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´╗┐Ron Kantowski's notes column appears Tuesday and Thursday. Reach him at ronlasvegassun.com or 259-4088.It was another safe weekend for auto racing drivers, another weekend of tragedy and close calls for spectators and participants on the periphery of high-speed sport,burberry outlet.At Milwaukee, a crew member literally had his head run over by Michael Andretti's race car during yet another frightening pit lane mishap, this one in a Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) event. The crew member, who was wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital but remarkably was released without injury,buy chanel.Luis Alberto Valdez, 33, a spectator at the SCORE Baja 500 on the Baja California peninsula in Mexico, was not so fortunate. He was killed when Jason Baldwin's off-road truck went out of control and rolled into a crowd of onlookers on Saturday. Race winner Ivan Stewart's son, Craig, suffered minor injuries, along with 11 others.Detractors would like both incidents to serve as further indictment of a sport that has endured more than its share of tragedy and bodily harm to those outside the driver's seat during the past year. Most noteworthy were the spectator deaths, six in all, at open-wheel events at Michigan last August and Charlotte last month, and the near-fatal head injury suffered by Indy 500 crew chief Steve Fried during Memorial Day weekend (his condition since has been upgraded to "fair").But the off-road tragedy compared to those at the paved speedways is like apples and oranges.Unless you've got 447.6 miles of fencing (the length of the course at Baja) and 447.6 miles of security personnel to keep overzealous fans from scaling those fences to get closer to the action, it's virtually impossible to prevent them from wandering onto the course.As one SCORE official put it, "It's like the running of the bulls. The fans want to be on the course."In SCORE races on this side of the border, course access is limited to designated spectator areas. Thanks to the cooperation of the local authorities -- and in the case of the old Mint/Nissan 400 that was staged in the desert outside of Las Vegas, the threat of receiving a ticket for trespassing from the BLM cops -- the fans usually comply.But in Mexico, it's basically anything goes. Or more to the point, everybody goes wherever he so chooses.Given that scenario, potential tragedy lurks around every boulder, cactus or dry river bed. And sometimes, it strikes with deadly force,A few years ago, SCORE motorcycle champion Danny Hamel of Boulder City was killed when a civilian motorist pulled onto the course and into his path during the Baja 500. But there has been tragedy on the U.S. side as well. At Barstow, Calif., a few years back, a truck driven by veteran Walker Evans knocked over a snow fence and struck and killed an ESPN cameraman.Spectator safety always should be of utmost concern to the various sanctioning bodies. But here's the score when it comes to SCORE, and other forms of off-road racing, where logistics make it virtually impossible to guarantee someone won't get hurt.Use common sense.Or wear a helmet.* THAT'S THE TICKET: The race and sports book at Sunset Station had a nice idea Saturday when it purchased a bunch of 2 win tickets on Charismatic prior to the running of the Belmont Stakes. The thought was that if Charismatic went on to win the third leg of horse racing's increasingly elusive Triple Crown, it would pass out the winning tickets to patrons as souvenirs.Alas, when Charismatic sadly pulled up lame a few strides from the finish, the Sunset guys wound up with a bunch of keepsakes that, like a "Buffalo Bills,prada online, Super Bowl Champions" cap, never made it out of the box.Maybe it's just as well. I saw several guys (and one gal), chomping on stale cigars, who looked like candidates to cash a 2.60 complimentary winning ticket on the Triple Crown winner in order to get down on the ninth race at Golden Gate.* FORMULA BOREDOM: Perhaps it's a good thing that Billy Walters was given permission to build yet another golf course that only he can afford to play on the land adjacent to Vacation Village on the south Strip. Because had the parcel been developed into a Formula One auto racing circuit, as also was proposed, it might have been a huge disappointment on race day,hermes birkin bag.Stories out of London last week continued to bemoan that the world's most high tech auto racing series has become more boring than Jack Benny behind the wheel of a Ford Granada.The Times of London called the sport a war among "technological hypochondriacs" and many drivers agree.Jacques Villeneuve, who made his name in North America's CART open-wheel series before winning the 1997 F-1 World Driving Championship, insists that safety concerns (there's those words again) have reduced Formula One into a high-speed procession where passing is nearly impossible.Then there's this from Irishman Eddie Irvine, who drive his Ferrari to a fourth-place finish in the recent Spanish Grand Prix,manolo blahnik precios."It was such a dull race that I wish I'd had my stereo in the car to keep me amused."* LARGER THAN DEATH: Having compiled a 101-20-2 coaching record, including national championships in 1970 and '71, Bob Devaney was larger than life during his reign as Nebraska football coach.But he's taller in death.The folks at Lincoln Memorial Park were so enamored of Devaney that when he died in 1997, he received the cemetery's first upright tombstone.The cemetery bylaws since have been amended so that anyone laid to rest in the graveyard's Section C (where Devaney was buried, probably alongside the forward pass the Cornhuskers by and large disdained) may install an upright marker.It seems the cemetery received a couple complaints over what was perceived to be preferential treatment shown to the deceased coach and his family.They had to be Oklahoma fans.* AROUND THE HORN: One of the rumors making the rounds at last weekend's Stanford-Southern Cal NCAA Super Regional baseball series was that the job of UNLV baseball coach Rod Soesbe might be in jeopardy. Not likely, given Soesbe still has two years remaining on his contract and will spend this summer touring with the USA National Team as an assistant coach. ... Not to make light of a serious situation, but the rudimentary "horse ambulance" that carted Charismatic off the track at the Belmont Saturday looked like a prop from "The Three Stooges," right down to the basic red cross painted on the back. ... Largely overlooked in Andre Agassi's stirring French Open triumph Sunday was his amazing physical condition. Give his trainer Gil Reyes much of the credit. It appears Reyes has weaned Agassi from his once steady diet of Taco Bell and Twinkies and introduced him to protein milk shakes. ... WAC'ed: The Western Athletic Conference left several UNLV players off its official release of conference players selected in last week's Major League Baseball amateur draft, including Ryan Ludwick, who was selected in the second round -- higher than any other WAC player.* PARTING SHOT: Torrin Polk, 1991 University of Houston receiver, on his then-coach John Jenkins: "He treats us like men. He lets us wear earrings."

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