The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on May 30, 1968 · Page 14
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7 .. - V J' 14 Thursday, May 30, 1968 The Ottawa Journal Piston vs. Turbines Promise New 'Look Chase in '5 Off By ED SAINSBURY INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (UP1) A classic speed test matching piston engines and tur-, fjihes promised a "new look" chase at breakneck pace in . the 500-mile speedway today. Numerically it was 10 to I against the turbines with only three of them among the starting 33 cars. But railbirds figured that barring bad luck, a "cheap" breakdown or a . mixup ih the almost inevitable mishaps, the turbines were the cars to catch. Regardless, the race merited all the old cliches that the fastest field ever will open the grind, qualifying at an average speed - of 164.958 miles per hour, and that a record was almost certain. A three-time champion, A. J. Foyt, set the mark at 151.207 . m.p.h. in last year's victory. The turbines bad the best chance. Joe Leonard" set a one-lap . record . . of 171.953 m.p.h. and a four-lap mark of 151.559 in posting the fastest qualifying speed, while another former winner, Graham Hill, sat alongside with a four-lap mark of 171.208. They were the only drivers ever to surpass the mystic 170 . m.p.h. speed on the track, and they were in turbines. A sister machine, driven by Art Pollard, will start from the middle of the fourth row, and qualified at 166.297 m.p.h. but there were solid expectations that Pollard would ram into contention quickly. All three machines: have four-wheel drive to faciitate handling on the turns,, which they take at close to 80 per cent full poweri Against this trio there were such noted pilots of piston types as Foyt, starting in the third row with a 166.821 qualifying ' speed; Bobby Un-ser, another front-row starter with 169.507; lead-footed Mario Andretti, the fastest qualifier for the past two races; Lloyd Ruby, Al Unser, Roger Mc-Clusky, Dan Gurney and Gordon Johncock. But if the turbines go, the piston pilots all had slim chances. Parnelli Jones, once a "500" winner, started in another turbine car last year and he was going away most of the time, unttil a $6 bearing in bis shift mechanism ground away to put him out of the race with little more than three laps to go. That same ill luck ' could' befall Leonard, Hill and Pol- lard, also driving, for ..Andy Granatelli, who entered Jones' car last year,, and it was the best hope the piston drivers had. On their side was the fact that all three Granatelli cars ' started the race with new suspension systems, never tested due to the lack of time and bad weather since tlley were installed. The bad weather . which plagued the time trials for the race, forcing a one-shot only test for unqualified cars on Monday, could remain to haunt the race. It rained Wednesday, during the annual drivers' meeting, and there was at least a 20 per cent chance of ain on Memorial Day. Should the track get wet, therell 'be a quick halt to the chase, and it won't resume until the asohalt surface on the 2y2 mile oval dries out Last year the . race was stopped after. 18 laps and didn't finish until the next day,' May 31. In 1915 the race was stopped by rain, too. . , . There's big money at stake in the race itself, as well as commercially. The winner should haul in around $200,000 of the gross purse of about $750,000, and if the piston pilots see a turbine jockey get that much and a chance to return for another year, the clamor for a ban could be deafening. Wednesday, the drivers received their usual warnings of ever present danger from chief ' steward Harlan Fengler, who said there would be no start until the field was properly lined up. ; And he set a speed limit of 125 m.p.h. while running under the yellow caution light, turned . on in case of , any accident, dirt on the track, or rain. r - 4 ' ! ( ' ' , J W v;''iv, v! Sports Briefs CANADIANS BEATEN SURBITON, England .(CP-Reuters) r Valerie Ziegen-fuss of San Diego, Calif., beat Vickl Berner of Vancouver, 6-1, 6-2, Tuesday in the Surrey: grass court lawn tennis tournament here. In another match Mrs. M. Wheeler, a member of the U.S. contingent, defeated Andree Martin of Montreal, 6-4, 6-1. CAST REMOVED ' WASmNGTON (UPI) . j Quarterback Sonny Jurgen-gen of the WashingtonjJRed-skins, who 'u nderwent surgery of bis right arm May 18, had the cast and stitches removed Monday. Journal Want Ads Bring Quick Results. 1 FOYT RECEIVES TROPHY FOR 1967 WIN Winner of 'l967: race, A. J. Foyt, right, accepts trophy due hinf as threertime winner at Indianapolis . Speedway in ceremony Wednesday in Indianapolis. Presentation is by Jim Ber$, left, president of Borg-Warner, which donates trophy. 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Contract terms were not disclosed but Sidney Salomon club president, said all "are long-term agreements." ' ' ' Salomon said Patrick would be ! in charge of the Blues' farm operation and that St Louis plans to find another farm club to complement the Kansas City. Blues for the 1968-69 season. Harvey, 43, was coach at Kansas City last year and played for St. Louis , in the play-offs. Salomon said he would also- compete on the ice the coming season. III CONTACT HAWTHORNE ROAD HUSH M. EXCAVATIONS -- SEWERS AND WATERMAINS INSTALLED , HEAVY EQUIPMENT RENTED v 4 i NEXT TIME YOU RUN INTO FRIENDS, ENJOY A CARUNG BLACK LABEL TOGETHER. A u 1

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