Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 29, 1993 · Page 9
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 9

Ukiah, California
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Tuesday, June 29, 1993
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-THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL- TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 1993 — 9 Saunders sweeps Jalopy Division Casey "The California Kid" -Swonders skillfully found his j. r( way around the quarter-mile high-banked oval of Ukiah Speedway last Saturday night to fecord a clean sweep and capture some valuable points in the Jalopy Division. Saunders claimed his first victory of the evening by holding off Santa Rosa challenger Will Conner in the four-lap Trophy Dash. Next, Saunders managed .to steal the lead from Ukiah's Eric Surges at lap eight of the second Heat Race and went on to claim his second Feature Event victory of the 1993 season. Robert Byers was the early leader in the 25-lap Main Event until Santa Rosa's Art Paul moved to the front at lap four. Paul's lead was short-lived, however, as Saunders appeared to have set his sights on the victory and quickly found his way through traffic to take the point at lap six. The only caution of the event came at lap 23 when Saunders was forced off the turn 3-4 track after making a necessary pit stop for repair. After discussion by the officials and a review of the general rules, Saunders was returned to the lead position and racing resumed. Gary Cantrell poised to make a bid for the victory when the action started. Saunders, however, was able to pull away as the green fell and handily paced himself to capture the checkered. Cantrell finished in second, followed by Dennis Can- trell, Conner and Surges. Rookie Jeff Carlson recorded his first career victory, taking the checkered over veteran J.W. Tarver in the first Jalopy Car Heat Race. In Mini Stock action, Ukiah's Jesse Kohler recorded his first Trophy Dash victory of the season, while Woodland's Dave Harper took top honors for the first Mini Stock Heat Race. Harper went on to claim his second consecutive Main Event victory. Richard George won Heat Two by default after Santa Rosa's Lowell Carpenter was disqualified following the Main Event for use of illegal heads. Former points leader James McDonald was also disqualified for illegal heads, moving George into first place in the standings by 35 points over McDonald. Don Young received credit for the second place Main event finish, followed by Paul Moore and George. The visiting BCRA Midgets provided some exciting action for race fans, with Fresno's Lloyd Hemmen Jr. recording the Main Event victory by stealing the position from San Carlos driver Jimmy Screeton on the final lap of the 30;lap feature. The Late Models return next week as part of a full race schedule following a week's vaca- titin to make room for the BCRA Midgets. Pit gates open at 2 p.m., with grandstands opening at 5 p.m. Rose sets track record in Lakeport Lakeport's Mike Rose set a new track record of 14.067 seconds in the Street Stock Division, then came from the back of the 15-car field to win his sixth Feature Race at Lakeport Speedway' last Saturday night. * Rose's brother, Rick Rose, did a repeat performance, setting fast time and winning his fourth IMCA Modified Main Event. Lakeport's Chic Beck captured his first Mini Stock Feature and Dean Giese of Ukiah was tops in the Mini Midget Division, also setting fast time and winning his first Main Event. The Street Stock Feature was controversial. On lap 14, the field was coming down for a restart and flagman Garland Sis- cp .didn't like the lineup, refusing to start the race. Half the field thought they were racing, however, including Mike Rose. Rose clipped the rear of Clark Baker'snapped car, ripping off the side of his front fender. Rose continued to race, and a three- car incident involved Rose, Jim Stillman and Glen Blevins in turns three and four. Rose pulled into the infield and track officials helped him remove his protruding sheet metal. Rose continued the race. Five laps later, Rose took the lead away from Jerry Schuck and went on to score the win. Schuck finished second in front of Howard Chase, Chuck Pruett, Gary Collins and Robbie Robinson. Pete Stillman won the Trophy Dash, and Heat wins went to Robin Baker and Mike Sullivan. Chris LaCoy was the early leader in the IMCA Modified Main Event, but on the sixth lap, LaCoy lost control, handing the lead to second-place runner Lauren Snider. Mike Linnell and Norm Boucher battled for third place as Rick Rose and Noel McCormack were working their ways to the front. The caution fell on lap 14 when McCormack and Linnell tangled on the front stretch. On the restart, Rose moved into second. Boucher hung on in the high groove until he clipped the wall on lap 23, and at the same time Rose inched by Snider for the lead. Bob Strauss and Bill Binns were next in line, and on lap 26 Strauss made an outside move on Snider for second place. The final four laps went without incident, and at the checkered it was Rose, Strauss, Snider, Binns and McCormack. Johnny Miskill won his first career Trophy Dash and Heat wins went to Binns and Jim Whaley. Only one caution flag halted the 25-lap Mini Stock Main EvJent, and Beck led the entire rabe. Wes Stillwell finished second ahead of John Barker, Jim Turner, Donna Harty, Rich Zimmerman and Ken Byrne. Harty won the Trophy Dash, Wil Robertson set fast time, and Byrne and Chris Straks won the Heat Races. Only seven Mini Midgets started their Feature Event, but the competition was close the entire 20 laps. 'Jerry Boesel Jr. led the first seven laps, with Giese riding on the outside the entire time. Giese finally eased past for the lead on lap eight, and Tom Pack and Boesel battled it out for second. Pack eventually got around Boesel, and at the checkered it was Giese, Pack, Boesel, Andy Richter, Randy Johnson, Dennie Nowotny and Steve Gugel. Boesel took home Trophy Dash honors and Pack claimed the Heat Race. Racing resumes this Saturday night with the Fifth Annual Deake Lyndall Memorial. MSRA pro fours will join the IMCA Modifieds, Street Stocks and Mini Stocks. Draft- Continued from Page 8 They include Hardaway, Duke's Bobby Hurley, UNLV's J.R. Rider, Seton Hall's Terry Dehere, Tennessee's Allan Houston, Jackson State's Lindsey Hunter and Alabama's James Robinson. Some of them, like the 6-7 Hardaway, are taller than some of the forwards. But others, like Hurley and Hunter, have to stretch to measure 6-0 and 6-2, respectively. Size isn't the factor is once was in the NBA. Players like 5-3 Muggsy Bogues have proven that heart and talent sometimes count as much as total inches. The best-known among the guards, of course, is Hurley. He led Duke to three NCAA Final 1 Four appearances and two national titles. "He's the best point guard of all the seniors," Washington Bullets' general manager John Nash said. The Pistons like Hurley, too. They're just not sure he'll still be available when their turn comes at Nos. 10 and 11. "He surpassed Dennis Rodman in some of the strength and conditioning workouts," McKinney said. "That's quite an accomplishment." Probably the best guard in the draft is the flamboyant Hardaway, the biggest and flashiest point guard since Magic Johnson. "He's just a wonderful player," Los Angeles Lakers' general manager Jerry West said. "He's got a great feel foi the game, and he's a player who makes other people better. Obviously, he's a great talent." Rider, who stands 6-5, is considered the best natural scorer in the draft. He averaged 29.1 points per game for the Runnin' Rebels last season and led the team in rebounding with 8.9 per game. Houston was Tennessee's all- time leading scorer,.finishing with 2.8Q1 pointSTHe is the only Tennessee player ever to record at least 2,000points, 400 rebounds and 400 assists. Dehere averaged 22 points per game for Seton Hall; Hunter, who has great one-on-one skills, averaged 26.7 points for Jackson State; and Robinson, whom some say needs to work on his shot selection, averaged 20.6 points for Alabama. The teams with the four worst record in the NBA last season — Dallas, Minnesota, Washington and. Sacramento — pick fourth through seventh. Quaker State ONE TOUGH MOTOR OIL AVAILABLE HERE! . Canseco's torn elbow ligament could end his season KEEP YOUR CAR ENGINE LUBE, OIL & FILTER RUNNING STRONG & LONG S 23.5O | WITH QUAKER STATE! MO ST CARS IN ONLY 15 MINUTES ._^ Texas , , '; Jose Canseco has a torn elbow ligament and could be finished for the "season. , Dr. Frank Jobe examined Canseco's right elbow Monda^an confirmed team doctors' diagnosis of a torn ulnar collateral ligament. A third opinion will come later this week from Dr. James Andrews in Birmingham, Ala. Jobe and team orthopedic sur- geon Dr. John Conway have recommended surgery that would end Canseco's season. "This is the same operation Tommy John had in 1974," said Conway, referring to the procedure Qotors: Driftwood, Birchwood Woodtone, Baja Brown. Dimciisiimal u DIMENSIONAL SHAKE SHINGLES SHAKE SHINGLES /Easy Installation /Laminated Construction > 30-Year Warranty* Affordable Beauty Full Line of Colors Laminated Construction 25 Year Warranty* Limited Labor and Material Warranty that involves transplanting a ligament from Canseco's wrist into the elbow area. After a slow start this year, he was batting over .300, hitting in the clutch and adding his typical flair. NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY 765 N. State St. • Ukiah • 468-0117 Hours Mon - Fri 8:30 - 5:00, Sat 9 - 4:00 PER SQUARE 3-Tab Fiberglass Roofing Shingles 4 Fiberglass-based asphalt shingles. 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Additional standard features Include: 4-wheel anti-lock brakes, monotone paint Iheinr, revised heating and ventilation controls, power rack-and-plnlon steering, sliding right-hand door for easy access even In tight spaces, an easy-open rear gate with cargo lamps, tinted glass with heat-repelling solar-coated windshield, analog Instrumentation with tachometer and gauges, 4-way manual seat adjuster, Integrated room antenna, fold-and-stow rearvlew mirrors, lockable under-dash storage and new standard "Quiet" package with acoustical Improvements. 1993 PONTIAC GRAND AM Air conditioning, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, AM/FM stereo cassette, power steering, anti-lock brakes^d lots more! 2150 N. State St., Ukiah »468-0101 * 1-800-287-0107

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