The News from Frederick, Maryland on September 7, 1967 · Page 16
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Frederick, Maryland
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Thursday, September 7, 1967
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·Speed Shifting Local Team Captures National Class At Indy .With Jim Fellows Frederick's Duquesne Drag Team performed a small miracle this summer. In only five weeks the six- man team rebuilt a junked 1956 Pontiac, bought f o r $15, into a national class champion drag racer. There's more to the mir- acie. The engine pulling the car when it flashed down the Indianapolis Raceway Park Dragstrip over Labor Day weekend had logged 111,000 miles before it was rebuilt into a racing "mill." * * * NOW THE TEAM'S car, "Rough Ride," is the National Hot Rod Association champion in the I-SA, "I" stock-automatic class. The gold and blue hardtop flew through the traps in 14.72 seconds, one-tenth second slower than the all-time class record, and accelerated to 94.88 mph to win its class in the 13th Annual National Championship Drag Races. Team members are quick to point out that they are twice as .proud of their achievement because they "did it themselves." Although many top drag ·acers are prepared by professional speed shops the Duquesne men rebuilt their "heip" into a champion by themselves in a garage on Broadway Street. Only precise block and head work was farmed out to a Baltimore machine shop. * * * THE SIX members of the team, Gary Ledbetter, Richard Simpson, Willis Abbott, Roger Matthews, Dick Stockman and Bill Miller, pool their spare funds to keep the racer going. Racing profits are put back into the car as new parts. Apparently the system works. The team's shop s decorated with at least fifty trophies for its racing victories, and a lot of the less impressive awards hav; been "cleaned out" by the team. No sponsorship of any kind has ever been given to the racers. They picked Duquesne as their team slogan several years ago when It was customary to carry ? bumper plaque giving a car club s name. * * * ONE MEMBER of the i-'ub said that once he saw a beer can attached to .1 car and the group decided to pick the name of their favorite beer as their slogan. The team first got interested in racing five years ago when one member's car had what was rumored WINNING FEELS GOOD -- Five members of the Duquesne Drag Team look through the windshield of "Rough Ride ,·' their championship winning drag racer. From left to right to be the first set of magnesium wheels in Frederick County. Since that time they have worked together to produce winning cars. The present Rough Ride is a carbon copy of an earlier Rough Ride, Photo by Nelson Brooks are Gary Ledbetter, Bill Hiller, Roger Mathews, Dick Stockman and Willis Abott. even to the paint job. * * * LEDBETTER, who does most of the driving for tha team, explained that the switch to a hardtop was made because it was 200 pounds lighter than the old Page A-16 THE NEWS, Frederick, Maryland Thursday, September 7, 1967 C-T Entries, Resulfs CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. -- 'chsman and Krupsaw's 3-year- ·Id filly Valley Vamp eyes her second win and appears to be the probable favorite for Thursday's Berryville Purse at Charles Town. Designed for 3 and 4-year olds, the headliner attracted eight entrants and will be offered as the eighth race of the night, at four and a half furlongs Valley Vamp, a Maryland bred daughter of King Mo-Leader, has displayed an abundance c-f early speed in all of her races this year but on practically every occasion has w e a k e n e d through the final eighth - mile. She has been postward eight times prior to Thursday's feature and raced to a win^a second, five thirds and a fourth place finish. E. G. Gustmes was pamed by Trainer B B Bur- .dette at 112 pounds. Shelby C. Rowell's Love Little is expected to provide the strongest opposition in the feature off several good races this ··ear. The South Carolina bred colt is a winner this season and more recently was outrun for a $2,50 tag. Tom DePalo was the mount under 112 pounds. The remainder of the f i e l d consists of Holmes B. Carlisle's Always Frisky, William R 'lolwick's Baby Bull, Norris and O'Bannon Jr.'s Burnley Girl. John H. Morgan's Roving Glance, Roxie F. Kirkland's Helen's Crasher and June Barnes' Timmie G. F I R S T $1200, Maiden Cla mmg 2 Year Old Maidens, 4 ' . e ur longs Tourist Star (Howard) 400-3.20-220 Wide Country (L Reynolds) 1310-400 Jolli Jan Kat (Grove) 1.40 Paramount Girl, Fairy Spread, Jenny Kay, Rollin Rocket, Queen Of The House, Spring Jut, Little Kim. Time--.54 3-5. SECOND, SI ?00 Claiming 4 Year Olds and Up 6 2 Furlongs Mitchil Lil (Grove) 20 40 6 40-4 20 Presta Sun (Breeden) 340-260 Buckles (Williams) 510 Nogcin, Double Drums, Nekton, Shining Delight. Rupprecht, Cave Dweller Easy To Please. Tim*--1.51 15 DAILY DOUBLE--(B 10); Paid--M4.40 THIRD. SI 200 Claiming, 3 Year Olds ti r d Up 7 Furlongs sagum (Johnston) 15 20-7 40-4.40 Colonel Mosrjy (Davidson) 4 4 0 2 6 0 My Friend John (Vacanti) I S O Spin Fiddle, Miss Bo Peep, Bloom's Best Man, Bisby, Iron Missy, Hyto Rambler Time--1 1» F O U R T H $1,300 Cl.limmq j Year Olds 1 1 16 M.les Mustier John (Denney) 4 4 0 3 6 0 3 4 0 Wirdy Flame (Baker) 4 6 0 3 1 0 Sweet Vern (Sigler) 9 8 0 Trotan Dancer, Miss Anne T , Nir- tcmme, Rare Tune Time--1 51 3-5 F I F T H ll 300, Claiming j Y i ^ r O d d J Up i i 16 Mile- Reds Handful (Johnston) 1 1 1 0 4 2 0 3 4 0 Arctic Spin (Howard) 310-140 Gypsy Colony (L Reynolds) 4 4 0 Late Comer, Mighty World, Landing Oakland, Net, Final Wave, Rapacious, ! Milt Square. Time--1.4» 4.5. SIXTH $1,400, Claiming, 3 and 4-Year- Olds, 4' 2 Furlongs. Kathryn Khobar (Grove) 13 00-6.20-3.40 Queen Bergeruk (Gustines) 5.10-3.60 W. Jay (Johnston) 5.60 Adrian Princess, Scotch Charmer, Amateur Hour, Little Tycoon, Captain who, Luminescence, Early Cross. Time--.5) 1-5 SEVENTH, $1,500, Claiming, 3-Year- Olds and Up, 7 Furlongs. Miss Elsie V. (Vatil) 16.40-4.60-4.»0 Willie W (Davidson) 7.00-7.60 Prlmbar (Sigler) 4 M Run For Zenith, Shellah's Bell, Dancing Light, Eloquently, Fran Welch, Trygen. Time-- i.i» 1-5. EIGHTH, $1.500, Allowance, 3-Year-Olds and Up, 6 ' 2 Furlongs Al Getl (Vasil) 4 40-1.10-1.40 Misty Look (Gustines) 3 60-1.40 Brown Jay (Ford) 1.40 Miss Pell, Drag Strip Miss. Cherub's Baby, Perceptive, Shining Satin. Time-I 11 1-J TWIN DOUBLE--(T-S-I-O; Pjid--*3,105.W 1 Tickets vi %·"" SI 400 Claiming, 4 Year-Olds » - £ . , ; '4 Miles inm? trass (Grove) »40-4.60-1.00 sai.r.j River (L Reynolds) L Q - e Lit (Slut,) 6 4 0 Pa.-Kit, The Intern, Ray Tomroy, Duzys Boy Yime --1.50 1-5. Atterdance--3.458; Handle--$141,4*6. First Race, Purse $1,100, Two-Year-Old Maidens, Four and a Half Furlongs. Major league STANDINGS National League American League Late Moon Ann Fan Sara's Sinqirg Retsel Miss Fate Bank On Taber Ped Fan 119 Mr Remus x l U Or Snavc U'2 Cicisbeo 122 Spanish Tro|»n 119 Droopy Ears 122 Boston Jimmy xl!4 Flighty Lass 122 122 122 12J xlU 122 xlU W. L. Pet. G.B. Sv. Louis 87 53 .621 -San Fran. 75 64 .540 1U 2 Chicago 77 66 .538 11' 2 Cincinnati 74 65 .532 12 1 2 Phila'phia 71 68 .518 144 Atlanta 72 67 .518 14V 2 Pittsburgh 69 71 .493 18 Los Angeles 63 73 .460 22',2 Houston 55 85 .393 32 New York 53 85 .384 33 YESTERDAY'S RESULTS San Francisco 2, Houston 0 Atlanta 4-1, Pittsburgh 1-4 St. Louis 3, New York 1 Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 0 Los Angeles 6, Chicago 3 GAMES TODAY St. Louis (Gibson 10-6) at | New York (Koonce 5-4) ' Cincinnati (Pappas 14-10) at | Philadelphia (Short 7-8) (N) \ Atlanta (Niekro 11-7) at Pittsburgh (Sisk 10-12) (N) Chicago (Niekri 8-6) at Los Angeles (Drysdale 10-14) (N) Houston (Von Hoff 0-2) at San Francisco (Herbel 3-4) American League Jacksonville Seeks Minnesota Chicago Boston Detroit California Wash'n. Cleveland Baltimore New York Kansas City W. 78 78 79 79 72 66 ·35 62 62 57 YESTERDAY'S L. 61 61 62 62 67 74 76 75 78 82 Pet. .561 .561 .560 .560 .518 .471 .461 .453 .443 .410 G.B. _ -- -6 l2Vz 14 15 16V-. 21 RESULTS Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Detroit 8-6, Kansas City 5-3 Chicago 3, California 2, 13 in-' nings Only games scheduled GAMES TODAY Minnesota (Chance 17-11) at j Baltimore (Hardin 5-1) (N) New York (Stottlemyre 14-11) | at Boston (Lonborg 18-7) (N) Only games scheduled | (Advertisement) sedan. As if dropping 200 pounds wasn't enough, the men tore apart their $15 car and stripped it of everyth ng except absolute necessities. Instead of buying high- priced speed equipment the team used its ingenuity to Two Racing Men Die In Crash CRAWFORDSVILLE, Ind. (AP) -- Johnny Pouelsen, who put together the first race car to rut 150 m.p.h. on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and Rhiman A. Rotz, chairman of the U.S. Auto Club's rules committee, were killed Wednesday in the crash of Pouelsen's two-engine plane. Both men lived in Indianapolis about 45 miles from the scene of the crash near Crawfordsville. Pouelsen also had a winter home in Compton, Calif. Pouelsen, 44 and a former rnce driver, had the peak years of his master mechanic's career in 1962 and 1963. Parnelli Jones of Torrance, Calif., drove a Pouelsen- preoared Agajanian special in 1962 to a qualifying record of 150.370 m.p.h. for the Memorial Day 500-mile race at the speedway. He led the race until his brakes failed and he dropped back to seventh. The next year, Jones and Poue'sen won the 500 in the next-to-last duel between their '. /pe of 4-cylinder front-engine car and the new rear-engine 8s prepare the car. An expensive-looking air duct on Hie carburetor is really a junked radio speaker m o u n t . Many engine parts c o iv. e from popular mail - order houses. The help of a professional patterned after European Grand Prix racers. The last was the following year when A.J. Foyt won. Pouelsen won the prized D-A .nechanical achievement award in 1964 for his work the previous year. Race, mechanics select the | Dinner. ; Rotz, Indianapolis architect and president of the Rotz Engineering Co., had the job of pre- ojding over continuing controversy about whether another innovation, t u r b i n e-powered cars should be allowed to compete against piston engines. The turbines are still eligible Liut with reduced specifications A'hich eliminated the engines in the Jones STP special which led most of this year's 500. was used only once in the construction of Rough Ride. The team explained that Nelson Grimes Jr. was hired to decorate the racer because the paint they liked cost $25 a gallon and they "didn't feel like wasting any." * * * NONE OF THE team has any professional mechanic's experience. Two are carpenters and one a carpenter's apprentice, another a produce worker, one a maintenance foreman, and the other an electronics equipment builder. Although only six men are officially members of the racing team they estimate their "interested" following at "close to a hundred". "There's always somebody watching us work." All work on the car is done in spare time. One member of the team said that he didn't think there was ever a night that one of the group couldn't be found hard at work in the shop. * * * HE CORRECTED himself quickly. He didn't include a multitude of nights when the ear was away at drag meets. Team members work when the car is away too. Palmer Among She Added To Bird List BALTIMORE (AP The Baltimore Orioles added the names of six pitchers to their roster Wednesday, but only Jim Palmer will report immediately from the minors. Palmer, who led the Orioles pitching staff last season with 15 After winning the championship Saturday the men had to completely tear down the car's engine for examination by track officials. After being declared "strictly legal,'' the engine was retuined to the club in pieces. Sometimes a lot of work goes into simply getting the big stocker to the track. With its tuned headers and wide-open exhausts the car can not be driven on the streets. * * * AN OLD FARM truck is the workhorse used to transport the car to races. For several years the truck was plagued with frequent gas- line stoppages. When it quit recently in Ohio the team was determined not to move until they found the trouble. Careful examination revealed one half of an old bath towel in the gas tank. * * * WHEN ASKED about professionally - prepared drag racers members of the Duquesne team all agreed, "Winning feels better when you've done it yourself." Judging from its impressive record the Frederick team must be feeling fine right now. victories and posted a shutout in the World Series, has been with Miami in the Florida State League the past month. He has been bothered all season by a sore arm. Other pitchers put on the Oriole roster were Dave Leonard, Tom Fisher, Mike Adamson and Ed Barnowski, all with Rochester, and Paul Gilliford at Elmi- 13. Old-Timers Set Game The old Rice's Grocery team of Mountaindale that competed in county and city softball leagues, will play an old-timer gam e Sunday at the lower diamond of Baker Park against the Dr. Pepper softball team. Approximately 36 old-timers, one from as far away as Huntington, N.Y. will participate in the game. WISE ... MODERNIZE · DORMERS AND FINISHED ATTIC · ROOM ADDITION · CLUB CELLAR · CUSTOM KITCHEN · CARPORT PLANNING CONSTRUCTION FINANCING The Cavco Building Center N. Market St. Dial 662-1980 Second Race, Purse $1,203, Three-Year- A El A|l_Ctfir fifllMA O d s ana Op, Claiming ($1330), Six and a atrfc MII'iJIUI VUIIIC Hail Fu-longs, F l a x t n Ldsf x l O l She s My Girl Penny Grand 111 You Quill 1 14 Creamona Lil Mr Mystic St Simon S )ck 120 Medium Done Mr Lurdy I2C A ' a t c i Native Bird 117 Beware North Channel x l ! 5 Carmen Aurum 117 X109 114 114 106 117 117 Third Race, Purse SI, 200, Three and Four-Year-old Maidens, Claiming ($1400), Six and a Half Furlongs. 120 x l l S X107 120 115 112 Six and a Half Furlongs. My Belloscopp 112 Near Here Lorilald 170 Mariah Knock A r j u r d 117 Priestess Day Ol Delight 112 Phosphorescent Slick Ginny X112 Paint Me Silky L-ss x!07 C'oud Bank 112 Noire Guerre x l l S S p ' d w a y Dancer xllO Fourth Race, Purse $1,100, Three-Year- olds and Up, Claiming (JU50), Four and a Half Furlongs. Miss Motive 113 T u f t y Ru'lah xlll A l i e n s Delight 119 George Goose 116 Mr Kev x l l l Peterkin x l ! 4 Kagnow 118 Dcltona's Pride x l ! 4 Fifth Race, Purse $1,700, Three-Year- Olds and Up, Claiming ($1150), Four and a Half Furlongs BatteMOr.i 11* Grivk Caravel 119 Kibby H 116 A t l a s 119 Tom s S m r o c k x l l l Duchess Tin 119 Lonesome Jim I W S h . l k e d n C r s e x l l ? Sixth Race, Purse $1,200, Three-Year- Olds and Up, Claiming ($1250), Six and 3 Half Furlongs St Sehaldus l ? O F l i m m g o Man 100 T u r n Rich 1 1 4 Frnntiih Don 120 Ldkhs Nothing III Senator 120 L a s t Reply v l 0 9 T t i e Shrew 106 Northern Code 114 Miss V.mity x l ! 2 C r a / y B u r - i s 120 R i n g Shut 114 Sugar F.ip l ? O S c a r t e r n 120 Seventh Race, Purse $1,400, Three and Four Year Olds, Allowance Four and a Hall Furlongs Blurred 118 Dumplin Darhnq lli Harvest Queen x l l O B r i t e Beau x l ! 7 Roman L i ting x ! 1 4 Hello Huckster 118 Cordial L 17 US "Blazing Action in the Afternoon!" HAGERSTOWN RACE COURSE The Only Daytime Racing in the Area! SEPT. 11-30 Post Tim* 1t30 DAILY DOUBLE cJoMi 1 20 PM QUINELLA ON 5th t 9th RACES L A D I I S ' D A Y T U I S D A T fro* (10f To»| Eighth Race, Purse $1,300, Three ant) Four Year Olds, Claiming (J2SOO-JJSO), Fo r and a Hall Furlongs. A l w a y s Fnsky x l l s Roving Gldnci" 112 Baby Bull 1 1 3 L o \ e Liltle 112 Burnley Girl 109 He en's Crasher 109 Va ley Vamp 112Timmie G 1?0 Ninth Race, Purse $1,300, Three-Year Olds and Up, Claiming (JliSO), one Mile ant.' a Sixteenth. Skyperion 'A) Bull Hero x l l S Oh x l 15 Green Fire x l ! 2 Greek Lover 120Gr»t Borough 117 Pavolme Girl 117 Sun Tom 120 Gestimste |-o Conqratuiations x l l s X 5 Lbs apprentice allowance claimed Dickson Named NEW YORK ( A P ) Bob Dickson, the U S and Britis' Amateur champion from McAlester, Okla , and four other leading young amateurs werr named Wednesday to play on the United States' team in the America's Cup golf match with Canada and Mexico The competition will be held et Guadalajara, Mexico.Oct 78. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (.AP) A group of 17 businessmen lias underwritten an $85,000 guarantee if the American Foot- oall League All-Star game is played in the Gator Bowl Jan. ?1. The businessmen acted after AFL President Milt Woodard said here last week a $103,000 guarantee within 10 days was a necessity to consider Jacksonville as a site for the game between stars of the Eastern and Western Division teams. 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