671119 Repub Qual 1

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671119 Repub Qual 1 - Andretti Pacesetter In Ball 200 Tuneup By...
Andretti Pacesetter In Ball 200 Tuneup By DENNIS WOOD It's what's in back that could count most today as U.S. Auto Club's rear-engine Indy racers lock up in their annual 200-mile Bobby Ball Championship at Phoenix International Raceway. A picnicking crowd of 15,000 is expected to sop up sunny, 80-degree weather around the desert-setting one mile paved tri-oval. Noon qualifying will determine the fastest 24 cars from the 35-car entry field for the 3 p.m. rolling start. And if you like records . . . come early. MARIO ANDRETTI and Art Pollard raked a thin film of dust from the seldom used surface at a record-busting clip in public shakedown tests yester- day. Andretti, the scientific little Italian with a zest for records and victories alike, churned the Dean Van Lines Special to a 122.8 miles-per-hour (29.29 seconds) trip, bettering the 29.43 record. Not far behind, but also faster than Lloyd Ruby's record run here last spring, was Pollard (29.35). Thus, the battle of the Fords and Of- fenhausers which has been promised all month. Bobby Unser was close with a 29.53. ANDRETTI AND UNSER, driving the Rislone Special, both use Fords while Pollard's Thermo King Special has the power of Offenhauser to the rear. Also expected to get into the battle for the pole position are ever-present A. J. Foyt (Ford Coyote), Ruby (turbo- charged Offy), Gordon Johncock (turbo- charged Offy), Al Unser (Ford) and Tucson's Roger McCluskey (Ford). Foyt, of course, also has his fight for the national championship to take care of with Andretti and Johncock. It will be interesting to see how Foyt the situation, since all he needs to sew up his fifth such crown is a finish, of third or better. IF ANDRETTI OR JOHNCOCK finish among the top three and Foyt either finishes worse than third or drops out (Continued on Page 6-E) I TOP TEN I RESULTS B 1 1. UCLA lost to Southern Califor- 1 nla, 21-30. % 2. TENNESSEE, defeated Missis- | sippi, 20-7. 1 3. PURDUE, defeated Michigan m State, 21-7. | 4. SOUTHERN CALIFORNL4, de- 1 feated UCLA, 21-20. | 5. INDIANA, lost to Minnesota, 1 33-7. 1 6. WYOMING, played last night. I 7. OKLAHOMA, defeated Kansas, 5 14-10. 1 8. OREGON STATE, defeated i Oregon, 14-10. I 9. NOTRE DAME, defeated | Georgia Tech, 36-3. | 10. NORTH CAROLINA STATE, | lost to Clemson, 14-6. | More Scores Page i-E ~

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 19 Nov 1967, Sun,
  3. Page 105

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