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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 71

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1971
Page 71
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2G CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Wed, Aug. 18, 1971 Revsorii Hulme--Little in Common Except Winning By BLOYS BR1TT Second of a Series NEW YORK (AP) -- Pete Reyspn 'and Denis Hulme will deliver Team McLaren's fifth straight Can-Am sports car racing .title to England this year. To bet otherwise .would be foolhardy.' With four events already run in the series of 10, the two McLaren drivers have finished one-two in three and two-three in the other--rolling up a commanding points lead in the process. Only a dramatic turn of fortune--either a red hot streak by Scotland's Jackie Stewart in a Lola, or the quick and overpowering emergence of PLAYOFFS Rosenberg in Little League Win NORFOLK, Va. W -- The quarter-final round of the S o u t h e r n Regional Little League baseball tournament was scheduled today with five teams making their debut and three others seeking their second victories. Opening games Tuesday saw Lexington, Ky., sideline Trussville, Ala., 9-7; Rosenberg, Texas edge East Macklenburg, N.C., 3-2; and Barksdale Air Forces Base, La., squeeze past Biloxi, Miss., 4-3. Bucknell of Alexandria, Va., was matched against West Tampa, Fla., in today's first game, followed by Lexington against Little Rock, Ark.; Rosenberg against Martinsburg, W. Va.; and Barksdale AFB against Shaw Air Force Base of Sumter, S. C. ^ GARY, Ind. ffi -- West Madison, Wi's., led the field with a 2-0 record today after edging Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, 2-1 in eight innings. Tuesday night in the Senior Little League world series. Wisconsin beat Indiana 4-3 in the opening game Monday. The other eight teams have" played only once in the double elimination meet. In other Tuesday games, Pe- quanook Township, N.J., defeated M a y a g u e z , Puerto Rico, 8-5; Richmond, Va., beat Weisbaden, Germany, 5-2, and La Habra, Calif., topped British Columbia, Canada, 2-0. Mario Ahdretti's Ferrari or Jo Siffert's Porsche-^appears to be .in their way. Even this seems to be a remote possibility. . Yet two more nearly opposite drivers, in everything except, absolute fearlessness and ability, hardly could iave been selected to fly McLaren's bright orange colors. Even the late Bruce McLaren, the gimpy-legged New Zealander who founded the team and won two titles before he died 18 months ago in a practice crash, would have smiled at the oddity. Revson, 31, is a handsome, b o y i s h l y eager bachelor. Member of the socially prominent, wealthy Revlon cosmetics family in New York, Revson is determined to become independent of liis relatives and has chosen racing as the vehicle. He has won more than $200,000 this year. An "in-and-outer" in sports cars of various species for six years, including an assortment of ventures in Europe, Revson didn't really begin to show his values until he joined McLaren this year. As the so-called No. 2 driver, he was calculated to develop under the watchful eyes of Hulme, the 35-year-old New Zealander who joined McLaren in 1967 to help spearhead the team's domination of the CanAm series that quickly became the "Bruce and Benny Show." Hulme, as described by his close associates, is a man of animal strength, a doggd desire to win and an unwillingness to suffer crowds or boring company. Revson shows up at more parties in a month than Hulme visits in a year. By contrast to Revson's birth and upbringing, Hulme was born on a dairy farm in New Zealand's tobacco-producing area around Motveka, son of a mechanic who had won the Victoria Cross for heroism in World War II. During his early days as a driver, H u 1 m e 's best remembered characteristic is that he drove barefoot. An easy-going, still reticent family man, .Hulme's craggy features sometimes light up with a ragged grin. An admitted introvert, he fits nobody's idea of a swinging, hell-raising driver. Cup Captains Disagree on Court CLEVELAND, Ohio W) -The captain of Britain's Wightman Cup tennis squad is not about to agree with the American captain's contention that the slow playing surface at Harold T. Clark stadium in suburban Cleveland Heights favors the U.S. "I think with the girls we have playing, it's to their distinct advantage to have a slow surface," Mrs. Carole Caldwell Graebner of the U.S. squad said, "because we've got runners and girls with stamina." "It depends on who they play in the singles," countered Mrs. Ann Haydon Jones, captain of the British team. "It obviously help Julie Heldman and Chris Evert. It wouldn't help Mary Ann Curtis. " V i r g i n i a Wade's serve might not be as effective on the slower surface." Mrs. Jones admitted. The surface, a green rubberized mat, was compared to "any of your indoor surfaces" by Mrs. Graebner. "The playing surface is very good, much better from our point of view than the cement," said Mrs. Jones. "At home in England, we have no cement courts at all." She said that some past Wightman Cup matches hosted by the U.S. have been on cement courts, putting Britain at a disadvantage. "The Americans have to learn to play on it (the mat) equally as we do," Mrs. Jones concluded. Big car insurance dividends? State Farm (a now paying eligible Texas pollcyholdera a big 15% dividend on expiring six-month policies. Bill WOQDHOUSE iN GUtFWAY SHOPPING CENTER 991-0480 STATE FARM MUTUAt AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY Horn* Ollic«; Bloomlngton, Illinois An Answer To Your Wire Product Needs PHOENIX SUPPL Y COMPANY · division of IntogrAl St.i'l I n c o r p o r a t e d 4414Agne» Corpul Chrini, Tex» 882-2601 For that matter, neither does Revson, though he enjoys bachelorhood to the hilt and never seems to be without company-- usually a well-tailored blonde. He wears his . lored blonde. Hulme left New Zealand in 1960 and went to Britain on a driving scholarship similar to the one that brought McLaren out of the same country two years before. He joined Jack Brabham's Formula 1 team in 1965 after traveling around in Europe in odd-lot machinery for three years with little success. He won the Grand Prix driving title in 1967, the same year he moved into McLaren's cars for a fling at the Can-Am. Since then, Hulme aas won 18 Can-Am events, has won the title twice and personally has accounted for close to half a million dollars in prize money. He also is a regular Grand Prix driver for McLaren. But if Hulme was needed as a steadying force for Revson, the need hasn't been apparent., Revson has shown no reluctance to race his partner into the sharp corners of a race course, and indeed has frequently flouted Hulme's "seniority" by racing him nose-to- nose when it was obvious that one of the team cars would surely win. Team Manager Teddy Mayer, who hired Revson after observing the New Yorker's performance closely on the Can- Am circuit last year, appears to be happy with" the competitive spirit of his drivers. "That's awfully expensive machinery we have out there, but we built it for one purpose --to win," the slightly-built, greying but keen-eyed Mayer says. "It really doesn't matter who comes in first so long as it's our car." But Mayer must be given credit for picking Revson out of a long line of possibilities for the vacant-McLaren Can- Am ride, a windfall for a struggling driver equivalent to being picked for a seat on the Wail Street exchange while still a junior in college. Revson responded by winning the pole, a McLaren team, car at Indianapolis and finishing second in the race for a'$102,000 payoff. He drove the team car in; the Pocono 500 and will have a shot at the California 500 in September as will Hulme. 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