driving acumen compared to some rash manoeuvres from more

experienced drivers such as Michael Andretti.

""I could not ask for much better than my effort in this race

because it was my first time on the track and I was still learning it

during the race,'' Moore said.

""The only time I had seen the layout of the circuit before was on

television back home in Canada.''

Moore has moved to seventh place in the series on 20 points, 27

fewer than Gold Coast winner and PPG Cup leader Jimmy Vasser.

""I said before the season started that we might surprise a few

people this year and we're well on the way,'' Moore said.

Moore cooly kept his car running when Andretti took Marlboro Penske

driver Paul Tracy out of the race on lap 16, almost clogging the exit

to turn eight.

""I managed to squeeze through both of those drivers but we had to

come to a standstill and I was worried about stalling the car,'' Moore


""To be honest, I thought the red flag would have come out to stop

the race because it was really tight and I didn't think the rest of the

field could get through.''

Moore, a sensational winner of 10 of the 12 IndyLights races last

season, is leading the rookie-of-the-year points.

GREG MOORE . . . "We're well on the way'.

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Source Citation   (MLA 8th Edition)
"ROOKIE MAKES STUNNING IMPACT." Courier-Mail [Brisbane, Queensland, Australia], 2 Apr. 1996, p. 035. Gale OneFile: News, Accessed 20 Oct. 2019.

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