Hawaii Beat

By Star-Bulletin Staff

Monday, July 19, 1999

Hursty and Neary
take Tinman titles

Defending champion Peter Hursty built up a big lead, then hung on for a 39-second victory in the Tinman Triathlon yesterday at Kapiolani Park.

Hursty, a 26-year-old former Hawaii swimmer, finished the 800-meter swim/40-K bike race/10-K run in a time of 1 hour, 43 minutes, 8 seconds. Luis De La Torre of the Big Island was second.

Linda Neary took the women's title in 1:52:05. Heather Jorris was second, in 1:52:50.

Brown wins NAPA crown

Tom Brown of Pearl City drove his "Snap-On Tools" Chevy dragster to victory at Saturday's NAPA Summer Championships at Hawaii Raceway Park.

Brown's big-block rail defeated Robert Ito's VW dragster in the final round of the feature Quick-8 show.

Vapor finally finishes

The smallest boat ever to sail the race posted the longest elapsed time in 38 years as Vapor finally crossed the finish line in the 40th Biennial Transpacific Yacht Race.

Vapor, crippled by a broken rudder and silenced by a faulty radio, materialized at the finish line at dusk Saturday, complete the 2,225-mile race from Los Angeles to Honolulu ace in 18 days, 8 hours, 16 minutes and 40 seconds.

The 25-foot B25, with Bill Boyd and Scott Atwood aboard, didn't have the the slowest elapsed time in Transpac history. That was almost 24 days (23:23:55:04) by William Merry's Viking Childe in 1939. But it was the slowest since 1961, when Phillip Johnson's Juego took about eight hours longer.

By comparison, Roy E. Disney's 72-foot, high-tech Pyewacket lowered the race record this year to 7:11:41:27, when it finished a week earlier-after starting four days behind Vapor.

Martines paces Movers

Scooter Martines went 4-for-4 and drove in three runs to help the Hawaii Island Movers to an 8-4 exhibition baseball victory over the Oahu Summer League team yesterday at Rainbow Stadium.

Pilot tennis tournament

The Pilot Club of Downtown Honolulu will hold its 11th annual Pilot Tennis Championship tournament Aug. 13-15 at Hickam Air force Base.

There will be men's and women's singles and doubles events and a wheelchair division. This is the only wheelchair tournament in Hawaii.

Entry fee is $20 for singles and $30 for doubles. Call 566-5351 for information. Entry deadline is Aug. 4.

See line scores and results in
the [Scoreboard] section.

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