, heavy-footed Atlanta racer, drove brother Fonty's 1955 Chrysler 300 to victory in 100-mile grind at Hillsboro, N.C., clinched NASCAR Grand National Circuit championship for this year.
, which won world sports car championship with its Mercedes this year, revealed temporary withdrawal from international auto racing "to further development of our production-car program." One rumored reason: Mercedes is concentrating on development of family jet car.
, millionaire sports car builder from Greens Farms, Conn., gave up trying to compete with foreign machines, announced sale of West Palm Beach, Fla. factory.
Gayleway, fast-stepping 5-year-old, was pulled out of pack by Owner-Driver Clyde Tisher, went on to upset top-favored Scott Frost in first leg of $75,000 American Classic Harness Trot at Inglewood, Calif.
U.S. equestrian team of
and Charles Dennehy Jr. turned in near-flawless performance to ride off with international jumping low-score championship, also took Col. John W. Wofford Memorial Trophy, two other titles to equal four victories scored by crippled Mexican squad in Pennsylvania National Horse Show at Harrisburg.
DIED—William Woodward Jr., 35, prominent sportsman, socialite and financier, owner of Belair Stud's superb 3-year-old Nashua; from shotgun blast fired by his wife Ann, who sobbingly told police she had mistaken him for a prowler when awakened during night by barking of dog at Oyster Bay, L.I. estate.
Clark C. Griffith
, 85, baseball's shrewd-trading "Old Fox," onetime major league pitcher, manager, owner and president of Washington Senators for 36 years; after illness, at Washington, D.C. (see page 12).
OTHER RESULTS FOR THE RECORD