Independent from Long Beach, California on March 19, 1976 · Page 34
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Long Beach, California
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Friday, March 19, 1976
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C-6--INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TElfcGKAM (PM) LewBe«ch.cim..Ffi.,H»rchjt 1 i974 WEEK'S TV LOG 11 TODAY--Skiing, women's 'frvestyle. 10:30p.m.. Ch. 7. ! S A T U R D A Y - N C A A b a s - iki'llull. Knsl or Mklwcil re- jliona) f i n a l . 9 a.m., Ch. 4; iTi'imis, Voli-o Classic, 10 a m.. ·Ch. 2fc; N C A A basketball, Mideast regional f i n a l . U a m., Ch 4: NCAA basketball, West regional final. 1 p.m., Cli. 4; pro bowline, U.S. Open, 3.:W P m.. Ch. 7; Challenge of the Sexes. 4 p.m., Ch. 2; CBS Siwrts Spectacular (La Cosla icnnis). 4:30 p.m.. Ch. 2; Wide .World ol Sports (welterweight 'championship f i g h t . Hedgc- 'mon Lewis vs. John Slracey; iworld professional s k i i n g .championships). 5 p.m., Ch. f; ;NBA basketball, Inkers vs. Thocnlx, 6:35 p.m.. Ch. 5. i · SUNDAY--Tennis, WCT £hallonge Cup, Borg vs. Ashc, }IO:30 a.m., Ch. 4: tennis, JVplyo Classic, 10:30 a.m., Ch. 7-Lii . . SEAL REAOl-n ani;lm on I bwl Vaarfit 230 m-k rod 6 raw nxl r-.SA-V PF.DRO-ia jnekrs on I tfal 'CillfltH 521) rof fc COd. 5 IOX-. 57 COW COd. GRAND PRIX -- REPORTS -5:45 P.M. KFOX 1280 "Your Country" 28: CBS Sports Spectacular ( J a c k NlcfJaus o n d Some Friends), 11 a.m., Ch. 2; NBA basketball, Houston vs. Seattle, 12iSO p m.. Ch. 2; Team Superstars (TillsbtirKh Steel- ers vs. Dallas Cowboys), 1 p.m., Ch. 7; soccer, 2 p.m.. Ch 3-1; auto racing, Auanta SCO, 2:30 pm., Ch. 7; Wkls World of Snorts (figure skating; deinulllkm derby). 3:30 p.nv.Ch.7. Mosley files Iridy entry INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Two more drivers entered Ihc 66th running of the Indianapolis 500-mile auto race Thursday, officials said. Mike Mosley and Bill Simpson paid the $1,000 entry f e e to bring t h e number of entries for the May 30 race to 18. U.S.-Canada polo malch at Bclmont The Canadian Olympic water polo team has it f i r s t of two w e e k e n d matches with the U.S. National learn tonight, 8, at Belmonl Plaza Olympic pool. In an 7 p . m . match, Long Beach State plays UCM. Ticket prices arc $3 for adults and $1.50 for students. Kareem, Lanier tangle Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Lakers is t h r o u g h c r i t i c i z i n g referees, he says, but he is still probably muttering to himself after completing a two-game road trip in which he went to the foul line o n l y one time in 84 minutes. The Lakers take on the Detroit Pistons at the Forum tonight and Abdul-Jabbar faces a physical opponent in Bob L a n i e r , a 270- poundcr who k n o w s how lo throw his weight around. W h e n Abdul-Jabbar doesn't gelat least one- half dozen free throws, or can't stay out of fou! t r o u b l e himself, the L a k e r s a r e u s u a l l y hard-pressed to win. It was that way in Mil- w a u k e e W e d n e s d a y night when Uie Bucks snapped t h e Lakers' three-game win streak. The Lakers are tied with Seattle, each with DETROIT'S Bob Lanier, one of the more physical pivotmen in the NBA will be dogging Karcem Abdul-Jabbar tonight when the Lakers host the Pistons at the Forum. 35-35 records, for second place in the Pacific Division and Phoenix is one and one-half games behind. Only two of the Ihrce will qualify for the playoffs. The Lakers play in -AP winvhon Phoenix Saturday night and r e t u r n to t h e Forum Sunday to meet Milwaukee. They host Houston on Tuesday, completing an arduous schedule of six games in eight nights. GRAND PRIX TO STAY (Continued from C-l) "We have had no problems in the areas of public utilities (installation phone lines, power and water, etc.) with regard lo conducting the race," he said. "Our problems deal more w i t h a d m i n i s t r a t i o n , paper-type problems." One of those "paper- type problems" is the bill the c i t y presented the Grand Prix association to cover the cost of police, (ire and other services at the Formula 5000 race on Sept. 28, 1975. Pook and his associates claim the city estimaled the costs would be in the neighborhood of $25,000 to $30,000-but that the bill amounted to $180,005.41 Nearly half of that figure--$89,000--was for police security that Pook and MOTOR SPORTS DRAG RACING-- Track record hoMer Tom McEwfn, drag racing's flamboyant Mongoose, will make his final spring appearance at Orange County International Raceway Saturday night when Ihe East Irvine strip presents a 16-car funny car program. Following Ihc even I. the 37-year-oUl attorney Don Dyer, legal c o u n s e l f o r the association, claim didn't do the job. Ticket takers for the S e p t e m b e r r a c e w e r e members of the Committee of 300, a civic group of Long Beach race palrons who w e r e s e r v i n g as u s h e r s and community relations representatives. At one point on race day, some Committee of 300 members abandoned their posts to catch a glimpse of the action and crowds of n o n - p a y i n g s p e c t a t o r s poured into the event, according to the promoters. "We were alerted to the situation early," s a y s Pook. "We attempted to channel the problem to the police, who we felt were best equipped to handle it. But t h e y t o l d us they weren't ticket takers. "Conservatively, we estimate about 15,000 to 20,000 people got in without paying. We lost about $300,000 because of it." The Long Beach Grand Prix Association is paying the $180,005.44 in installments, $60,000 of it under protest. To combat a repeat of the security breakdown, professional ticket takers will be utilized f o r the $265,000 U n i t e d States G r a n d P r i x W e s t on March 28. "I think i t ' s feasible that we have our own security force to work the race t h i s time," said Pook. "This means we have more control over our event" C i t y m a n a g e r J o h n Mansell said, "I believe the Grand Prix people and the city learned a lot from the first race and that this t i m e we can alleviate m a n y of the p r o b l e m areas that cropped up." He said p a r t i c u l a r attention will be given to security. "It is my understanding that they have hired their own security personnel," Mansell s a i d , "and we think that's an excellent idea. Hiring people thai are versed and familiar with crowd control is really the only way to insure against problems. In the long run it should save them money, too." Mansell maintained that "it's not the police department's role to take tickets," but that should a s i t u a t i o n arise w h e r e crowd control gets out of hand, "1 am sure the police would respond." Guthrie enters Sebring I MOTOR I ML 11M long iioch llvd., 591-4908 MIHMItT I:W4.H. lull «»-! WE WILL MOT BE UNDERSOLD COME IN AND COMPARE GOLF CLUBS WltSON"lMO"76 RfO. SAU 4-WOOOS tlM '122 9-PBONS $315 *22O W1150N "STAfF" 76 4-WOOOS *14O '119 9-WOODS $159 '181 "LYNX" 76 4-WOOOS Pf RSIMMON $170 '120 9-IRONS $3IS *2 1 1 "CtTATIOfl" 76 4-WOODS PfOSIMMON . . $176 '125 4-WOOOS IAMINATID ... $167 '115 "STAN THOMPSON" 76 4-WOOOS *iso *I12 9-IKONS $270 *1 80 "STAN THOMPSON" SPECIAL 4-WOOOS $150 *T6 9-IRONS $770 * 1 3 Q J SEBRING, K l a . ( A P ) - L e d b y G e r m a n y ' s factory-supported B M W team, more than 75 cars began praclice Thursday for the silver anniversary running of the 12 Hours of Sebring. Among the drivers who will compete · in Saturday's 12-hour race is Janet Gut- ,hrie, a Connecticut sports car driver bidding to become the first woman lo drive in the Indianapolis 500. Miss Guthrie, a regular competitor at Sebring in the lale 1960s, will co-drive a Chevrolet Monza with Tom Nehl of Jacksonville, Fla. and Sieve Bchr of New York City. BMW has fielded a two-car entry for Sebring. Peter Gregg and Hurley Haywood, who teamed to win the Sebring event in 1973, will drive one of the red- while-and-blue CSL coupes. The second RMW will be driven by international racing figure David Hobbs of Upper Bod- dington, England, and stock car star Benny Parsons. Parsons, a relalivc newcomer lo road racing, won the 1915 Daytona 500 and was one of nine finalists in the prestigious International Race of Champions scries. Parsons won the final IROC event at Daytona in February. Gregg has been selected by BMW North America to carry the factory Hag in American road racing for the balance of Ihc 1976 racing season. Gregg's first appearance as a BMW factory driver resulted in a win at the 1976 24 Hours of Daytona. Associated with Porsche until this season, Gregg has the best endurance racing record of any active driver. The Sebring race, for touring and grand touring cars, will again wend its 5.2-mile way across the cracked concrete of the Sebring airport, a relic of World War II. SPALDING MEN'S 'TEE FLITE" 2 Woods - 5 Irons 3 Woods - 8 Irons THE TR7 . . . British are coming. A SALE '41* $m SALE . veteran from Fountain Valley will depart on a prolractwl seven-month exhibition tour of the United Stales, and is not scheduled to return until (he Manufacturer's F u n n y Car championships next Nnvcm- hor. UP. will debut an all-new 16 Duster funny car, purport- eMy more powerful than his old car which holds the OCIR elapsed time record of 6.17 seconds. McEwen's opposition is expected to come from Don (Snake) Prudnotmnc, who already this year has won the Phoenix Wmlcr Classic, the N H R A Wintemalionals and Hie N H R A Gatornationals, pius Jangle Jim Llbcrman, F/d (Ace) McCulloch, Pis a no Matsuhara, Jini Dunn, Gordy Bonjn, Jobn Ixjmbarao arm Jim Terry. Orange County officials have also designated the cveol as a "fox mint" nighl with all females being wlmilted free of c h a r g e . Qualifying starts at noon, followed ny eliminations at 7. . . .Tom Prwk became the second funny car driver to nm a five-second elapsed time when he stopped the Chrondek traps in 5.97 seconds last week at Green Valley Race City in Smilhfield, Tex. The Ulica, N.Y., driver thus Joins Prurl- homme on the Craear Funny Car Five Second Club. MOTORCYCLE RACING American Motorcycle Association start, ;Mert LawwllL Eddie Maldft, Dave Aldtua, John Gennal, Sonny Burres and Rick llocfctag, winner of the Houston TT earlier this year, head the lineup for the 13th running of the 100-lap Gardcna TT Sunday afternoon at Ascot Park. First staged in 1961 the marathon event is conducted over Ascot's five- e l g h l h s mile steeplechase course. The top 33 riders of the day, all experts, will start the race [ndinnapoiis-style-- II rows ol three each. Rales open at II a.m. and racing slarU at 2. . . .The big event will be preceded by tiie AMA semlpro s h o r t track races Saturday at noon. . . .California Racing Club motocrow riders return to the International Track Sunday nl Indian Dimes Park in Valencia. A field of 200 will get the starting gun at 0 a.m. FRONT DRIVE Subaru ING OF ECONOMY FREE BIG LIONEL UON . . . Instead of a Catalytic Converter when YOU buy a 1976 Subaru Automatic. First In national EPA ratings. 1460 LONG BEACH BL LONG BEACH 599-3536 I.Ml'Olil At HI G-A.:R, ISTOTESS "GRAPHITE" DRIVERS M 5 TM s.u'ST 50 pajiwrsoit 5AL( tggw GOLF SHOE SALE!! At 20% And More OH 1*9. "Foot-Joy $60.00 ' "Rome" $60.00 "firwn-Joyj" $35.00 « "Darter" »«.oo * "florin?" $4o.oo * 2,888 Prs. MEN'S SIZES 5 t o 1 6 13 (o 16 By BIU, EMERY Associate Auto Kdllor Many Soulhlanilers first became aware of a British senporl community named Liverpool when a young musical group called The Tk'Mles dazzled us with (heir long hair and sensational songs. Now we have the TI17 sporls rar txnng buill in a $5 million, two-plant comp l e x j u s t outside L i v e r pool. The racy Iwo-scater was engineered from Ihc start as a car tor the American market, according to British Leyland. and it looks like it will soon become the best selling British sporls car in the U.S. A f t e r experimenting with positioning the engine behind the passenger compartment, it was decided lo mount the 90-hp. 1988- cr. four-cylinder engine tip front in the wedge-shaped body. The cylinder block was inclined at 15 degrees to give a lower center of gravity and low hood line for wide frontal visibility. GOLF BALLS · TrruisT · rofftrre · MAXFII · WILSON PRO-STAFF 1 6 R ^Do, $1100 I 1 (NO UMIT) Poi. GOLF BAGS "! Mfo'i loctirt - a Sim rJ Colon * ALL ON SALE '40% OFF Dick Steward's Two PGA Golf Shopi GOLF CITY ·010 TOWN!" MALI · TOMANCI ' 1 M.OCK tO. Of l«0th St. . S.O. fr«y No. CH II "»H.f iw. '."....".."-.. l.ltOneM. SUNr-VS '.i * f|| .Uf ·!.'·.·.«·· .·MOttM-CtMUli Utl MUHtt 101 IHIUMCf . DOMINGUEI GOLF ".S^iT/ f»HAt ; : l«MOM.MMNIT.,CAMOH,C«llt. * JiV'T.'^' '.lOw.iBf«iMIC«««*Olivin»Rir»* » «.v. '* r.V ., '· '."·'S.O »twy No lilrotMalntt · Uft . .- M7-S711 ' ' -' . · - .' ·-.. 3714170 LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX CORGOHPS Presented by 1-c Ccrdi' Concours tl' F.lcp.incc to benefit Junior Ic.ipic of lonj; Beach, F.imil) Srrvur of I-onfl Beach, Inierrutiorul Community Coumil · 120 Cars on Display · Antiques · Classics · Cell-brines · Sports C.irs Exhibited in Competition K r l r . . ! i r . ; i m s M . l . i M c Sunday, March 21, 1976 10A.M. to -i P.M. alone side the Queen Mary DOCKS1DF. P A R K I N G S2. 50 ADMISSION (ax .U-iiuctiblcl The results reflect the more functional contours of most up-to-date racing cars. The point of the wedge, measured at the center of the front bumper, is only 17 inches above the ground. Besides providing a design t h a t is startlingly n e w , the T R 7 ' s wedge shape aims through belter aerodynamics to improve r o a d holding, to reduce wind noise and to improve fuel mileage. Front and rear steel- reinforced polyurethane, wrap-around bumpers appear to be integral with the car, but are in reality separately a n c h o r e d to' strong b o x f r a m e m e m - bers. S a f e t y features w e r e carefully thought out on ihe TR7 design. The fuel tank is located behind the passenger compartment and f u r t h e r protected from rear-end collision by the trunk. All of the rear overhang is occupied by Ihe wide and deep trunk and the spare lire well. Of all the popular imported sports c a r s , the TR7 has the widest front and r e a r track plus a generous amount of head, shoulder, leg and luggage room. Electronic ignition sys- !em is standard equipment on Ihc TR7, which means that there are no ordinary distribulor p o i n t s lo adjust, clean or replace. F a c t o r y installed a i r conditioning, with controls integrated with the bcater- delrosler, is available as an option. SPRtNT CAR .._ The California Racing Association sprint oar circuit makes its first Los Angeles-area appearance of (he season Sun- ilay afternoon at Speedway 60S in I r w i n d a i e . Dean Thompson of Redondo Beach, winner of the CHA main event Feb. 28 at El Centra, hearts the cnlry list t h a i also includes Rkk Goody, Bob east. J i m m y O s k l r , D a n n y M c K n t e h t and one-armed Tony Simon. More than -10 cars are expected to compete in uw cijjnt-event program, which begins at noon. MTDfiET RAClNC-Duane O'ancho) Carter, second place finisher In last week's Jimmy Bryan 150 Indianapolis car race al Phoenix has «ntered the 40-lap L'SAC national m i d g e t championship r a c e Saturday. March 77 at Ascot Park. The event will be uw 2S2nd USAC promotion for J.C. Anajaniin. Others in the field arc Bobby Olivers, Ron Trlpp and C h r l i Cumberworth. UB. GRANT) PRIX- \ar.g Beach Grand Prt« race director Plill I1U1 Lt the subject of a half-hour TV documentary, America's Only Champion, which will he shown Sunday on KM1C (channel 4) at 2 p m. The film chronicles the career ol t h e I D 6 I world driving champion, f r o m his e a r l y sporls car days until his retirement from active competition in 1961. The documentary also contains lootagc of the tragic 1961 Italian Grand Pm at Monza. Hill won the world championship at this event, forever marred by the death of his Ferrari teammate WoU- i TOO Trips. BOULEVARD BUICK BRITISH CARS OVER 60 BRITISH CARS TO CHOOSE FROM!!! TRIUMPH TR7 IMMEDIATE DELIVERY BOULEVARD BUICK-BR1TISH CARS 1881 LONG BEACH BLVD., LONG BEACH CALL TOLL FREE LONO BtACH LOS ANOUIS OMNOI COUNTY 591-5611 775-6116 827-8920 BUY A N E W '76 DATSUN B-210 FOR ONLY PER DAY STOCK CAR RACTNTi-- The father-son team of Geor- je and Ron Ksao art the latest entries for the first nm- nine of the West Coast 1M stocV car nee on Sunday, A p r i l 4 al Ontario M o t o r S p e e d w a y . More t h a n 70 entries are anticipated for the PO.OOO event, »hich is opon to both NASCAR Grand National West and Sportsman specifications from 1966 through 1976 model years. Forty cars will sUrt the race--3S coming from qualifying time trials to he held April i, plus the first five finishers in a special 100- mfle consolation event thai will be conducted Just prior tn the 2SO-mile main event. $000 NO DOWN PAYMENT $OQ99 MO. LIST PRICE »»21 4« m«. APR H.JS% Def. pyrnt price MANY CARS TO CHOOSE FROM ] COAST DATSUN Saves on All Models 4645 E. 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