The Michigan Daily-ThursdayMa, 1980-Page 23
PARSONS, GUTHRIE HAVE TROUBLE ATINDY,
Rutherford remained hot, Johnny Par-
son car caught fire and Janet Guthrie
spent a good part of the day cooling her
heels yesterday as practice continued
for the 64th running of the Indianapolis
500 auto race Memorial Day weekend.
As he had on the two previous days,
Rutherford turned in the top practice
speed of the day with a lap at 191.002.
This time, however, it was in the
backup car of Jim Hall's Chaparral
Racing team, not the racer with which
he won the Ontario Twin 200.
Rutherford was clocked at 191.449
mph Tuesday and 192.4 Monday.
Parsons' Lightning-Cosworth caught
fire when its engine blew during a prac-
The incident began on turn two and
Parsons parked the flaming racerc
turn three, sitting calmly in it until t
fire crews arrived.
Parsons' fire was the first of fo
emergency incidents on the track.
Three separate cars spun out and h
the wall in less than 90 minutes. Rook
Frank Weiss spun out and hit the wa
combing out of turn four. Sheldon Ki
ser's car hit the wall on turn one an
another rookie, Dennis Firestone, we
onto the grass on the inside befo
slamming into the outside wall. On
Weiss was injured, suffering a brokf
ankle and a broken knee.
Guthrie, Parsons' teammate, had di
ferent problems: a new racer neithi
she nor her crew were very familia
on "As you know the ground-effects-car
he is still new and there's a lot we have to
learn about it," she said during one of
ur many pit stops during the day.
It is the first time Guthrie, 42, has
it driven the low-slung type of car which
ie hugs the track like a vacuum cleaner.
all She's happy with the Lightning-
n- Cosworth, however.
nd "It's well behaved. It's not doing
nt anything nasty," she said. "It just ran
re 180 mph its first time out yesterday."
ly Her real problem, she said, is running
en in only one champ car race this
"It's just a question of money," she
ar The first and only woman to race in
the Indy racing classic, Guthrie,
Hargrove extends streak
as Indians down Oakland
nevetheless, has had trouble getting a
Texaco is the only one that has shown
any interest and the company is content
to run only at Indy.
No one can run near the leaders with
one race a year, she said, noting she
expects to finish somewhere between
fifth and tenth at the May 25 race.
Besides Rutherford, two-time Indy
500 winner Bobby Unser broke the 190
mph barrier with a 190.034 effort.
Indianapolis veteran Tom Bagley
turned ina 189.314 clocking. Rookie Tim
Richmond turned in a 188.482 mph lap.
Mario Andretti, the 1969 Indy winner
was clocked.at 187.852. Howdy Holmes
was timed at 187.539 and Pancho Carter
recorded a 185.147 mph lap.
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OAKLAND (AP)-Cleveland's Mike
Hargrove extended his hitting streak to
18 consecutive games with a two-run
single in the sixth inning and- Rick
Waits pitched a four-hitter to give the
Indians a 2-1 victory over the Oakland
Waits, 2-3, allowed only an unearned
run, on first baseman Hargrove's
throwing error in the third.
Oakland starter Brian Kingman, 2-4,
did not give up a hit until the fifth, when
Gary Alexander blooped a single to
right field. But the Indians got three
straight hits with one out in the sixth.
JORGE ORTA got an infield single,
Duane Kuiper doubled to left and
Hargrove lined his game-winning
single to right.
Rob Picciolo led off the A's third with
a single and Dave McKay followed with
a sacrifice bunt. Picciolo rounded
second and headed for third base,
which the Indians left uncovered on the
play, and Hargrove's throw to third
went over the glove of catcher Ron
Hassey, who tried to cover the bag.
Hargrove has driven in 18 runs during
his hitting streak and 19 for the season.
Madlock hearing set
NEW YORK (AP)-National League
President Chub Feeney will conduct a
hearing today into his fine and
suspension of Pittsburgh third baseman
Cleveland 2, Oakland 1
New York 4, Milwaukee 1
Chicago 7, San Diego 4
Pittsburgh 7, Los Angeles 6
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Madlock was fined $5,000 and
suspended 15 days after an argument
with umpire Jerry Crawford during a
Pirate-Montreal game last week.
MARVIN MILLER, executive
director of the players assocition,
disclosed the hearing and questioned
the punishment which, he said, Feeney
imposed on the basis only of the
"He questioned no players on either
the Pittsburgh or Montreal teams,"
Miller said. "Be made his decision and
nownhe will be reviewing his own
The hearing was called because the
umpiring team involved will be passing
through New York Thursday. Madlock
is not expected to be present.
"This is due process, Feeney-style,"
In Pittsburgh, the Pirates announced
that Madlock will attend the hearing
along with his attorney, Steve
Greenberg, Pirates manager Chuck
Tanner and Harding "Pete" Peterson,
the club's executive vice president.
THE PIRATES are not scheduled
Miller had charged that the hearing
was called for the umpires'
convenience since they were passing
through New York.
NEW YORK (AP)-Steve Kemp of
the Detroit Tigers has taken the
American League lead in game-
winning runs batted in, a new statistic
being introduced this spring.
Kemp has been credited With five
game-winning RBIs so far this season.
Roy Howell of Toronto is second with
four, and 11 players are tied with three
According to rulesradopted this
season, a player is credited with a
game-winning RBI when he drives in a
run which puts his team ahead to stay,
regardless of the game's final score.
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