August 25, 1997 in Sports

Schumacher Wins Belgian

Compiled From Wire Services

Michael Schumacher - making another bold tire decision in the rain - won the Belgian Grand Prix in Spa-Francorchamps, to move farther ahead in the Formula One standings.

The German dominated the early part of the 44-lap race, coming out on wet-weather tires after a shower just before the start of the race soaked the track. The two-time series champion drove his Ferrari to victory by 26.753 seconds over the Jordan-Peugeot of Italian Giancarlo Fisichella.

It was the 26th career victory for Schumacher and fourth this year. He covered 190.5 miles in 1 hour, 33 minutes, 46.7 seconds, averaging 121.9 mph.

Polesitter Ron Fellows gambled on fuel mileage and beat Mike Bliss in NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series’ Parts America 150 at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) International. Fellows is the first Canadian to win in the series.

Robert Camacho, 28, of Covina, Calif., died while learning to drag race after his car slammed into a wall in Pomona, Calif., authorities said.

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