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PAGE SIX

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1967

PAGE SiX THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY, JUNE 1,1967

Foyt

Wins

ndy

'500'
Turbine

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As Jones Proves

By PETER BRETT
Special To The Daily ,
INDIANAPOLIS-The checkered
flag finally came down for A. J.
Foyt after a "nerve racking" and
utterly unpredictable 51st running
of the "500" yesterday.
Parnelli Jones, driving the only
turbine powered car in the race,
had held a nearly constant lead
over the other drivers until a
bearing failure pulled him over
to the infield, only four laps short
of victory.
Foyt, now a three time In-
dianapolis winner, came close to
losing his lead as he came around
the final lap into a five car pile-
up in his Sheraton-Thompson spe-
cial. Foyt found an opening, how-
ever, to become the only driver to
complete the full 200 l-aps.
Foyt set a race record of 151.207
miles per hour, bettering the old
mark of 150.686 m.p.h. set by
Jimmy Clark of Scotland in 1965.
All cars still running after
Foyt's finish were flagged off the
track, and official placings were
withheld pending examination of
race and lap records.

Al Unser of Albuquerque, New|I
Mexico was running second in a
Lola-Ford and Joe Leonard of San
Jose, California was in the third
position as Foyt's teammate in an-
other Cayote-Ford.
Unofficial fourth went to Denis
Hulme of New Zealand in an
Eagle-Ford. Fifth was Jim Mc-
Elreath of Arlington, Texas in a
Moore Ford.
Parnelli Jones, despite his
broken gear box will apparently
take sixth place money. Chuck
Hulse of Los Angeles held seventh
in a Lola-Ford and Art Pollard of
Medford, Oregon was in the eighth
spot in a Gerhardt-Offenhauser.
Bobby Unser of Albuquerque,
New Mexico in an Eagle-Ford and
Bob Veith of San Lorenzo, Califor-
nia driving a Gerhardt-Offen-
hauser rounded out the top ten
places.
Jones, considered a likely win-
ner in the race because of the
turbine engine and four-wheel
drive that powered his car, would
have won by a comfortable mar-
gin without mechanical failure.

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The engine proved it has the was holding behind Foyt until his
advantages of reducing weight and engine began to smoke during the
minimizing fuel consumption-- last quarter of the race.I
which meant fewer pit stops in a Al Unser took up third as Stew-
race where every second counts. art pulled into the pits. With the
A near capacity crowd of over final race in its final laps, it
300,000 fans had been frustrated seemed to be the property .of Par-
Memorial Day after the race came nelli Jones.
to a halt on the 18th lap because But the "500" again proved it-
of rain. Jones had been nearly a self to be the "greatest spectacle
full lap in front of the other in racing" as, one lap in the lead,
drivers, with Dan Gurney holding Jones pulled onto the white line
the number two position and Foyt and coasted to a stop because of
running a close third. bearing failure,
Parnelli Jones and Foyt ex- Spectators were on their feet in
?hanged leading positions on a the remaining minutes of the
damp track yesterday as their race to watch Foyt cross the line.
cars pulled off for refueling. Un- In the straightway of the 199th
til the end, however, it appeared lap, five cars spun in every di-
that Foyt would have to settle for rection directly in front of the:
a close second. judge's stand.
{,No one was hurt in the spec-
Things had begun to change tacular mishap, but three cars
early when Jimmy Clark, Mario were badly damaged.
Andretti and Graham Hill, the A dazzled three time winner,
top contenders, were out of the Foyt drove into Victory Lane call-
race because of engine problems. ed the race "nerve-racking," as
Gurney followed suit before the he shook hands with the judges
race was half over and Foyt moved and accepted the Ford-Warner
Stewart running third. Stewart presentation as the 51st Indy
to second position with Jackie champion.

U.S. Wins
Davis Cup
Semifinals
By The Associated Press
Cliff Richey of San Angelo,I
Tex., was the final winner in the
Americans' 4-1 victory over Mex-
ico, defeating Marcelo Lara in the
North American Zone Davis Cup
semifinals Tuesday.
The series started last Satur-
day with Mexican veteran Rafaels
Osuna winning over Richey in five
sets.
Arthur Ashe of Richmond, Va.,
passed over last year in the cru-
cial Davis Cup singles play against
Brazil, then trounced Osuna 8-6,
6-3, 6-2.
Osuna and Joaquin Loyo Mayo
were defeated in doubles Sunday
by Clark Graebner of Beachwood,
Ohio and Marty Riessen of Evan-
ston, Ill., in three sets.
Ashe, who took a leave from
the Army to participate in thel
Zone semifinals, won the decisive
game over a slower and visibly
tired Osuna Monday. Shortly af-
terward rain and hail stopped the
Richey-Lara token game, which
had to be finished the next day.
The U.S. team will leave for
Guayaquil, Ecuador June' 8 to
train for the American Zone title
18. Ashe however, will not be a.
matches against Ecuador June 16-
part of the squad as the Negro
star will return to his Army duties.

By The Associated Press
The leaders of both leagues had
a hard day yesterday. Both De-
troit and Cincinnati were defeat-
ed, while the second place teams
moved up. Chicago took their
game and St. Louis gained a half
game by having their game post-
poned.
Yesterday also saw the close of
another chapter of New York
Yankee history as Whitey Ford
resigned. Ford said it was due to
a spur in his elbow. He holds a
236-106 lifetime record, the high-
est in the majors since 1900.
Leon Wagner and Larry Brown
drove in three runs apiece and
Luis Tiant fired a six-hitter, lead-
ing the Cleveland Indians to a
9-0 victory over Detroit last night.
Tiant, who struck out 13 en-
route to his third victory in four
decisions, helped his own cause
with a two-run single in the In-
dians' four-run sixth.
The Indians raked loser Mickey
Lolich, 5-5, and five relief pitch-
ers for 16 hits while snapping the
American League leaders' winning
string at three games.-
Pitcher Rich Nye got three hits,
scored two runs and drove in an-
SPORTS NIGHT EDITOR:
.WALLACE IMMEN

Tigers, Redlegs Taste Defeat;
Yankees' Ford Calls it Quits

other as the Chicago Cubs edged
the National League-leading Cin-
cinnati Reds 6-5.
A two-run single by Ron Santo
capped a three - run Chicago
eighth inning and proved to be
the decisive margin, as the Reds
ralliedforthree runs in their half-
of the inning, before Nye, 3-3. got

Sox to within a half-game of
American League-leading Detroit.
Berry opened the 11th with a
single and moved to second on a
sacrifice. Then, after Gerry Mc-
Nertney was purposely walked.
Hansen delivered the winning hit.
Though the Yankees were with-
out Ford they found ample talent

Jim Coker to line out in rookie Steve Whitaker who
Ron Hansen singled home Ken whacked a two-run homer and re-
Berry in the 11th inning to give liever Dooley Womack who check,
the Chicago White Sox a 3-2 vic- ed a ninth inning rally,.took a 3-0
tory over Baltimore and move the victory over Kansas City.

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Major Leaguie Stanidings

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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit
Chicago
Boston
Cleveland
Baltimore
Minnesota
Washington
New York
Kansas City
California

w
26
25
21
20
19
18
19
18

L
15
15
20
20
20
22
23
22
24
27

Pct.
.634
,625
.524
.512
.500
.476
:452
.450
.442
.400

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4 v,
5
5 m,
6
7'
8
10

NATIONAL LEAGUE
W L Pet B
Cincinnati 30 18 .625 -
St. Louis 4 16 .600 2
PittsbFgh 318 .551 3'
San Francisco "4 19 .558 34..
Chicago 22 19 .537 41
Atlanta 22 21 .5l2 .
x-Los Angeles 19 23 ,452 'S
x-Philadelphia 17 23 .425 9
Houston 16 28 .364 .'2
New York 14 26 .350 12
x-Late game not included.
Y'ESTERDAY"'S RESULTS
San Francisco 15, Pittsburgh 4
Clicago 6, Cincinnati 5
Houston 6, New York 1
Philadelphia 0, Los Angeles 0 (4thi)
Atlanta at St. Louis (rain)
TODAY'S GAMES
Chicago at Cincinnati (n)
Atlanta at St, Louis (n)
New York at Houston (ni)
Philadelphia at Los Angeles (n)
P'ittsburgh at San Francisco

YESTERDAY'S RESULTS
Boston 3, Minnesota 2
New York 3, Kansas City 0
Washington 6, California 3
Cleveland 9, Detroit 0
Cljago 3, Baltimore'2 (11 inn)
TODAY'S GAMES
Cleveland at Detroit (n)
California at Washington (n)
Mlnnesota at Boston
Only games scheduled

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PARNELLI JONES AND A. J. FOYT started the race Tuesday in sixth and fourth places respectively, and ran first and
second through most of the race.

JONES' CONTROVERSIAL turbine engine held first place throughout the majority of the race Wednesday until a bear-
ing gave out with ""My ;even and a half miles to go. Above, the turbine engine is to the right of his dismantled car.

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-AP
A. J. FOYT TOOK OVER the lead in the 197th lap. He felt that
the turbine engine outclassed any piston engine at the racep
had only hoped for a second place win.

BOB VEITH IN HIS rear-engined Offenhauser finished tenth, unofficially, after starting in 28th
position. He completed 475 miles. Only Foyt's car crossed the finish line before the race was stopped.

PARNELLI JONES, above, holds seventh place unofficially, after
a five car wreck stopped the race on Foyt's last lap. Many cars
were several laps short of the 500-mile mark.

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