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Messy Bessie
Edited by Jerry Kirshenbaum
September 20, 1993
Brent Fanning, the driver of the Pontiac Trans Am shown above, has been suspended because of a stunt he pulled at the U.S. Nationals drag races in Indianapolis. Fanning is sponsored by a dairy, which is why the vehicle is painted black and white like a holstein and why it's dubbed the Udder Car. Unfortunately, the dairy tie-in inspired Fanning to drop a box of cow manure onto the track at the start of a run, causing a mess that took 20 minutes to clean up. Fanning admits he blew it. "It was supposed to come out in a pile at the starting line, not spray all over the place like it did," he says.
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September 20, 1993

Messy Bessie

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Brent Fanning, the driver of the Pontiac Trans Am shown above, has been suspended because of a stunt he pulled at the U.S. Nationals drag races in Indianapolis. Fanning is sponsored by a dairy, which is why the vehicle is painted black and white like a holstein and why it's dubbed the Udder Car. Unfortunately, the dairy tie-in inspired Fanning to drop a box of cow manure onto the track at the start of a run, causing a mess that took 20 minutes to clean up. Fanning admits he blew it. "It was supposed to come out in a pile at the starting line, not spray all over the place like it did," he says.

Oh, and the other way would have been funny?

All Choked Up

As visiting American League teams bid farewell to moldering Cleveland Stadium, which will be replaced in '94 by a new ballpark, the valedictories have been stirring. For example, New York Yankee manager Buck Showalter (right) said, "I'm as nostalgic as the next guy, but I took a good look around and said good riddance." The Minnesota Twins' 41-year-old Dave Winfield was misty, too. Said he, "It was a nice place in the 1920s...when I first started out."

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