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Monday, July 13, 1998 The Windsor Star D5 Auto Racing Hydroplanes Jiffy Lube 300 LOUDON. N.H. (AP) Results from Sunday's Jiffy lube 300 Winston Cup race at New Hampshire International Speedway, with starting position In parentheses, driver, type of car. laps completed, reason out if any. and money won (all dnvers from U.S.): 1. (5) Jeff Burton, Ford, 300: 2. (15) Mark Martin, Ford. 300; 3. (2) Jeff Gordon. Chevrolet, 300; 4. (9) Rusty Wallace, Ford, 300; 5. (12) Mike Skinner, Chevrolet, 300; 6. (16) John Andretti, Pontiac, 300; 7. (3) Dale Jarrett, Ford, 300; 8. (6) Kyle Petty, Pontiac, 300; 9. (26) Ken Schrader, Chevrolet, 300; 10. (17) Kenny Wallace. Ford, 300; 11. (10) Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 300; 12. (28) Jeff Green, Chevrolet 300; 13. (8) Darren Waltrip. Chevrolet, 300; 14. (32) Terry Labonte. Chevrolet 299: 15. (37) Bobby Hamilton, Chevrolet, 299; 16. (29) Derrike Cope. Pontiac. 299; 17. (14) Dick Trickle. Ford, 299; 18. (20) Dale Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 299: 19. (33) Ricky Rudd. Ford, 299; 20. (7) Ernie Iran, Pontiac, 298; 21. (39) Johnny Benson, Ford, 298; 22. (4) Chad Little, Ford. 298: 23. (341 Ward Burton, Pontiac. 298; 24. (38) Michael Wal trip, Ford, 298; 25. (23) Jimmy Spencer, Ford, 298; 26. (13) Bill Elliott, Ford, 297; 27. (22) Jerry Nadeau. Ford, 297; 28. (19) Brett Bodine, Ford, 297; 29. (1) Ricky Craven, Chevrolet, 295; 30. (30) Jeremy May-field. Ford, 294. crash; 31. (43) Andy Hillenburrj, Chevrolet, 293: 32. (18) Rick Mast, Ford, 291; 33. (25) Kenny Irwin, Ford, m, 34. (41) Robert Presslev. Ford. 280: 35. (35) Sterlino Marlin. Chevrolet. 261; 36. (21) Joe Nemechek. Chevrolet 249; 37. (42) Geoff Bodine, Ford, 184. handling; 38. (31) Rich Bickle, Ford, 137, crash; 39. (27) Ted Musgrave. Ford, 127, crash; 40. (11) Gary Bradberry, Pontiac, 118, engine failure; 41. (36) Lake Speed. Ford, 34, crash: 42. (24) Hut Stricklin, Chevrolet 34, crash; 43. (40) Steve Grissom. Chevrolet 34. crash. Din Statistics Time of ran: 3 hours. 4 minutes. 54 seconds. Margin of victory: 7.439 seconds. Winner average speed: 102.996 mph. Caution flags: 6 loi 40 laps Lead changes: 17 amug 9 drivers. Lap leaden: Craven 1-8. Gordon 9, Craven 10-14, Gordon 15-79, J. Burton 80-93. Gordon 94-96. Skinner 97. B. Labonte 98-99. Spencer 100-102, Elliott 103-112, Spencer 113, Burton 114-136, Gordon 137-140, Skinner 141, Burton 142-211, Little 212-215, B. Bodine 216. Bur ton 217-300. Series points leaden: Gordon 2,527. Martin 2.475, Jarrett 2.429, Mayfield 2,390, R. Wallace 2.307. B.labonte 2,305, T. Labonte 2,216, Burton 2.134, Spencer 1.968. Earnhardt 1.961. British Grand Prix SILVERSTONE, England (AP) Results Sunday of the British Grand Hnx Formula une race, wj laps on me d.iy-mne aversions circun with starting position in parentheses, driver, country, make of car and number of laps completed: 1. (2) Michael Schumacher. Germany. Scuderia Ferrari, 60; 2. (1) Mika Hakkinen. Finland, McLaren Mercedes. 60; 3. (5) Eddie Irvine. Britain, Scuderia Ferrari. 60; 4. (11) Alexander Wurz, Austria, Benetton Mecachrome. 59: 5. (10) utancario Fisicneua, Italy. Benetton Mecachrome, 59: 6 (21) Rail Schumacher. Germany. Jordan Mugen Honda. 59; 7. (3) Jacques Villeneuve, Iberville. Qui., William Mecachrome, 59; 8. (19) SMnji Nakano, Japan, Minardi Ford. 58; 9. (17) Toranoksuke lakagi, Japan, lyrreu roro, . Did Not Finish 10. (8) Jean Alesi, France. Sauber Petronas. 53; 11. (12) Pedro Oiniz, Brazil. Arrows. 45: 12. (22) Olivier Panis. France, Prost Peugeot 40; 13 (16) Rubens Barrichello. Brazil, Stewart Ford. 39: 14. (15) Jos Ver- stappen. Netherlands. Stewart Ford, 38; lb (4) uavio Louitnaro, Britain, McLaren Mercedes, 37; 16. (14) Jamo Trulli. Italy, Prost Peugeot, 37; 17. (20) Ricardo Rosset. Brazil, Tyrrell Ford, 29; 18. (18) tsteoan luero, Argentina, ivnnaroi roro, zs; i. S) jonnny neroerr. Britain, sauber Petronas. II; a. (13 Mika saio, nmano. Arrows, ir, 21. (6) Heinz-Harald Frentzen, Germany. Williams Mecachrome, 15; 22. (7) Damon Hill, Britain. Jordan Mugen Honda, 13. Race Statistics Time o) nee: 1 hour. 47 minutes. 02.450 seconds. Margin of victory. 22.465 seconds. Winner's average speed: 107.384 mph. Driven standings 1. Hakkinen, 56; 2. M. Schumacher. 54; 3. Coulthard, 30; 4. Irvine, 29; 5. Wurz. 17; 6. Fisichella. 15; 7. Vlllaneava, 11; 8. Frentzen, 8; 9. Bar richello. 4; 10 Salo. 3. (tie) Alesi. 3; 12. Herbert. 1; (tie) Diniz, 1; (tie) Magnussen, 1; (tie) H. wiumacner, i. Comtredm Standings 1. McLaren, 86; 2. Ferrari. 83; 3. Benetton. 32; 4. Williams. 19; 5. Stewart. 5; 6. Arrows, 4; 7. Sauber. 4; 8. Jordan. 1. Cleveland Grand Prix CLEVELAND (AP) Results Sunday from the Medic Drug Grand Prix ot Cleveland CAHl ma senes race at Burke Laketioni Airpon wrm starting position in parentheses, driver, country, make ot car. laps completed and reason out it any (ail drivers trom u.b. unless otherwise noted): 1. (3) Alex Zanardi. Italy. Reynard Honda. 100; 2. (7) Michael Andretti, Swift Ford, 100; 3. (2) Dario Franchitti, Scotland, Reynard Honda, 100; 4. (14) Scott Pruett, Reynard Ford, 100; 5. (l) Adrian Fernandez, Mexico, Heynard Foro. luu; o. (ill Gil oe i-erran. ma. Reynard Honda. 100; 7. (1) Jimmy Vasser, Reynard Honda, 100; 8. (10) Bobby Ralial. Reynard Ford. 100; 9. (15) Patrick Caipentier, Jollette, One., Reynard Mercedes, 100; 10. (6) Mark Blundell, England, Reynard Mercedes, 100: 11. (13) Christian Fittipaldi, Brazil, switt Ford, luu; 12. (18) Max papis. nary, Heynard loyoia, 100; 13. (4) Bryan Herta. Reynard Ford. 99, spin; 14. (19) Tony Kanaan. Brazil, Reynard Honda, 99; 15. (27) Alex Barron. Reynard Toyota, 97; 16. (25) Arnd Meier, Germany, Lola Ford. 97; 17. (9) Al Unser Jr., Penske Mercedes, 96, shift linkage; 18. (16) Richie Hearn. Swift Ford. 96: 19. (5) Paul Tracy, Toronto, Reynard Honde, 94, contact; 20. (8) Mauricio Gugelmin, Brazil. Reynard Mercedes, 85, cooling system: 21. (26) PJ Jones. Reynard Toyota, 74, engine; 22. (24) Andre HiDeiro. Brazil, Penske Mercedes, bb. transmission; ). 1201 Robbv Gordon. Reynard Toyota. 49. electrical: 24. (28) Dennis Vitolo. Reynard Ford. 34. transmission; 25. (12) Greg Moore, Maple Ridge, B.C., Reynard Mercedes, 3, contact: 26. (22) Michel Jourdain Jr., Mexico, Reynard Ford, 3, contact; 27. (23) Hello Castro-Neves. Brazil. Reynard Mercedes. 3, contact; 28. (21) JJ Lehto, Finland. Reynard Mercedes, 3, contact. Rice Statistics Tim of race: 1:52:22 282. Margin of victory: 8.422 seconds. Winner's average speed: 112.449 mph. Caution (lags: 3 for 16 laps. Lead changes: 3, among 3 drivers. Lap leaders: Vasser 1-11; Zanardi 12-67; Fittipaldi 66-88; Zanardi 89-100. Series points leaden: Zanardi 155; Moore 96; Vasser 92; Fernandez 85; Andretti 68; Franchitti 64; de Ferran 63; Pruett 56; Herta 54; Rahal 43. Indy Lights CLEVELAND (AP) Results Sunday ol the PPG-Dayton Indy Lights Championship race on the 2.1 -mile Burke Lakef ront Airport temporary circuit with starting position in parentheses, dnver. country, laps completed, winner's average speed and reason out (all cars are Lola V6 with Dayton tires) (all drivers trom U S. unless otherwise noted): 1. (1) Luiz Garcia Jr. Brazil. 36. 101.980 mph; 2. (8) Derek Higgins. Ireland, 36; 3. (7) Didier Andre, France. 36; 4. (6) Guy Smith. England. 36; 5. (10) Tony Renna, 36; 6. (2) Oriol Servia. Spain, 36; 7. (9) Philipp Peter, Monaco, 36; 8. (13) Felipe Giatfone, Brazil, 36; 9. (11) Jorge Goeters. Mexico, 36; 10. (15) Casey Mears. 36: 11. (17) Andy Boss. 36; 12. (18) Brian Cunningham, 36; 13. (20) Airton Dare. Brazil, 36; 14. (21) Mike Borkowskl. 36; 15. (14) Chris Simmons. 36; 16. (22) Clint Mears, 36; 17. (5) Naoki Hatlori. Japan. 36; 18. (4) Sergio Paese, Brazil, 35; 19. (16) Paul Morris. Australia. 28. off course; 20. (12) Geoff Boss. 20. contact; 21. (19) Shigeaki Hatlori, Japan, 16, contact 22. (3) Cnstiano da Maria, Brazil, 12, engine. Race Statistics Time ot nee: 44 minutes, 36.384 seconds Winner's avenge speed: 101 .980 mph Margin ol victory. 1 .820 seconds Lap leaden: Garcia, 1-36. PPG Diylon Indy lights Championship Standings: 1, Cristiano da Malta, 92. 2, Guy Smith, 60. 3, Felipe Giaflone, 58. 4 (tie). Airton Dare and Didier Andre, 57. WILLIAMS MAKEOVER: Look for wholesale changes at Williams, which has won five of the last six constructors' titles but has slumped this season with its Mecachrome (Renault) engine. Jacques Villeneuve is reported moving to the new British American Racing team. Heinz-Harald Frentzen is almost certain to be dropped and probably will move to IndyCar. The new lead driver is widely reported to be IndyCar champion Alex Zanardi perhaps on a three-year deal with Johnny Herbert of Sauber, or Williams test driver Juan Pablo Montoya getting the second spot. In 2000, Williams will begin running a BMW engine. HONOURS JACQUES: Jacques Villeneuve received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy at the British Grand Prix, awarded annually to the top British driver, or driver from the British commonwealth. Damon Hill won the previous four. Mike Hawthorn was the first British driver to win a Formula One championship (1958). ap fVVWlWVWWWVWSVlaW I r ii -hi., 1 Ferrari's Michael Schumacher of Germany Is congratulated by supporters after he won the 1998 British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England, Sunday. Finland's Mikka Hakkinen of McLaren Mercedes was second and Great Britain's Eddie Irvine of Ferrari was third. Associated Press photo: Dave Caulkin Schumacher champ despite missing fimsh Confusion reigns at end of British GP Star News Services Not even Michael Schumacher was certain he had won the British Grand Prix, which ended in confusion when he veered into pit lane at the end of the final lap instead of taking the checkered flag Sunday in Silverstone, England. Schumacher's Ferrari was leading by more than 20 seconds as he raced around the 60th and final lap. Just seconds from taking the flag, he surprisingly drove into the pits. Mika Hakkinen, pursuing in a McLaren, sped across the finish line. Television monitors showed Hakkinen had won. Then they showed Schumacher had won. AUTO RACING ROUNDUP In the pit, Schumacher climbed out of his car, gazed around for a knowing clue, shrugged then hugged team members signaling he thought he'd won. Schumacher did win, but he did it driving down pit lane parallel to the track as he crossed the finish line a first for long-time Formula One observers. McLaren protested and lost. McLaren later appealed the decision and has seven days to confirm it with the sport's governing body, FIA. Schumacher, under orders from his garage, came into the pit on the final lap to take a 10-second penalty for overtaking under a yellow caution flag. McLaren said that he should have taken the 10-second stop-go penalty during the final few laps not at the end. Formula One officials eventually admitting an error by race stewards threw out the protest on a technicality, saying Ferrari wasn't notified about the penalty for 30 minutes and, therefore, couldn't impose it until the end. "Under the circumstances, the time penalty imposed cannot apply and is therefore rescinded," a statement said. Schumacher's average speed was 107.384 mph and his time was 1 hour, 47 minutes, 2.450 seconds 22.465 ahead of Hakkinen. Only nine of the 22 cars finished. Third was the Ferrari of Eddie Irvine. "I haven't seen yellow, but it wasn't easy to see anything at certain stages," Schumacher said, describing a race run in near-constant rain conditions in which he excels. "Maybe it was while I was following someone, I don't know. "This was not the result we expected. But, it is very satisfactory to be only gjwsjtsih) - 'Jfi f -4 11 " V J STAR 1 A it i1i,g'f Alex Zanardi looks Into the trophy to find It full of doughnuts after winning the Grand Prix of Cleveland Sunday. Zanardi often spins doughnuts In his car to celebrate a victory. Associated Press photo: Amy Sancetta two points down going to the next race in Austria." The victory was Schumacher's third straight and moved him within two points of Hakkinen in the series standings 56 points to 54. It also was his 31st career win, putting the German into a third-place tie on the all-time victory list with Nigel Mansell. Alain Prost has 51 wins and Ayrton Senna 41. Jacques Villeneuve, who had his best starting position of the season in third for the Williams team, was seventh. Zanardi On a roll If Alex Zanardi is racing elsewhere next year, at least he's leaving his American fans something by which to remember him. The Italian racer, in the midst of negotiations that will determine if he remains in the CART FedEx Champion Series or returns to Formula One in 1999, was dominant again Sunday with a victory in the Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland. The victory on the 2.106-mile, 10-turn temporary road course at the downtown Burke Lakefront Airport was his fifth in 10 races this season and third in a row. It was also the 14th top-three finish in the last 17 starts for the defending series champion, who has won nine times during that span. "My priority right now is to put all my concentration in this situation," Zanardi said. "I believe the best way to advertise my name is to win races here." Sunday, he led 68 of 100 laps and beat runner-up Michael Andretti by 8.422 seconds. Dario Franchitti finished third, followed by Scott Pruett, Adrian Fernandez, Gil de Ferran and Jimmy Vasser. TV k it. arm . P- .... j .i.i... m 1 : - - k ' " : I v -,v J 1 r3 - 1Sfen. , -. MmoWtilfLX... The victory raised Zanardi's lead over second-place Greg Moore of Cana da from 38 to 59 points in the season standings. Zanardi's Reynard-Honda started third on the 28-car grid and was up to second before the cars hit the first turn, Zanardi then put the pressure on the pole-winner, Target Chip-Ganassi Racing teammate Vasser, who never led by as much as a full second. Unfortunately for Vasser, his gearbox broke in the morning warmup, and the team had to change his engine. They missed an electrical connection and Vasser was forced to use the clutch in stead of shifting with an electronic but ton on the steering wheel a definite disadvantage, particularly in traffic. The first of three full-course caution flags came out on lap 12 when Moore spun and stopped in the middle of the track. His car was struck by Michel Jourdain, Helio Castro-Neves and J.J. Lehto, eliminating all four from the race. All of the leaders took advantage of the caution to make their first sched uled pit stop. Paul Tracy, who had been running second, tagged the rear of Al Unser Jr.'s car as they left the pits, send ing Unser, who had been fourth, spin ning. He came out of the pits 20th. Minutes later, CART hit Tracy who is on probation for on-track transgres sions this season with a 10-second for "unjustifiable risk." "Al came through the grass and chopped in front of me on the pit lane,' Tracy said. "I was driving a straight line. I don't think it was my fault." Tracy finished 19th. Burton romps Jeff Burton, who had expressed a definite likmg for New Hampshire International Speedway, proved it was more than idle talk with an easy victory Sunday in defence of his Jiffy Lube 300 title. Burton led 191 of 300 laps in a Ford to win for the first time this season and fourth in his Winston Cup career. After starting fifth, he took the lead on lap 79 and dominated the race from that point at Loudon, N.H. "If I had to pick a favourite, it would be right up there," Burton had said before the race when asked about the 1.058-mile oval, where he got the second of his three victories in his break through 1998 season. "We had awesome race car," he said "But we had to work on it" His margin of victory was 7.439 sec onds over teammate Mark Martin. "We were awful good on the long runs," Burton said. "But we had to work all day because the car was really tight, and we couldn't run behind peo ple." Villwock wins 3rd straight Gold Cup Miss Budweiser fastest hydroplane Star News Services DETROIT Dave Villwock, whose racing career nearly ended less than a year ago, became the sixth driver to win three straight Gold Cup unlimited hydroplane championships when he drove Miss Budweiser to an easy victory in Sunday's race on the Detroit River. Steve David, who leads the season point race in Miss Chrysler Jeep, finished a distant second to Miss Bud weiser. Villwock, who survived a serious accident on the Columbia River in Pasco, Wash., last July, grabbed the lead at the start of the final heat and maintained it throughout the Dave Villwock race. Villwock had an average speed of 140.309 mph, while David's average speed was 134.671. Miss Budweiser's fastest lap was 146.213. Nate Brown in Llumar Window Film was third (122.468), followed by Audio Bahn, driven by Ken Muscatel (121.107); and Mike Weber in Carpen ter Communications (119.827). Pico American Dream '96, driven by former Miss Budweiser pilot Mark Evans, stalled during warmups for the final heat and did not start. Hand nearly severed Villwock's wife was told her hus band would never race again before he had 12 hours of surgery to repair his right hand, which was nearly severed. He also had a broken right arm and wrist. Later, an infection set in and Vill wock had to have his ring and little finger amputated. Villwock returned to driving Miss Budweiser two weeks ago in Evans- ville, Ind., and won that race. Miss Budweiser's victory capped a day of attrition in the pits. Master Tire withdrew from the com petition before the fourth heat because the team ran out of engines. Driver Mark Weber then replaced the injured Rick Christensen in one of the three Fred Leland owned boats, Miss Bell Forklift. All three Leland boats qualified for the final heat, but both Miss Bell Fork-lift and Pico American Dream '98, driven by Mark Tate, were forced to withdraw because of mechanical problems, leaving only Evans' Pico American Dream '96. Gold Cup Hera are the qualifying heats and finals for unlimited hydroplanes at the Chrysler Jeep Detroit APBA Gold Cup on Sunday. Races were held on the Detroit River. Heal 3 1. U1 Miss Budweiser, Dave Villwock, 143 559 mph, 969 points; 2. U8 Llumai Window Film, Nate Brown, 128.115 mpti 300 points; 3. U9 Carpenter Communications, Mike Weber, 113.975 mph, 394 points; 4. U99 R.S. Eastin Hotels presents Miss Bell Forklift. Rick Christensen.110.000 mph. 769 points; 5. U100 PICO American Dream '96. Mark Evans. 104.655 mph. 752 points. Fist Ui: U1 Miss Budweiser. Dave Volwock, 151.055 mph. Heat 311 1. U2 Miss Chrysler Jeep. Steve David, 140847 mph, 1100 points; 2. U14 Vuarnet presents Audio Bahn, Ken Muscatel. 131.163 mph. 769points; 3. U3 Master Tire. Mark Weber. 115.574 mph, 577 points; 4. Appian Jeronimo, Mitch Evans, 110.800 mph , 394 points; 5. PICO American Dream '98. Mark Tate. 103.877 mph, 752 points. Fnl Up U-20 Appian Jeronimo. 143.168 mpti. 1. UI Budweiser. Dave Villwock. 140.958 mph, 1369 points; 2. U2 Miss Chrysler Jeep, Steve David, 138.689 mph, 1400 points; 3. U14 Vuarnet presents Audio Bahn, Ken Muscatael, DNS, 769 points; 4. U20 Appian Jeronimo. Mitch Evans, DNS. 394 points; 5. U3 Master Tire. Mark Weber. WD. 577 points. Fast Up: Miss Budweiser, Dave Villwock, 149.248 mph. HeM4B 1. Uumnar Window Film, Nate Brown. 136.732 mph. 700 points; 2. U9 Carpenter Communications. Mike Weber. 134.880 mph. 694 points; 3. U100 PICO American Dream '96, Mark Evans. 133.794 mph, 977 points; 4. U99 R.S. Eastin Hotels presents Miss Bell Fork-lift, Mark Weber, 110 865mph, 938 points; 5. U101 PICO American Dream '96, Maik Tale, DNS. 752 points. Fast Up: US Llumar Window Rim, Kale Brown. 146 891 mph. Note: Mike Weber dnvmg for injured Rick Christensen. Weber's boat U3Mast Tire withdrew from Heat 4A. toMCtfFhnl 1. U1 Miss Budweiser. Dave Villwock, 140.309 mph. 1769 points; 2. U2 Miss Chrysler Jeep. Steve Daw). 134.671 mph. 1700 points; 3. UB Uumar Window Film. Nate Brown, 122.468 mph, 925 points; 4. U14 Vuarnet presents Audio Bahn, Km Muscatel. 121,107 mph. 938 points; 5. U9 Carpenter Communications. Mike Weber. 119 927 tnph. 821 points; 6. U100 PICO American Dream, Mark Evans, DNS, 977 points. Fat Up: UI Miss Budweiser. Dm Wwock, 146 213 mph GOODWRENCH SUMMER CAR CARE CAMPAIGN offer valid until July 19. 1998 Plus a Free Summer Car Care Kit WITH PREMIUM QUALITY GM GLASS CLEANER AND GM MULTI-WASH See participating GM Goodwrench Service dealers for details.

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