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1956 Springfield 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 12
Sunday, August 19, 1956 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:07:49
Average Speed: 88.471 mph
Pole Speed: 102.945 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 19,255
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 32   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy1004,027running99200
2 216   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offy1002,899running1160
3 651   Eddie Sachs Ray BradyKurtis / Offy1001,610running0140
4 955   Al Keller Sam TraylorKurtis / Offy1001,047running0120
5127   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Blough / Offy100966running0100
61562   Rodger Ward Roger WolcottLesovsky / Offy100805running080
7 515   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy100644running060
81646   Andy Linden Lee GlessnerHillegass / Offy99604running050
91796   Jim McWithey Dayton Steel   (George Walther)Kurtis / Offy98563running040
101145   Johnny Thomson D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy98523running030
111074   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Templeton / Offy98483running020
121841   Billy Garrett Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy98402running010
13 157   Rex Easton Howard IddingsMeyer / Offy97362running0 
14 494   Roy Graham Dick HolynskiKurtis / Offy97322running0 
151414   Bob Veith Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy97281running0 
16135   Bill Cheesbourg Harry Allen ChapmanRusso-Nichels / Offy43241oil pump0 
17 754   Jack Turner Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Shilala / Offy27161spun out0 
18 88   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offy26161crash0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #57: Tony Bettenhausen (63 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jimmy Daywalt76Leitenberger
Earl Motter26Hart Fullerton
Paul Howe79Marquette Tool
Tony Bettenhausen44Peter Schmidt
Bud Randall75Karl Hall
Mike Magill73McNamara
Ed Elisian25Lutes Truck Parts
Elmer George21HOW
Jim Rathmann78Hopkins
Dick Rathman12Bardahl / Clancy
George Amick81Central Excavating
Chuck Weyant39Shaheen
Ken Gottschalk39Ken Gottschalk

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Don Freeland111
  Jimmy Bryan210099