Jarrett's jump wins Pacesetters 200
Dale Jarrett knew exactly what he needed to win the PontiaPacesetters 200: a quick jump on the final restart.
Jarrett, taking advantage of two late wrecks, took the lead 14 laps from the end and won the Grand National race under a caution flag at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway yesterday.
Jarrett was second to Bobby Labonte for 44 laps until he passed Labonte going into turn one as a caution slow-down began.
The yellow flag was waved when David Green spun in the back of the field on a restart after an earlier caution.
Two laps later when the green flag waved, Jarrett got a quick start, pulling about a dozen car-lengths ahead of Labonte.
"I knew I had to get a good jump. Bobby was probably a little bit quicker than I was," Jarrett said. "My car had developed a push there with about 30 laps to go."
* Wayne Taylor, driving a Chevrolet Intrepid prototype sports car, broke the track qualifying record in winning the pole position for today's Nissan Grand Prix of Miami. Taylor toured the 1.873-mile, 11-turn downtown street circuit at 98.658 mph, breaking Geoff Brabham's year-old mark of 97.215. Joining Taylor on the front row is Davy Jones, whose Jaguar XJR-10 turned a lap of 98.141.
The Australian-born Brabham, two-year defending champion, was unable to win an unprecedented fifth straight Miami pole. He put his Nissan NPT-90 in fifth place with a lap of 97.010.
Jim Colbert has been broadcasting Senior PGA Tour events the past three years. Now, he's in position to win one.
Colbert, a senior tour rookie this season, shot a 5-under-par 67 Saturday to catch faltering Phil Rodgers for a share of the lead after three rounds of The Tradition at Scottsdale, Ariz.
* Hometown favorite Chris Johnson eagled the 18th hole to stave off a charging Jan Stephenson and hold a three-stroke lead after three rounds of $350,000 PING-Welch's Championship.
Amleto Monacelli of Venezuela defeated Kelly Coffman225-180, in the title match of the Professional Bowlers Association True Value Open in Peoria, Ill. Monacelli, the top seed, led throughout the final game. He opened with two strikes, and Coffman failed to mark in the first two frames. Monacelli led by 32 pins through five frames, then struck on four of his next six shots in earning the $39,000 top prize. Coffman took home $20,000, his biggest paycheck as a professional.
Seagram sprinted past favored Garrison Savannah in the fina100 yards to win the Grand National, the top British steeplechase race at Aintree, England.
The New Zealand-bred Seagram, who started the 4 1/2 -mile race at odds of 12-1, trailed by about six lengths as the horses cleared the last of the 30 jumps.
But the 11-year-old Seagram, ridden by Nigel Hawke, galloped past the 7-1 favorite on the run to the finish, pulling away to win by five lengths and claim a $160,000 prize.
* Junior John Courtright won his sixth game to lead Duke to 7-4 victory over the University of Maryland at Durham, N.C. The Terps (12-15-1, 2-8 in the ACC) committed four errors. Duke is 16-18 and 2-9.
* Keith Garagozzo threw a two-hitter in the first game as the University of Delaware swept a doubleheader from Towson State, 4-1 and 3-2, in Newark, Del. The Blue Hens are 20-3, 5-0 in the East Coast Conference. Towson is 14-14-1 and 6-2.
* Steve Reich pitched a complete game in the opener as Army swept a doubleheader from Navy, 4-1 and 6-5. In the second game, Navy (8-9) could not take advantage of six Army errors and had two runners thrown out at the plate.
* Wagner College used a pair of home runs to defeat Mount St. Mary's, 4-0, and gain a split in a doubleheader. Joe Catania was 3-for-3 with an RBI in the Mount's 5-3 victory in the first game.
Navy's Tom Dixon won the 100 meters, the 200 meters and anchored the winning 4 x 100 meter team as the Midshipmen defeated Army, 100-63, at Annapolis. Double winners for the Navy included Rob Shenert (shot put and discus) and Anthony Terrell (long jump, triple jump).
* Fourth seed Derrick Rostagno advanced to the final of thOrlando Classic by beating second-seeded Pete Sampras, 7-5, 6-4. In a quarterfinal postponed by rain Friday, unseeded American MaliVai Washington defeated third-seeded defending champion Brad Gilbert, 6-2, 6-7, 6-2. Andre Agassi completed a 6-4, 7-6 quarterfinal victory over unseeded fellow American Chuck Adams. Heavy rain Friday had stopped play at 4-4 of the second set.
* Leila Meskhi eliminated defending champion and top-seeded Martina Navratilova and then outlasted fellow Soviet Natalia Zvereva to reach the finals of the Family Circle Magazine Cup at Hilton Head Island, S.C. Meskhi, the ninth seed, edged No. 8 Zvereva, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4, to earn a spot opposite No. 2 Gabriela Sabatini in today's championship match. Sabatini defeated No. 3 Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, in the other semifinal.