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A Roundup of the Week Sept. 11-17
Compiled by Sarah B. Schmidt
September 25, 1989
BOATING—TOM D'EATH, driving Miss Budweiser, won the Gold Cup, unlimited hydroplane racing's oldest and most prestigious trophy, by completing six laps of the 2�-mile Mission Bay course off San Diego at an average speed of 124.593 mph. George Woods Jr., in Oh Boy! Oberto, finished second with an average speed of 123.983 mph. D'Eath's victory ended Chip Hanauer's Gold Cup winning streak at seven. Hanauer, driving Circus Circus, placed sixth.
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September 25, 1989

A Roundup Of The Week Sept. 11-17

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DIED: DON PRATT, 45, a modified-stock car driver from Lima, N.Y.; of injuries suffered when his car crashed into the wall on the three-quarter-mile track at Pocono International Raceway during the NASCAR Race of Champions; in Long Pond, Pa.

John Yovicsin, 70, who coached the Harvard football team from 1957 to 1970 to a 78-42-5 record, which included the 1968 29-29 tie with unbeaten Yale, in which Harvard scored 16 points in the last 42 seconds; of heart disease; in Hyannis, Mass.

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