Calgary Herald from Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 18, 1981 · 66
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1 m w wr DS THE CALGARY HERALD Wed.. Mar. 18, 1981 A A m B n norfs JviovoE'SLOorYS us? nor I : '-. hf If S Stock car group must find new race track (APReuter) With the 1981 North American Soccer League season less than two weeks away, commissioner Phil Woosnam said Tuesday he still has not heard whether the sport's international governing body has accepted his response to an ultimatum for the league to fall in line with international rules. "We're still trying to work out something," Woosnam said, adding that the league is very concerned. In other soccer: Kevin Keegan, twice Europe's footballer of the year, scored his fourth goal in three games as Southampton beat Ever-' ton 3-0 Tuesday to move into third place in the English League Fust Division. IN BASKETBALL: Larry Fanner, a former UCLA star under John Wooden and a Bruin assistant for the last six seasons, was named Tuesday to replace Larry Brown as the team's coach. Brown, after two winning seasons at the school has been lured back to the National Basketball Association as coach of New Jersey Nets. IN CRICKET: Graham Gooch and David Gower finally produced the batting expected from England, but it looked unlikely to turn the tide against the West Indies in the third cricket Test at Bridgetown. Gooch was 88 not out for the fourth day of play Tuesday and with Gower adding 54, they dominated the West Indies pace attack in a third wicket stand of 120 in 144 minutes. ByDarylSlade (Herald staff writer) The Calgary stock car racing fraternity has been dealt a severe blow. The lease, on the land where Circle-8 Speedway is located, recently expired and will not be renewed. Thus, the 200-member Stampede City Auto Racing Association has had to seek a facility elsewhere. "A group of people in the oil business own the land," explained Gene McMahon. who held the 10-year lease on the package of land, north of the city on Simons Valley Road. "and. they don't want any problems tying up a possible $20 million deed, when they decide to sell it. I can't blame them." McMahon, who runs Calgary International Raceway for drag racing, had sub-let the Circle-8 land to the Checkered Flag Raceways triumvirate of Murray Cranston, Harold Browne and Ray Lemire the past two years. McMahon has also been dealt a setback, albeit one not as difficult to handle. He lost close to 300 metres of land from CIR. forcing him to go to an eighth-mile track. However, he stated, eighth-mile tracks are becoming more common, due to the excessive amount of land tied up for longer shutdown areas on quarter-mile strips. "The hard blow to us is that we (SCARA) had just gone through two years of (inter-club) bickering," admitted club president Terry Goyman. "Now that we've got things straightened out, we have to find another track." However, the club has wasted little time in exploring alternatives for stock car racing. First of alL it has enquired into obtaining a lease on a 20-acre package of land from an Airdrie farmer, at $100 per acre annually. "They have a very small club in Airdrie, but it lost the land where the track was last year," noted Goyman. 'The farmer has already approved a lease, but it has to go through (Airdrie) council." Goyman explained that SCARA also has sought a piece of land, near the airport, on which to put a track. Apparently the land is not used for housing, due to the noise factor. A presentation, partly on the basis that stock car racing will keep racing off the streets, is expected to be be made by SCARA to city council in the near future. A demolition derby series, held ' at both Circle-8 and CIR last year, will be moved solely to CIR. Folk'suf fers first loss (Canadian Press) -" Ontario's Ken Buchan regained part of first place with a close 8-6 win over Saskatchewan's Rick Folk at the Canadian mixed curling championships Tuesday in Winnipeg. The loss was the first for Folk after four wins. The victory gave Buchan a 5-1 record, the same as Rick Lang of Northern Ontario. Lang, of Thunder Bay, had a 5-3 decision over Andre Desjardins of Quebec. In another eighth-round game, Nova Scotia downed Chuck Haines of the Territories 7-3. Both rinks now are 4-2, the same as Alberta's Gary Morken of Grande Prairie. In the seventh-round. Alberta defeated P.E.I. 7-6. Meanwhile in Dartmouth, Karen Fallis' Manitoba link pushed Ontario and Saskatchewan into a share of second place with a 5-3 victory over Quebec in the Canadian girls' championships. Manitoba held a 5-1 record. Leanne Usher's Alberta foursome split two games and now has a 2-4 record. In the Royal Canadian Legion championships in Kelowna, the Alberta-Northwest Territories rink was in a four-way tie for the lead after four rounds. Nova Scotia, "Manitoba-Northern Ontario and and British Columbia all shared the lead with the Alberta- Northwest "Territory rink with 3-1 records. PHILLIPS ByRegWiest (Herald staff writer) Lee Phillips is a two-time steer wrestling champion on the Canadian Professional Rodeo Association circuit. The veteran cowboy from Carse-land also serves on the CPRA board and was on the negotiating team which recently ended the CPRA-Calgary Exhibition and Stampede separation. Rodeo Royal opens tonight (7:30, Corral), with CPRA cowboys competing at a Stampede production for the first time since 1978. "It feels good," says Phillips. "We're supposed to be here. I don't mean me personally. I mean the association." The talented Phillips, who was 1973 CPRA Rookie-of-the-Year. will compete during Thursday's performance. Last year's top rookie will compete Friday. And Cliff Williamson is a red-hot calf roper. The wonder kid, who hangs his hat at Madden, Alta.. is the 1981 leader with a first- and a second-place finish after three rodeos. , "I didn't have anything won at this time last year," notes the 20- Phillips glad CPRA's back in the saddle More sports, see Page D16 Transactions year-old. who was No. 1 during the 1980 regular-season, but endured a disappointing Canadian Finals Rodeo. '1 wasn't really prepared." explains Williamson. "I had a good spring and a good summer, but I had a bad fall. I didn't win any-. thing well, not much and my confidence slipped. I didn't get off to a good start at the Finals. "My goals this year are to win the Canadian championship and make the world finals in Oklahoma City ... If I go hard this year, I should make the world finals. "If a guy gets breaks at the big rodeos, it could be better (than '80). I hope it's just as good." As for Phillips, one thing is certain: the 36-year-old will not . get excited no matter what happens- at Royal. The man is so calm, he'd likely say 'it's a bit windy' during a hurricane! "I really don't think the pressure bothers me," he says. "Every time you back in the box, it's an important run. You want to do your best. If you don't try 100 per cent, you don't achieve 100 per cent. But, even if you don't achieve 100 per cent, you don't have to go home sulking. "Besides," smiles Phillips, "I don't believe in sulking ... It isn't the last rodeo in your life. If you draw a bad animal, you just hope you'll draw a better one tomorrow." BASEBALL American league Milwaukee Brewers send pitchers Jamie Cocanower, Weldon Swift, Doug Jones, Rene Quinones and Gus Quixos and catcher Bill Foley to their minor league camp tor reassignment. FOOTBALL Canadian League Montreal Alouertes sign wide receiver Keith Baker to three-year contract. Saskatchewan Roughriders sign lacker, Bob Macorittt defensive tackle Craig Silverman and defensive back Bobby Hosea. Winnipeg Blue Bombers sign defensive end Mike Calhoun, defensive tackle Ken Times and defensive back MaTcene Emmett. National League New York lets sign safety Carlos Henderson; acquire kicker Mickey Barilla on waivers from Buffalo Bills. HOCKEY National League Philadelphia Flyers sign head coach Pat Quinn to a five-year contract. SOCCER North American League Toronto Blizzard sell midfielder Mike McLenagbefrto Los Angeles Aztecs for an undisclosed amount ol cash. MOTORCYCLES BICYCLES All types of bicycles and Suzuki motor cyclos low prices Parts I Repair Service on All Bicycles and Suzukis OW Bicycles Accepted of) 7r,i1e 0n Mm. to Fit i U J, Sat I to I 7237 Fbst Xsaa1 S.E. 252-M21 Someone to believe in FLORSHEIM SHOE SALE '2Q - 50 FINAL MARK-DOWNS Nothing changed but the price! Don't miss the chance to save on Florsheim quality. Selection is good but not all sizes in every style. Better hurry in. SALE ENDS MAR. 28th 308 Seventh Avenue Southwest , Phone 265-4700 CHARGEX VISA 5 ji J wr- ? MEN'S & LADIES' SWEAT TOPS Victory grey fleece hooded pullover tops, with pouch pockets. Available in sizes XS to XL. Also available in deluxe styling with burgundy or navy stripe. Regular Foot Locker Price: MEN'S & LADIES' SWEAT PANTS Victory grey fleece pants with drawstring waist and elastic bottoms. Available in sizes XS to XL. Also avail- LJS to able in deluxe styling with burgundy or navy stripe. Regular Foot Locker Price: NIKE ENFORCER White canvas court shoes with blue swoosh trim. Ladies' even sizes 5 to 9. Young men's and men's even sizes 3 to 1 1 . Regular Foot Locker Price: $19.98 Now only: E 1 I 1 " j 1S1 Sow Zr "' , V XX; MOSCOW 80 Blue nylon training shoes with ray suede toe and heel pieces. Boy's sizes 1 to 6. Men's sizes 6-12 to 12 except 11-12. Regular Foot Locker Price: $21.98 1 Now only: foot locker DOMINION SUN-LINE CLIP-ON ROLLER SKATES Children's adjustable clip-on roller skates with urethane wheels and leather straps. Made in Canada. One size fits all. Regular Foot Locker Price: $19.98 Now only: $' Sale ends March 24ih MM SOCK PACK 4 pairs for E3 y jlJillljlllj NORTH AMERICA'S MOST COMPLETE ATHLETIC FOOTWEAR STORE SOUTHCENTRE MALL 278-651 3

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