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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - July 10, 1968, Darmstadt, HessePage 20 the stars and stripes racing Roundup Randy Bannett from Rouen France came the following United press inter National dispatch on the French grand prix the revolutionary new Honda formula 1 racing car crashed during its debut at the grand prix of France Here today killing its French drive Ergo Schlesser 40, died in the flaming car before Rescue workers could reach thus another Driver s death in one of the worst years in Rac ing annals but this one could have been prevented. Japan s Honda company will take the blame and it appears justified Schlesser s Honda was the Model a 302, which had an air cooled v-8 engine that developed 360 horsepower. It had an All magnesium body and weighed Only 1,106 pounds. Honda hoped to work the horsepower rating to 430, which far surpasses anything in the formula 1 Field. The new Honda had been brought in by plane last week and John surtes the official Driver for Honda had had Only a 20 Lap training session with the car in England before it was shipped to Rouen. Surtees criticizes entry during the trials Surtees publicly criticized the fact that Theca had been entered without what he described As sufficient train ing. He said the car needed More tuning and checking. Surtees who took second in the race drove his regular a 301 Honda. One would think that when a Driver of Surtees Caliper pronounces a car not ready for racing that would be that. But Surtees had to Bow to Soichiro Honda the undisputed Rossof the Honda Empire who was persuaded that the Mere entry of the car especially with a French Driver would boost the sales of Honda sports and passenger cars in France. So Honda picked Schlesser whose previous formula 1 grand prix experience included Only two races in 1962 and one in 1966. Schlesser was a Veteran Driver in the formula 2 Field and i sports cars. He raced at Bockenheim Germany june 16 where he finished 12th, and his last race before his death was at the formula 2 event at Monza june 23 when he took fourth. Before sunday s grand prix Schlesser told a up reporter How much the race meant to him. It is fantastic for me to have been Given the Opportunity to sit in a first class car in a grand Pri race when so Many times i have had to compete in second class machines he said. I know i can t win but i will certainly do my Best not to crash the car and to finish Well. If All goes Well the Honda people told me i could keep on competing with this car in the forthcoming grand prix it was a tragic ending to the 40-year-old Frenchman s career and All because the advice of Surtees went unheeded. World championship standings after the French grand prix the sixth round in formula 1competition, Here s How they stand Graham Hill of Britain still leads with 24 Points but Jackie Stewart of Scotland and Jacky Cox of Belgium French grand prix Winner Are closing in both tied for second with 16 Points each. Denny Hulme of new zealand is in third place with 12 Points Pedro Rodriguez fourth with 10 Points. Others Are Bruce Mclaren of new zealand and Jean Pierre Beloise France tied for fifth with 9 each Richard att Wood Britain and John Surtees Britain tied for sixth with 6points each Lucien Bianchi Belgium seventh with 5 Points Jochen Rundt Austria Brian Redman Britain and Chris Amon new zealand tied for eighth with 4 Points each Vic Elford Britain ninth with 3 Points Silvio Moser Switzerland and Jack Oliver Britain tied for tenth with two Points and piers courage Britain in Lith place with one Point. Piper wins at Noris ring results of the 200-mile race at the Noris ring in Nuernberg were slow in coming but Here they Are at last. Winner was David Piper of Britain in a Ferrari p4. He was trailed by Dieter quester of Austria in a Bow 2000 one Lap behind and to Siffert of Switzer land in a porsche 910 who took third three laps behind. Fourth was Rice Steinemann of Switzerland in a porsche 910 and fifth was Teddy Pilette of Belgium in an Alfa Romeo p33. Pre race favor Tesvic Elford Paul Hawkins and Frank Gardner All were forced to retire with mechanical troubles. Fastest Lap Over the 3.94 Kilometre course was set by Piper who turned it in 1 20 9 at 175.33 Kph. Where to go this weekend the major race this weekend is at Langen learn Austria where formula 2 Drivers will vie for Points sunday in the sixth round of the championship. Also on the Calendar is the adar Hans Pokal Rennen at Theuner Burgering s South Side 7.7 Kilometre track. Formula vees sports cars its and touring cars All will race. Practice will beheld saturday from 4 . Until 8 ., and on sunday from 8 . Until 11 50. The first race sunday gets under Way at noon wit the last race set for 5 50 ., which makes for a full Day. Drag rally at flip terhorst a drag rally sponsored by the new Hunan Auto racing assn.,will be held sunday at the Fliege Horst Airfield. To get there drive about 3 Miles Northeast of Hanau on route 40, take the Budinger exit and then turn left at he first traffic Light a half mile from route 40. Winners will be credited with Points toward the 1968 German National drag championship. Competition will be limited to american and european personnel who have Agerman a Sweis racing permit. Registration and time trials will be conducted from 9 . To noon with Competition begin Ning at i . Crack shots clash san Antonio Tex. Up two former olympic Gold medal winners face each other in the opening Day of the . Small bore Rifle prone championships Friday but for a change their chief Competition May come from a woman. The prone Competition is on of three events of the . International shooting championships starting tuesday. The other events Are free pistol and air Rifle. The two olympians who Are among the favourites in the prone Competition Are Wigger of Carter mont., and it. Gary Anderson of Anselmo Calif. Both men won their Gold medals in other events in the 1964 olympics at Tokyo Wigger in three position Small bore Rifle and Anderson in free Rifle but Wigger won a Silver medal in the olympic Pron Competition. Woman world Champ their main rivals will be maj Margaret Thompson of Topeka kan., and defending Champi Narmy maj. Bruce Meredith of Benwood w. Thompson was the National woman s world Cham Pion in 1966 and won the Gold medal in the pan american games at Winnipeg Canada last year but it was not until this year that the olympic Rule makers decided women could compete in olympic shooting set the National record for the event last Yearby scoring 1,790 out of 1,840. There Are no positions on the olympic team at stake in the prone Competition but the to three finishers in the free pistol event will go to Mexico s. Sgt. Herschel Anderson of Tracy City tenn., won the event for the past two years and holds the National record with 1,673 out of a possible 1,800.the air Rifle Competition is a new addition to the International shooting program and will last four Days. I rain rain go away John Matheny Gustav Koz Naken Coduri 1 to a Trio of top golfer Tat user Hertford station in England stand hopefully watching for the skies to Clear so they can get into their links clothes and get in a prac Tice round. Is photo by Guenter Schuettler vied with him in Texas upper Heyford golfer praises Trevino s game by Bob Hoyer is London Bureau chief upper Heyford England is the rags to riches Story of Lee Trevino s Victory in . Open was a natural for journalists covering the 1968championship, but Trevino has been on the threshold of fam for at least six years. John Matheny top ranked golfer on the upper Heyford air Sta Tion team played against the effervescent Trevino in 1964-85 in three pro am events in Texas and he remembers him As a straight Long hitter with a lot of chatter. They say he does t get Ner Vous but he works on his Confidence by talking without let s a real extrovert and in this sense different from Many of thereat modern Matheny said Trevino has Cir team reached to Madrid for medic bad Stoelz Germany is the . Cir team reached All the Way to Madrid to come up with its own medic in the person of capt. Carlos f. Gon Carlos Gonzalez Cir medic Zalez. Gonzalez a native of puerto Rico is now studying for his medical degree at the University of Madrid and is affiliated with the Reserve officers group inthe Spanish capital. When the Call went out for Reserve officer that could double As an administrative officer an medic Gonzalez fitted the Slot to graduate of the University of puerto Rico Gonzalez holds Arotca commission in the medi Cal service corps and is now Fin Ishing up his studies at Madrid for his medical degree. First negro appointed to Indiana Grid staff Bloomington ind. A Indiana University announced saturday the appointment of it first negro athletic coach. Trent Walters of Concord,tenn., a former Indiana football halfback was named an assist ant to head coach John Pont. Also named an assistant coach was former end Alan Voorhis. Been a Good golfer for at Leas six or seven years and rated him third Best behind Ben Hogan and Don january in the fort Worth Dallas area since 1963."lee is Long and accurate off the tees and he is Tough around the greens Matheny said. Of course this is a must i you re going to go any place in pro Golf. There Are so Many goo Young golfers around today that you be got to be Long and Strong to play the pro circuit in the of his former team mates at Texas Christian univer sity Don Massengale Charles Coody and Jack Montgomery have made the pro ranks. But the 27-year-old Matheny even though he carries a one Handicap and once fired a 64 on the Par-71 Ridglae country club at fort Worth thinks he is bet Ter off As an Amateur. He advanced to the third round of the British Amateur Champion ships at Troon this year and he setting his sights on the . Championships july 22-26 and the Safe tournament at Rhein Blick Wiesbaden Germany aug. 5-9joining Matheny at upper hey Ford is golfing dentist or. Gustav. Kozina he s assigned to the 66th tactical Hospital who will carry a four Handicap into the . And Safe tournaments. A native of North Chicago 111.,Kozina extended a year at upper Heyford to continue play on me British courses which he my Rares. Just before reporting from to estates he fired a pair of 70s on the Par-72 Bonnie Brook country club in Waukegan and Kozina said Mosi British clubs Are Shorter Ana tighter than America Kozina was 16 when he up Golf Matheny was 13.twenty-year Veteran Ken lot ran is Captain of the upper Leyford team and he keeps in us by competing in Britis ments As North Oxford s ranked out the upper j1 Ujj Ford team Are Vernon Wrim Pete deem Hank Bush and we Liam Batten

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