700302 Repub McQueen

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700302 Repub McQueen - Sports car romp posted by McQueen By MIKE...
Sports car romp posted by McQueen By MIKE GARRETT Steve McQueen is king of the sports racers but Phoenix' Don Roberts and Alan Johnson, Monrovia, Calif., provided the real racing thrills at Phoenix International Raceway yesterday. . The Sports Car Club of America's Phoenix Winter Sprints saw McQueen easily win his third SCCA race in his Richie Ginther prepared white 3 liter Porsche 908. Roberts captured the B Production race in a Shelby GT 350. In 0 Production, the TR6 of Jim Dittemore was forced to pit for 1% minutes with a loose wheel after unexpectedly running away from the field. . Dittemore, running on.regular tires, blew off his competition when the track dned^P following Intermittent showers all afternoon. But the pit stop enabled Johnson, running on rain tires, in bis Porsche 914-6 to win the C Production class. Johnson and Roberts had been in a rac.erlong overall dual with Johnson leading until the last lap when Roberts Squeezed by. Overall winner of the A.B.C Production race (the 7th) was Herb Caplan in a Corvette, who was well ahead of Charles Akly's Porsche 904 in A Production. McQueen won by .Some. 45 seconds over over Bob Forster's Forwood, in A.B.C sports racing cars. Continued on Page 27

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  1. Arizona Republic,
  2. 02 Mar 1970, Mon,
  3. Page 49

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