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Kokomo Tribune (Newspaper) - May 8, 1994, Kokomo, Indiana Sports Sunday May Kokomo fHbuhe Cope handles victory Sadler runs out of gas LOUDON AP For Derrike Cope what appeared to be a futile chase turned surpris ingly into a fuming victory in Sat urdays Chevy Dealers 250 Cope appeared headed for a sec ondplace finish behind Hermie Sadler at the New Hampshire International Speedway until Sadler ran out of gas with six laps to go We werent going to catch Her mie He was a little too Cope said after winning his first race since 1990 Then he ran out of gas It was unfortunate for Sadler took it in stride I cant think of anything we should have done or could nave he said It never crossed my mind that we would run out of We did everything we needed to do to win this race It just wasnt our At the time Cope was trying to hang on for second He had broke a header earlier in the race and his motor was laboring he said We just kept Copes crew chief Red Farmer said the car was losing some power in those final laps Cope a Winston Cup regular who won his first Busch Grand National race had moved into second ahead of Bobby Dotter only seconds before Sadler dropped out Then Cope won a iivelap sprint to the finish with and Ken Schrader Busch series points leader rjCenny Wallace finished fourth to retain his lead over Sadler Cope who joined the Winston series in 1986 had only two Wjctories in 182 starts the Day Ctjjna 500 and at Dover both in 4090 He is the first Winston Cup to win the Chevy 250 in five Armings He took home in the event thirdrichest on the Busch tour Sadler appeared on his way to a second straight Busch victory r he won last week at Rougemont as he benefitted from a bundle of collisions and cautions Sadler last years rookie of the year took the lead after the 10th of l5 cautions came out on lap 159 He led by almost the length of a Derrike Cope holds the victory trophy up high after claim ing the Chevy Dealers 250 NASCAR race AP photo the oval There were 15 lead changes among nine drivers on a sunny afternoon Dale Earnhardt appeared on his way to a big race when he opened a ninesecond lead before the first major collision on the 66th lap Another multicar crash four laps after the restart shoved Earnhardt out of contention and he dropped out on the 131st lap straightaway by the 190th lap over Terry Labonte before the llm cau tion bunched the cars again Only 21 of the 44 drivers fin ished as several early multicar collisions on the main straight away left few cars without some damage Thirtythree of the first 100 laps were run under caution Cope starting 14th in a Ford averaged only mph over Now thru May 15th FREE VINYL SIDING WITH EVERY GARAGE RllLLflCK RAD ARM Thomas Now SAVINGS IP TO DURING OUR SPRING BOAT SALE BONJ HUNDREDS OF BOATS IN1 STOCK I K I MILLION DOLLARS Ol INVKNTOUY fc EVERYTHING ON SALE WELLCRAFT 196S Eclipse Mercruiser Eagle Custom Trailer A m tiH 1850 Capri Mercruiser Trailer WITH THIS COUPON 20 OFF dEVIflPEOUTBOflRK 2O OFF 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to any youth bowler who participated in the tournament whether or not they won an award Both the tournament and ban duet were sponsored by the Booster Club Several board members had asked area businesses to help with the arshtp fund or banquet The response from these businesses was tremendous On behalf of the booster club 1 thank those businesses for their support of youth bowling FF Treasurer Booster Club Kokomo Ind Douglass Goody lead senior Legends field by 2 AUSTIN Texas AP Dale Douglass and Charles Coody who won the 1990 Legends of Golf tournament with a record score fired an 11underpar 61 Saturday to grab a twoshot lead in the teamformat Their 124 put them two strokes ahead of the teams of Bob Murphy and Jim Colbert and Chi Chi Rodriguez and Jim Dent in the million twoman betterball event Lee Trevino and Mike Hill the winning team in 1991 and 1992 were three shots off the lead at 17 under 127 Two other pairings Harold HenningGraham Marsh and Simon HobdayGeorge Archer were at 129 Coody and Douglass said play ing in the same foursome with Rodriguez and Dent helped push both teams It was fun We played with Chi Chi and Jim and we all played off each others Coody said We were seeing some good Paced by an opening 59 Dou glass and Coody combined for a record 39underpar 249 in 1990 But that was for 72 holes and this years event is 54 So both said they cant let up if they want to claim a second title We know we have to shoot real low Sunday to win We are in good position now but we have not won Douglass said Rodriguez and Dent coleaders after the first round shot their sec ohd straight 63 over the hilly par72 Barton Creek Country Club course Medium PJZZ3 just Cooper DWIGHT FOUTS TIRE OFFERS YOU QUALITY FINANCING AVAILABLE YOU WONT BELIEVE IT UNTIL YOU CALL DWIGHT FOUTS TIRE US 31 BYPASS N KOKOMO IN 3174577274 Large Pizza For Just WithPurchlii ul Miilium or Urp Pil 3 KOKOMO LOCATIONS 3 I ByPass North 4528287 2328 W Sycamore 456I ISO 408 E Center Rd 453I5II AUTO PARTS 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