European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives Feb 11 1968, Page 16

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - February 11, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 18 the stars 4nd stripes sunday february 11, Andretti of Daytona Beach Fla a Mario Andretti s Mer Cury Cyclone it crashed against a retaining Wall at Day Tona International Speedway Friday after it went into a spin while travelling at an estimated186 Miles an hour. He escaped , one of nine Drivers who unofficially bettered the track s 180.831 . Qualifying record immediately schedule repairs to the car to get it ready for sunday s official trial run for the feb. 25 Daytona 500 Stock car officials said Andretti s vehicle blew its engine going into the third turn at full Speed went into a spin and struck the Wall Between the third and Mario Andretti. Tops qualifying Mark fourth turns. He fought the vehicle for nearly eight tenths of a mile before bringing it under control. Andretti from Nazareth pa.,had turned the track at 186.401 . Before the Accident More than 5 . Above the official qualifying Mark set Las year by Curtis Turner. David Pearson of spartan Burg s.c., led Friday s speeds with 188.726 . In a exceeding Turner s Mark were Cale Yarborough of Timmonsville s.c., in a Mercury 188.355 Richard Petty of Randleman n.c., Plymouth 187.425 tiny Lund Cross s.c.,Mercury, 187.254 Bobby Alli son Hueytown ala., Ford,185.383 Leroy Yarbrough co Lumbia s.c., Mercury 184.448donnie Allison Hueytown ala., Ford 182.485 and Darel Dieringer Charlotte n.c., Dodge 181.994. Macias out Points Gonzalez Las vegas Nev. Up Rene Macias 132, los Angeles scored a unanimous decision Over Pete Gonzalez 132, san Jose calif., in a 10-round fight her wednesday night. Ryun runs to easy Victory 3rd fastest in new York a Jim Ryun ran away from a Field that was supposed to give him trouble and won the mile by 40 Yards in 3 minutes 57.5 seconds atthe . Track and Field federation indoor meet Friday was the third fastest mile Ever run indoors. Only Tomo Hara who 3 56.6 within month in 1964 on the Patrick ran 3 56.4the space and of a Ever ran faster Villanova. An Sam Bair of cent state who provided Ryun with his first real competitive test of the year Fin. 40-Yard advantage shed in 4 01.0 and 4 02.0, re Jim Ryun Spect ively. But the race was Allrun s. Early in the race he relinquished the Lead to Bair but with three laps gone the Kansas Star whose outdoor world rec Ord is 3 51.1, took the Lead for Good. Bair who has won several Miles indoors this season stayed within three Yards for a time while Patrick who beat Ryun last year in the Mcaa indoor880 race stayed Back in fourth and fifth four laps to go Ryun be Gan to turn on the Speed an the near capacity crowd of about 15,000 at the old Madison Square Al is f1 Inni. A 1 1\jgarden s shrieked last track its approval. Meet with three laps to go the 20-year-Oldjunior was leading by 15 Yards with Bair second. By the time the gun sounded for the last Lap Ryun was ?

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