Jim Thornton of Royal Oak, Mich., an engineer who races stock cars for fun, drove a 1965 Corvette sedan to a world record 138.46 mph in the factory-experimental ultra-stock-injected category at the American Hot Rod Association drag-racing championships.
Brad McKean, Pittsburgh YMHA swimmer, set his fourth National AAU 13-14 age group record, a 56.9 in the 100-meter, short-course freestyle at a Charleston (W.Va.) meet. He holds the 100-and 200-yard freestyle and the 200-yard individual medley marks.
Nick Furlong, junior right-hander for Iona Prep, New Rochelle, N.Y., pitched five straight shutouts before losing 1-0 in Iona's final game. Two days later, in an American Legion game, Furlong allowed one hit, struck out 23 in a 10-inning 0-0 tie.
Jackie Izaj scored 42 wins and six losses to take home the girls' trophy at the National Marbleshooting Tournament in Wildwood, N.J. In addition, she set a new girls' record of 10 sticks (a game won by knocking seven marbles out of the circle without a miss).
Eric Klein of Seattle's Ingraham High scored 28 of his team's winning 36 points at the state track and field championships. After setting a state record with a 24-foot-2�-inch broad jump he won the high jump (6 feet 3�) and took second in the 120 high hurdles.
Frank Karlson, assistant postmaster in Liberty, N.Y., playing his second National Post Office Golf Association championship at Kutsher's Country Club, Monticello, N.Y., shot a 54-hole 230 to win the tournament, which drew P.O. employees from 28 states.