At Pocono International Raceway in Long Pond, Pa., Indy 500 winner Tom Sneva clinched the pole position for today's Domino's Pizza 500 with a fast lap of 191.849 mph in his Cosworth-powered March racer. Teo Fabi took the front row starting spot on the outside of Sneva with a lap of 190.460 in his March-Cosworth.
Because of the rough surface on the pit straightaway, race officials decided to start the cars two abreast rather than use the three-abreast start traditional in 500-mile races. That pushed Bobby Rahal, the third-fastest qualifier, into the second row.
Ed Jones suffered compound factures of both legs and a fracture-dislocation of his right ankle in a three-car crash during a practice session for a Super Vee race later in the day.
A CART official, Bobby Ridgick, was hit by Josele Garza's Indy car on the pit road during a practice session for the Pizza 500. He is in fair condition . . .
In Zeltweg, the Ferrari turbos of Patrick Tambay and Rene Arnoux led the field in qualifying for today's Austrian Grand Prix. Tambay secured the pole position with a time of 1 minute 29.871 seconds, averaging 147.899 mph a lap. Turbo-powered cars took the first six rows on the grid . . .
The Volkswagen Rabbit/Bilstein Cup is the feature of nine sports car races today at Summit Point Raceway near Charles Town, W. Va.
The Bilstein, a 50-mile race, is one of a series of seven Volkswagen races held around the country. The cars are virtually stock, except for safety modifications such as a roll bar and a fire extinguisher.
Today's other races, which will begin at 9 a.m., are part of the Sports Car Club of America National Championship series. Eight races for 22 classes and 200 cars will be conducted . . .
Charlie Ford of Richmond won his ninth race of the season, the 35-lap NASCAR late-model stock car race at Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas. He beat Curtis Markham by three lengths. Danny Fair of Woodbridge was third. All drove Camaros.