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                                                                   White Gets Donnybrooke Stock Win

                                                                 By Tony Swan                                                                              gaining on him all through the race.  McCluskey needed a new left-rear

                                                                      BRAINERD, Minn., Sept. 13 -                                                          If I hadn’t spun off early it might                                                          tire. At that point, only Foyt, the

                                                                A.J. Foyt introduced the Ford                                                              have been different. I think my                                                              leader, Unser, White and McCluskey

                                                                Torino as the world’s fastest                                                              stops were quicker than his and I                                                            were on the sai_e lap.

                                                                economy car but Don White won                                                              think he might have been having                                                                     Behind the leaders it was Butch

                                                                today’s 200-mile U.S. Auto Club                                                            some engine trouble toward the                                                               Hartman, Bobby Wawak and Bay

                                                                stock car event at Donnybrooke                                                             end. I know he’s not that easy to                                                            Darnell, all aboard Chargers,                                                                                                                                                                                                           MW

                                                               Speedway.                                                                                   catch.”                                                                                      keeping up the chase from one lap
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                                                                     Although White was turning                                                                  White went off on the third lap,                                                       back.

                                                               slightly faster laps throughput the                                                        hitting an oil slick in turn six,                                                                    White kept coming up, paring

                                                               race, it looked like Foyt had the                                                          spinning and encountering                                                                     about a half second to a full second

                                                               race in the bag, springing a two pit                                                       difficulty restarting his Dodge                                                               per circuit. He caught Unser on lap
                                                               stop gambit on his competition, all                                                        Charger. It cost him about 30                                                                 36, then put hiiself far enough                                                                     A flat rear tire foiled AJ. Foyt’s run to victory at Donnybrooke Speedway
                                                              of whom planned to stop three                                                               seconds.                                                                                      ahead of the ailing Charger to hold                                                                 Sept. 13 and Don White, chasing Foyt throughout the race, captured the win

                                                              times.                                                                                            Foyt, gridded fourth with a                                                             his position through his next pit                                                                   in his ’69 Dodge Charger.                                                                                            (John Lampland photo)

                                                                    White recovered from an early                                                         circuit of 1:49.64 (98.50mph),  stop.
                                                              spin and pulled right up to Foyt’s                                                         made a fine start, grabbing the lead                                                                 On lap 46, Foyt, still out of                                                            enter the pits, but couldn’t stop usac 2oo-mile stock car race,

                                                              bumper by lap 59 of the 67-lap,                                                             and staying there until his tire  White’s range, made what was                                                                                                                               and continued on with McCluskey                                                               DONNYBROOKE SPEEDWAY,
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                                                              201-mile affair. Then he made the                                                          misfortune.                                                                                    planned to be his second and final                                                             right on his tail. It was another flat                                                             FINISHERS: 1 - Don White, 1969

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                                                              third of his scheduled stops, taking                                                              Roger McCluskey, the pole sitter  stop. The crew took great care to                                                                                                                    for Foyt, this time the right-rear,                                                           Dodge Charger; 67 laps or 201 miles at

                                                              on fuel and left-side tires in 22.5                                                        with a round of 1:48.08, fell to  shake all the air bubbles out of the                                                                                                                        which was chunking, and it left him                                                          an average of 95.64mph, $4990; 2 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Roger McCluskey, ’69 Plymouth, 67,
                                                              seconds.                                                                                   third through the first couple of  Torino’s tank, A.J. took tii_je for                                                                                                                        in third place, about 50 seconds                                                              $3318; 3 - A.J. Foyt, ’69 Ford, 67,
                                                                    Foyt continued on. He had made                                                       laps, his Road Runner trailing not  two glasses of Coke, and the car got                                                                                                                      behind McCluskey.                                                                             $2195; 4 - Al Unser, ’69 Dodge, 64,

                                                              22 laps on his first tank of gas, 23                                                       only Foyt but Al Unser’s Dodge                                                                new left-side tires (everyone was                                                                     McCluskey, $3318 richer for his                                                        $1346; 5 - Bobby Wawak, ’69 Dodge,

                                                              on his second, and he clearly                                                              Charger as well when the green flag  burning them off the left side on                                                                                                                        second-place ride, continues to lead                                                         63, $997; 6 - Dave Whitcomb,                                                   ’69
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Dodge, 63, $847; 7 - Bay Darnell, ’69
                                                              planned to make the final 22                                                               dropped.                                                                                       Donnybrooke’s three                                                           fast             US AC’s stock car series with 3452                                                            Dodge, 63, $748; 8 - Gene Marmor, ’69

                                                              without another stop.                                                                            After five laps, Foyt was fairly                                                        right-hand sweepers).                                                                           points. Foyt, who pocketed $2195                                                             Chevelle, 63, $648; 9 - Terry Nichels, ’69

                                                                    But he was forced to stop a lap                                                      well settled into the lead with                                                                      The whole stop took                                                     27.5             for his drive, is still second.                                                               Dodge, 62, $598; 10 - Bill Nelson, ’69

                                                              later, bringing the wildly swaying                                                         McCluskey chasing him, Unser                                                                  seconds and Foyt was out                                                       with                   White, who averaged 95.64mph                                                           Chevelle, 62, $548; 11 - Joe Frasson, ’69
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Dodge, 61, $498; 12 - Fred Zack, ’69
                                                              Torino down the pit lane with a                                                            about a second back and White                                                                 White about 16 seconds back and  over the distance, won $4990 and                                                                                                                            Dodge, 59, $468; 13 - Glen Bradley, ’68

                                                              deflated and smoking left-rear tire.                                                       taking up his race-long catch-up                                                               coming on hard.                                                                               has 3185 points in third place.                                                               Dodge, 59, $390; 14 - Paul Feldner, ’67
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ford, 58, $390; 15 - Dale Koehler, *67
                                                              It was the third-straight race in                                                          effort.                                                                                              By lap 58, White was within six                                                                Unser, heading a large contingent                                                      Chevelle, 56, $380; 16 - Butch Hartman,

                                                              which tire problems have stopped                                                                 McCluskey, who ultimately  seconds and moving up very  of cars with electrical maladies of                                                                                                                                                                                           ’69 Dodge, 56, $380; 17 - Roger Regeth,
                                                              the veteran Texan.                                                                         finished second, got past A.J.  quickly. By lap 59, he was almost  one kind or another, limped home                                                                                                                                                                                        ’67 Plymouth, 56, $375; 18 - Bob

                                                                    “All I had to do was coast in the                                                    briefly on the ninth lap, but  within hailing distance—then he  in fourth place, three laps back, and                                                                                                                                                                                      Bolander, ’67 Dodge, 53, $375; 19- Bill

                                                              last 25 miles,” he said bitterly. “I                                                   »   couldn’t outpull the white Torino  pitted, taking gas and tires.                                                                                                                             won $1346. A total of 25 cars                                                                 Shirey, ’69 Plymouth, 47, $375; 20 -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Woody Walcher, ’67 Dodge, 40, $375;
                                                              know I had it won. The whole thing                                                         down the straight. However, A.J.                                                                     White was hopelessly in arrears at                                                      made the grid, 23 started, and 21                                                             21 - Mike Barnes, ’68 Ford, 36, $199.

                                                              is driving me crazy.”                                                                      couldn’t shake McCluskey and the                                                               that point, although he didn’t                                                                finished.                                                                                          DNF: 22 - Ronnie Goudreau, ’67

                                                                    It took White some time after                                                        two ran close until the first round                                                            realize Foyt planned to continue to                                                                  Today’s crowd,                                                                        Plymouth, 13, blown engine, $199; 23 -

                                                              rite race to realize that Foyt meant                                                       of pit stops began.                                                                            the finish. So when White went by                                                              4000 plus, was                                        estimated at  George Rondelli, ’67 Chevelle, 2,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   rearend, $199.
                                                             to get by with j ust twu stfjpx                                                                   A.J. and McCluskey pitted                                                                on the next lap and saw Foyt in the                                                            disappointing in                                       lieu of the                                DNS: 24 - Frank Freda, ’69 Chevelle,

                                                             made 17 laps on his first tank,                                                             simultaneously, both for gas and                                                               pits, he wasn’t surprised.                                                                     handsome field.                                                                             broken distributor shaft, $199; 25 - Rich

                                                             stopping three laps earlier than                                                           left-side tires. The stop cost                                                                        Foyt boiled out of the pits 31.5                                                               ---- ——--------------                                                                 Oertel, ’67 Ford, wouki not start, $199.

                                                             planned when his crew noticed                                                              McCluskey about 15 seconds and                                                                  seconds off the pace with seven laps

                                                             excessive lire wear. He made                                                               left him within range of Unser, who                                                            to go. He was about 10 seconds up                                                                     USAC Stock Car Championship

                                                             another 19 laps on his second tank,                                                        was running steadily in third, and                                                             on McCluskey, who had spent some                                                                      THROUGH KAUKAUNA, WIS., SEPT. 14: 1 - Roger McCluskey, 3452; 2-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Don White, 3385; 3 - A.J. Foyt, 3247; 4 - Jack Bowsher, 2339; 5 - Bobby
                                                            making a third stop unavoidable.                                                            White.                                                                                          I 5 laps making up time from a flat                                                                  Unser, 1830; 6 - Al Unser, 1270; 7 - Butch Hartman, 1217; 8 - Dave

                                                                  “We were afraid to take a chance                                                             Unser got past McCluskey about  tire.                                                                                                                                                         Whitcomb, 1103; 9 - Gene Marmor, 1060; 10 - Terry Nichels, 875; 11 - Dick

                                                            on two stops,” he said. “It’s a long                                                        midway through the race when                                                                          On lap 64, Foyt slowed as to                                                                   Trickle, 760; 12 - Verlin Eaker, 660.

                                                            way to go. 1 wanted to pass A J.

                                                            before my last stop. 1 knew 1 was

                                                            V                                                                                           Don White’s Dodge Takes Another On Sunday At Kaukauna

                                                                 LAKEWOOD'S                                                                            By Terry McGlone                                                                                Torino and Norm Nelson’s ’69  company to take over first place.                                                                                                                             ran steadily until the 121st lap

                                                                                                                                                              KAUKAUNA, Wis., Sept. 14 -                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           when Nelson pitted for fuel.
                                                    t                                                                                                                                                                                                  Plymouth Road Runner. They                                                                            In the meantime, Bowsher had
                                                                                                                                                       Beating both the pack and the                                                                   finished in that order behind White  moved to second with White’s                                                                                                                           Marzofka and Hoffman, in a

                                                                                                                                                       torrential downpour, Dodge                                                                      at the end of the 200-lap event on  yellow Dodge right behind,                                                                                                                              Chevrolet, moved up a spot. Three

                                                                                                                                                       Charger driver Don White moved                                                                  the half-mile asphalt ovaL                                                                     although Bowsher and Hartman had                                                             laps later White and Bowsher made

                                                                                                                                                       himself into victory lane after                                                                       Practice was split into two  gotten into some fender                                                                                                                                  routine pit stops.

                                                                                                                                                       winning the 100-mile US AC stock                                                                segments due mostly to the drizzly  “graunching” on the 14th lap.                                                                                                                                 This permitted Marzofka’s Ford
                                                                                                                                                       car race here at the KK Sports                                                                  weather conditions. Most crews                                                                       For the next 10 laps Hartman                                                           to run in front briefly. Five laps

                                                                                                                                                       Arena today.                                                                                    took advantage of the delays to  led, followed by Bowsher and                                                                                                                               later he was way in back as White

                                                                                                                                                             He also moved himself into
                                                                                                         * • •                                                                                                                                         make adjustment on the cars,  White. On the 27th, White got by                                                                                                                              and his two shadows—Bowsher and
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                                                                                                                                                       second place in the points standings                                                            Bowsher’s in particular, using the  Bowsher and on the 30th he passed                                                                                                                       Nelson—rejoined the parade with

                                                               x-x-x;v          V                                                                      behind Roger McCluskey and ahead                                                               time to change gears.
                                                                                                                                           >v                                                                                                              II                                                                                         Hartman to take over the lead.                                                               Dave Whitcomb’s Dodge moviig
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                                                                                  • •                                                      »*•«        of A.J. Foyt.                                                                                         Skies cleared in time for the                                                                                                                                                        into fourth.
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                                                                                                                                        x:S                   The race was delayed by a light                                                         qualifying runs with White turning                                                                          NORM’S BID HAMPERED                                                                    Gene Marnw moved his ’69
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                                                                                                                                                       rain which earlier in the day had                                                              an 84iph lap, a new record on the                                                                     When Hartman was put back to                                                         Chevelle into fifth, passing
                                                                                                                                                       caused practice and qualifying                                                                 banked track. Bowsher and Nelson                                                               third, Nelson began to make his bid                                                         Hoffman. At the 160th lap mark, it

                                                                                                                                                        schedules to be bumped back.                                                                  were right behind him.                                                                         but was hampered by Bobby                                                                   was White, Bowsher, Nelson,
                                                                                                                                                              White’s main competition came                                                                  Late in the afternoon the pack                                                          Wawak’s Charger spinning due to a  Whitcomb and Marmor—the top
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                                                                                                                                                        from Jack                    Bowsher in a ’69 Ford                                            took off on the pace lap and when                                                              blown engine, requiring the yellow.  five in the order they finished 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the green flag dropped, Marv                                                                   Nelson finally squeezed through to                                                          laps later.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Marzofka moved his ’67 Ford into                                                               take third when Hartman pitted.                                                                   White won 200 points and $1200

                                                                  r The Strong Runners                                                                                                                                                                Chevrolet in second and Roger                                                                  fourth and fifth and for the next 30  USAC 100-MILE STOCK CAR RACE,
                                                             *•*•*•;                                                                                                                                                                                  the lead with Jack Knippel’s                                                                         Bay Darnell and Marzofka were                                                         for his efforts.

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                                                                           Use It To Reduce                                                                                                                                                           Regeth’s Plymouth in third.                                                                    laps the order was unchanged. But                                                            WIS., SEPT. 14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Things stayed this way for awhile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Darnell’s Dodge couldn’t take the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     pace and he began dropping back,
                                                                          Friction and Heat                                                                                                                                                           but White and Bowsher, who                                                                     as did Hartman who again pitted                                                              Dodge Charger, 200 laps or 100 miles in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      started well back on the grid, began
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1.19:20.03 for an average of
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      near the front, had plans to stay                                                                    With Bowsher some eight  Whitcomb, ’6SJ Dodge Charger, 196; 5 -

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