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4C · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Aug. 4, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Auto Racing To Turn Back -,.·- The Calendar ".'INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Auto racing may be about to ;t'ake a step forward, by turning back the calendar more than 30 ·'ye'ars. ; ." The U.S. Auto Club and ""·'Sports Car Club of America have announced plans to study · : the feasibility of a return to a common formula for most race cars. A study commission will look into standard sizes of "wheels, tires, engines and chassis for Indianapolis-type cars and the SCCA Formula 5.- ·".000 racers. A deadline of 'January 1975 is set for a report. ? l :Before World War II most -''rate cars were of one type in ''North America and Europe. "But by the 1950s, groups had ''splintered off to form racing '!· --clioning bodies which ran different types of cars. SCCA and Grand National stock car racing grew during this period 'completely apart from the ex- ·otic and expensive Indy cars. : ''Currently Indy cars cost ' a b o u t $85,000--about three -times the cost of any other rac- 'pr. The increasing costs have · started to drive participants "" away. ' Earlier this year, USAC and SCCA announced joint sponsor ship of the Formula 5.000 road racing series. After last Sun day's F-5,000 event at Elkliarl Lake, Wis.. tbe groups me 'again and agreed to work to Ward a common formula. DRIVING CHAMPIONSHIP : If realized, the groups would sponsor a North American driv ing championship, to be de cided by events on road course and ovals, possibly as soon a 1976. "We're working on wheel and tire sizes now," said Dicl King, USAC competition direc tor. "When we agree on an en gine size, we'll have the majo stumbling block out of the way "We looked at a three-lite size for awhile, but that's dead issue now. It Jooks no like the right way to go would be a 350-cubic inch, non-turbo- charged power plant." Three-liter engines also would have standardized American racing with tbe international Formula I Grand Prix circuit. The Indy cars are slightly larger and a bit more clumsy than the SCCA racers on the F- 5.000 circuit. · Most Indy cars are powered by small dis- olacement, four cylinder turbo- charged Offenhausers, while stock blocks up to 300 cubic inches are used In SCAA machines. -- Former New real Mickey doptive father. He's Ken mith, director of the National 3aseball Hall of Fame. His job s "looking after our boys." '" Mantle, Ford arid four others ·ill be inducted inlo the Hall ^ug. 12 in this picturesque up- tale New York village, said to ie the home of baseball. For Smith, 72. the job of di- cctor Involves more than merely being caretaker for a eposilory of memories. Mem- nto Hall Of Fame With Ford Mantle Set For Induction COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) Vhitey Ford aken under York Yankee Mantle and to be of an are about the wing until they die. Casey Stengel, wl Mantle and Ford, day. and among II received at his Glei home was .one f bered. And when Dizzy Smith was an hon bearer at his funei sissippi. "I've alway felt COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) John Havlicek's off-season suggested by a lome is a red brick ranch louse in one of the newer sec- ions of Upper Arlington--comfortable, tastefully decorated, vith a swing set in the hack- yard and a family room with a striking collection of trophies and mementos. When he completes the final .wo seasons on his present contact with the Boston Celtics :his may become a year-round aase. . . . · · :·· "I'm going to come back to Columbus, I'm pretty sure of that," said Havlicek, who has Decome not only a wealthy »!!· per star but on« of the more articulate athletes in sports. But when he does two years at age 36, that recently. Havlicek It would coach at Ohio State. "I never said tha said. "I wouldn't mi capacity such as COULD STAY IN GAME "It would allow me to stay in the- game and possibly help some of the younger players if they had pro aspirations.telling them what they have to do to achieve that." Graf served Fred from the to the Hall o managed s S^ Tues- 3 cards he 1ale, Calif., om Smith. ; members :ly remem- Dean died, orary pall*al in Mis- completely layers. I've ito it," said Smith, a New York sporlswri- ter 38 years before joining the Hall in 1964. The highlight of Smith's duties is induction day, which includes Hie ceremony and the Hall of Fame Game, this year between the Chicago While Sox and the Atlanta ;Braves. . Joining Mantle and Ford in the Hall this year are oldtimers Samuel Thompson of the Philadelphia Phillies and James Bot- lomley fotLs-Cu.rdtolaeihS lomley of the St. Louis Cardinals, both deceased; veteran National League umpire John "Jocko" Conlan; and James Consider Eventually / ional maga- .lated flally d return to t," Havlicek nd having a Jock Graf 3 enjoy that. N RAMP. change throughout life. "I'm not ruling it out 100 per cent, but the way I feel at this point 1 don't have Hie desire or ambition. "If I decided to coach, it would be easier for me to go nto a pro situation because I mow the game so much better 'Cool Papa" Bell, who played for a St. Louis team in the Ne- 3ro baseball leagues. A crowd of 10,000, about four limes the population of Cooperstown, is expected. Smith's office is located amid all the memorabilia, including h i s favorite artifact, B a b e Ruth's locker. Most artifacts are displayed casually, and only the cathedral-like Hall of Fame room, with its bronzed bas-reliefs of members, has a semblance of order. "I'm not an interior decora- lor," said Smith. "I'm a baseball man." Baker Takes Po'e Position MOUNT POCONO. Pa. (AP) -- Buddy Baker, known in rac ing circles as "The Big Kilten' because of his bulk and easy going nature, captured the pole position Saturday for the $100, 000 Purolator 500 stock ca race. Baker, a 225-pound, 6-4 giant muscled a Ford around th three-cornered. 2^-mi!e Pocon Debbie Lawler Likes To Outdo Evel Knievel NEW YOEK (AP) -- Debbie Lawler Hashes a diamond en gagcniL'iil ring bigger tha Chris Evert's and says if she competed as much as Billie Jean King she could win four times as much money. Debbie exudes femininity, but tennis, the traditional game for the genteel, isn't her Gag. Motorcycle jumping is. She's touted as the f e m a l e Evel Knievel, and although she has no plans to jump the Snake Hivcr Canyon, she loves to show him up, "Last Jan. 3 in the Astrodome. I broke Evel's crowd record with 100,000 in two days," she said. She also broke his record for the indoor jump, sailing over.16 cars, but Knievel won it back last month in Portland, Ore., by adding a car. Miss Lawler's next coup over the world-famous daredevil is to he c a r r i e d out by Santa Glaus. "We're coining out with a Debbie Lawler doll for Christmas that will jump farther than the Evel Knievel doll," she said. Debbie, in many respects, is doll-like herself. She is billed,as "the flying angel." She has blue eyes and her long blonde Tax-Writers Take Swat At Sports Businessmen I've been away from college ball so much that all the differ- U4-1?? miles per hour in pacing qualification runs lor Sundays 1 p.m. EOT start. Bobby Allison, driving t h e ent defenses Earl Campbell Not Just A Flash In Pan HOUSTON, There are going Conferi Tex. (AP) -- ng to be some Southwest Conference football teams burned if they think Earl Campbell is just a high school flash in the pan. At least that's the opinion of Galveslon Ball's Jim Yar- broiigh, who was one of the most outstanding defensive olayers in the Texas High School Coaches Association All- Star Game. Yarbrough, a fearsome 250- pound defensive end who Is bound for the University of Texas just like the heralded Campbell, chided critics of the John Tyler schoolboy All- America. They were on opposite sides of the field Thursday night. "I'm sure glad he's going to lie on my team now," Yarbrough said. "He's one great back." Campbell fumbled the ball five times and admitted, "That's the most mistakes I can ever recall making. I've got to work on holding onto the football." STILL AWESOME The 218-pound Campbell was iwesome when he did hold onto he ball. He displayed tremendous ex- jlosion into the line of scrim- ·aqe. Campbell's quickness! md powerful legs made a most minviting target for one-on-one ickling. iw the waist," one press box ibserver noted. Campbell has the agility of a 170-pounder yet isn't shy. In fact, that could be one of his weaknesses-preferring to run would be foreign to me. sort of thing in the pros. There- for years assistant on feel for the pro game than the college game." Havlicek thinks part-time basis while ducting a business. Celtics will have it tougher. Since I've been playing bas- "It's easy to win a champion his plans are not as definite as Raceway at WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional tax-writers took a swat Thursday at the big money businessmen in big league sports. A professional sports lax reform provision, expected to have an impact on the tax attractions in the buying and selling of teams, was approved tentatively by the House Ways and Mean's Commiltee. This provision, centering on tax treatment involving franchises and player "contracts and covering all professional sport clubs, would be part of f sweeping tax revision bill thai the panel hopes to send to the House for action after the pros Sciential impeachment proceed ings. Generally, the provision has to do with the allocation of val ue among assets for tax. pur poses. It would provide that the buyer of a team cannot assign more value to player contracts than the seller recognized as the sales price. A committee tax staff expert who gave the panel copies of s Brookings Institution study o the topic, said the new provi sion should "have an appre ciable impact and less' on trasactions' would general ·buying and selling o probably Roger Penske Matador at nearby Reading, based Pa- claimed the other front row berth with a speed of 144.106 m.p.h. The second row spots went to all-time stock car king Richard Petty, with 143.078 m.p.h. in a Dodge, and Mercury-driving David Pearson.' Cale Yarborough, who is locked in a tense battle with Petty for the championship point lead in NASCAR's Grand National division, earned the fifth starting spot in a Chevrolet with a 142.269 m.p.h. clocking. FOUR HAVE WON ALL Yarborough, Petty, Pearson and Allison have won all of the 19 previous Grand National events. Petty leads Yarborough in both the points and money columns, the former by 120 points and the latter by $165,795 to $163,373. Allison is third in the points list and fourth in money. Pearson's $123,410 is third in the money race, compiled in only II starts against 19 for the others. It was Baker's secnd pole winning effort at the unique Pocono Mountain facility this year. In April, he drove a Dodge .to a track stock car speed record 149.850 m.p.h. in qualifying for hair is swept into a top-knot with a fe\y wisps left to tickle her pixie-like face. "I'm only 5 feet 2 and weigh 105," she said. "I used to be a fashion model and I was the smallest one. I wear a size three or five dress. "People just don't understand how I can handle a motorcycle that weighs more than twice what I do, but when the bike lands, I absorb the impact just like a jockey." And like jockeys, she has had her spills. Earlier this year she cracked three vertebrae during a jump at Ontario Motor Speedway when her 250cc motorcycle overshot the ramp. "I really shouldn't be jumping now," she said. But she will--Friday at the Orange County Speedway in upstate New York. And her fianee. Frank Hughes, a right wing for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association, will be there. "The more I see her jump, the more I realize s h e knows what she's doing. She has a great deal of confidence," he said. "But I wish she wouldn't jump at all." Debbie, 23, of Phoenix, has no intentions of quitting .even though she says motorcycle jumping is the most dangerous sport'in the world. teams by businessmen trying t obtain f 'ax advantage. HOW IT WORKS According to tbe Brooking study, the tax advantage work stablished basketball team, dl- iding Ihe price among th» eam's franchise, player- con- racts and other things such ai quipment. The Brookings report said the ,e\v owner normally allocates is large a share as possible to lie player contracts because hey may be depreciated over heir estimated useful life in computing taxable income, fence, the greater the proper ion allocated to contracts, th» smaller the club's taxable prof- ts. If a team's profit, after de- ucting player contract depreciation, is negative, it will pay 10 income tax, and if the team is a small business corporation or partnership, the current- year's loss will be distributed among the owners and can be used to offset their own taxable income from other sources. The lax staff experts said S problem is the value put on th'e contracts. The o w n e r could work the contracts d o w n to zero and then sell the team and the next owner again can assign a large value to the contracts, the experts said. According to the sludy, when sellers allocate proceeds among various team assets, they try to assign as little as possible to the player contracts in an attempt to minimize remaining depreciation because that item. is taxed at regular tax rates, as opposed to the l o w e r capital gains rate. an event sanctioned by United States Auto Club. the The USAC cars; however, are Tourney Entries NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Two members of the Evert tennis family will compete in a $30,000 Kiddie And Her Caddie The old man gels stuck with Ihe work as pint-sized Tracy Home walks down the fairway at Indian Lakes Country Club at Bloomingdale, a Chicago suburb. Tracy, Kt feet tall, weighs in at 56 pounds and is only 11 years old, but is doing well in the fight for the title of (he junior girls' Norlh- ern Illinois Golf Association tournament. Daddy, RHhin, handles (he caddy chores. (AP Wirephoto) Connors, Chris Evert Favored In Clay Courts INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The Wimbledon love match of Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert will lead a handful of the world's tennis elite inlo Monday's opening round of the "He weighs 218 all right-be- J5130.000 U.S. Clay Court Cham' · ·· ' pionships at the Indianapolis Racquet Club. For the first lime in its history, the tournament will be stretched to eight days and ex- darkness under Racquet The 64 men will be competing over people instead of taking j tend after the easy way out. , l i g n t s on seven Toughness is another Camp- ci u t court bell trademark. On one North pass completion, he wiped out two defenders with a downfield block. When the North suffered an interception, Campbell was there to drive the pass thief out of bounds with a smashing tackle. JACKSON UNIMPRESSED Joe Jackson, a tough defensive end for the South from Beaumont South Park who is headed for Arkansas, wasn't dazzled by Campbell, who gained 109 yards in the 14-12 North victory on a record 28 carries. "They say he's supposed to be so good, but he didn't show me that much," Jackson said. According to North quarterback Rodney Allison of Odessa, who is bound for Texas Tech, Campbell looks good even when he doesn't have the ball. The winning touchdown on the last play of the game came after a fake to Campbell off the Power I. "He (Campbell) performed perfect play as far as the fake was concerned," Allison said. "Yeh, they fooled us," said Yarbrough, who was involved in several thunderous head-on collisions with Campbell. Staubach Says He'll Report THOUSAND OAKS, Calif (AP) -- Quarterback Roger Staubach of the Dallas Cowboys said Saturday he would reporl to training camp Sunday de spile a player's slrike agains 1 the National Football League. "This has been a very tougt decision, but after weighing a aspects of the as teammates length all slrike--such player demands, fan reaction player and owner negotiating stralegy, crossing the strike line, etc.--I have decided to re port to training camp Sunday,' Slaubach said in a slatemen released by the Cowboys. "This is an individual dec! sion on my part, with no inten to influence others. Therefore, '. have no further comment," the statement added. Staubach, in his sixth yea with the Cowboys, led Ihe NFL in passing last season. or a $100.000 purse while 32 vomen will be playing for a to- al of $30,000. The women's final will be Sunday, Aug. 11 and the men's inal Monday night, Aug. 12, both lo be televised by the Pubic Broadcasting System. Connors, the unconventional and sometimes fiery 21-year-old 'rom Belleville, III., is expected o get a strong challenge from Romania's Hie Nastase. young 3jorn Borg of Sweden and de " e n d i n g champion Manue Orantes of Spain. EVERT FAVORED Miss Evert, who has won the clay court title each of the pas two years, is a heavy favorite lo add a third crown. She'll be pressed by anothei American, Julie Heldman, i quarter-finalist at Wimbledon and foreign stars such as 1!)6 C Clay Court winner Gail Chan freau of France and most o Ihe Brilish Wightman Cup team. The tournament will be thi first for Miss Evert since he Wimbledon singles victory. Thi 19-year-old champion will h joined by her younger sister Jeanne. Borg, the 18 year-old wh currently leads the the $500,00 Grand Prix of Tennis, woul like nothing belter than to ad lo his lead with a victory here The youngster already has no died triumphs in the Italian French and Swedish Opens thi year. Connors, who is engaged t marry Miss Evert after th U.S. Open Championships Forest Hills, N.Y., won th Australian and Wimbledon I ties. He is co-ranked with Sla Smith for the No. I spot in U.S tennis. Smith, however, is no competing in this event. Yanks Reactivate Mel Stotllemyre NEW YORK (AP) -- Mel itolllemyre, who injured his houlder while pitching against California June 11, was reac- ivated Saturday by the New York Yankees. To make room for the veteran right hander. the Yankees optioned infielder Fernando Jonzale to Syracuse of the International League. A f t e r resting his arm for hree weeks, Stottlemyre has een working out daily with the Yanks. "I have thrown as hard could," Stottlemyre said, "and lave had no bad reactions. I am ready." Stottlemyre, who has been with the Yankees since 1964, las a 6-7 record this season, with a 3.49 earned run Average. Gonzalez, acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies earlier this year, appeared in 60 games, batting .204 with home run. allowed more freedom in such key items as carburetion, thus allowing for faster speeds. The NASCAR Grand National machines run with smaller carburetors. Baker. Petty and Allison drove Indianapolis-type cars in 1970 and 1971 at Pocono, the only course of its kind in the country. . . · · MORE TRACK TIME "It's different, no doubt about that," an elated Baker said. "I don't think my car is any faster than several others here. It's just that I have had a bit more time on the track." Petty agreed, noting that in addition to himself, Pearson and Allison are $1 million career prize money winners. "By race time, you'll know who is fastest. You'll see him out in front of the pack," the 3G-ycar old, four time Grand National champion said. "Qualifying isn't that important, except that everybody wants a favorable position when the green flag drops." Of the five top starters, only Yarborough came with a big engine. The others will use mid-sized engines to take advantage of a NASCAR rule that tournament Aug. 18-25. way: A group of businessmen, fo example, pays $2 million for a FAYETTEVILLE SPEEDWAY Wed.-Thurs. - Aug. 14-15 - 8 p. m. ADVANCE TICKETS ON SALE AT WHIT CHEVY; FAYETTEVILLE. Tickets $3 Adults; $1 Kids, Day of Show at Speed-way favors Ihe smaller plants with carburetors larger than those allowed big engines. Baker started driving the pole-winning Ford in May, replacing sports car ace George Fotlmer. He hasn't won in it yet but has collected $43,458 in prize money. Italy Noses Ahead MESTRE, Italy (AP) -- Italy nosed ahead of Romania Saturday in the European Zone A Davis Cup tennis finals when Adriano Panatfa and Paolo Bertolucci overpowered Hie Nastase and Ion Tiriac for a 2-1 lead after the second day of play in the best-of-five match series. 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