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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - May 6, 1972, High Point, North Carolina Benny Phillips talks about racing Talladega Ala. A racing speeds like wild onions and Poison Ivy keep growing. Every Spring they grow a Little higher and there is Little that can be done to Wilt the roots away. Lascar stalled the growth but not for Long with the Carburettor restrict or plate. Then came the Carburettor sleeve. But As Long As brillant men turn wrenches there will be those who will beat the Handicap either by hard work or discovering Means to put the racers Edge on the rules. For example in the Spring of 1970 Bobby Isaac put his Dodge on pole position Here at Alabama International Speedway a the fastest closed course in the world. His Speed was 199.658 Miles per hour. Then came the restrict or plates and the pole winning Speed dropped to 185.869. Now Only two years later with cars still running the sleeve we re Back to 192.428. And Isaac by the Way is on the pole again. He turned in the fastest time wednesday and by Friday was turning laps faster than he qualified. Isaac and Mercury Driver David Pearson hooked up in a draft Friday morning and toured the 2.66-mile Tri Oval at 194-243 . Even Joe Frasson and Coo Coo Marlin the fastest two in qualifying Friday were clocked in a draft at 190.602. Yet there Are those who complain that the faster cars Are illegal and using parts unavailable to All. The truth is in Stock car racing everybody cheats with equipment if they think they can get by with it. There Are penalties if you get caught but still fudging is accepted and laughed at when one is nailed. Quot thing is Quot says our car builder Glen Wood Quot you take what you have in the Way of rules and equipment and go to work. If something does no to work then you begin testing and experimenting until it makes you Happy. Trouble is some of these Guys who complain a lot Are people who Are afraid to try anything new or Experiment with anything. One Driver who complains on the subject Wood was from High Point talking about is grand National Point Leader James the other 18-Hole semifinals Hylton. At the same time some leading Drivers Corm matched Danny Edwards of Plain about the Point Structure which has permitted Edmond okla., and Joe Inman Hylton to be in first place. Points in racing Are awarded on How a car finishes races. Leading Drivers feel that More Points should be awarded race winners and a larger in first and fifth place should be made in Points awarded instead of just a few Points drop per position. Hylton is the Point Leader yet he Hasni to won a race this season and furthermore Hasni to led a single Lap of Crown with a Par four on the the to races he a entered. 18th Hole. Morey had squared Quot something is wrong with a system where your the match by winning the 15th Champion does no to have to really race Quot says Richard Hole per three and 16th Petty. A a Hilton just strokes along and collects Points. A l a l --1 j a lot of the rest of us race. Maybe Points should be awarded on How Many laps a Driver leads a added Petty. That be the Case Bobby Allison would be the Leader. In to races he sled 1,367 laps. Isaac has led 908 laps and Petty 507. In four races a. J. 316 laps and in three races David Pearson has been in front 307 laps. These Are the Drivers who pack fans into the stands As leading Drivers quickly Point out. A we work and Experiment to keep getting faster and faster and some just ride along and collect the Point Money a Points out Isaac. An example of experimenting came wednesday when Harry Hyde builder of Isaac a car. Was noticed trimming the raised lettering on the tires prior to pole position runs. Hyde figured smooth Walls on the Side of the tires might help Cut Down the wind just a Little. Quot i done to mind these Guys seeing me do that Little trick Quot pointed out Hyde. Quot for every one thing they see me do in a doing fifty that they done to see Quot racing is Speed Ever growing and the men of racing Ever complaining. Independent Day at Talladega by Benny Phillips associate sports editor Talladega Ala. Buddy Baker once said that All you have to have to run fast at this 2.66-mile super Speedway is a decent Stock car the proper racing credentials and one helluva lot of nerve. Big Joe Frasson has it All. Plus. And leave it to Joe to put his big foot where his Mouth is. The Burly native of Golden Valley Minn walked through the garage area just seconds after Coo Coo Marlin had shocked some of racing a Best Friday with a qualifying Speed of 186.812 Miles per hour. A a in a going out and qualify Morey Falls in is Pinehurst no. A defending Champion Eddie Pearce meets Walker cup player Jim Gabrielson of Atlanta ga., today in a semifinals match of the North and South Amateur Golf tournament. Pearce a Wake Forest univ e r s i t y Sophomore from Temple Terrace Fla won his quarterfinals match Friday 5 and 4 Over Babby Wadkins of Richmond va., and East Tennessee state. Pearce was National Amateur runner up last year. Gabrielson won i up from Dale Morey Veteran player of Greensboro . Pearce swept four holes in a Row starting at no. 8, two with birdies to take a comfortable Lead. Gabrielson Defeated met Fey a former North and South Champion and recent Winner of his fourth straight Carolinas senior with a Birdie four. He hunkered his tee shot on the last Hole and needed two More strokes to reach the Green. He missed an eight foot Par putt and Gabrielson made his from two feet to win the match. In a few minutes Quot observed Frasson Quot and then sunday me and Coo Coo Are going to Hook up catch Mem and then the hell with those hot when it was time for the big italian to take to the track he taped a Rock to the top of his booted foot to make it a bit heavier and then set the third fastest qualifying time of the week a 188.637 . Because it was the third Day of time trials his Speed earned him the 26th starting spot in the 50-car Field. Marlin will Start 27th. Third fastest Friday was Fred Lorenzen at 182.796, followed by George Altheide James Hylton Benny Parson tue High Point Enterprise sports saturday May 6, 1972. Section b Jackie Oliver Bobby maus Grover Dave Marcis Robert Wales Bill Dennis. David Boggs Ron Keselowski Roy Mayne and Elmo Langley. Qualifying for positions 41 through 50 were scheduled to continue saturday morning followed by a Consolation race for non qualifiers at 3 30 . But Riding Talladega a giant Banks Frasson let the world know that his red and Blue Dodge was faster than the great names of Stock car racing like Petty Baker Allison Lorenzen and Yarbrough. He loved every minute of it. Quot i was sure i could do 190, but in a Happy with my Speed. Just wait until sunday Quot he said. Marlin likewise was All smiles. Quot that a the fastest in be run in my life and its great. I believe Joe and i can Hook up and draft with ease up through the traffic. If there s a caution Flag Early in the race Well be in Good shape. Quot i came Here with a new engine and it blew the second Day on the track Quot said Marlin. Quot we put in the engine we ran for the entire race at Bristol tenn., a few weeks ago and look what happened. We run 186. That Isnit supposed to meanwhile Richard Petty stood silently in the pits while Frasson and Marlin captured the spotlight. Quot nothing surprises me in racing Quot said Petty. Quot when you be been through As Many Battles As i have you just learn to accept a Shell shocked Petty will Start third in sundays 500-Miler, but Fras songs qualifying Speed was faster. Marlins Speed was faster than buddy bakery a time and Baker will Start fifth. Friday was surely a Day for the independents at Talladega. Boger returns pc wins 7-6 service with a smile High Point s Bill Ashley staff Polo by Mark Austin pc netters 2nd Sorrell pitches Raider win 5-0 by Mike Kivett special Tath Enterprise Eden a Andrews collected three runs in the first inning and picked up two More in the sixth to Blank the Morehead panthers 54 on the panthers Home Field. Billy Sorrell went All the Way for the raiders As he picked up his fifth win of the year. Wheelchair basketball Here tonight the Richmond charioteer and the Queen City Hawks bring a different kind of basketball to High Point tonight at the Myca. The two clubs made up of War veterans in wheelchairs will play a basketball game this evening at 8 of clock with admission by donation Only. The game will be preceded by another contest at 7 30 Between teams from Guilford technical Institute and High Point College. Those players will also use wheelchairs to show the difference in the skills. Tonight a game one of several in a sense is sponsored by the shrine club with Money going to help the crippled children hospitals run by the strainers. Sorrells record now stands at 5-0. For the raiders it was their twelfth Victory against three defeats. They Are still tied with Burlington cum Rangs for the conference Lead. Both teams Are 8-1 in league play. The shutout was the first of the year for Sorrell whose Era now stands at 0 87 runs per game. The Raider Ace was Only in real trouble in the second inning. With no outs and men on first and third the chances of a shutout were very dim. The runner on first attempted to steal second but Reggie Jones the Raider Catcher fired the Ball Back to Sorrell who turned and zipped the Ball to third to get the Man on third. A ground out left a Man on second with two outs. A single at David King the Raider right fielder. Failed to score a run. King rifled the Ball Home to get the Man trying to score. Joe Cheek and Ronny Johnson led the raiders hitting attack with two hits apiece. King Randy Ledwell Steve Steffan and Mike Mcdowell each picked up a single. Steffan also had two a big a for the afternoon. Next week the raiders play Cummings twice and Reidsville. High Point College found itself in second place but within striking distance As the Carolinas conference Tennis tournament entered its final rounds this morning. The purple panniers qualified six positions in today s finals while picking up 14 team Points to Trail defending Champion Atlantic christain by four. The bulldogs totalled 18 while advancing in All nine positions in the finals. The three other spots were held by Elon and Pfeiffer. The christians Tony Wong and Umberto angular downed High Points Bill Ashley and Peter Ranney in no. I doubles 7-6, 5-7, 7-5 in what was perhaps the key match of the first Day of play. The elimination of the panthers dropped them from the no. I doubles bracket without scoring a Point. Pfeiffer a Rick Hartley the former High Point Central standout ousted Ashley cd results Jam Umberto a , Eton. Defected Elliott Compton Floater 4-4. 7-j. Javier son int Otga Point Defeated a or. To. To. Danny tha. Defeated Bill Kern. Orford 4-0, to. Danny Thomoson. Atlantic Christian Kern. Guilford 4-4, sind night Tony wino Tivod. Dei toted tem got leaner. Guilford to. To. Patten Bonney Point Defeated Wong Al. To Dona in Elliot. Atlantic Christian Defeated enc nun. Of Tiger to. At. Third pc Ign ii Chi Ashley High Point Defeated men Osk shr to. Elon 7-$, 7-j. Richord Hart to. Poi Tutor of treated Ash lev. A to. Charles Wick Tor Atlantic Chrition a treated Tom new Cherata Guilford 6-0. Al. John Porr pc on Defeated prod Johnson Felt Tor t i. 7-4. Bill Kent. At Ontic Christian Defeated Porr to. To Hector Vikar Rool. High Point Defeated John tra Nhom Guilford. Al. At. Fifth pliant Aubrey porlies. Guilford Defeated Barry Baucom. Elon 7-4. 7-4. David Hale. Atlantic Christian detected felines a1, a Mise Smith. High Point Defeated Tom Bolk Pfeiffer. Aiad. _ a the pliant Boa Weber. Hion Point do Tea Tad Charles Woolie Pfeiffer Al. 41. Charlet Wooten Atlantic Christian Coto to Weber a4 7-4. _ Eddie be Rymon. Eton Defeated John Lorn Mon Guilford be Al. Earlier in the Day 6-3, 6-4 after the Panther freshman had advanced behind a 7-5, 7-5 win Over e ones Tekesh Shretta. Elon also advanced to the finals at no. 6 jingles where Eddie Berryman had an easy time with a 6-1, 6-1 win Over Guilford s John Lamiman. Elon trailed the panthers in third place with eight Points after the first Day of play while Pfeiffer had three Points and Guilford had two. Today a matchup included four High Point acc Battles in singles and two in doubles. Javier Sanjines High Points Ace who advanced on a 6-4, 6-3 win Over Aguiar met acc a Danny Thompson a 6-0. 6-3 Victor Over Guilford s Bill Kemp. Ranney advanced to the finals after a 6-1, 6-4 win Over Wong and meets Danny Phillips an easy 6-2, 6-1 Winner Over Pfeiffer a Erie nude. Hartley meet Charles Wickizer at no. 3, while Bill Kent of acc who downed Eton s John Parr 6-2, 6-0, was to oppose a pc a Hector Villar Roel who beat Guilford a John Traynham 6-2, 6-1. The no. 5 singles had High Point s Mike Smith against David Hale of acc while acc Scharles Wooten meet Berryman. Smith had Little trouble eliminating Tom Delk. 6-2, 6-0, while Hale stopped Guilford a Aubrey Forlines. 6-1, 6-1. In the Only acc High Point matchup Friday Wooten edged Bob Weber 6-5, 7-6 after Weber had disposed of Pfeiffer Scharles Woolin 6-2, 6-2. In no. 2 doubles Sanjines and Villarroel bad Little trouble beating Farr and Bob Palmer of Elton 6-3, 6-1, and met Kent and Wickizer this afternoon. Kent arid Wickizer had advanced on a 6-4. 6-3 win Over Delk and Nuzie of Pfeiffer. In the no. 3 doubles Smith and Weber rallied in three sets to Down Shretta and Barry Baucom of Elon 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 and met Hale and Wooten in the finals. Quot naturally we would like to be ahead going into the finals Quot confessed Panther coach Ray Alley Quot but i still think that we have a Good Chance of pulling it out we meet acc Headon in six matches and of we win them All we will win the tournament. If we lose one we will need some help from either Elon of Pfeiffer but we Are playing it that Way. Following today a finals the panthers begin preparations for next weeks Nai a District 26 tournament also played in High Point. The panthers will have two big Duel matches at Home next week a Virginia tech on tuesday and Elon of wednesday a before fridays opening round of the District event. By Paul Shinn associate sports editor Salisbury a Dean Boger is Back and it could t have come at a better time for High Point College. The Sophomore Lethander who had missed a month of the season with a spinal injury made his second debut of the season Friday night and helped Nail Down High Points second regular season baseball championship in the Carolinas conference. Boger took Over for Bill Hegland with two outs in the eighth inning and held a rallying Catawba for two More frames As the panthers came out on top of a 7-6 game with a run in the 10th. The Victory gave pc sole Possession of the top spot with an 8-2 record. That Means the panthers will play Elon in the first round of the Carolinas conference tournament Here next thursday. Boger had been working out on the sidelines for a week or so to try to get his strength Back. He admitted after picking up his fifth Victory of the season that he Felt the effects of not pitching for the Money. Quot my legs Are still a Little weak but my Arm feels All right Quot he said afterwards. Quot i Felt ail right when i went in but i Haven to been used to working off a Mound like Catawba a and that gave me a Little trouble in the eighth. After that i was All Boger relied mostly on his fast Ball and curve to put the indians Down in the ninth and 10th with just an infield single that skidded off Bogers Glove on a come Backer. Oddly it was a similar play in the eighth just after Boger came in that allowed Catawba to tie the game after falling behind 5-0 after one inning when High Point unloaded three Home runs. An infield single a walk and a sacrifice put runners on second and third and that s when pc coach Chuck Hartman lifted starter Bill Hegland. Boger uncorked a wild pitch to let in one run. A swinging bunt was fielded by Boger but he had no play and the tying run came in. High Point won it when Ron Slingerman walked after Robbie Cecil flied to left. Updegraff walked and Mike Jones rifled a double to Center to plate Slingerman Catawba called in Jack Moore to relieve lefty Dean Boger gives pc first place c. M Yates and he got the Side out. Boger was All smiles after the workout. Quot i think ill be Able to Start in about a week Quot he said. Quot i have been working out every Day. I really wanted to pitch tonight. I just wanted to get in there. It feels Hartman was pleased with Boger and with Hegland. Quot Hegland could still be out there Quot he said. Quot he pitched a Fine game. We made some mistakes that we be making. Sometimes we play like freshmen. I think we were tight and we might have been tight last night when we lost to Elon. Those Home runs came on judging from the Start the game would be a rout. Bob Worthington parked one Over the right Field Wall almost As soon As the Umpire signalled play Ball. After one out Cecil singled and came Home on Slingerman a 13th Homer of the season a Long shot Over 350 feet away. Updegraff fanned but Jones singled to the infield. Mike Cornelison then ripped one out Over the left Field Wall. The homers give pc 49 for the season. Hegland held Catawba to three hits through four in Priolo by Mark Austin rings while striking six. The big thing was that he had enough stuff not to walk anybody. Catawba broke the ice in the fifth on a single a triple by Gary Earnhart and a throwing error. Two More came across in the seventh on two More hits and another error. Pc got its sixth run in the seventh on a walk to Bob Dupree. A sacrifice by Hegland a double by Worthington and a run scoring single by Bobby Hickey. The panthers finish the regular Campaign with a 25-7 record and Are awaiting the outcome of a couple of games today to know whether they have an automatic berth in the District playoffs or must rely on the conference playoff Victory. As Hartman pointed out. It May have been a help to the cause for his club to have to scramble for the last game of the season. He did t need to add that having Bogers left Arm available will make coaching a Little bit easier. Hiow a Poult Coto who Titi m i it i it Megi Ond Boger i and Updegraff Belonger Kolt gon Yolo to. Moor of and Jester w a sogers a j l Yolo in or a Worthington imps i Gormen Imp or no 11 Ion he lakers now firmly in command coot Oil a kilo. P fat liar. Defeated Keno Fred a Torch. Guilford a1j_3f0vm. At Ontl Christian Ain a it to red cur Thorne son Phi la la atomic Defee too Como Beli Hort Ltd Al. Won Aguior Ila. Defeated Bonney he of polnt/tj7, 7 Porr Bob Palmer Elon Defeated sew Earnor Gaii Eathor Guilford it Al 11-0. San lines Villa Roe. A Luh Point detected Porr a or Al Kent Wick Ltd a noted null or Elon 4-3.Al. Chr it Ion it a Al. . Mer noetic Tro Nhom por in a Guilford aet noted of in Grant Bustard. Pit Hor i to Hoie Wooten Atlantic Chri non defeat l Mpa a Bill sorrel and Baggie Jones pm a Tim Jenkins and Mike smart w a Billy Sorrell 5-0 l a Tim Jenkins 07 s n i of f 0 or a Etta Baucom flan to 3-4. 7-5. Toted team to St Atlantic la nigh Point 14, Elon i. Pei Tutor i Guilford 2. Butler plays doubleheader Butler knitting will play Shelby tonight at Allen Jay Park in a Carolinas fast pitch softball in a doubleheader beginning at 7 30. Tommy Wood 0-1 will pitch the first game and Larry Ferree 0-1 or Doug Smith 0-0 will pitch the second. New York api Quot if new York had won everybody would have been talking about what a great game Bill Bradley played Quot said Gail Goodrich of the los Angeles lakers. A but they did to he said pausing to savor the moment then adding. Quot we and by beating the kicks 116-111 if overtime Friday night in Madison Square Garden the lakers Long frustrated trying for supremacy in the National basketball association moved within a step of finally wearing the Crown that has slipped from their grasp since 1954. That was the year they last won the championship a Only Back then they were known As the Minneapolis lakers. In 1960 they moved to los Angeles. Seven times since then they have made it to the finals. And seven times they have been thwarted the last time in 1970 by the kicks. This time however they appeared destined to win it All. They Lead the Best of seven series 3-1 and Only an outright Miracle can keep them from the title. have their first shot at it sunday night in los Angeles. Quot in a not ready to celebrate yet Quot said Jim Mcmillan who scored 23 Points Friday night including six on a Trio of jump shots that had new York playing catch up virtually throughout the overtime. Quot if i try to celebrate now then ill relax too much for the next game in los and Jerry West who hit 28 to Lead All scorers added Quot in a anxious to play that next Bradley scored 26 to top the kicks. Two of his baskets a pair of jumpers in a 22-second Span polled new York into a 111-111 tie with 1 35 remaining in overtime. But 20 seconds later. West a two tree throws put the lakers on top for Good then they wrapped it up As Goodrich Sank a Field goal and free throw. New Yorkus other pro basketball entry the nets of the american basketball association Isnit in such a precarious position. T7>e nets winners of the East division championship went after the Western title holders the Indiana pacers today in Bloomington. Ind., in the opener of their Best of seven series. Jerry Lucas added 2 5 Points most of them on his patented bombs from beyond the top of the key a and Walt Frazier scored 24 for the kicks. Including a tip in of Dave Debusschere a shot with three seconds to go that sent the game into overtime. It was a rough game throughout Quot one of the most physical playoff games in be Ever seen Quot said lakers coach Bill Skarman. Wilt Chamberlain who hauled Down a game High 24 rebounds and scored 12 Points a eight of them in the opening minutes of the third period when new York threatened to pull away a played the final to minutes with five personal fouls. Mcmillin hairpin Chown Wos Goodish Riley hit total 4i n-40 Naiu g f i 7-7 7 4-4 5 is a to a to i of i 0-0 now Yoni in g f 4 Lull i ill 3-4 to to 0 1-1 i la i 0-0 pm Anotia now Yoni disc hot Bradley Luca frailer Mon of to Moor Jackson Bornean 4 1-3 3 totals of 13-11 111 m 17 is a is in m m is to in ill fouled out non total fowls pm Ango in 14. Now York i. A it us

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