The Indianapolis Star from Indianapolis, Indiana on May 26, 1975 · Page 33
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Monday, May 26, 1975
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PAGE 34- THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR MONDAY, MAY 26, 1975 NOTHING BUT TKOUBLE FOR ?69 CHAMP rXTTTTTTS M ario 's Bad Luck Ends Against MARIO SMACKS - Mario Andretti is thrown against the side of cockpit in his Eagle-Turbo Offy at it slams into the outside wall of the third turn on the 68th lap PUNCTURED TIKE FATAL Dallenbach Saddened By 9th-Place Finish By DAVE BENNER "I wish the rain would have started a half an hour earlier." And if the rain had started a half an hour earlier Wally Dallenbach would be the 1975 Indianapolis 500 champion. But the rain didn't and Dallenbach isn't. Instead, Dallenbach is a ninth place finisher and "very brokenhearted" that he didn't win a race he felt was his. "I CAN'T complain," Dallenbach stated after the race. "The car was beautiful. I felt great while I was leading, and the pit stops were excellent. The crew did a super job." Dallenbach led 96 laps of the race and had built up a lead of 41 seconds at one point. But in the end it as nothing but disappointment for the nine year veteran of the Speedway. "I knew I could lead this race and win it. I knew I would do well all month long. We had a couple of problems during carburetion tests but I w as ready to win." WHEN ASKED if he was surprised to be in the top five so soon, Dallenbach replied, "I predicted before the race that I would be in the first five before my first stop and I was." ffkx 'L msii Ijol 'a2s ii im v EC What proved to be Dallen-bach's downfall was a crash involving E 1 d o n Rasmussen and Tom Sneva on the 126th lap. Dallenbach was forced to go down into the grass to avoid the wreckage, and his left rear tire was punctured. The tire started to lose air which made the iback end of the Number 40 Sinmast Special loose. "I HAD TO LET off the throttle and run lean into the turns," Dallenbach said. "This caused my engine to heat up and eventually it burned up on me. These cars aren't made to run it) the grass, and I feel that my car was made to race and not sandbag." Dallenbach was asked if he would have had enough fuel to last the race and replied, "I had the fuel situation made. I know how to save fluid around this place." Dallenbach concluded, "I live for the day when I can see the checkered flag here, so I can just quietly sit back and enjoy myself." For Wally Dallenbach it is the familiar cry of 'Wait until next year.' And maybe next year Wally will be able to stay on the asphalt for victory and enjoy himself. Regal-Ride The only air adjustable shock absorber recommended by the National Automotive Rarts Association. It's like having two shock absorbers in one! Inflate it with air (up to 150 psi loaded) and you can carry loads to the limit of your car's suspension. At minimum pressure Regal-Ride Max-Air still gives the ride of a premium heavy-duty shock. Guaranteed 18 months or 18,000 miles; installation extra. STOP IN AT THE DEALER DISPLAYING ' THE BLUE AND GOLD HATS FOR A REGAL RIDE. of yesterday's 500-Mile Race. Andretti was uninjured in the wreck. (AP Wirephoto) fir y rrk &v ' CLOSE CALL Mario Andretti is helped out of his racing suit in infield area following a 300-foot skid in the third turn during yesterday's 500-Mile Race. Mario reflects his disgust at being out of the running on 68th lap. (AP Wirephoto) Trips Down Tribe, 6-3; Weather Shortens Game BY SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Evansville, Ind. Indianapolis fell IVz games behind division-leading Evansville yesterday when the Triplets won a weather-shortened game from the Indians, 6-3. The game was limited to seven innings when hail, rain and high winds suddenly struck the field, causing a speedy umpires' ruling to cease action. Indianapolis got good mileage out of four hits it obtained off Gary I g n a s i a k, pitching his first 1975 victory. GREG SINATRO. brought across a Tribe tally in the opening frame. He singled, stole second and scored on Tom Spencer's single. In the second frame, Ed Werner and Lute Barnes walked. Tribe pitcher Loren Grow put down a two-strike sacrifice which was fumbled by third baseman John Gamble. This filled the bases and Sinatro sent out a sacrifice fly. Ray Knight tripled to right-center in the fifth and registered on Spencer's sacrifice fly. an-Air fitly years us) Evansville clinched the decision with four runs in the fourth. John Wockenfuss started the scoring in this inning by smacking a Grow delivery over the fence in left. Littler Captures Memphis Meet Memphis, Tenn. (UPI) -Gene Littler shot a 6-under-par 66 yesterday to win the Danny . Thomas Memphis Golf Classic by five strokes with a 72-hole total of 270. The victory earned Littler, who came back from cancer surgery to rejoin the tour in 1972, $35,000 and pushed his earnings this year to $110,555. IT WAS THE second tour victory this year for Littler, who also won the Bing Crosby Pro-Am in January. , Littler began the final round on the 7,193-yard Colonial Country Club course tied with John Mahaffey at 12 under par. Mahaffey shot 71 yesterday to finish second at 275. FINAL SCORES, WINNINGS Gn Littler 67-48-69-66270 $35,000 Jack Mahaffey ... 45-68-71-71-275 19,000 Jack Nicklaus .... 66-70-73-68-277 10,325 Tom Weiskopf ... 65-71-73-68277 10,325 Tom Kit! 67-73-70-71281 4,737 Jim Simons 4-70-72-70 281 4,737 Tom Watson 4?-72-73-48-282 5,600 Jim Dent 72-70-7-47283 5,143 John Lister 48-71-73-72 2B4 3,750 Roy Pace 7-70-6-7! 284 3,750 Joe Inman 71-72-71-70284 3,750 Don January 73-71-49-71284 3,750 Ray Floyd 49-74-69-72284 3,750 Gibtiy Gilbert ... 72-71-71-70-284 3,750 Lee Trevino 74-47-73-70 284 3,750 John Schlee 72-74-67-71285 2,712 Leonard Thompson 49-70-76-70285 2,712 Gary McCord ... 73-72-61-73 284 2,275 Gary Player ...... 48-71 -73-74-2 84 2,275 Eddie Pearct ... .71-75-71-49 2et 2,275 Florida State Takes NCAA South Tourney Starkville, Miss. (AP) First basemen Bill Daniel singled in two runs in the ninth inning to give Florida State a 6-5 victory over Miami yesterday in the . finals of the NCAA South Regional baseball tournament. Amateur Baseball AT RIVERSIDE FIRST GAME WHS Electric ... 330 033 012 I 3 Indianapolis Hawks 001 463 014 12 2 Fisk and Armbrecker; Rutherford and Hughes. SECOND GAME WHS Electric ... 100 100 02 4 2 Indianapolis Hawlp 100 020 03 4 2 Armbrecker end Fisk; Quickfield and Bolts The jaunty step wasn't there as Mario Andretti wearily threw a leg out of a golf cart and shook his head as he walked into the garage. He wasn't hurt at least on the outside. But on the inside, he had to be wondering what in the world he was doing wrong. A week late in qualifying for the world's richest auto race, he had started 27th but could never get his Viceroy. Eagle to handle properly enough to catch up with the leaders. He pulled into the pits and changed a tire, thinking that might help. It didn't as the pesky horse kept skittering on the turns. To compound his troubles, the clutch wouldn't engage as he came out of the pits the first time and the crew pushed him back and tried a restart. This time, Mario made it up to the scoring pylon, then pushed up his visor, squinted up at the standings and shook his head in disgust. After a 9-minute pause while the crew "bled" the clutch, it finally "freed" and away he went again. "But the car still wouldn't handle right," said Mario. "We changed the tire and that should have made a big difference but there was nothing it was just like before. "We must have done something wrong." And then, on the 68th lap and streaking down the backstretch, "something" happened. "I don't know what it was then, either," said the weary 1969 Indianapolis champion. "All I know is I was suddenly spinning around and doing a lot of gyrations and went into the inside wall. I hit it pretty good but I'm okay. "If I could just figure it out ." "We don't know what was wrong," said Jim Chapman, the man who runs the Vice Then Chuck Scrivenor and Gamble singled. Jerry Manuel brought them across with a triple to rightcenter. John Henderson replaced Grow and Bryan Lambe singled off Knight's glove to tally Manuel. ANOTHER EVANSVILLE homer was powered by Jack Pierce in the second, his drive over leftcenter leaving the premises at the 390 mark. It was his eighth homer. The Triplets benefited from an unearned run in the third following a walk to Lambe and a wild pitch. Artie James grounded to John Vukovich, who bobbled. James reached first on the error and Lambe continued on to the plate when Vukovich was charged with a second error on the play. Vukovich made a bad throw trying to get James at first base. INDIANAPOLIS EVANSVILLE if .B ? i B,' . AB RHP i 'Lill A. I 1 1 Lambe rf 3 12 1 Kmaht 3b 4 1 1 0 James cf 4 0 10 Spencer cf 3 0 12 Layne If J 0 1 0 DeFrfes rf 3 0 1 0 Pierce lb J I , Revrnjlb 2 0 0 0 Woknfsdh 2 1 "" j v Kim e 3 0 0 0 Werner e 2 10 0 Scrvenrss J 1 1 6 Barnes 2 2 0 0 0 Gamble 3b 31 2 0 Grow p 1 0 0 0 Manuel 2b 3 1 2 SSKM ? 2 2 2 ' 0 0 0 0 Baney p 0 0 0 0 Totals 25 3 4 3 Totals 27 10 5 INDIANAPOLIS 110 019 0-3 EVANSVILLE 011 400 0-4 Called after seven innings, rain. E Gamble, 2, Vukovich 3, Manuel. DP Indianapolis, 3. LOB Indianapolis 4, Evansville 5. 3B Manuel, Knioht. HR Pierce (I), Wockenluss (4). SB Sinatro, Spencer, Layne. S Layne. SF Sinatro, Spencer. . IP H R ER BBSO Grow (L.2-2) 3i 4 4 S 2 1 Henderson 2 3 0 0 1 1 Baney 1 10 0 10 Ignasiak (W, 1-1) .7 4 1 2 2 HBP By Innasiak (Revering). WP Grow. T 1:52. A 1,027. Flyers Down Buffalo, 5-1 Philadelphia (AP) -Hatch-etman Dave Schultz, who has been moaning about a lack of ice time, fired in two goals as the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Buffalo Sabres, 5-1, yesterday in the fifth game of the National Hockey League Stanley Cup championship series. The 26-year-old Schultz, the NHL's leading penalty taker, scored the first goal of the game as 'the Flyers took a 3-2 lead irr the best-of seven series. The badly-beaten Sabres htvxied back to Buffalo, where tomorrow night they'll try to stave off elimination by the defending Cup champions. roy track operation. "When he made that first pit stop, we checked everything, bled the clutch and still couldn't find out what happened. But the clutch freed itself and he got back in the race." So Mario Andretti, the proud man from Nazareth, Pa., was in the garage, stripping off his sweat-soaked uniform while a radio blared out the progress of the race. And he was still talking and trying to get changed when Vel Melitich, co-owner of the cars along with Par-nelli Jones, suddenly stiffened as he heard a report that Al Unser, in the team car,, had slowed in the back-stretch and pulled off into the grass. "We just can't get any luck," said the big man from California. "Just no m DEALERS Roll Back Prices to 1974 All 1975 models available at 74 prices (Offer expires May 31, 1975) AVAILABLE INDIANAPOLIS Ace Hardware Stores Ace Hdw. Nora Plaza 1300 E. 86th St. Ace Hardware Southern Plaza 4200 S. East St. Ace Hardware Devington 6000 E. 46th St. A-1 Hdw. Hawthorn Plaza 5028 E. 62nd St. Hedlund Ace Hardware 62nd and Keystone Allied Appliance Co. 8901 Southeastern Ave. Bob's Lawnmower Shop 3314 Shelby St. Brannen-Nash Pwr. Mower 6667 E. 86th St. Elson's Bicycle & Mowers 7675 Michigan Rd.-N.W. Henthorn Mower S & S 2220 Lafayette Rd. 1133 E. 61st St. Irwin's Lawn Mower S & S 8620 E. 30th St. Landscape Equip. 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