San Diego Roundup : Power-Boat Race Heads Full Speed to Mission Bay
Formula 6 Litre inboard hydroplanes, moving at up to 150 m.p.h., will race Saturday and Sunday on Mission Bay in the Pacific Power Boat Club Summer Regatta.
The competition at the Bill Muncey Mission Bay Unlimited Hydroplane Course, sanctioned by the American Power Boat Assn., will be the third event of the five-race California power-boat championship series.
Rod Zapf, the U.S. National high-point and Formula 6 Litre winner in 1984, is the series leader after two events. Others competing this weekend include Carlsbad’s Dave Sammons and San Diego’s Rich Aylesworth. Racing starts at 10 a.m. both Saturday and Sunday off Ski Beach at East Vacation Island. Admission is free.
The series moves to Bakersfield for the fourth event in September, then returns to Mission Bay for the final on Oct. 25-26.
Scott Tinley, winner of the Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon in February, will compete in the San Diego Invitational Triathlon Sunday. The race--a 30-kilometer bicycle race, 10-kilometer run and a 1-kilometer swim--will begin at 8 a.m. Sunday at Spanish Landing and end at Seaport Village.
Registration is at the St. Vincent De Paul Center, 1550 Market St., until noon today.
A triathlon/fitness exposition will be held in conjunction with the race at the Sheraton Harbor Island East, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free.
Mark Meech is the Winston super stock car racing series leader heading into Saturday night’s 7:30 event on the Gillespie Field Oval at Cajon Speedway.
Meech took a two-point series lead last Saturday by edging Mike Hagerman for first place in the 30-lap final. Hagerman is second with 170 points and Mark Norris of Lakeside is third with 154.
The super stocks will be sharing the track with the Cajon Speedway Car Racing Assn. street and bomber stocks Saturday night. Lakeside’s Jerry Gay, who has seven victories this season, leads with season series with 1,425 points. Second-place Daryl Eaton of Spring Valley has 920.
The Oceanside Pier to Harbor Biathlon, sponsored by the Oceanside Recreation and Aquatics Department, will be run at 8 a.m. Saturday. The race, which includes a 1 1/2-kilometer swim and 1 1/2-mile run, will start at the Oceanside Pier and finish at the Oceanside Harbor.
Entry fee is $15 per person and includes a T-shirt. Awards will be given in seven age divisions for women and men.
The 12th annual Fallbrook Open tennis tournament, to benefit the Fallbrook Boys and Girls Club, will begin Saturday and Sunday at the Fallbrook Tennis Club in Fallbrook. The two-weekend event will end June 15.
The open division for men’s and women’s singles and doubles will offer a total purse of $3,300. There also will be competition for players in A, B and C divisions. For Saturday’s barbecue, players will get complimentary passes and fans will be charged $5.
Bud Llamas, coming off two consecutive victories, will head the field in the $5,000 Stoked San Diego Surfing Classic at Seaside Reef near Cardiff Saturday and Sunday.
The event will be the first of two U.S. Pro Tour stops in San Diego.
Llamas has won the Roqwear Pro event and the Offshore Surf Shop Pro. Among others competing this weekend are Oceanside’s Mike Lambresi, Capistrano Beach’s Jim Hogan and Seaside Reef’s Todd Martin.
The San Diego Classic will begin each morning at 6:30. The finals will be 2 p.m. Sunday.
In conjunction with the surfing event, the $2,000 San Diego Bodyboarding Classic will be Saturday and Sunday at Seaside Reef. Hawaii’s Ben Severson, who has won bodyboarding championships in Hawaii, Australia and California in the past year, heads the field.
San Diego Charger quarterback Dan Fouts will lead the media and sports personalities in the March of Dimes AT&T; Celebrity Golf tournament Monday at the Fairbanks Ranch Country Club.
This will be the sixth year for the 18-hole scramble-format tournament, which raises money for local programs to prevent birth defects.
Entry fee is $200 and includes 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, dinner and awards. Celebrities will be included in the fivesomes. For registration, call the March of Dimes in San Diego at 576-1211.
The San Diego Chapter of National Football League alumni will be host of the fifth annual NFL Alumni Charity Golf Classic Monday at the Singing Hills Country Club.
The tournament will honor members of the San Diego Charger Hall of Fame. Among the alumni scheduled to participate are former Charger players Lance Alworth, Gary Garrison, John Hadl and Ron Mix and former Coach Sid Gillman. In lieu of an entry fee, golfers make a tax-deductible donation of $350 to the NFL Alumni.
The chapter also will be host of a charity banquet Sunday at the Sheraton Harbor Island East. Tickets are $100. Proceeds will benefit the Children’s Home Society of California.