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Grissom gets a break, wins Grand National finale

Kenny Wallace's bid for his first career victory went up in fumes when he ran out of fuel with three laps left, allowing Steve Grissom to win the Busch Grand National portion of Sunday's Winston Classic tripleheader at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. It was the fourth victory this year for Grissom, who averaged a race-record 73.968 mph for 200 laps on the .526-mile, low-banked oval. Grissom was one of several drivers who elected to pit for fuel during the 105.2-mile race. Wallace, the 1989 Grand National rookie of the year and younger brother of 1989 Winston Cup champion Rusty Wallace, tried to go the entire distance without stopping. He led 107 laps but wound up 13th in the final Grand National event of the season. Also run Sunday were a 200-lap modified race, won by Tony Hirschman, and a 100-lap late-model event, captured by Wayne Patterson.Car owner suffers serious

burns in mishap at DeSoto

Stan Butler of Tampa won Saturday night's 25-lap Pavement Racing Organization (PRO) sprint car feature at DeSoto Speedway east of Bradenton, but the night was marred by a pit fire that sent modified mini stock car owner Jim Goff of Punta Gorda to Tampa General Hospital with second-degree burns to his torso and face. A hospital spokesman said Goff was listed in serious condition Sunday night. Goff was working on the engine of the car that is driven by his son Marsh when gasoline spilled out of the cylinders and ignited on the exhaust header. Tom Chambers of Seminole won the Winston Racing Series 30-lap late-model feature at Sunshine Speedway Saturday night. Second-place finisher Ted Nelson was the overall winner in the mid-Pinellas track's four-race October Super Series.

Foreman to "belly-bump

Holyfield all over ring'

George Foreman, the 250-pounder who is scheduled to fight new champion Evander Holyfield for the heavyweight title next year, already is planning some unorthodox strategy. "I'm going to eat hamburgers and cheeseburgers," Foreman said. "I'm going to belly-bump Evander Holyfield all over the ring." He also told Holyfield: "I'm going to go out to a Baskin-Robbins now and eat every ice cream there is. When you fight me, you are going to have to lick a whole franchise."

Amato tops Ormsby, wins 3rd national Top Fuel title

Joe Amato won his third national Top Fuel title, equaling the efforts of Don Garlits and Shirley Muldowney, during Sunday's Winston Finals drag races at Pomona, Calif. Amato used a 4.936-second run at 282.39 mph to defeat defending season champion Gary Ormsby, who left the starting line too soon.

_ Compiled by Gary Hickok.

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