680408 Repub Race 2

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680408 Repub Race 2 - More About CITY Bobby Unser*s PIR Republic...
More About CITY Bobby Unser*s PIR Republic Phttft by Larry Repp THROUGH FOR THE DAY «~ The race cars of Phoenix International Raceway. McCluskey was Roger McCluskey (No. 8) and Mario Andretti (No. leading the race and Andretti was second when the 2) rest in the pits after being involved in a fiery accident occurred on the 80th lap. crash during yesterday's Jimmy Bryan 150 at Continued from Page 29 "Boy, this is something," said Unser. "I've been trying to win here for so many years. I was pretty lucky today." Third place went to Kenyon, followed by Wally Dallenbach, East Brunswick, N.J., Art Pollard, Medford, Ore. McCluskey wound up 14th and Andretti 15th. Unser led for the first 23 laps of the race, followed by Andretti, Ruby and McCluskey. ANDREf TI, TWO-TIME national champion driving his Phoenix, Mon., April-8, 1968 0 a commanding lead in the national championship standings, got $7,566.30 of the pot. Knight Paces Polo Triumph SCOTTSDALE - Dale Knight scored five goals as Camelback Polo Club beat Midland, Tex., 8-4, in the American Field Service tournament yesterday at Scottsdale Polo Club. Jackson Hole, Wyo., beat Scottsdale Charros, 7-1, in the Lamp Murray Memorial tournament also at SPC. Paul Von Gontard scored five goals in leading the winners. Play in both tournaments will conclude this weekend. Petty Wins Third Hickory Feature HICKORY, N.C. (AP)-Richard Petty won his third consecutive Hickory Speedway Grand National stock car race yesterday, setting a track record of 79.43 miles per hour for the 250-lap, 100 mile grind. The lead changed hands four times between Petty, in his 1968 Plymouth, and David Pearson of Spartanburg, S.C., who finished second in a Ford Torino, and Bobby Isaac of Catawba, N.C., who finished third in a 1967 Dodge. . . Finishers in the Jlmmv Bryan ISO-mils -, « . , - USAC race: 12. OWn fear-engine Ford prepar- ]• Bobby Unser, Albuqueraue, N. M. $7,5«« ed by Phoenician Clint Brawn- i wei K«Von* l Le l b t an£n a ," s (nd? x ' §$« «« ,. n ../«ui rr««.« !„ 4_-rc:« ».« ?• Wally Da lenbach. East Brunsw ck, er, caught Unser in traffic on N. j. $uso the 23rd lap and built up a sizeable margin before McCluskey got racey. McCluskey, driving the G.C. Murphy rear - engine Ford, moved out of the grove and passed Andretti on the. outside in the 47th lap. Roger was running so well it looked like a Sunday drive until the nightmarish mishap. The caution flags resulting from the accidents kept Unser's winning speed to 100.003 mph and in 1 hour, 29.98 minutes. A crowd of 12,241 contributed to a $27,172, including lap and accessory money. Unser, who now has taken

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 08 Apr 1968, Mon,
  3. Page 50

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