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Pontchartrain The Michigan Daily-Saturday, June.i982-Pio15
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L Rna sace .THIS IS an overview of the 2.5 mile
course set up for tomorrow's Detroit
/SQ ~Grand Prix. For the second day in a
1 row, qualifying was postponed yester-
Detroit Grand Prix
Formula One Race CourseAP


Grand Prix woes continue
DETROIT (AP)- Qualifying for tomorrow's are small, less powerful versions of the racers that they wanted some changes in a couple of areas,"
inaugural Detroit Grand Prix was postponed for the compete at Indianapolis. Campbell said. He said the major changes at that
second straight day yesterday while officials finished ASKED WHETHER the race would be held as point were the lengthening of escape roads at two of
work on the course a day late. scheduled tomorrow, race spokesman Rod Campbell the 20 turns on the course.
That left the drivers just 1% hours' practice to said, "We will try to run the schedule." But he There were also some fences, separating spectator
become acquainted with the 2.59-mile track, which laughed and said there were "no guarantees." areas from the track, that had to be installed at the
winds through the city's downtown streets. He said there were "a couple of instances where last minute. Others were rebuilt after they were
THE LATEST schedule calls for a pair of one-hour fences were taken down." He said workers had been knocked down or damaged yesterday morning, ap-
Formula One qualifying sessions today. The fastlap unable to complete other fences along the track over- parently by vandals.
of each competitor from the two hours of time trials night. Meanwhile, Michael Andretti, son of former
will determine the 24-car grid for tomorrow's race. He also said security at the track was a problem Forumla One world champion Mario Andretti and a
The course was to be finished Thursday, in time for and said it was "very difficult to get everything but- Super Vee racer, said the track was extremely bum-
a hastily arranged extra practice session, but was not toned down." Campbell said the delay prior to the py and slow enough that he never got his car into
completed until early yesterday afternoon because of Super Vee practice was due mainly to changes fourth gear during yesterday's practice.
vandalism and last-minute refinements. required by the Paris-based governing body of world "It's very tight," the 19-year-old Andretti said.
Officials of the Sports Car Club of America, which racing, Federation Internationale du Sport "But it's not a bad course. In fact, it's going to be a
is sanctioning tomorrow's race, sent out Super Vee Automobile. fun course to run because it's going to keep you busy
cars for a half-hour test session yesterday. The-cars "THE TRACK was built to FISA specifications, but all the time."

Wilander displays
fine gesture and fine
tennis in Open semi s
PARIS (AP) - Mats Wilander, the Vilas, 29, reached the final for the
unseeded 17-year-old from Sweden, fourth time. He won the titled in 1977,
defeated Jose-Luis Clerc yesterday and but lost to Bjorn Borg in 1975 and 1978.
will face Guillermo Vilas as the The lefthander has won all five of
youngest-ever finalist in the $917,000 the Grand Prixevents he has played in
French Open tennis tournament. this year.
Wilander defeated the No. 4 Argen- With Vilas in top form, Wilander will
tine 7-5, 6-2, 1-6, 7-5, while Vilas, the No. enter the final as an underdog, for all
3 seed from Argentina, downed Jose his giant-killing feats this week.
Higueras of Spain 6-1, 6-3, 7-6. The final
will be played tomorrow.
WILANDER, who upset Ivan Lendl
and Vitas Getulaitis in previous rounds,,
was the hero of the crowd at Roland
Garros Stadium for his sportsmanship
as well as his tennis.
He insisted on playing the last point of
his semifinal again because he thought
Clerc was issued a bad call. The umpire,
Jacques Dorfmann, had declared the
match over and climbed down from his x
"I couldn't win that way it's im-
possible," Wilander said. The point
was replayed, Clerc netted a backhand,
and the crowd stood and roared for
"IN ALL MY experience I have never
seen a gesture like that on match
point," said Dorfmann, who is also the Wdander
tournament referee. ... earns berth in finals

On June 7, 1982
Playgirl Magazine will be
in town to interview models
for an upcoming nude
feature on
If you are interested in
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Interviews June 7
Oam to fpm.

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