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The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 37

West Palm Beach, Florida
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Monday, July 9, 1973
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Palm Beach Post, Monday, Juiy , lm I , 1 Follmer Wins Carling Cup Victory Signal Calif or nian George Follmer, helped by unscheduled pit stops that slowed up second-place finisher Mark Donohue, streaks across finish line a winner yesterday in the Car-ling Can Am Race. t ' - -hi pi "" " '" ' ; 1 " .... T:;. X " - '. . , -ii- , . . v.i Chevys Rule Volunteer 500 BRISTOL, Tenn. (UPI) - Benny Parsons of Ellerbe, N.C., gave Chevrolet a fifth straight victory at Bristol International Speedway yesterday, scoring an easy seven-lap triumph in the Volunteer 500. Parsons, who picked up only his sec- , ond NASCAR Grand National win, aver- aged 91.713 miles per hour. He was relieved at the wheel for 180 laps on the hot, muggy afternoon by John A. Uts- man of Bluff City, Tenn. ; L.D. Ottinger of Newport, Tenn., also driving a Chevrolet, finished second. Cecil Gordon of Horse Shoe, N.C., Lennie Cheers For the Colonels LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) -The lady who used to be a cheerleader now owns her own team the Kentucky Colonels of the American Basketball Association. Controlling interest in the Colonels passed from two Cincinnati men to Mrs. Ellie Brown, wife of Kentucky Fried Chicken Board Chairman John Y. Brown Jr., and a former cheerleader at Central City, Ky. high school. In a press conference Saturday, Mrs. Brown, the only woman owner in professional sports, said the two Cincinnati shareholders, Brian Heeking and Bill Dewitt Jr., would retain 40 per cent of the stock. Seven per cent of the shares will be owned by the original owners of the Colonels, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gregory of Louisville, and the remainder will be Mrs. Brown's. As a board of directors, Mrs. Brown chose five other women, who will comprise the only all-female board in pro sports. "By increasing women's iin-volvement," said Mrs. Brown, I'we hope to make the Colonels more of a community effort . . and build a base of support that will allow the Colonels to stay in Louisville." The new arrangement will have the Colonels playing 26 games in Louisville's Freedom Hall, about ten games in Cincinnati at a site not yet finalized, and the remainder, from Pond of Petersburg, Va., and J.D. McDuffie of Sanford, N.C., gave Chevrolet a sweep of the top five positions. Parsons ran in the top five throughout the race, but took control after 347 laps whpn Bnhhy Allison nf Hnpvrnwn, Ala.. and Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville, S.C., retired their Chevrolets. Allison was running second just after a routine pit stop. Going into the third turn of the high-banked speedway, the Alabama driver lost control, crashed into the guardrail and was hit by the trailing Yarborough. Richard Petty of Randleman, N.C., who drove in relief of Gordon for about 75 laps, never was a factor in his Dodge. Petty lost four laps early in the race when a tire went flat and other problems later forced him from competition. Bobbv Isaac's Ford ran in the top five until experiencing mecnanical failure; Parsons started from the outside pole position and set the pace most of the afternoon. Yarborough was out front 100 laps and Allison led for 81 circuits of the .533-mile oval. Parsons' only other Grand National win came during the 1970 season at South Boston, Va. fir if 7 . V Jl six to eiem games, at Lexing ton Memorial Coliseum, home of the University of Kentucky Wildcats. Mrs. Brown's husband said half the basketball fans in the country are women and that plans to seek a broader base for the team naturally would go to "the most unused talent and resource in American industry today, women." "Who knows," mused Brown, "we might be seeing style shows or ballets at half-time." Lake Worth Tops Delray . LAKE WORTH - Lake Worth pitcher Craig '- Eaton pitched a one-hitter for seven innings and his team went on to stop Delray Beach, 5-1, last night in American Legion baseball. 1 Eaton, who got relief help in 'the eighth inning, struck out 15 and picked up the win. He is 4-3. '. The victory made Lake 'Worth 8-5. Delray Beach is 6-7. lk worth no oio joo-s ? C.lryBtlch 000 000 010-1 4 4 Eaton, Rigdon it) and Rltlnko, Norrls; Lynch, Hall (9) and Wilder, Day. : BMWs Sweep '. NUERNBURG Germany KUPI) Chris Amon of New Zealand and Hans-Joachim Stuck of West Germany led a .BMW 1-2-3 sweep yesterday in the Nuernburg Grand Prix for ,4 production cars. , GEORGE WILSON . . . making up Palmer: Football On My Mind Continued from Page Dl Palmer, currently listed as the Dolphins' No. 4 tight end behind veterans Marv Fleming, Jim Mandich and Larry Seiple, majored in sociology at St. Thomas. "I've always wanted to do stuff with kids and all," he said. "But football's on my immediate mind." TAMP NQTFS- A" "f th" Ex-Dolphin Coach 'Buries Hatchet' MIAMI (AP) George Wilson, who ignored long-time friend Don Shula after Shula was hired to succeed him as coach of the Miami Dolphins in 1970, buried the hatchet this weekend and played golf with Shula. Wilson, fired by the Dolphins after the 1969 season, had brought Shula into the pro coaching ranks in 1960 when Wilson hired him as an assistant on the Detroit Lions staff. Shula quit as head coach of Baltimore to take the Miami job and instantly transformed the team into a powerhouse which won 17 games straight last season. "I've never carried a grudge," said Wilson, who guided the Dolphins through their first four hapless years. "I've wanted to get together with Don for some time. " Wilson, 59, who recently purchased a golf course where Shula was his guest Saturday, did not attend a single home game or practice session during the past three years. Wilson made the first overture after Miami's victory in this year's Super Bowl by congratulating Shula in a Miami restaurant. Wilson said he was sitting at a table with veteran NFL referee Tom Kelleher when Shula entered the restaurant. "I turned to Tom and said, 'Well, I might as well do it,' " Wilson recalled. "It was silly, really, not to be talking with a coach I admire as I do Don. So it was done. "When I came back to the table, Kelleher said it was the greatest thing I'd done in three years," said Wilson. "I don't know about that. But I felt good about it." After being invited to play golf, Shula said, "I'm glad to be associated with him again. I've always regarded George highly, particularly in his handling of men, and I've said he played an important role in laying the foundation for the success of the Dolphins." Wilson said he plans an occasional visit to the Dolphins training camp this summer- fate OFFERS YOU COMPLETE SERVICE ANYTIME . . . ANYWHERE players who reported yesterday have signed except offensive tackie Leon Gray, a 256-pound rookie from Jackson State. Gray, the club's No. 3 draft choice, will not be allowed to participate in today's drills unless he signs . . . Thunderstorms delayed the start of yesterday's practice for more than an hour . . . Mike Burke, a rookie kicker from the University of Miami, set the pace in Shula's 12-minute run, completing almost one and three-quarter miles . . . Scheduled to report Wednesday are 31 veterans, including almost all of last year's starters, . . . Today's workouts are set for 10 a.m. and3:30p.m, Deerfield Tops Jupiter, 5-2 JUPITER - Deerfield Beach Post 162 pulled to within one game of a .500 season yesterday when it stopped Jupiter Post 271, 5-2, in American Legion action. The victory left Deerfield Beach with a 7-8 record. Jupiter is 6-9. Jupiter scored its only runs in the seventh inning on walks to Steve Eckler and Ken Rogers, an error and a sacrifice fly by catcher Dick Genchi. Diartltld 002 001 200 -5 I 2 JuplUr 000 000 200 -2 4 1 Ronney, Thlelen (7) and Hanlay; Small-wood, Gough (8), Cleveland (), and Genchi, Tracey. Hell-Bent for SPEED! TONIGHT! 8TRIFEGTAS 10 QUINIELAS NIGHTLY DOUBLE & PERFECTA Tomorrow Nile: 20' BEERS o 20" HOT DOGS Mon. thru Thurt.: FREE Clubhouse Admission with Dinner Reservations! ir -it r m fMfU " Broward 972-2000 Delray 276-7222 mon. thru sat. 8 :15 pm Dade 949 -3443 Grandstand Admission only 50c. Frit Parking any gate 'til 7:15 p.m. Eiit 24 Florida's Turnpiki. Off Atlantic Boulevard. Sorry, no minors. GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - George Follmer, the 1972 series winner, stormed past the unlucky favorite, Mark Donohue, and won the $75,000 Carling Can Am Challenge Cup race at Road Atlanta yesterday. Donohue, driving the Roger Pensky Porsche, had established a 72-second lead during the first 40 laps of the 90-lap race Saturday. But he fell behind at the start of yesterday's final leg and virtually went out of contention with two early pit stops forced by sloshing fuel in his cockpit. Follmer, a veteran driver from Arcadia, Calif., drove his Porsche into the lead at the start of yesterday's action and went almost two laps in front as Donohue fell into fourth place with two pit stops costing him more than 90 seconds. Donohue's first stop was to replace a faulty gas cap that allowed the fuel to escape. The second, only two laps later, was made so his suit, drenched with fuel, could be splashed with water. Follmer averaged 117.05 miles per hour in the event, which was split into two heats for safety reasons in the wake of two deaths earlier this year during the Indianapolis 500 program. Follmer, who won last year's Can Am race here, earned $15,000. Donohue, from Newtown Square, Pa., pushed through the 15-car field and climbed hack into a second-place finish 51.2 seconds behind Follmer. He won $11,000. Donohue had fallen almost two laps behind, but using the fastest machine in the field he managed to get back into contention about 30 miles from the finish on the 2.52-mile road course that features 12 tricky turns. Third place went to Great Britain's Jody Scheckter driving a Porsche. The European Grand Prix driver was one lap behind the leader at the finish. Another driver from England, David Hobbs, completed 87 laps and captured fourth place in a McLaren. Another Porsche nailed down the fifth position when Hurley Haywood, of Jacksonville crossed the finish line five laps behind Follmer. The race was run in 90-degree weather and track officials estimated the temperature at 140 degrees on the asphalt course. George Follmer, Porsche. $15,000, 90 I. taos 2. Mark Donohue, Porsche, 111,000, 90 3. Jody Scheckter, Porsche, S8,000, 89 4. David Hobbs McLaren, S6.000, 87 5. Hurley Haywood, Porsche, $5,000, 85 i Bob Narel, Lola, $4,000, 84 7. Steve Durst, Porsche, $3,100, 83 8. Tom Heyser, Lola, $2,600, 78 9. Peter Sherman, McLaren, $2,300, 74 10. Ed Felter, McLaren, $2,000. 71 11. Tom Dutton, McLaren, $1,800. 65 12. John Cordts. McLaren, $1,600. 49 13. Danny Hopkins, McLaren, $1,400, 47 14. Warren Ager, McLaren, $1,200. 41 15. Lother Motschenbacher, McLaren, $1,000, 38 16. Hans Wiedmer. Porsche. $1,000, 28 17. Milt Minter, McLaren, $1,000, 19 18. Scooter Patrick. McLaren, $1,000, 14 19. Jackie Oliver, UOP Shadow, $1,000, II 20. F. Gene Fisher. Lola, $1,000, 2 I.M.'i.liHIU'Ji'.'iiHM.IIIilW.W TH h H I c L I 2 2 CONSTRUCTION 2 RAYON BELTS PLUS 2 RAYON CORD BODY PLIES IT IS REALLY TOUGH! Two belts under the tread reduce tread "squirm" on pavement providing long tread life. Rayon cord body offers a smooth ride. 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