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Frederick News-Post (Newspaper) - September 7, 1967, Frederick, Maryland Speed 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 man team rebuilt a junked Pontiac bought for into a nacional class ion drag racer There's more to the acie The engine pulling the car when it flashed down the Indianapolis Raceway Park over bor Day weekend had logged 111.003 miles before it was rebuilt into a racing mill NOW THE TEAM'S car is the tional Hot Rod Association champion in the I class The gold and blue hardtop flew through the traps in 14.72 seconds ond slower than the all-time class record and ed to 94.86 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 achievement because they did it themselves Although many top drag racers are prepared by speed shops the Duquesne men rebuilt their heap into a champion by themselves in a garage on Broadway Street Only pre- cise block and head work was farmed out to a more machine shop THE SIX members of the team Gary Ledbetter ard Willis Abbott Hoger Matthews Dick Stockman and Killer pool their spare funds to keep the racer going ing profits are put back into the car as new parts Apparently the works The team's shop decorated with at least fifty trophies for its racing tories and a lot of the less impressive awards have been cleaned out by the team No sponsorship of any kind has ever been given to the racers They picked quesne as their team slogan several years ago when It was customary to carry a bumper plaque giving a car club's name OXE MEMBER of the club said that once he saw a beer can attached to a car and the group decided to pick the name of favorite beer as their gan The team first got inter- ested in racing five years ago when one member's car had what was rumored WINNING FEELS GOOD Five members of the Duquesne arp T Drag Team look through the windshield of Rough are Ledbetter their drag racer From left to right f f Hiller Roger Dick man Willis Abott Page THE POST Frederick Maryland September 7 C-T Entries Results to be the first set of wheels in ick County Since that time they have together to produce winning cars The Rough Ride is a carbon copy of an earlier Rough Ride even to the paint job f LEDBETTER who does most of the driving for the team explained that the switch to a hardtop was made because it was 200 pounds lighter than the old sedan -As if dropping 200 pounds wasn't enough the men tore apart their car and stripped it of except absolute necessities Instead of buying priced speed equipment the team used its ingenuity to CHARLES TOWN W Va and old 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 Oakland Mile Square 4.3 SIXTH Claiming 3 and Olds Furlongs Kathryn Grove Queen W Jay Johnston tuc An air duct carburetor is really ed radio speaker mount Many engine parts come from popular mail order houses The help of a professional was used only once in the construction of Rough Ride The team explained that Nelson Grimes Jr was ed to decorate the racer be- cause the paint they liked cost a gallon and they feel like wasting any NONE OF THE team has any professional mechanic's experience Two are penters and one a apprentice another a produce worker one a tenance foreman and the other an electronics ment builder Although only six men are officially members of the racing team estimate their interested following at close to a 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 w HE CORRECTED self quickly He didn't in- clude a multitude of nights when the car was away at drag meets Team members work when the car is away too After winning the ship Saturday the men had to completely tear down the car's engine for examination by track officials After being declared strictly the engine was returned to the club in pieces Sometimes a lot of work goes into simply getting she big stacker to the track With its tuned headers and wide-open exhausts the car can not be driven on the streets V W AX OLD FARM truck is the workhorse used to trans- port the ear io races For several the truck was plagued with frequent line stoppages When it quit recently m Ohio the team was mined not to move until found the trouble Careful examination re- one half of an old bath towel in the gas tank WHEN about prepared drag racers members of the quesne team all agreed feels better when you've done it yourself Judging from its sive record the Frederick team must be feeling fine right now National League American League STANDINGS W 87 77 furlongs Valley Vamp a Maryland bred daughter of King er has displayed an abundance of early speed in all of her races this year but on practically ery occasion has weakened through the final eighth mile She has been postward eight times prior to Thursday's ture and raced to a win a ond five thirds and a fourth place finish E Gv Gustines was named by Trainer B B dette at 112 pounds Shelby C Love tle is expected to provide the strongest opposition in the ture off several good races this year The South Carolina bred colt is a winner this season and more recently was outrun for a tag Tom DePalo was the mount under 112 pounds The remainder of the field consists of Holmes B Carlisle's Always Frisky William R Baby Bull Norris and Burnley Girl John H Morgan's Roving Glance Roxie F Kirkland's len's Crasher and June Barnes Timmie G Adrian Princess Scotch Charmer tear Hour Little Tycoon Captain Who i San FrancisCO 75 Luminescence Early Cress i Cincinnati SEVENTH A4 t OWs and Up 7 Furlongs Miss Elsie V Vasil Willie W Davidson Sigler 429 Run For Zenith Bell Dancing i Philadelphia EIGHTH Allowance FIRST Year-Old Maidens Star Howard Wide Country Reynolds Join Jan Kat Grove 2.40 Paramount Girl Fairy Spread Jenny Kay Rolfin Rocket Queen Of The House Spring Jut Littie SECOND Claiming and Ua Furlongs Lil Grove Presta Son Breeden Buckles Williams 5.20 Double Drums Nekton Shining Defiant Rupprecht Cave Dweller Easy To Please DAILY THiRD Claiming a-d Us 7 Sagum Johnston Mossy Davidson My John Vacanti Spin Fiddle Miss Bo Peep and Up Furlongs Al Getr Misty Look Brown Jay Ford 2.40 PHI Drag Strip Mto Cherub's Shining Satin 1.21 TWIN S Tickers NINTH Claiming and Up 1 Miles Shiny Brass Gray River L Lone Lit Slati The Intern Ray Boy 122 122 122 122 122 First Race Purse Maidens Four and a Half Furlongs Late Moon 119 Mr Remus Ann Fan Dr Snave Sara's Singing Retsel 122 Spanish Troian Miss Fate 119 Droopy Ears Bank On Taber 122 Boston Jimmy Red Fan Flighty Lass Second Race Purse Olds and Un Claiming Six and a Half Furlongs Flaxen Last She's My Girl 117 Penny Grand 111 You Quill Mr Mystic Lil 114 St Simon Stock 120 Medium Done 114 Mr Lundy 120 Alator los Bird 117 Beware 117 Norm Channel Carmen Aurum 117 Third Race Purse Three and Four-Year-Old Maidens Claiming ix and a Half Furlongs My Belloscope 112 Near Here 120 120 Mariah Knock Around 117 Priestess Day Of Delight 112 Phosphorescent 120 Slick Ginny Paint Me 1151 Silky Lass Cloud Bank 112 Noire Guerre Dancer Fourth Race Purse Olds and up Claiming Four and a Half Furlongs Miss Motive Allen's Delight 119 Georga Goose 116 Mr Kev Angeles Houston New York 74 72 71 68 62 55 53 L 53 65 64 65 66 66 71 74 85 85 Pet W L 621 Minnesota 78 61 542 11 Boston 79 62 540 Detroit 79 62 532 77 61 122 14 72 66 518 Washington 66 74 Pet 489 456 393 384 Cleveland Baltimore 32 New York 33 65 76 75 561 560 560 558 552 471 461 453 Two Racing Men Die In Crash Ind AP Johnny who put together the first race car to hit 150 en the mechnics select j is Motor Speedway and Rhiman patterned after European Grand Pm racers The last was the following year when Foyt won won the prized achievement awards work the previous m for A Rotz chairman of the US Rotz architect Clubs rules committee and President Rotz j were Wednesday in the had of pre- crash of plane about whether another Both men lived in Palmer Among Six Added To Bird List BALTIMORE AP The Baltimore Orioles added the names of six pitchers to roster Wednesday but only Jim Palmer will report from the minors Palmer who led the Orioles pitching staff last season with 15 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 fay a arm Other pitchers put on the roster were Dave Leonard Tom Fisher Mike Adamson and Ed Barnowski all with ter and Paul Gilliford at ra t u r b i n 14 15 is about 45 miles from the scene cars avowed to com- the crash near pe engines game not included YESTERDAY'S RESULTS San Francisco 2 Houston 0 Atlanta 4 1 first game only St Louis 3 New York 1 Philadelphia 9 Cincinnati 0 Chicago at Los Angeles night GAMES TODAY St Louis Gibson at New York Koonce Cincinnati Pappas at Philadelphia Short N Atlanta at burgh Sisk N Chicago at Los Angeles Drysdale N Houston Von Hoff at San Francisco Herbel American League 118 Pride Perry SPORTS Jacksonville Seeks AFL Game JACKSONVILLE Fla AP A group of 17 businessmen has underwritten an guarantee if the American ball League All-Star game is in the Gator Bowl Jan 21 The businessmen acted after AFL President Milt Woodard said here last week a game not included YESTERDAY'S RESULTS Cleveland 3 Minnesota 2 Detroit Kansas City California at Chicago night Only Games Scheduled GAMES TODAY Minnesota Chance at Baltimore N New York Stottlemyre at Boston Lonborg N Only games scheduled ponies are stm eligible reduced specifications Advertisement Worth Knowing E Manager We were given a statistic from the New York Tri- of 1926 which said 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PM DAILY DOUBLE doses FAt ON RACES TUESDAY todies Admitted free QOt Foor and x Half Furlongs Ninth Race Porse and Mav Olds and Op Claiming one Mile ana a Sixteenth r man 20 Fire Greek Lover Girl T Home Tm Philadelphia of life Once again we have LOCk pvf v o a r n f o i e a s o n TO Game thank God for America We 000 202 000 i 8 1 it a aild 100 ooo s i SAFE Labor Day for and Uecker Kauf man man Dal Canton Face 8 national 223 E Patrick St 117 Sin Tom 120 120 Lbs apprentice allowance Dickson Named YORK AP Bob Dickson the U.S and British Amateur champion from Alester Okla and four other leading young amateurs were 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 at Guadalajara 8 ENJOY OUR DAILY BUFFET LUNCH OR ORDER FROM OUR MENU 11 30 TIL 2 P M TO P M TONITE SERVING Fine Steaks Sea Food Fried Chicken Fresh Fish Cocktails 500 West Patrick St BUFFET EVERY FRIDAY EVENING 5 P M TIL 8 P M near 1 ville also had 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