Star-Gazette from Elmira, New York on June 27, 1990 · 13
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Elmira, New York
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Wednesday, June 27, 1990
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7' v1" i . Scoreboard 2C Sports Editor Karen Troxel, 607734-5151, Ext. 290 Star-GazetteWednesday, June 27, 1990 WfflBftDuBSJ-.dliFD I . U.MPIW milium ROM LEVAHDUSKI Teammate joins Jaguar at Watkins ' Davy Jones will have a new Tom Walkinshaw Racing Castrol Jaguar teammate for this weekend's Camel Continental at the Watkins Glen International circuit. ; ..Frenchman Alain Ferte, who regularly drives for Jaguar in the European World Sports Prototype series, will make his first racing appearance in the U.S. while sharing the driving chores with Jones. ' Actually, it isn't the first time the two have been teammates.' ' "We drove together at Brands Hatch (England) last year," said Jones, speaking of the World Sports Prototype race which they nearly won in the Silk Cut Jaguar. Ferte, 34, of Falaise, France, brings impressive credentials from his 12 years af racing on the European circuits. He is somewhat of a master at driving on the difficult street circuits, having won the prestigious Monaco Formula Three race twice in 1981 and '82; and the Pau, France, Formula Two race in 1983. "1990 is Ferte's first full season with the TWR Silk Cut Jaguar team after he debuted with Jaguar at the 1989 24 Hours of LeMans. Ferte is enjoying his first visit to the states and said, "I hope to race in the U.S. again." Japanese driver Hiro Matsushita, fresh from his third-ever Indy Car outing in Portland, Oregon Sunday, was on hand at the Glen Tuesday to test the B.F. Goodrich Racing Nissan GTP car. Matsushita, the 1989 West Cpast Formula Atlantic Champion, was being evaluated for a possible future drive on the Goodrich team. -. Matsushita would not rule out the possibility of driving at the Glen this weekend, but admitted, "I think it is too soon for me." It was only the second time that the talented Matsushita has -ever driven one of the powerful GTP cars. Earlier this year he became the first Japanese driver to ever drive an Indy Car. Al Unser Jr., the current 1990 Indy Car points leader, was scheduled to make his first test in a Formula One car today, but : the test, which would have taken place in England, has been postponed. - Al Jr., who along with fellow Indy veteran Michael Andretti is considering a move to Formula One in the future, has been : approached by Frank Williams of ' the Williams Grand Prix Team for an evaluation test session in theFW 13B. ' . ' " NASCAR Winston Cup driver Jimmy Spencer of Berwick, Pa., will return to the area to : compete in the NASCAR Modified ' show at the Shangri-La Motor ' Speedway in Owego Saturday. Spencer will drive a Vecchio Racing Modified in the special 40-lap "Empire State ' Sweepstakes" race. . Ron Levanduski writes an auto racing xolumn that appears Wednesday. r A 5&- 6 X 1 RACE TALK: David Seabrooke, seated, talks with Price Cobb in pit row during testing at Watkins Glen International Raceway Tuesday afternoon. Cobb, John Nielson and Martin Brundell teamed to win the 24 Hours of Lemans two weeks ago. By JOHN M. MITCHELL Star-Gazette WATKINS GLEN - A number of recognizable faces dotted the Watkins Glen International raceway; testing engines, chassis and springs in hopes that everything is in top condition. Tuesday marked the second day of testing this week for the Camel Continental GT Championship this Sunday at the Glen, where the winners will collect at least $90,000. Davy Jones, 26, of McGraw is back at the Glen, the circuit where he scored his first Camel GT win when in 1986 he teamed with John Andretti to give the BMW GTP team its first victory. Jones, now teamed with Frenchman Alain Ferte and competing for the Castrol Jaguar team, was victorious earlier this season at the 24 Hours at Dayto-na. He hopes that the Jaguar team can perform well on what he calls a "fast track." "Our top straightaway speed here is probably 190, as compared to 170 at Lime Rock," said Jones, referring to the Camel GT at Lime Rock earlier this year, which the Jaguar team won. "Most of the corners are all fast, so its a low, down-force circuit. We haven't really run this car on this type of track all year. They've pretty much been on street circuits and tight circuits, See DRIVERS3 C CAMEL CONTINENTAL Friday 10 11 t.m.: Camel QTPCamel Lights practice 11:18 11:45 a.m.: Barber Saab practice Noon 1 2:30 p.m.: LuK Challenge practice 1 :30 2:30 p.m.: Camel QTPCamel Lights practice 2:45 3:1 S p.m.: Toyota Formula Atlantic practice 3:30 4 p.m.: Barber Saab qualifying 4:15 4:45 p.m.: LuK Clutch Challenge practice Saturday 8:1 5 9:45 a.m.: Toyota Formula Atlantic qualifying 1 0 1 1 a.m.: Camel OTP practice 11:15 11:46 a.m.: Barber Saab qualifying 1 2:45 -1 :1 5 p.m.: Camel OTP qualifying 1 :30 2 p.m.: Camel Lights qualifying 2:1 5 2:45 p.m.: Camel GTP single car qualifying (top 6 cars) 3 3:30 p.m.: LuK Clutch Challenge qualifying 3:45 4:16p.m.: Toyota Formula Atlantic qualifying Sunday 8:30 8:50 a.m.: Barber Saab Pro Series warmuo 9 9:20 a.m.: LuK Clutch Challenge warmup 9:30 9:50 a.m.: Camel QTPCamel Lights warmup 1 0:1 0 a.m.: Toyota Formula Atlantic 11:30 a.m.: LuK Clutch Challenge 1 p.m.: Camel Continental 4:15 p.m.: Barber Saab Pro Series L I'M- "T.... . : . 1 , J Jaguar entry cautious Nissan worries team By RON LEVANDUSKI Star-Gazette JEFF RICHARDSStar-Gozette IN THE WIND: Davey Jones, of McGraw powers the Castrol Jaguar out of turn one at Watkins Glen International Raceway during Tuesday afternoon testing for this weekend's Camel GTP race. WATKINS GLEN - The Tom Walkinshaw Racing Jaguar Team took a convincing one-two finish at the prestigious 24 Hours of LeMans two weeks ago, but they head into the Camel Continental with a much more cautious outlook toward beating the competition at the Watkins Glen International circuit this weekend. That competition is most likley to come from the Nissan GTP Team which, despite its failure in beating the Jaguars at LeMans, have won five of the first eight IMSA Camel GT races in 1990. The TWR Castrol Jaguar Team, looking to extract more speed out of the XJR-10 for the impending battle with Nissan in the Camel Continental Sunday, took part in a test session at the Glen circuit with Davy Jones of McGraw Tuesday. "At LeMans it was their turn to play catch-up, and here it is our turn to catch up," said TWR Jaguar 24 Hours of LeMans winner Price Cobb, noting that Jaguar's European racing program is well-established, while the U.S. program is in a similar position of learning as Nissan's program was at LeMans this year. The TWR Castrol Jaguar Team came to IMSA GT racing only two years ago after winning the European World Sports Prototype Championship in 1988. While they have won two races in 1990, including the 24 Hours of Daytona, the TWR Castrol Jaguar Team has not achieved the same kind of success it did with the World Sports Prototype program. Cobb, who attributes the inconsistency to continued work on a new turbo motor, said, "Nissan is several years ahead of us in the development of SeeJAGUAR3C Former Clemson ace hurls Geneva to 7-1 runaway win By ED WEAVER Star-Gazette It was a perfect setting. The Elmira Pioneers were back home, back in first place and playing before a huge crowd of nearly 5,000 in the stands at Dunn Field. The Geneva Cubs spoiled the big night by erupting for five runs in the fifth inning and bouncing the Pioneers out of first place with a 7-1 victory. The triumph moved the Cubs and the Batavia Clippers into a tie for first place with 6-3 records in the West Division of the New York-Penn League's McNamara Division. The 5-3 Pioneers drop to third place. An Arnot Mall Night crowd of 4,778 saw former Clemson University ace Tim Parker, the Chicago Cubs' third-round selection in the recent amateur draft, put down the Pioneers for sixth innings, while a pair of Cub relievers made the big lead hold up. The Pioneers received a bad break in the second inning when starting pitcher John Locker developed a stiff shoulder. He plucked Andrew Hartung on the helmet after having hit German Diaz on the leg in the first inning then fired a wild pitch over the head Clinton White. Locker clutched his shoulder after that pitch and Pioneers manager Mike Verdi removed him. "He Just couldn't get loose," Verdi said. "His shoulder was stiff. He couldn't get loose in the bullpen and it stiffened. I couldn't wait around." Reliever Silverio Santamaria did a good job for the most part in his 3'j innings. But Santamaria, who has pitched short, middle and long relief already this season, ran out of gas suddenly in the fifth inning. Before Verdi could get a pitcher warmed up, Paul Torres and Hartung had belted mammoth home runs to left field and the Cubs had scored five runs. Verdi said, "Before you could do anything, he just lost it quick. He was sailing along." Charlie Fiacco began the uprising with a one-out single, then Diaz belted an RBI-double over the head of Pioneer leftfielder Jose Malave. Malave may have been able to get back to the ball had he not misjudged it. After Santamaria walked Phil Dauphin, Torres cleared the leftfield fence near the line by 40-50 feet. One out later, Hartung drilled Santamaria's first pitch 380 feet See PIONEERS3C V i P V f i ty j TERESA HURTStw-Coiette YER OUT: Geneva shortstop Stephen Coffey, 5, throws over Jose Lora of Elmira, 1 6, on a double play In the first inning Tuesday at Dunn Field. At the right is Geneva second baseman Charlie Fiacco. SCORES National League ; Montreal 6 Chicago 5 ' Cincinnati 3........ San Francisco 2 . Pittsburgh 1 ......Philadelphia 0 Atlanta 4 Los Angeles 2 American League New York 8 .TMilwaukee 2 Cleveland 5 Baltimore 3 Boston 3 Toronto 0 Minnesota 5 Texas 4 NY-Penn League Geneva 7 Elmira 1 .r Batavia 7. ...Auburn 6 (10) ; Erie 5 Welland 4 Jamestown 5 St. Catharines 3 Oneonta 4 Watertown 3 Utica 8 ... Pirtsfield 7 Lewis runs down peers in new book NEW YORK Carl Lewis is a rebel with a cause ... a lot of causes. In his new book, Inside Track, My Professional Life in Amateur Track and Field, the outspoken Lewis attacks everyone from Ben Johnson, Edwin Moses and Florence Griffth Joyner. Lewis also discloses that as a high school star he received offers of money, gifts and equipment contracts from coaches trying to recruit him. Lewis said he knew Johnson had been taking drugs since 1985. Lewis also says that Griffith Joyner, who won three gold medals and a silver medal at the '88 Olympics, used drugs. Lewis dislikes Moses because the hurdles world record-holder has criticized him for lacking humility and being a "hot dog." Steffi Graf's father in paternity scandal WIMBLEDON, England The British love a good scandal, and a bad one even more. But even they couldn't have expected this: Steffi Graf's name in some of the most sordid headlines the pay-for-scoops yellow press in West Germany can churn out. Graf, whose image outside her homeland is as clean as they come, is not the target. The headlines involve Peter Graf, her father-manager-protector, who has been accused by a German model, Nicole Meissner, of fathering a child born in January. She reportedly filed a paternity claim, then withdrew it under oath. Meissner and a companion, boxing promoter Eberhard Thust, have been accused by police of extorting nearly half a million dollars from Peter, who allegedly paid it to keep them quiet. Horseheads edges past Cortland, 2-1 HORSEHEADS The Horseheads Generals got back on the winning track Tuesday as they edged the visiting Cortland Apples, 2-1. Mickey Bayle was the offensive hero of the day as he slammed a double to drive in the Generals' only two runs. LSU Junior David Herry evened his record as he picked up the win for Horse-heads to improve to 1-1. "Dave pitched an excellent game," Generals' manager Bruce Peddie said. "He kept the ball down, so he had a lot of ground outs." Herry gave up eight hits, one earned run and struck out one. The win improves the Generals' record to 5-12, while Cortland slips to 9-10. Compiled from staff and wire reports. c 3 ! ON TELEVISION TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS 8:30 a.m. SportsCenter ESPN 1 2:20 p.m. Baseball: Montreal Expos at Chi- j cagoCubsWGN : j 6 p.m. Inside The PGA Tour ESPN 6:30 p.m. Sportslook ESPN I 7 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN; Sportsdesk ! MSG 7:30 p.m. NBA Draft TNT; Baseball: Mil waukee Brewers at New York Yankees MSG," J isieveianu inuiaiio m ouiumore urioies corn -11:30 p.m. SportsCenter ESPN; Sports Tonight CNN Midnight - Baseball Tonight ESPN 12:05 a.m. Harness Racing From The Meadowlands MSG : Complete listings in Sunday's TVWeek !

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