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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - June 13, 1976, High Point, North Carolina High Point enter prise sunday. June 13. 1976 7c father of Turbocharger he s called Herbie horsepower indy Champ and Booster race Driver Johnny Rutherford Betti. Winner of this years indy 500, inspects an engine being prepared for the race by Herb Porter father of the racing Turbocharger. Very engine in the starting Field at indy was equipped with one of the Power boosting turbochargers. Which Porter refined to its present level on engines a w futo july 4th football comes race two challenges Early to Texas Daytona Brach a when the Green Flag Falls at in til a in. July 4th Foi the Start of the medal of Honor firecracker 400 at Daytona International Speedway it will signal the Start of two races firstly will be the race to win in which Pearson Petty and the entire Field of 40 thundering Winston cup cars will be competing then there will be the tattle within the Battle among As Many Asir of the so called Independent Drivers for a Sio mini chunk of the record prize Money purse of $169 Iso the $10 000 has been in eluded in the purse by Nasca it officials to a insure n ask a to Rand National racing continues in its present position As the most economically viable motor sports series in the world Quot their teams racing for the lid to Are those not eligible for winners Circle guarantees hut having finished in the top 20 in the first leg of this year s Winston cup Competition it will he divided among the top ten finishers from this group effectively the increase will provide added financial assistance Tor those teams having had Victory dude diem while helping to better their chances of visiting a grand National Victory Circle another major Al feel will be to increase the already High level of close raring firecracker weekend activity at Daytona International Speedway gets underway with Pepsi pole position qualifying at la of a in. Friday. July 2nd the first racing activity at the massive Speedway will be the inaugural running of the i Mesa radial too Tor subcompact cars Over the 3 84-mile Road circuit at 8 of p in. Saturday july 3rd then that Midnight the first sports event in the nation s third Century will begin after a barrage of fireworks a the Paul Revere 250 for i Mesa s big bore Road racing machines the return engagement of David Pearson and Richard Petty in the country s biggest Bicentennial birthday Celebration of sport will be the weekend highlight As the medal of Honor firecracker 400 starts at to of a in july 4th Montreal a the Montreal expos have signed a pair of free agents both pitchers signed Friday were right hander Michael Sullivan an i year old High school graduate from Cincinnati selected 14th by the National league club in the regular phase of the free agent draft earlier this week and left hander k w Arren Hemm 21, of Tulsa okla., who played baseball at the University of Arkansas Lubbock Tex a the boys of summer Wear helmets shoulder pads and face masks in Lubbock Tex and Well they should because the football season gets an Early preview june 19 when fast meets West in tile 16th annual coaches ail America Clame. A nationally televised night tune affair at Texas text a s Jones stadium the two squads will be made up of players who completed their College eligibility Atter the 1975 season Arizona state s Frank hush Heads the West team while Navy s George Welsh will coach the fast the contest will feature a number of High National football league draft choices although some of the standouts originally scheduled to play have dropped out first round draft choices scheduled to be on the Field ate defensive Back Mike Haynes of Arizona state. Picked by new England. And defensive Back James Hunter of to rambling selected by Detroit big name dropouts include Dewey and Leroy Selmon both of Oklahoma Alabama s Richard Todd and Texas a it m 8 cd Simonem and Pat Thomas some of the other standouts due to play in the game Boston College quarterback Mike Kuezek Pittsburg defensive end Hon Mccartney of Tennessee los Angeles Tulsa quarterback Jab Blount Oakland and tight ends Loaird Mccreary of Tennessee state Miami and David Hill of Texas a amp a Detroit a. Also scheduled to play Are Baylor offensive guard Ike Hughes washington1. Texas so football on Ioc Indianapolis ind. Few of the millions who watched Johnny Rutherford win the indy 500 have Ever heard of Herb Porter but you can bet that each of th6 33 Drivers and chief mechanics in the race knew him Well to the raring clan. Herb a affectionately called a Sherbie horsepower a is the father of the turbocharged raring engine a and if your racing engine is not turbocharged today you probably won t make the race very car to Start the indy grind since 1970 has been equipped with the Power boosting device my interest in supercharging a the forerunner of the Turbocharger a goes Back to the Days just after world War ii a Porter ret ailed Quot in racing you re always looking for Power and the supercharger looked like the Way to go if you wanted to win a in those Days Porter was the Crew chief for the car he owned and if he did t win he did t eat too Well in the Tate 1940s. Porter began working on the fuel system for a gear driven centrifugal supercharger with Stew Hilborn. Who had developed a fuel injection system by 1952 the pair had refined the supercharger to a Point where Andy Linden qualified Porter s car a the Miracle Power special a at 137 002 mph second fastest in the Field and started it in the Middle of Hie front Row for that years race Linden lasted Only two laps retiring with a broken sump pump there were a lot of bugs in it Porter said Quot but we knew we were on the right the gear driven supercharger had one big drawback a it took Power from the engine to run the Blower which in effect meant you paid a Price for the increase in Power fathers Guys get a great looking Cut and style this week. And a Perm. You can Choos your look., curly or Wavy body or just More fullness to disguise thinning hair. $9.50 Guys Cut and style $25 uni Perm for Guys 14 Beauty salons $7.50 $20 Westchester mall 882-1148 College Village 882-8753 special Purchase Tanski i n him a or Anili ii a a n Ini 10.00 in the Early 60s air research corporation approached Porter with the idea of switching to a Turbocharger a a device driven by exhaust gases from the engine Porter liked the idea and the experience gained from the gear driven supercharger he converted the engine to the Turbo in the 1966 race. Bobby grim qualified Herb s turbocharged roadster for the 3lst starting position the car was the last roadster to make the Field at Indianapolis grim did t get a Chance to prove much about Porter s idea a first Lap crash that year eliminated la cars in eluding grim Quot things really began Roll my in 1967,&Quot Porter said that s when i was asked to take Over tilt development of the turbocharged engines used for running tire tests a a Goodyear had three engines for tire testing and we got to run a lot of Miles that would t have been possible otherwise we would run until something broke and then we d fix it and make it stronger Quot it All paid off in 1968 when Bobby Unser drove Fine of Porter s turbocharged engines into Victory Lane at Indianapolis in 1969 All but three of the engines in the starting Field were turbocharged since then exhaust driven Power Booster has been the Only Way to make the Field we have engines that Are a lot stronger now a a Porter said. A because we have broken and fixed a lot of pieces development is something that never stops Quot Porter who operates from both Indianapolis and Ixos Angeles is one of those who feels that racing has something to contribute to the general Public welfare in these times of Energy shortages Quot you know everyone is looking for alternate sources of fuel today and there has been talk that maybe alcohol should be used in Porter said Well. We have been using alcohol for fuel in racing for 40 years and i think we know a Little something about it by now still even with All of the government Grants and everything else no one has asked the people in raring for any advice if i wanted to learn something i think i would Start by asking people who had some of the answers Quot Porter proudly Points hit that Detroit is beginning to notice the advantages of the Turbocharger the Buick company Pace car for this years race is powered by a v-6 engine with a Turbocharger turbocharged engines have a very clean exhaust that would make the ecology people Happy and you get Good performance with less fuel consumption in a sure our development will pay dividends for the motorists in the future the trucking Industry has used the Turbocharger for years to clean up the exhaust gases and improve perform Nee on diesel engines i believe that s Only the begin eng Mickey Lolich actually was bunted out of his first National league game. Now a met. 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