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Monday, April 18, 1988
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B-2 CART k Continued from Page 1 fixed," was Junior's explanation. When the green waved again, Sullivan owned a pretty healthy advantage over Unscr. But it became quickly obvious Danny Boy was no match for Little Al. Although Sullivan led Laps 27-41, Unser was catching him a second per lap. As they weaved into Turn 3 on Lap 42. Junior squirted back in front and it was all over but the last-lap shouting for the crowd of 84,000-plus. By the next round of pit stops, Unser had built up a 12-second lead and, following the stops, it was up to 23-plus by Lap 60. "We didn't change tires on the second stop because they were wearing great and we wanted a quick stop." reasoned Unser. That lead went from big to insurmountable on Lap 82 when Sullivan's Miller High Life PC-17Chevy lost power. With Mario already on the sidelines because of a blown clutch in the AmocoK-Mart LolaChevy, there was nobody left on the lead lap. So the only drama that remained was whether or not Junior had enough fuel to finish. That question was answered with an Insurance pit stop on Lap 85. "Rick (Galles, the car owner) came on the radio and told me to Indians Continued from Page 1 effects both teams and both pitchers. You have to do your Job." The wind didn't exactly hurt Tribe starter Randy Johnson (1-1), since the 89ers didn't exatly bash the ball, either. Oklahoma City took a 1-0 lead when Johnson walked Barbara Garbey with one out. He wild pitched him to second, then Golf ic Continued from Page 1 nament in 1981 with Russell Smith as his partner, was teamed this year with Ron Johnson. They were defeated by BUI Bays and Dave Williamson, 4 and 3. The longest match of the Jc ceanw slow down and I asked him if there was any fuel in our tank," related Unser. "He said there was so 1 derided to come in and make sure there was no fuel left in the tank." Unser's win was his first since the Miami finale of 1986 and he was his usual frank self in assessing it. "I was a little bit surprised (we won so easily) because I thought (Rick) Mears and Mario would be real tough to handle," he declared. "But everything went right . . . the car ran beautifully and the Chevy engine was super." The victory was only the second for Galles Racing the other coming back in 1984 when Unser scored his initial CART win. "It's great to be in the winner's circle but it's extra special with Galles," said Junior, who was reunited with Galles this season after three years with Doug Shierson's team. Rahal, who started eighth in the Budwesier LolaJudd, was able to take second with the aid of a late pit stop from Kevin Cogan. "We didn't have the best race car today, we Just plodded along and I'm thrilled to be second," remarked Rahal. Cogan, running a year-old March in his first season with the Machinists Union, did a superlative job by storming from 18th to finish third. "I'm really happy because I've never finished here before." stated Cogan, a native of nearby Redondo Beach. "But I'm happy Garbey stole third and scored when Tim Hulett let Nelson San-tovenla's throw bounce off his glove Into left field. In the sixth, Bill Merrlfleld reached on Hulett's second error, went to second on a balk and third on Garbey's single. Gar Mlllay then got one into the wind and over Otis Nixon's head In center for a long single as Garbey had to stop at second waiting to see if the ball would be caught, then went to third when Mel Houston couldn't handle the relay. He scored the third run on a wild pitch. Championship Flight so far went 21 holes before Steve Eudaly and Bob Fletcher eliminated John Shaw and Chuck McKenny. It was a long day as well for Jerry Owensby. His partner, BUI Murphy had to leave after 12 holes and the team leading, 3-up. "Bill had to go to one daughter's confirmation at 3 o'clock," said Owensby. "Then he had to go to Dayton (Ohio) to watch Students, Faculty, Administration, Alumni Congratulate the Crusader Brain Game Team - -t v ft Ryan Fegan '88 Good Luck Jaemy Hwang '89 ' jT AA 1 -THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- for this team, too, and it's encouraging because we'll have an '88 March for Indianapolis." Raul 5oesel, bothered by fuel pick-up problems, soldiered liome the Domino's MarchCos-worth in fourth and Derek Daly was fifth in the Raynor Lola-Cosworth. Rocky Moran turned in his best CART drive by coming from 17th to take sixth in the Genesee Beer '87 March. Michael Andretti, who tangled with his dad early and lost three laps while a steering arm was replaced, recovered to take seventh. Mears ran strong early in the Pennzoll PC-17Chevy but dropped out of contention when a fuel metering box had to be replaced. He wound up eighth. Polesltter Paul Radlslch won the ValvolineBosch Super Vee race over Robert Groff. Mourning paces East win UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL Albuquerque, N.M. Alonzo Mourning of Chesapeake, Va., scored 16 points Sunday and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the East team to a 105-99 victory over the West In the 11th annual McDonald's All-Ameri-can High School all-star basketball game. Mourning, a 6-10 center who will attend Georgetown next year, combined with teammate Billy Owens, who had 10 points and 14 rebounds, to help the East dominate the boards by a 79-62 'margin. Owens is a 6-8 forward from Carlisle, Pa., who will attend Syracuse next fall. Still, the Tribe almost pulled It out. Razor Shines drove In a run In the eighth to make it 3-1. and Billy Moore led off the ninth with a double off Gary Mielke. Rex Hudler reached one-out later on an infield hit, Santo-venla drove in a run with a fly to center. Hudler stole second, but the game ended when left-fielder Millay made a diving catch of Jack Daugherty's foul fly. The Tribe opens a three-game home series with Denver today (WBCI-FM) at 2 p.m. another daughter, Muffy, play in an all-star basketball game." Owensby finished out for the 2-and-1 triumph over Todd Meeks and Steve Hoagburg. The shot of the day was registered by area Hogan sales representative Mike Kerr. He had a double-eagle 2 at the 485-yard downwind seventh hole when his second shot with a 7-iron hit the green and rolled Into the cup. Sang U 1 Jit X I " Ala in your Championship Match Tonight!! IS Steve Rose '89 Jc cecmcv Labonte ASSOCIATED PRESS North Wilkesboro. N.C. Earlier In the week. Dale Earnhardt and Terry Labonte discussed the fortunes of racing. Sunday afternoon at North Wilkesboro Speedway, the good fortune went to Labonte; the bad to Earnhardt. Labonte notched his second consecutive victory at the 5n-mlle track, winning the First Union 400 Winston Cup NASCAR race before a track-record crowd estimated at 33,000. But the victory by the Corpus Christ!, Texas, native didn't come without fate on his side. Earnhardt, the two-time defending Winston Cup champion, held the lead until the right rear tire of his Chevrolet went flat with less than 20 laps remaining. Labonte, also in a Chevrolet, easily made the pass with 1 1 laps remaining and went on to win by 1.49 seconds. "Friday, Dale and I were sitting on the back of the truck and - TANK McNAMARA $6349 NO MONEY DOWN PLEASE CALL RAMON PINO OR STIVE McOUIRI 'Payments based on '0 5 (m (of 66 mos with approved credrl plus options, freight, dealer prep, lax i tic Fretght. options, dealer prep, tax A le extra I GMCS15 Lee '88 Memorial UaA claims NASCAR race a lady came up and said she was taking a survey about luck in raring," Labonte said. "We talked about having a flat tire as being just bad luck." But Labonte, who has been In or near the lead throughout the 400-lap race grabbed the opportunity brought about by Earnhardt's misfortune. "It's tough luck on his part," Labonte said. "But good luck on mine. Luck is when preparation meets opportunity." Earnhardt, who had to settle for a third-place finish behind Buick-drlvlng Ricky Rudd, appeared to take the turn of events in stride. "That's the way it goes," Earnhardt said, "We just hung on and took what we could keep there at the end. We definitely had the car to beat." Earnhardt led 265 of the 400 laps. He also had to work his way from the back of the field after being penalized for jumping the start. But it took him only 70 laps to move into first place. By Jeff IK) 37 MINUTES., HUH? Big Beeping Savings! OWN A TONE ALERT PAGER FOR JUST Avj Do the right thing right now for your business, and your family. 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