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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 4, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta THE UTHBRiDGE HERALD Tusstiuv, Auguil A, 1970 Calgary Driver Fat ally Burned Races Marred By I.UIYI) YAMACBIII Herald Sports Writer Bonanza Days' races Mon- day were marred by the tragic dcatli of Dwayne Fiedler of Calgary. Originally Hie meet was scheduled as a affair, but due to tlie heavy rainfall Sunday the SAAR officials made at a doubleheader for yesterday. The only change was that tlie same trials were used for both meets. Driving in tlie A Main event, which, incidentally was the last race of the afternoon, had Fiedler and Ernie Price of Cal- gary m impetuous situations. Puce had gone into a spin in tlie northwest paved track and Fired Dcusclilc from Lelll- brid'ge in tlie V-8 Main. Strong performances were also given by Vern Wakelield from Taber driving first across the finish line in the. C Speed Dash and a win in a event; Del Kornclson Calgary who picked up the sec- ond spot in the class A point standings and Wayne Bailey a Lethbridge product who drove to two victories in the V-8 class. A note should also be given to Hie generous fans who con- tributed to the roll-over fund to help the critically Injured Fiedler. Meets Foreman Tonight An Underdog end of the flipped end over end while only seconds later Fiedler slid off the south- east end of the track bursting into flames. The Southern Alberta Auto Racers are adequately pre- pared for fire emergencies, but the whole crew had rushed over to Price's vehicle in case It was to catch on fire. Mean- while, was noticing flames that they A MOMENT'S SILENCE FOR FATALLY INJURED DRIVER DWAYNE FIEDLER Twins, Orioles Stretch Leads es Break Out Of Slump j" By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Shell-shocked by 37 runs three seven Houston Astros' 7-5 openin game Monday nigh light- manager Liinian Harris of At lanta Braves probably still can't believe what happened when he handed the ball to Ron Reed for the second game against the As- tros. Reed pitched a a complete game thing that hasn't been routine around the Braves lately. Elsewhere in the National League Monday night. Cliicag Cubs whipped New York Me 6-1, Montreal Expos blanke Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0, St. Lou Cardinals trimmed Philadelphl Phillies 4-1, San Diego Padre battered Cincinnati Reds 10- and San Francisco Giants be; Los Angeles Dodgers 5-2. Heed, whose broken collar bone made a mess of Atlanta ANDY CAPP mellow Umaatan, ojfeknfeii QF.C. WHISKY CANADIA I'M JUST FOPP'INM' OVERT1 ACUPO'SUSARr-s FfiOAVFLORRIE pitching, before Uie rest of tlie National League got around to it, throttled Houston and got all the runs he needed on consecu- tive second-inning homers b Orlando Ccpeda and Hal King. It was only the fourth com picte game in the last month fo the Braves' pitching staff whici was shredded for 30 runs in two games against the Pirates Sat unlay and Sunday. TURNED TABLES It looked like more of the same when the Astros bounccec Tom behind to overtake Atlanta n tlie first game of the double- leader. Bob Watson drove in hree nins with a single and a lome run and pitcher George Culver's two-strike bunt single Fiedler quickly rushed over to his car to dose the fire. Realizing that he was in flames Fiedler attempted to evacuate his car, but after re- leasing the bottom safety belt he was unable to do tlie same with tlie top catch. Fiedler was admitted into the Municipal Hospital in critical condition and was later trans- ferred to Calgary where he died serious in- NEW YORK (CP) Some of the big names of boxing will be at ringside tonight to watch a scheduled -ID-round bout be- tween George Chuvalo and George Foreman, two of the top contenders for the heavyweight championship of the world. One of those in attendance at Madison Square Garden will be Yank Durham, manager of champion Joe Frazier. Durham wants to get a close look at the two fighters, one of whom could be the next challenger for his boxer's title. Also watching the fight will be Jerry Quarry, former champion Floyd Patterson and Jimmy Ellis, whom Frazier defeated to win an undisputed hold on the championship. Fight match fit promoters plan to b the winner of tonight's of burns. Price escaped juries, but was also sent to the hospital for a complete check- up. In another accident during wut with Quarry. The winner of that fight would face Frazier. Foreman, undefeated former Olympic heavyweight cham- pion, is a 7-to-5 favorite to de- feat Chuvalo, Canadian heavy weight champion from Toront Foreman, at 21, has youth o his side, while Chuvalo, at 32, 1 counting on his experience ant will take Chuvalo out in two or three rounds, has no preference as to who will bo the next chal- lenger for his fighter. "We'll be there and we'll lis- ten to all the challenges after the he said. "The guy who talks tlie most money, that's the guy we'll listen to real good." Money was also on the mind of Irving Ungerman, Chuvalo's manager. Chuvalo is guaran- teed for tonight's fight and hopes for for a Chuvalo-Quarry battle. If Chu- vtucmj uaiue. LL vnu- wuii mm, nc saia. rie scored valo loses, however, it could a freak knockout over me and I harm his chances for many more big-money fights. "We know George has to win because he doesn't have many big fights Ungerman says. "He's gotten to (he point where he takes every fight seriously." Foreman has been guaranteed for tonight's fight. Foreman lias won all of his 21 pro fights, 13 by knockouts. Chuvalo has a record of 59 vic- by k n o c k o u t losses and two draws. Quarry will be rooting for Chuvalo, who knocked him out in the seventh round in a Gar- den match recently. "I hope Chuvalo wins, be- cause I have a score to settle with he said. "He scored want to prove how freaky it was." Chuvalo is expected to weigh in today at about 215 for tile fight and Foreman at 220. strength. Chuvalo is ranked No. Minor Ball In two games played in the Big League last evening th Expos edged the Pirates 2-c while Martini's Cardinals bombed the New Dayton Gi ants 11-2. Terry Pocza of the Expos picked up six strike outs and tailed the winning rally in the inning. But Reed turned he tables in the nightcap. Minnesota Twins barely man- ged to keep their run-scoring treak alive, but still found it asier than keeping their pitch- r's After putting Dave Boswell on le 21-day disabled list earlier i the day, the Twins lost ace m Perry to a pulled groin niscle in the ninth inning be- ore they completed a 2-1 vic- tory over Milwaukee Brewers in I the opsner of their twi-nigh doubleheader Monday. In the nightcap, the Twins pushed across two runs in the ninth inning before losing 4-2 but managed to keep intaci their string of having scored in 120 straight games, including the last 18 in 1969. Elsewhere, California Angels managed to retake sole posses- sion of second place in the American League's Western Division behind the Twins by dropping Oakland to third with Weiss an old SSAR member now making his home in Cal- gary captured the covete checkered flag In all the eigh A Main events he drove in. He started his conquest In the Speed Dash Sunday after noon and finished with the A Main in the evening. In between he picked up hree Fast A events, another Speed Dash and an A Main No. 5. in duuuiei dcciueni aunng among the contenders for Fra the afternoon run Jack Roberts zier's crown while Foreman i o f Lethbridge suffered in- juries. He was released from the hospital after having.some x-rays and his condition is not yet positively known. On the brighter side, Frank Durham, who says Foreman event. George Harrington of Leth- >ridge driving in the C class ;ave a strong performance as is was tops in the point stand- ngs by picking up a win in he C Main along with a first in the Slow C event. Other Main event winners were: Tom Aya-iiait of Leth- bridge V8 Main, Ron Haynes from Lethbridge C Main and Bruins Set For Camp BOSTON (API Boston Bruins announced Monday that 30 players, including all but two members of the 1970 Stanley Cup championship squad, have been invited to the National Hockey League's training camp which opens Sept. 10 in London, Ont. The only absentees from the ;eam which returned the Stan- ley Cup to Boston after a 29- year interlude will be centre Jim Lorenlz and defenceman 3ary Boak, Lorentz was traded o St. Louis Blues and Doak was drafted by Vancouver Canucks. Veteran defenceman Teddy Green, who sat out the Dolau Pockets Quebec Money QUEBEC (CP) -Jay Dolan f Worchester. Mass., shot an even-par 72 on the final round Honday to win the Quebec open ;olf championship with a M- Irole total of 210, sis under par. Ha won by two strokes over floe Norman of Gilford, Out., to take first-prize money of and the Royal Montreal Cup. allowed only two hits against I a over the Athletics, liim to gain the win Washington Senators blanked Allan Korth did not fare as well and settled with the loss Royals beat Chicago Mute For the Expos Randy and oUier games were Richard Andreacbuk led the TOP P TCHras IN-iimrn hitters with each stroking out I ,Tp IXJUREO a I H Perry should be sidelined it would only keep going Minneso- Gary _ White managed twojta's string of injuries to its singles in a losmg cause. pitchers Martini's Cardinals have now Boswell, with back trouble made it five m a row as John this season, departed and was Chris tensen delivered some fine pitching to gain the win. replaced by Luis Tiant, who made his first start in the sec- Cubs Win Two Games On Weekend Lethbridge Chrighton Cubs are only one win away from a berth in Alherta senior base- ball final. Cubs stopped Pincher Creek and Vulcan by identical'14 2 counts to win the A section of the rain-shortened southern fi- nal over the weekend. Vulcan and Brooks Legion- naires will meet Sunday after- noon at Henderson Park to de- cide an opponent for the Cubs. The Alberta finals, with teams from Calgary, Edmon- ton and Central Alberta, will be held in Lethbridge Aug. 15 and 16. ELRICH TIRE NATIONAL LEAGUE Er.t Pittsburgh 58 New York .....5S Chicago .......54 Philadelphia SI St. Louis Montreal t per. G 47 60 ,439 1 West 74 Spcciciliil in Southern Albcrla. All work Guaran- ty El Rtincfio TEXACO) Service A41J r% Avo., M.M. Drive Phono with a shoulder injury May 28. The Twins also lost reliever Stan Williams for several games; and rookie Bert Blyleven for two starts with arm trouble earlier this season. More Sport On Page 8 Donohue Triumphs MONT TREMBLANT, Que (CP) Mark Donohue drove his Javelin to his third Trans Am series victory this year in a closely-contested pony car race over the twisting 2.65-mile Le Circuit. Donohue. from Newton Square, Pa., finished one min- ute and two seconds ahead of a Mustang driven by George Foll- mer of Arcadia, Calif., while Panelli Jones of Torrace, Calif., also in a Mustang, drove to third place. COWBOV KILLED LODGE GRASS, Mont. (AP) Boyd Wesley, the 1968 Rodeo Cowboys Association rookie of the year in 1988, and four oilier persons were killed Friday night in a head-on collision 1.5 miles south of here.. nu 0 Jenkins (13-12) and Hiatt; Koosman McGraw Taylor (9) and Grote. HR: Chl-Catllson SUNDAY Pittsburgh 10 Atlanta 7 San Diego 3-4 New York 0-3 Los Angeles 6 Montreal 3 Philadelphia 7 San Francisco 6 Cincinnati i Chicago 3 St. Louis 3 Houston SATURDAY Pittsburgh 20 Atlanlg 10 New York 4 San Diego 2 Phila. 6-6 San Fran. 5-1 Monfreal 11-6 LOG Angeles 6-5 Cincinnati 6 'Chicago 4 St. Louis 14 Houston 7 I f AMERICAN LEAGUE Easl W L Baltimore .....M 39 New York .....57 47 Detroit ........57 41 Boston .......53 50 Cleveland ......51 55 Washington 48 58 West Minnesota .65 37 California .....60 46 Oakland 59 47 Milwaukee 40 63 Kansas City 39 67 Chicago 38 71 Pel. .629 .548 .543 .515 .481 .453 .566 .557 .370 .363 .349 TODAY'S GAMES California Wrighf 14-8 at Oakland Poland 1.2 or Osteen 1-0 N Milwaukee Bolin 3-6 at Minnesota Blyleven 5-1 N Kansas City Buller 3-? or Morehead 2-5 at Chicago John 9-12 M York Peterson 12-7 Clcve- and Haroan 5-2 N ashington Lflin 2.2 f) runet 7-3 Delrolt McLflin 2.2 California OOfl .lOO 5 11 0 Oakland COO 000 0 5 I May (rt-7) and Azcuc; Hunter (15-9) Lachemann M) Roland (4) Llndblad 6) Locker (9) and Fernandez. Clly 7 .15 1 Chicago 100 000 1 4 1 Johnson (4-7) and Kirkpatrlck; MII- or Moore Murphy 1 Josepiison- HR: Washington 004 000 9 1 etroit ooo 000 0 f 0 Bosman Grzenda (7) and LaGrow RST and Prlce' ukes MO 010 T i lespta OOC 001 Olx- Patlin (8-3) and McNertney; Perry (9) and Mitterwald, .T. 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