680128 Repub Qual 1

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680128 Repub Qual 1 - Parnelli in No. 1 Position for LITTLE JOSHING —...
Parnelli in No. 1 Position for LITTLE JOSHING — Parnelli Jones (center) and promoter J. C. Agajanian (right) do a little joshing with David Pearson, Spartanburg, N.C., prior to Pearson's qualifying run yesterday for Republic Photo by Larry Repp today's U.S. Auto Club 250-mile stock car race at Phoenix International Raceway. Jones and Pearson will be driving 1968 Fords in 93-lap grind on 2.7 mile-road course. SPORTS TODAY RADIO-TELEVISION Professional Basketball — Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics in NBA game at Boston, Ch. 3, noon. Hockey — Detroit Red Wings vs. Minnesota North Stars in NHL game at Bloomington, Minn., Ch. 10, noon. Shell's World of Golf - Gardner Dickinson vs. Mason Rudolph at Guatemala Country Club (taped), Ch. 12, 1 p.m. Horse Racing — Turf Paradise, KHAT (1480), first race, 1:30 p.m. Auto Racing — Start and subsequent reports on 250-mile U.S. Auto Club stock car championship race Harper Hits Record 64; Leads Seniors Tourney PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Chandler Harper, a 54-year-old former PGA champion, shot a course-record 64 yesterday to burst into a seven-stroke lead after 54 holes in the 15th PGA-Teacher Senior Golf Championship. Harper, of Portsmouth, Va., used 28 putts over the PGA National Golf Club's east course to come home with a 32-32—64 to beat par on both nines by four shots. SAMMY SNEAD came up with a two-under par 70 for a second place 214 total. Snead won this tournament last year by eight strokes. Bob Hamilton, a former PGA champion from Evansville, Ind., was in third place with a sub-par 71 for a 215 total, followed by a tie for fourth between HE WAS TRAPPED on the fourth and settled for a par, but another wood shot on the fifth sent the ball to within nine feet of the pin and he canned the putt. He birdied the par-5 sixth hole with a Late Model Stocks Race Today at PIR By DENNIS WOOD , One eye's on Parnelli Jones and the other on an uncooperative sky as the nation's stock car auto racing giants square off in a 250-miler at Phoenix International Raceway today. Jones zipped around the 2.7 mile road course at a 104.29 mph clip yesterday in his 1968 Ford to grab the pole for today's two-abreast start. AND, THOUGH HE did it in one minute, 47.17 seconds, it took some time to even get started, as a light drizzle pelted intermittently and slowed qualifying procedures. If skies are clear today, promoter J.C. Agajanian predicts a crowd of 15,000 for the 2 p.m. rolling start of the 93-lap swing. Several tickets still are available for grandstand and hillside seating. AL UNSER, SECOND in last year's Indy 500 and the U.S. Auto Club stock rookie of the year, will start outside Jones on the grid in his 1967 Dodge Charger. NASCAR's David Pearson, Spartanbilrg, N.C., in a 1968 Ford and 1967 USAC monarch Don White, Keokuk, Iowa in a 1968 Charger, are in the second row. Next in line are A. J. Foyt, Houston, Tex., and Jack Bowsher, Springfield, Ohio, in Bowsher's own 1968 Fords. But the big surprise was Roger McCluskey of Tucson. McCLUSKEY, who hasn't driven a late model race in recent years, took over (Continued on Page 4-E) McLaren Victor in Race After Clark Has Trouble AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — Bruce McLaren of New Zealand drove a BRM to victory yesterday in the 96.6-mile Teretonga auto race. McLauren was timed in 1 hour 8 minutes, 17.9 seconds for the 60-lap course at Invercargill, South Island. He averaged about 85 miles per hour for the 60 laps. Jim Clark of Scotland, the former world driving champion, was second in a Lotus Ford V8 in 1:08:28.5. The Scot had the fastest lap, with a clocking of 61 seconds for an average speed of 94.5 m.p.h. FRANK GARDNER of Australia was third in 1:09:09.5 in a 2K liter Alfa- Brabham. The other leaders included: 4, Chris Amon, New Zealand, Ferari V6; 5, Piers Courage, Britain, 1.6 liter McLaren, and 6, Denny Hulme, New Zealand, the reigning world champion, in a 1.6 liter Brabham. Clark appared to have the race sewed up until the 53rd lap. HE HAD A COMFORTABLE lead until he came into the straightaway. Then his car left the track, bounced over the rough grass and shuddered to a halt 300 yards from the control tower. Clark jumped out, scanned his car quickly and then resumed the race. Officials flagged him into the pits, where the car's front cowling was removed. it a

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 28 Jan 1968, Sun,
  3. Page 97

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