• Short Summary

    SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE PAST WEEK, RACING CAR ENTHUSIASTS ASKED THE QUESTION: WILL DONOHUE'S CAR STAND UP UNDER THE GRIND OF A 200-MILE RACE THE ANSWER 13 YES--BUT THERE WERE PROBLEMS IN LABATT'S CAN-AN ACE AT MOSPORT THIS AFTERNOON, AND ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE CHECKERED FLAG WENT OUT--IT WAS MCLAREN, AND DENNY HULME.

  • Description

    SEVERAL TIMES DURING THE PAST WEEK, RACING CAR ENTHUSIASTS ASKED THE QUESTION: WILL DONOHUE'S CAR STAND UP UNDER THE GRIND OF A 200-MILE RACE THE ANSWER 13 YES--BUT THERE WERE PROBLEMS IN LABATT'S CAN-AN ACE AT MOSPORT THIS AFTERNOON, AND ONCE AGAIN WHEN THE CHECKERED FLAG WENT OUT--IT WAS MCLAREN, AND DENNY HULME.

    THE MCLAREN CARS WERE THE SOLID ONES--ALTHOUGH RIGHT FROM THE STAT IT WAS EVIDENT MXRK INDIANAPOLIS '500' WINNER MARK DONOHUE WAS GOING TO BE ONE OF THEIR TOUGHEST RIVALS.

    DONOHUE AND HIS PORSCHE AND THE ROGER FENSKE RACING TEAM KNEW THEY HAD A CAR WITH SPEED--AND THEIR TURBO-CHARGED MACHINE TOOK THE LED FOR 19 LAPS--UNTIL A PROBLEM IN THE THROTTLE LINAGE FORCED HIM INTO THE PITS. BEFORE HE COULD GET BACK TO RACING DONOHUE LOST THREE LAPS TO THE MCLAREN CARS AND HE HAD TO PLAY CATCH UP FROM THAT MOMENT. HE DIDN'T QUITE MAKE IT.

    PETER REVSON, A SUBSTITUTE TO REPLACE WORLD DRIVING CHAMPION JACKIE STEWART, WHO IS SIDELINED WITH AN ACTIVE ULCER, TOOK COMMAND FROM THE MOMENT DONOHUE HEADED TO THE PITS. REVSON, DRIVING MCLAREN'S NUMBER FOUR. ALSO RAN INTO TOUCH RACING LUCK. 46,000 FANS AT MOSPORT WATCHED AS REVSON'S CAR SLOWED IN THE 79TH LAP. JUST ONE SHORT OF THE FINISH LINE. THE ENGINE BLEW. REVSON MERELY PULLED OVER TO THE SIDELINES AND COASTED TO A STOP. THE JURY EVENTUALLY PLACED HIM THIRD.

    WHEN REVSON'S CAR GAVE OUT, DENNY HULME MOVED TO THE FOREFRONT. HULME FOUGHT VIBRATIONS FROM HIS TIRES FROM THE DROP OF THE GREEN FLAGS--AND SAID THEE WERE SEVERAL TIMES THROUGHOUT WHEN HE FINISH. BUT WHEN HE SAW REVSON'S CAR SLOW, HE FELT HE WOULD JUST COAX THE MACHINE TO THE CHECKERED FLAG. HULME'S WIN IS HIS 21ST IN CAN-AM RACING, AND THE MCLAREN TEAM HAS WON 39 OF THE 50 RACES IN THE SEVEN-YEAR HISTORY OF THE SERIES.

    JACKIE OLIVER'S U.O.P. SHADOW LASTED ONLY EIGHT LAPS TO CANADIAN FINISHER--GORDON DEWAR IN MCLAREN--HE WAS EIGHT. ROGER MCCAIG AND JOHN CORDTS FAILED TO FINISH.

    BUT DENNY HULME DID FINISH AND TO HIM, ANOTHER QUIET CELEBRATION.

    NEXT STOP FOR THE MCLAREN CARS AND THE DONOHUE CHALLENGE IS ATLANTA. DONOHUE SAYS THE PORSCHE PEOPLE TOLD THE FENSKE TEAM THE CAR WAS GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE SERIES, BUT NOW THAT EVERYONE KNOWS IN THE CAR CAN 60 020 MILES IT'S CERTAINLY A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5QJKOECQKP153TPF1UPS6Q63S
    Media URN:
    VLVA5QJKOECQKP153TPF1UPS6Q63S
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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