DISNEY SET TO ACQUIRE WPVA? Walt Disney "is in serious
talks to acquire" the WPVA, according to a report in AD AGE.
AD AGE: "At least one sports marketing executive familiar
with the situation said the deal has been completed, but ABC
executives said talks are still ongoing" (AD AGE, 11/24).
NOTES: Indianapolis Motor Speedway has become part of
the Int'l Race of Champions series, joining tracks at
Daytona, FL; Fontana, CA and Brooklyn, MI. The IROC will
race at IMS July 31, the day before the Brickyard 400 (STAR-
NEWS, 11/25)...The AFL's Anaheim Piranhas have ceased
operation. The league is reviewing options with respect to
new ownership (AFL)....The CISL Portland Pride withdrew from
the league but will work with the league to pursue an
alternative to keep the team in operation (Mult., 11/20).