The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4, 1987 · Page 21
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Monday, May 4, 1987
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MONDAY, MAY 4, 1987 IMS will host picnic for hospital patients pOR THE 14th year. Indianapolis Motor Speedway will host the Annual Art Pollard Memorial Picnic for patients In the LaRue Carter Hospital. Pollard, who died from Injuries sustained in a practice accident In 1973. devoted considerable time and made numerous visits to children in the hospital and encouraged his racing colleagues to do likewise. The picnic, scheduled for today from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., will be held in Tent No. 1 adjacent to the garage area behind the tower. In past years, many racing notables have been on hand to sign autographs for the patients and several companies have provided souvenirs for the children. THERE MAY be no Eagles entered at Indianapolis for the first time since 1966. but at least there is an Eagle designer on the premises. John Ward, a long-time designer for Dan Gurney who designed the 1986 Eagle which proved to be the last Eagle period, is currently working as an engineer for the Machinists Union team. Ward's presence has been an asset as driver Josele Garza has been competitive In both of this year's CART races at Long Beach and Phoenix. THE 1979 rookie of the year. Howdy Holmes, is one more veteran driver at the Speedway without a ride. Holmes, who has four top 10 finishes in five races here and was a front row starter In 1984, says he has been offered a couple of rides, but Is searching "for the right ride." Holmes feels his best chance Cogan k Continued From Page 17 as well have been "Mud" as he was greeted by resounding boos from the Speedway crowd. The story moved to 1986 and Cogan, now driving for Patrick Racing, totally astounded everyone by passing Mears and Rahal on the highest part of the groove in Turn Two for the lead on lap 186. Cogan accomplished this feat by practicing on that part of the track all month. It was part of his game plan. "I like to run where I can pass and the trick Is to be able' to pass. So I was Just running the way that I thought was easiest to pass other people." he explained. "We weren't as quick on the motor situation as I wanted to be In. I had to make up for It and Indians Continued From Page 17 Varsho bounced a bad-hop single over Shines' head at first. Fischer retired Stephenson, but Rafael Palmeiro launched his second homer of the year to make it 6-4. Wade Rowdon followed with a double, and when Qulnones singled him home, Fischer was done for the day. "He got a bad break, Stephenson would have been the third out of the Inning if not for the bad hop," said Sparks. "They started sitting on his changeup I think In the seventh. He got so many of them out on It earlier In the game, they were You JJOtl Brand name spark plugs Points Condenser And if needed: Distributor rotor PCV valve 0 Distributor cap 3 spark plug wires and boots Then we: Set your carburetor when applicable. Scientific road lest Adjust liming NEW LOCATION 3S10 W. 86th St. (N.E, corner ol 86th & Mich Rd) 872-7201 (Ml N.birtoM (Vih Kysione) 2974S17 W Pass would be in obtaining a ride with one of the top teams which places a car in the field during the first weekend of qualifying. Reminded he Is In good company with the likes of people like three-time winner Al Unser Sr., Holmes quipped, "It's good company, but it's not exactly enviable." ANOTHER CAR sporting an exotic paint Job this year is Am-wayAutostyleLiving Well March-Cosworth of Scott Bray-ton. The car and Brayton's helmet bear the colors of blue, white, and perhaps the brightest pink ever seen on a car at Indy. For the record, the last pink car to appear at the Speedway was Emerson Fittipaldi's car In 1984 and Bob Swelkert has the distinction of driving the only pink-colored car to victory, having done so In 1955 In the John Zlnk Special. THE GALLES Racing cars of Geoff Brabham and rookie Jeff MacPherson are listed as March-Hondas, but a closer look at the power plant reveals the name of "Brabham Honda." The name refers to the firm, Engine Developments, which has prepared the Honda engines being used by the Team Valvo-line car for Brabham and the Team MacPherson mount of MacPherson. Although the Galles team Is the only way I could make up for It was In traffic." It appeared that Cogan had planned it to happen that way. "It almost did." Cogan says with a smile. "If I had won the race, I could honestly say that It was because I set my car up differently that allowed me to make two passes that I don't think very many people would have attempted." Of course, Rahal passed Cogan on the restart on Lap 199 and the rest is history. He may have gotten the 1982 monkey off his back, but there is a 1986 version. Perhaps. "I think I drove a good race all day long I was pushing my car as hard as I could. That's my job. I try to always extend myself and that's my game plan." It came so close to working last year, he Just might succeed this time around. taking the fastballs and Just waiting for the change." Curt Brown entered In and earned his fourth save of the year, but not without providing som enervous moments for the 2,518 fans. With one out in the ninth. Iowa got consecutive singles from Palmeiro and Rowdon. Shines then made a diving play to rob Qulnones of a game-tying single as the tying and winning runs moved to second and third. But Brown got pinch-hitter Paul Noce to fly meekly to right, to assure the Tribe they would leave home In no worse than a first-place tie with Louisville. EXPIRES MAY 16. 1987 And it's fully guaranteed: 6 mos or 6.000 miles, whichever occurs first (No extra charge lor parts or labor) Includes 4. 6 & 8 cylinder automobiles (certain models excluded) HOURS 8-5 Moa-Sat. Call ior Appointment APrecision VOOI tandlaton MM WW t. Madtoon A. (Comer ot Shadeland ft (Comer ol Southpott Rd Pendleton Pike) Madison Ave) 542-7615 782-3286 -THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR- , A i A r-- -"v -Ar A;-L' . A; '.ft Mil:. J S.4 i ji If J X ' -,.v j y v c J V If . STAR PHOTOMARY SANGEMINO Mario Andretti watches his crew make last-minute changes. getting some factory support from Honda, Brabham's father Jack Is on the board of directors of Engine Developments and has lent the family name to the project to differentiate it from the current Honda Formula One program which is supplying engines to the Williams and Lotus teams. LAST YEAR, several cars appeared in the race using spat-type wheels which, depending on which person was asked, were an aid the cars' aerodynamics. So far, no car has appeared Carter Continued From Page 17 hal was second quick at 212.464 mph in the Budweiser Lola T87Cosworth. "We ran 210 with a lot of fuel and 212 without much and it's good but it can be better," remarked Rahal. Michael Andretti upped his top speed to 21 1.764 In the Kra-coSTP March 87CCosworth and Al Unser Jr. cut a lap of 211.515 in the Domino's Pizza March 87CCosworth. Arie Luyendyk was the only other driver over 210 with a trip of 210.035 in the Living Well-ProvlmlWTTV March 87CCos-worth. "We've got the car sticking pretty good and now It's time to start trimming the car down and working on some straightaway speed." said Luyendyk, who ran a strong third at Phoenix. Dick Simon, In the Sounde-slgn Stereo Lola T87Cosworth. Roberto Guerrero. In the True ValueSTP March 87CCosworth. and Josele Garza, In the Bryan tSchaeferMachlnlsts March 87CCosworth. were all over 209 mph. A total of 30 cars practiced on Sunday and 44 have now passed technical inspection. I I I RE-GRIPS -JSB ! mm (hit M Eip WKI KEYSTONE GOLF I S35 N. K.yUOM J51-777S J f nLTQELLLLD EIK8 M 40,000 Mile Plue STEEL BELTED ALL SEASON ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT ON: AUDI BMW JAGUAR AM80RGHINI MAZDA NISSAN- VW MERCEDES SAAB 17570-HR13 I $44 18570-HR13 $48 18560-HR14 $52 19560-HR14 $56 19560-HR15 $59 22560-HR14 $65 20560-HR15 $62 2 1560-HR 15 $68 19550-HR15 $90 TRENDSETTER ALL SEASON STEEL BELTED RADIAL 40,000 Mile FREE Rotation Every 5,000 Miles FREE Repairs for Lifetime of Tires 1 Fitipsldi k SEE Atro 15iS, 15i7 Fin Audi, auw, Font MonX. CARDRIVER AutdLVeek Toyot. and mart with spats yet. but they haven't vanished from the scene entirely. The Marlboro Patrick Racing Team Is using spats on the vehicle which tows the cars to and from the pits. IT MAY become one of the more interesting home TV movies of the year. Beth Daly, wife of driver Derek Daly, could be seen toting a VCR camera around the garage area and pits Sunday recording the action. THE SEVENTH annual Arnold II Special Olympics was held Sunday afternoon at the Speedway and raised $76,370. bringing the 7-year total to $538,370. More than 4.000 special olympians and their families were in attendance along with former winners A.J. Foyt, Johnny Rutherford and Tom Sneva, plus several other driv-. ers. Butlt ier earners victory in Tony Hulman Classic STAR STATE REPORT Terre Haute, Ind. Defending Crestliner VansUSAC Sprint Car Champ Steve Butler of Koko-mo. Ind., became the 16th different winner in 17 years Sunday as he drove his Stoops ExpressPacific Forge Special to victory In the Tony Hulman Classic at the Action Track in Terre Haute. Butler took the lead from Rick Ungar on the third lap and led the rest of the way for the 30-Iap win, his first of 1987. Ungar dropped out while running second near the finish, allowing Randy Kinser to finish second. THINKING ABOUT A CARRY OUT TONIGHT! Think About . . 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At Indy, though, his best performances were In a car that posted three straight top-five finishes yet didn't win. George Amick had driven the Norm Dernier Special to second behind Jimmy Bryan in 1958. Goldsmith, involved in the first-lap crash that year In his rookie season, took the reins for 1959. He finished fifth, and came back In 1960 to finish third behind Jim Rathmann and Rodger Ward In what was to be his best Speedway finish. "When you're young, everybody dreams of going to Indy." he said. "I guess getting that third was my best. It was a good car, and I believe Jim Hurtublse drove It after me." In 1957. In addition to driving stock cars and championship cars, he took up flying. He retired from racing after a stock-car race at Michigan in 1971. Before his retirement, however, he'd become involved at Griffith. Ind. Airport. Today, he owns Griffith Aviation, which has an air ambulance and charter service, two Lear jets and a Klngair. He now has 16.000 hours' flying time. "I was trying to run this airport and I was Just getting busier fTAUTOMOTlVt SHCIAUSTSmmm I PREMIUM I REBUILT ENGINES I I Ask about our Nationwide I 3 Year or 36,000 mile Warranty "tiRBURETM I TUNE-UP SERVICE" f3S2-IH2 expires 5-3187 f43t L WISH. tT. I 1.5 DISCOUNT COUPON J. Interested in 4 saving money? Check out the 35 money-saving classified! COUPONS ! in the Classified pages, 'y. Vhmii ,i ' n' , ,;. I OurCtK$ifcometiT0ugJi V JOIN JrPHNfi b mm Spring Leagues Forming NOW!! You don't have to be a pro the name of the game is FUN! YOU KNOCK 'EM DOWN... AccuScore TOTALS 'EM UP IN TOTAL COLOR! FIND OUT MORE, CALL YOUR ROYAL PIN BOWLING CENTER PAGE 21 Paul Goldsmith in 1965 and busier trying to keep up with all of It," he said of his racing retirement, adding that, "I'm always into something." He and a partner have 160 standardbred harness horses, and Goldsmith, 59, has been training them for some celebrity haness races this summer. "I've been following these about five years now," he said, "and we're looking at a farm In Illinois to start breeding them." Goldsmith has had another project the last Vh years, with Steve Muncey, a minister In his area: The building of amphitheaters for church productions. "I'm helping to build one In the sand dunes at Miller, Ind., Just east of Gary." he said. "It'll have 18,000 seats. I'm helping with the money, directing getting It going." PA LOCAL COMPETITION BEING HELD JUNE 4, 5, 6 & 7th .Your car must be registered to enter mm rules AVAILABLE (Upon written request) 5 ENTRY FEE FREE T-SHIRT Send self addressed stamped envelope to "CONTEST DIRECTOR" yfliUjELECTRONICS Ca 5353 N Keystone VKX-aflnR Indpls.. IN 46220 faVU'H'tVV Est. 1973 nowAiinin WOODLAND BOWL U65 N. KEYSTONE AVE. 844-4099 LYNHURST BOWL 111 H. LYNHURST 244-4122 EXPO BOWL 1-465 & S. EMERSON AVE. 787-3448 421 BOWL W. 71ST & U.S. 421 291-129S WESTERN BOWL M65 W. 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