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 six- man team rebuilt a junked 1S55 Pontiac. bought for S15, into a nacional class champ- ion drag racer. There's more to the mir- acie. The engine pulling the car when it flashed down the Indianapolis Raceway Park Dragstrip over La- bor Day weekend had logged 111.003 miles before it was rebuilt into a racing "mill NOW THE TEAM'S car, '-Rough is the Na- tional Hot Rod Association champion in the I-SA, "I" stock-automatic class. The gold and blue hardtop flew through the traps in 14.72 seconds, one-tenth sec- ond slower than the all-time class record, and accelerat- 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 iheir achievement because they "did it themselves." Although many top drag racers are prepared by pro- fessional 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 Balti- more machine shop. THE SIX members of the team, Gary Ledbetter, Rich- ard S-'mpson, Willis Abbott, Hoger Matthews, Dick Stockman and Bill Killer, pool their spare funds to keep the racer going. Rac- ing profits are put back into the car as new parts. Apparently the svstem works. The team's shop >s decorated with at least fifty trophies for its racing vic- 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 Du- 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 then- favorite beer as their slo- 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 Rider.-' are Ledbetter. their championship-winning drag racer. From left to right _ ,f f. 3rooks Hiller, Roger Matnews, Dick Stock- man Willis Abott. Page B-2 THE POST, Frederick, Maryland Hmrsday. September 7, C-T Entries, Results to be the first set of mag- nesium wheels in Freder- ick County. Since that time they have together to produce winning cars. The "prasent 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 S15 car and stripped it of everytalng except absolute necessities. Instead of buying high- priced speed equipment the team used its ingenuity to CHARLES TOWN, W. Va. w.ve. -WT___ Ochsman and 3-year- 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 Khobar (Grove) Queen W. Jay (Johnston) tuc An expen- sive-looking air duct carburetor is really a.junk- 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 hir- ed to decorate the racer be- cause the paint they liked cost S25 a gallon and they feel like wasting any." NONE OF THE team has any professional mechanic's experience. Two are car- penters and one a carpen- ter's apprentice, another a produce worker, one a main- tenance foreman, and the other an electronics equip- ment builder. Although only six men are officially members of the racing team ihey 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 him- 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 champion- 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 gas- line stoppages When it quit recently m Ohio the team was deter- mined not to move until ihey found the trouble. Careful examination re- vealed one half of an old bath towel in the gas tank. WHEN -ASKED about pro- fessionally prepared drag racers members of the Du- quesne team all agreed, feels better when you've done it yourself." Judging from its impres- sive record the Frederick team must be feeling fine right now. League] National League American League STANDINGS LMliS W. 87 77 furlongs. Valley Vamp, a Maryland bred daughter of King Mo-Lead- er, has displayed an abundance of early speed in all of her races this year but on practically ev- ery occasion has weakened through the final eighth mile. She has been postward eight times prior to Thursday's fea- ture and raced to a win, a. sec- ond, five thirds and a fourth place finish. E. Gv Gustines was named by Trainer B. B. Bur- dette at 112 pounds. Shelby C. BoweU's Love Lit- tle is expected to provide the strongest opposition in the fea- ture off several good races this year. The South Carolina bred colt is a winner this season and more recently was outrun for a S2.50 tag. Tom DePalo was the mount under 112 pounds. The remainder of the field consists of Holmes 'B. Carlisle's Always Frisky, William R. Holwick's Baby Bull, Norris and CVBannon Jr.'s Burnley Girl, John H. Morgan's Roving Glance, Roxie F. Kirkland's He- len's Crasher and June Barnes' Timmie G. Adrian Princess, Scotch Charmer, Ania-l tear Hour, Little Tycoon, Captain Who, i San FrancisCO 75 Luminescence, Early Cress. 2-5 i Cincinnati SEVENTH, SI.SOO, ClaiminB, 3-Year-1 A4., t OWs and Up, 7 Furlongs. XAtlanta Miss Elsie V. (Vasil) Willie W (Davidson) Primbar (Sigler) 429 Run For Zenith, Shrilah'l Bell, Dancing i" :.K. Trrgon.! Philadelphia EIGHTH, Jl.500, Allowance, 3-Year-OWs FIRST. S1.2SQ, Maiden-Claiming, 2- Year-Old Maidens, Tounst Star (Howard) 4.08-XM-2JO Wide Country (l_ Reynolds) 13.80-400 Join Jan Kat (Grove) 2.40 Paramount Girl, Fairy Spread, Jenny Kay, Rolfin Rocket, Queen Of The House, Spring Jut, Littie Kitn. 3-5. SECOND, S1.200, Claiming, i-Year-OIds and Ua 6'-: Furlongs. Machif Lil (Grove) Presta Son (Breeden) 3.40-2.60 Buckles (Williams) 5.20 Nogrm, Double Drums, Nekton, Shining Defiant, Rupprecht, Cave Dweller Easy To Please. 2-5. DAILY THiRD, S1.200, Claiming, 3-Year-OIds a-d Us, 7 Sagum (Johnston) Mossy (Davidson) My John (Vacanti) Spin Fiddle, Miss Bo Peep, and Up, o'.i Furlongs. Al Getr (Vaiil) Misty Look (Gintints) Brown Jay (Ford) 4.40-3.20-2.40 3.M-2.40 2.40 PHI, Drag Strip Mto, Cherub's Pemptive, Shining Satin. Tim: 1.21 1-5. TWIN S Tickers. NINTH, Claiming, 4-Year-Olds and Up, 1 1-16 Miles. Shiny Brass (Gray.) River (L. MO-4.M-3.oo Lone Lit (Slati) Parkit, The Intern, Ray Dfem Boy. I-S. 5.M-3.40 t.40 Tomroy, 122 122 122 122 122 First Race, Purse Maidens, Four and a Half Furlongs. Late Moon 119 Mr. Remus Ann Fan xlU Dr. Snave Sara's Singing 122Cicisbeo Retsel 122 Spanish Troian Miss Fate 119 Droopy Ears Bank On Taber 122 Boston Jimmy Red Fan x114 Flighty Lass X1M Second Race, Purse Sl.200, Olds and Un, Claiming Six and a Half Furlongs. Flaxen Last xlOl She's My Girl 117 Penny Grand 111 You Quill Mr. Mystic lUCreamona Lil 114 St. Simon Stock 120 Medium Done 114 Mr. Lundy 120 Alator los Nat.ve 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 Lorilald 120 Mariah xllS Knock Around 117 Priestess Day Of Delight 112 Phosphorescent 120 Slick Ginny X112 Paint Me 1151 Silky Lass X107 Cloud Bank 112 Noire Guerre xllSSp-dway Dancer xllO Fourth Race, Purse Ttirec-Ytar- Olds and up. Claiming Four and a Half Furlongs. Miss Motive 113Tuffy Ru'Ian xlll Allen's Delight 119 Georga Goose 116 Mr. Kev xlll Psterkm xlU Angeles Houston New York..... 74 72 71 68 62 55 53 L. 53 65 64 65 66 66 71 74 85 85 Pet. G.B. W. L. .621 Minnesota 78 61 .542 11 Boston _ 79 62 .540 11% Detroit 79 62 .532 77 61 .122 14 !xCalifornia _ 72 66 .518 Washington 66 74 Pet. .489 .456 .393 .384 Cleveland 22% Baltimore 32 New York 33 65 76 75 .561 .560 .560 .558 .552 .471 .461 .453 Two Racing Men Die In Crash CRAWFORDSVTJLLE. Ind. (AP) Johnny Pouelsen. who put together the first race car to hit 150 m.p.h. en the mechnics select j is Motor Speedway, and Rhiman patterned after European Grand ,Pm racers. The last was the 'following year when A.J. Foyt won. Pouelsen won the prized D-A: achievement awards work the previous' m for 'A. Rotz. chairman of the US Rotz. Indianaoolis architect !Auto Clubs rules committee' and President Rotz Engi- j were MUed Wednesday in the Co- had ihe of pre- crash of Pouelsens two-engine contro- plane. 'versy about whether another Both men lived in IndianaDOl- Palmer Among Six Added To Bird List BALTIMORE (AP) The Baltimore Orioles added the names of six pitchers to then- roster Wednesday, but only Jim Palmer will report immediatelv from the minors. Palmer, who led the Orioles pitching staff last season with 15 ictories 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 Ori- !ole roster were Dave Leonard, Tom Fisher, Mike Adamson and Ed Barnowski, all with Roches- ter, and Paul Gilliford at Elmi- ra. t u r b i n e-powered 14 15 is about 45 miles from the scene cars snould avowed to com- !of the crash near Crawfords- pe P131011 engines. game not included. YESTERDAY'S RESULTS San Francisco 2, Houston 0 Atlanta 4, Piftsfaurgh 1 (first game only) St. Louis 3. New York 1 Philadelphia 9, Cincinnati 0 Chicago at Los Angeles, night GAMES TODAY St. Louis (Gibson 10-6) at New York (Koonce 5-4) Cincinnati (Pappas 14-10) at Philadelphia (Short 7-8) (N) Atlanta (Niek-o 11-7) at Pitts- burgh (Sisk 10-12) (N) Chicago (Niekri 8-6) at Los Angeles (Drysdale 10-14) (N) Houston (Von Hoff 0-2) at San Francisco (Herbel 3-4) American League Kagnsw 118 Deltona's Pride xlU Perry 1-24-3 SPORTS Jacksonville Seeks AFL Ail-Star Game JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (.AP) A group of 17 businessmen has underwritten an guarantee if the American Foot- ball League All-Star game is plavecl in the Gator Bowl Jan. 21. The businessmen acted after AFL President Milt Woodard said here last week a game not included. 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