Reynard was one of the major Champ Car chassis manufacturers in 1994 – 2002. For the 1999 season Adrian Reynard and his chief designer Malcolm Oastler built 99I (“99” for the year and “I” for Indycar). The car featured carbon fiber / aluminium monocoque chassis and used Honda, Toyota, Ford-Cosworth or Mercedes engines depending on each team preferences or obligations. Mercedes-Benz supplies racing engines to five teams competing in the CART FedEx Championship Series, including Forsythe Racing, the team owned by Gerald Forsythe and Dan Pettit. Forsythe drivers were Canadians Greg Moore and Patrick Carpentier. Twenty four years old Moore won Indy Lights title with Player’s/Forsythe racing in 1995, and drove for the team in CART since 1996 scoring 4 race victories in 1997-98. Talented Canadian started the 1999 season with another win – in the opening round at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Then he scored couple of podiums and was in top 10 in the driver standings before the final race of the season at Fontana Speedway in california. The race was marred by a horrifying accident involving Greg Moore in the early stages of the race, which resulted in the Canadian racer losing his life. His car lost control coming off Turn 2, flipped over, impacted the inside wall, and flipped several more times. Greg suffered fatal head and internal injuries from the violent accident.
|1999||CART / FedEx Championship Series|
|Greg Moore||99||Forsythe Racing|
|Reynard 99I||Mercedes||Player’s / Indeck|