The Bakersfield Californian from Bakersfield, California on May 10, 1974 · Page 20
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20 Friday, May 10.1974 jjgkrrsftrlb (talifominn Bast fails in bid for cycle sweep Gny Waterson, 18-year-old Speedway circle ace from Mission Hills, held off repeated bids by two of the nation's top racers to capture the handicap main event win at the Kern County Fairgrounds Wednesday night. By winning the event, Waterson became the fourth rider in as many weeks to take the win, and he stopped United States Speedway Champion Mike Bast from scoring the first dean sweep . of the 1974 season. Starting on the 10-yard line, Waterson nsed his advantage to hold back the top riders m the country on his way to the win. Running a close second in the main event was Danny (Berserko) Becker, who was a surprise late entry. In third* was the Speedway Racing Association's No, 1 rider, Mike Bast of Van Nuys. With his third-place finish. Bast just missed the sweep, as be had earlier won the rest of the events in which he competed, including the/ scratch main 'event; Bast, who has called the BakersBeld track his favorite for the past five years, has won every scratch main run . locally this season. The return of "Wild Bill" Cody didn't seem to bother the champ, Cody had to settle for second in the final.. • • Jeff Sexton went into the feature match race as the underdog, but didn't make any mistakes in the quick two-lapper, and crowd favorite Mike ' Curoso had to be happy with second place. Steve Hein, a newcomer to Speedway, held off a field of top riders to win the first division 2 main event of his career, v Former Cody pit man, Hal Lawrey. turned in one of his best rides ever on me fast dirt oval, and was a dose second to Hein at the finish: Russ Smith of Taft finished fifth in that event, for the evening's best finish by a rider from Kern County in regular Speedway racing. OK rider from mis area did make it to the finish line first, however, as Bfll Khmey of Oil- dale took the win in his division 3 beat race. Chris Rains won the other division 3 heat Highlight of the evening was local rider Loony Bolter; who fell off bis machine three times in four laps ... and, stm ran third to Rains in their Foyt blistering track at Indy with new car Vista's Sam Shield in his Offy-powmcl midgot hods Jim Godson's Chevy II and Jock SkoRongw in Hw Jimmy DM Chevy II in recent United States Racing Club meet. Shields it curt »nriy second in USRC semimam points and Midgets run Saturday at Speedway Bakersfield Speedway will come alive with the sounds and sights of the midget racers when the "pee wee" cars invade the quarter mile paved oval Saturday night Some 40-50 participants are expected to complete in the United States Racing Club sanctioned event The drivers of the midget racers will journey from all over California to compete in the Saturday night show. Ron (Sleepy) Tripp, one of the leading drivers on the circuit, will make an appearance tomorrow, as will several other big names in the midget division. Bnt the midget program is only half of the extravaganza being presented at the Speedway. A destruction derby, that is expected to draw a good number of participants due to the trophy and $100 that is being offered for first place, will take place along with the full racing program. Anyone over 60 years of age will be admitted to the Speedway for a dollar as Saturday has been designated "Senior Citizen night" by the management. Time trials will get underway at 6:45 with the first race commencing promptly at 8 o'clock. will be in fwld when popular Speedway Saturday night to derby. midgets invade BakmsfMld share bill with destruction BC drops first-ever fencing match Judger out of Preakness The sport of fencing is the latest fad on the Bakersfield College campus. • Fencing, described in Menke's Encyclopedia of Sports as the art of armed personal offense and defense, originated as a form of deadly combat long before the Christian era and continued as such for some 2,000 years. ft has taken, on a new image, however, in modern times, with skill and technique taking over instead of swordsmanship with intent to cause injury. BC fencers, coached by Phyllis Hullet, engaged in their first-ever competition recently, traveling to meet California Institute of Technology' at Pasadena. Though beaten in both A and B divisions, Miss Hullett was pleased with her team's performance and is seeking more matches. The 'Gade "A" team lost to the Engineers, 10-6, with a dose point total of 39-31. BC's squad included Randall Day, Gary Luckett Mike Fleming and Joaquina Rameriz. Bakersfield's "B" team was outscored. 10-6. and total points. 37-30. Team members included Issac Gonzalez, Jack Leonard, Don Moren and Steve Anderson. Rosewall paces Pittsburgh win- ASSOCIATED PRESS Australian veteran Ken Rosewall, picking up for faltering teammate Evonoe Goolagong, scored a pair of singles victories Thursday night to help the Pittsburgh Triangles past the New York Sets 28-23 in World Team Tennis. Rosewall whipped Charlie Owens and substitute Manuel Santana 6-4 and then burked Santana6-1. Miss Goolagong, meanwhile, was surprised twice by New . York's Pam Teeguarden 6-0. 6-4. In other WTT matches, the Detroit Loves beat the Toronto Buffalo Royals 28-19 and the Boston Lobsters defeated the Hawaiian Leis 3325. Rosemary Casals keyed Detroit's triumph with a 6-2 win over Wendy Overton and a M win over Miss Overton and substitute Laura Roussow. Kerry Melville's 6-3 victory over Valerie Ziegenfuss helped Boston down Hawaii. PARIS, Ky. (AP) - Seth Hancock, the owner of Judger, said Thursday his colt will not run in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico track in Baltimore May 18. Hancock told newsmen, "Pimlico has too many tight turns and it has a short stretch. We won't run him there, but we will point him for the Belmont. "There's a good chance we will be running him in the Jersey Derby too," Hancock said. Judger and his stablemate, Connonade, winner of the Kentucky Derby, left Louisville by plane Sunday to prepare for the Preakness. Trainer Woody Stephens had indicated both would run in the second Triple Crown event but as early as Sunday, Hancock was quoted as saving be might bold Judg' er out for the longer Belmont Stakes June 9. The entry of Judger and Cannonade was favored to win the Derby, but most considered Judger, who wound up eighth, as the stronger of the two colts. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A.J. Foyt, who had trouble getting up speed to make the Indianapolis 500 field last year, seems to have found the key which could put him one up on racing's immortals this time around. His redesigned Coyote, a lowslung V-8 powered home- built machine, has dominated practice for the 58th running of the world's richest auto race more than any car since the famed turbine of 1967. A victory in the May 26 Indy classic would be his fourth, a feat no other driver has accomplished. "We made the car lower, wider this year, and it holds much better on the race track." be said. "Most of the other new models are thinner. It's a different ball game this year." New U.S. Auto Club restrictions, which have .slowed everyone else this season by Ave to 10 miles an hour, haven't phased the wily Texan. In fact, the three-time Indy winner is now going more than seven mph faster than be did • last year, when his qualifying speed of 188.927 was 32nd fastest in the field of 33. During one of his fleeting practice appearances Thursday, the 21-year racing veteran flashed around the°2%-mile oval in 48.54 seconds for a speed of 196.249 mph Bobby Unser's 193.548 was as close as anyone else could come. Defending champion Gordon Johncock. whose best circuit has been 190.799, brushed the wail late in practice . Thursday, trying to keep pace with Foyt. Foyt, figured a shoo-in for a record 17th Indianapolis start has only been on the track a handful of times this month. He usually takes one or .two warmup laps/then stands on it for one circuit before retiring to the garage. During his rare runs, most of the busy practice activity at the Speedway ceases while all eyes 'and. stopwatches are ' trained on his screaming Coyote. "Foyt had a lot of people psyched out at Ontario:" car builder and former racer Dan Gurney said of Foyt's qualifying speed of 190.617, nearly five mph faster than the rest of the field for the California race. "I'm sure his speeds are having the same effect on some drivers here." The question of whether Foyt and some of the other drivers have been turning the boost higher than the 80-inches allowed for qualifying will be answered Saturday when time trials begin. Bobby Unser and Johncock will be among the top challengers to Foyt's bid to win the pole position. Other movers include Wally DaHen- bacfa. 1973 pole sitter Johnny Rutherford, two-time winner Al Unser and Britain's David Hobos, all with lap speeds of more than 190 m'.p.h. Fans of the Indianapolis 500- automobile race are being? offered a to-and-from jet air-, liner trip May 26 at the cost of ' $295 each, according to Manue! Carnakis. Bakersfield buST nessman. Carnakis said the trip is part of the Agajaniaa "98" Fan Club plan. The cottg plete package tour provides transportation from BakejoK field to Los Angeles Interim tional Airport, a flight to and from Indianapolis by Amen? can Airlines 707 Jet. a 150* penthouse seat at the race." plus meals and beverages dar^ ing the trip. A maximum'oT 250 are allowed on the trip. J so* Carnakis urges interested 7 parties to make early reserfi£ tions. For reservations caff Carnakis at 871-5555. T-~ Jockeys call off 'savingl LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) The controversial part of a "saving" agreement between jockeys in this year's Kentucky Derby has been quietly called off. The Lexington Herald said today. Jockey Angel Cordero, aboard Cannonade in. his Derby victory, caused ainild stir when be announced after the race he was giving $3,000 each to two other riders. Little attention was given to Cordero's gift to Laffit Pin- cay, who rode Cannonade's stablemate, Judger. But Cordero also said he had agreed to "save" Miguel Riv- Jr. bowlers get' awards Saturday TAFT - The BakersfieW- Taft Junior Bowling Association will present awards to top finishers in the annual Junior Bowling Championships, held this year in March at Best Bowl in Taft, Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fort Auditorium at the corner of Ash and Lincoln Streets. This year's event drew approximately 160 young keg- lers. ranging in age from 8-20, to the Taft fadlity over two weekends. era, the rider of Rube tfift Great Although there is no racing- rule against such a practice! and "saving" among ridersjrf betting entries is commons some apparently felt the aH rangement with a rival rideg might appear unethical. - ~~ New York stewards haw! adopted an unwritten ruit? against it ~Herald executive sports tor Tom Easterling quotgtg Kentucky State Racing COOK mission Steward Keene Dairjg! erfield as saving Cordero hat£ agreed to call off the "saving'.? deal with Rivera. , ^ Daingerfield said be bad* made an exhaustive study r b£ films of the May 4 derby and- found nothing to indicate any unethical behavior on the part? of any of the 23 riders in th¥ race. Apparently, then, the "sav^ ing" agreement between tfig three riders merely was to pay their expenses to LouisviHg for the race, The Herald safiC" In the Derby, as in otter; races in Kentucky, the normal; jockey fee is $50,. but the wuP ning rider gets 10 per cental the purse—in this yearj$ derby, $27,400 for Cordero out of the winner's share of $274?, 000. Tberesults: Ma CarM, IM, Son ShndQL Handicap samffiaalt — Waiareaa, Bast. llansBraa rnttiwx 15 laps) - WW- ttnaa, B*cttr, Bast, siyadot, Billy ©ray, Larry Mana. Semen kaata - Bait, Dubb Farrttt, taCkaaky, Sottas. ' Scxatck samh - Bast, t «tvt Mtrtter. Struck aula (4 laps) - Bast, easy, ftUa Cms*. NotMr. Dhrbiaa 1 ants — Hate, Rick Fima, KanSinHk. Drthlaa Imaia - H **v Uaray, Harlan Bast Daan Yar*, Smith. Farroiu Mrislaa 3 baats - carls Hata. Bill riar.ii. . • - Faatara inatck raca — Jaff saxtaa da. -int. 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