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680408 Repub sidebar 1 - Wreck Stops McCluskey Luck Frowns on Roger By...
Wreck Stops McCluskey Luck Frowns on Roger By DOUG TODD One of these days Lady Luck is going to decide Roger McCluskey isn't such a bad old boy after all. Yesterday, however, the fickle female once again chose to ignore the hardluck Tucson race driver. As a result, Bobby Unser—not Roger McCluskey—won the Jimmy Bryan 150-mile championship event at Phoenix International Raceway. After 79 laps McCluskey was in the lead and Mario Andretti, in second place, showed no signs of closing in on Roger. Then Al Unser, Bobby's brother, blew his engine. "I had no indication of any trouble," said Al, who was well back in the pack at the time of the fateful incident. "When it blew it blew out the whole right side of the engine, and threw oil all over the race track. BOB EGER 5s No Dummy In His Scheduling WEEK'S WORTH of odds and ends: Arizona State baseball coach Bobby NFL-AFL situation and that in a few years we'll have a common draft. In the meantime, the good college kids are "I SLID THROUGH No. 3 turn myself." Not far behind Al when his engine blew was brother Bobby. "I saw it go," said Bobby, "but I was going too fast to avoid the oil. I slid all the way from the dogleg through the No. 3 turn. "For a long time I didn't know if I was going to spin it or save it. I just stayed on the throttle all the way through." Then along came Johnny Rutherford, and he wasn't so fortunate as Bobby Unser. He spun and hit the wall in No. 3. "I SAW JOHNNY in trouble up ahead of me," said Roger McCiuskey, who would shortly have lapped Rutherford. "And then I saw the oil. "I tried to sneak past down on the inside, but I was just going too fast. I swapped ends and backed into Johnny." Continued on Page 31

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 08 Apr 1968, Mon,
  3. Page 46

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