from the NEW YORK TIMES, October 17, 1971, Page 17
Bill Scott of McLean, Va., and Tom Reddy of Bronville, NY, will compete today for the national championship for professional drivers of Formula Super Vee cars.
The occasion is the closing, event of the summer‐long, coast‐to‐coast series for single‐seat, open wheel racing cars based on Volks wagen components, machines that are capable of 155 miles an hour on the straights. The race will be run 33 laps over the 1.9‐mile, Laguna Seca road course at Monterey, Calif., as a prelude to the ninth Can‐Am race of the season.
The closing race, designated the Inver House Challenge, will be run with a field of 30 of the country's top‐ranked Super Vee drivers for a purse of $10,000, plus $2,000 in contingency awards.
Scott, a geologist who also operates a racing drivers’ school, holds a 3‐point lead over Reddy, 23 to 25, as they enter the final race.
While the competition for the 1971 championship is between Scott and Reddy alone, there is still a struggle for third place in the final standing, Tom Davey of Tenafly, N. J., stands third with 16 points. Other drivers within striking distance include Jim Jenkins of Pomona, N. Y. Harry Ingle of Charlotte, N. C., and John Magee of Rochester.
JOHN S. RADOST
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