The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 18, 1981 · Page 11
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Salina, Kansas
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Wednesday, November 18, 1981
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Page 12 The Salina Journal - Wedfteiday, November 18,1961 Rooky's Road USAC sends fans home angry Once again, the U.S. Auto Club had a good idea and blew it. In the aftermath of the complete mess it has made of this year's Indianapolis 500 and the hollow echo some of its other series have become, USAC had created a golden showcase to display its racing programs. The "4- Crown Nationals" at Eldora Raceway in Rossburg, Ohio, last month was an unprecedented weekend of racing featuring four different USAC divisions — the Silver Crown dirt championship cars, stock cars, sprints and midgets — on the same program. Pre-race publicity leaned heavily on the premise that the championship in three of the four series could be decided at the 4-Crown, the sprint title already having been clinched. And, that's exactly what happened. Angered fana It was a good weekend of racing. But USAC still managed to send fans home angry. As it tries to rebuild the tattered remains of a once-great sanctioning body, the last thing USAC needs to do is further alienate its fans. The main irritation was the ticket policy. The only ticket available was a two-day ducat for $20. By Rocky Entriken Motorsports Writer \ ', \ Saturday's schedule called for only practice and heat races. All four features were run Sunday. Many fans arrived Sunday, some from several hundred miles away, to find they could only buy a weekend ticket — half of it no longer worth anything. Most fans realized it was USAC's gaffe, and did not blame Eldora owner Earl Baltes. USAC staffer Johnny Vance promoted the show. Oft-heard was the comment that Baltes would never have ripped his customers off like that, knowing full well an angry fan may not return for the next event. It la only another nail in the coffin of • sanctioning body which already baa lost effective control of Indy car, sprint and stock car racing. Spartan women fall to Fort Hays State HAYS — Roberta Augustine and Bonnie Neuberger combined to score 45 points to lead the Fort Hays State women to a 76-66 victory over Marymount here Tuesday night. Augustine, an All-District 10 selection last season, scored a game-high 23 points while Neuburger hurt the Spartans inside with her 22-point effort. Fort Hays built a 36-31 halftime lead but Marymount was still within three points and had the ball with 1:10 to play. FHSU then scored the game's final seven points to claim the ID-point decision. Marymount had a six-point lead midway through the first half when senior center Johnna Lowry suffered a bruised knee. The 5-11 standout is expected to be back in the lineup when Marymount entertains McPherson Friday night. "With Johnna out of the lineup, I have no size," MC coach Tom Collins said. "They just took the ball inside on us." Despite the defeat, there were several bright spots for the Spartans. Senior forward Connie Visnieski scored 20 points and hauled down 15 rebounds — both career highs. Collins also cited the play of freshmen LaDawn Parkinson and Laura Kongs. MARYMOUNT (66) lowrv 4 0-0 8, Visniaski 5 10-11 20, Von- DeVonder 5 0-0 10, Allen 3 0-0 6, Parkinson 4 0-0 8, Kongs S 2-2 12, Samuel 1 0-1 2, Wolfe 0 0-0 0. Totals 27 12-1466. FORT HAYS STATE (76)Marcellus 31-27. O'Neill 1 0-2 2, Greene 1 0-1 2, Augustine 111-2 23. Neuburger 9 4-7 22, Sargent 1 2-2 4, Kaufman 3 0-0 6, Terry 1 4-4 6, Carlson 2 0-0 4, Thomas 0 0-0 0. Totals 32 12-20 76. Halltime score — Fort Hays State 36, Marymount 31. Total fouls — Marymount 23, Fort Hays State 12. Fouled out — Visnieski. VanDeVander. Parkinson (Marymount). Championship Auto Racing Teams' Indy-Car World Series now commands nearly all of that action except at the Indy 500 — and more and more, people are wondering why Indy chooses to remain aboard a nearly-sunken ship. The World of Outlaws now presents a more viable sprint car series, and the American Speed Association has risen to preeminence in midwestem stock car racing. USAC will allow a driver to run for points only if he commits to race USAC events to the exclusion of any conflicting race. With increasing numbers of drivers deserting USAC for the outlaw circuits, USAC moved to salvage its events by allowing anyone to race, but not for points if they would not agree to the conflict rule. Most told USAC to stuff its championships. Phantom racers There were 85 drivers who might have earned points in USAC sprint car racing this year. Only 21 were scored. Had all points been credited, more than 75 percent of the final sprint championship tally would be made up of phantom racers. Among them are Eddie Leavitt, whose 308 points would have placed him third in the championship, and Steve Long, whose 250 would have been good for fifth. The loth-place driver in the final standings would have been 19th had the phantoms been scored. Eight of the 21 sprint car races were phantoms. Phantoms also won four of USAC's 10 stock car races and three of the eight Silver Crown events. And USAC wonders why it has a credibility problem with fans and diminishing appeal to drivers. 1981'i Champions Sprint Cor Chomplon.hip (USAC): 1-SHELDON KINSER, IEYBA/COHR/WINCO, 511 polnti; 2-Rich Vogler, Vance/Stone/AMI, 352; 3-Tom Biaelow, Gohr. 287; 4-Johnny Coogan, Miller-VelzeT, 227; S-Red Bledsoe. Bledsoe, 216; 6-Greg Lefflar, AMI. 179; 7-Larry Rice, Gosnell/Weaver/Wlnterbo- tham/Ensian, 177; 8-Steve Boll. Goby, 129; 9- Steve Chossey, Jet/Bowen, 108; 10-Bill Tyler, Varney/Coats/Batista/Roberts/Bowen, 107. Midwest Division Inter-Regional Road Racing Championship (SCCA): CP-Alan Naber, Datsun 240Z; OP-Tom Holslrom, Yenko Stinger; EP-Cralg lelnicke, Triumph TR3; FP-Dick Davis, MG Midget; GP-Judy Beck. Alfa Romeo Spyder; HP-Mickey Schreiner, Sprite: GT1 -David Odle, Corvette; GT2- Marty Wagner, Volvo 142; GT3-Richard Chance. Wichita, Datsun B210: GT4-Michael Eby, Datsun 1200; ASR-John Roecker, Lola T140; GSR-Forrest Grove, Deserter; DSR-Steve Worren. Sprite; S2000-Tom Lamm. Lola T492: FA-BUI Hardy, Winkelmann WEB2: FC-J.M. Young. Argo JM4; FF-Do- vld Crawford, Lola TS40: FV-Bob Arbige, Zink; F440-Tony Stegman. Hugoton, Red Devil; SSA-Pott Buell, Mazda RX7; SSB-Linda Snellboker, Plymouth Arrow; SSC-Steve DeBrecht, Opel Isuzu. Winner's Circle Press On Regardless (SCCA Pro Rallye), Hough- Outdoor Do Sole Similar style for Kids' Sizes to 3 $16 Reg. $19.99 Men's G Dig Boys' Reg. $32.99 to $34.99 Suede leather. Men s, Women's & Dig Doys Reg. $19.99 to $24.99 Kids' Sizes $12 Worm foam linings. Lightweight nylon uppers. Sole prices good through the weekend. Payless Sh*e Source '1961 Volume Shoe Corporation 1219A West Crawford (Sunset Plaza) Open 9 am - 9 pm Daily, 1 - 6 pm Sunday Ion. Mich., Nov. 6-8: Rod Mlllen, New Zeolond, & Bob Kroushoor, U$A. Mazda RX7. Point Gapl Grand National (NASCAR): I Dorrell Woltrlp, Bulck, 4775 polnti; J.Bobby Allison. BuIcK/ Chevrolet/Pontlac. 4642; 3-Harry Gont, Pontlac/ Bulck/Chevrolel/Oldsmobll*. 4066; 4 Ricky Rudd. Buick/Chevrolet/Oldsmobll*, 3948; 5-Terry Lo- bonle, Bulck/Chevrolet. 3882. ON Manufactured: I-Bulck, 231. 2.Ford, 101; 3-Pontlac, 100; 4- Chevrolet, 44: 5-Oldsmob!le, 29. Wlntton Cup leg 3: 1-Waltrlp, 1615: 2-Alllson. 1462; 3-Lobonte. 1183; 4-(tie) "on Bouchard, Bulck, S Jody Ridley, Ford, 1166 each. ON Rook lei: 1-Morgan Shepherd. Buick/Pontiac, 237; 2-Ron Bouchard, Bulck/ Pontloc, 227, 3-Tlm Richmond. Bulck/Oldimoblle/ Chevrolet, 203: 4.Mike Alexander, Buick/Oldsmobile, 161; 5-F.lliotl Forbes-Robinson, Bulck/Oldsmobile, 108. World Rally* Championship (FIA): Driver*: I- Guy Frequelln. France. Peugeot 504/Talbot Sunbeam lotus, 89: 2-Arl Vatanen, Finland, Ford Escort RS. 81, 3-Morkku Alen. Finland, Flat 131 Abarth, 56; 4-Shekhar Mehta, Kenya. Datsun 160J/Datsun Violet, 55; S-Hannu Mikkola, Finland, Audi Quattro, 42. Co-Driven: I-Jean Todt, France, Peugeot 504/Talbot Sunbeam Lotus, 69; 2-Dave Richards, England, Ford Escort RS, 81; 3-11- kka Kivlmaki, Finland, Fiat 131 Abarth, 56: 4- Arne Hertz. Sweden, Audo Quatlro, 42: 5-Seppo Har|anne, Finland, Datsun 160J/Dotsun Violet GT/Datsun Silvia, 40. Manufacturers: 1-Talbot, England, 112; 2-Dotsun. Japan, 106; 3-Ford, England, 84; 4 Opel, Germany, 69; 5-Fiat, Italy. 63. Pro Rally* Championship (SCCA): Driven: 1- Rod Millen, New Zealand. Mazda RX7, 140: 2- John Wool), New Zealand, Mazda RX7, 93: 3-John Buffum, Audi 5-t-5/Audl 80/Peugeot 504, 86: 4- Jon Woodner, Datsun 510/Trlumph TR8, 71; 5- Jean-Paul Perusse, Canada, Peugeot 504, 62. CoDriven: l-Bob Krousnaar. Mazda RX7, MO; 2- Doug Shepherd. Audi 5 + 5/Audl 80/Peugeot 504, 101; 3-Grant Whittaker, New Zealand, Mazda RX7, 93; 4-Clark Bond, Dotsun 510/Triumph TR8, 56: 5-Joe Andreini, Dodge Colt, 48. Manufacturer!: 1-Mazda, Japan, 207; 2 Peugeot. France, 109; 3-Datsun, Japan. 71; 4-Audi, Germany, 59; 5-Dodge. USA, 54. Midget Championship (USAC): I-Mel Kenyon, Kenyon/Lee, 481: 2-Rich Vogler, Strelcher, 365; 3- Steve Lotshaw, Lotshow/Helmllng, 360; 4-Lonnie Caruthers, Caruthers, 350: 5-Ken Schroder, Sfrel- cher/Hamilton/Gojmeric/Helmllng, 336. NOTICE TO ALL TAXPAYERS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 1982, YOU MAY SET ASIDE AS MUCH AS $2,000 FROM YOUR INCOME FOR YOUR OWN INDIVIDUAL RETIREMENT ACCOUNT (IRA), AND CLAIM THIS AS A TAX DEDUCTION . . . EVEN IF YOU ALREADY ARE COVERED BY A RETIREMENT PLAN! 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