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1961 Tony Bettenhausen 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 5 of 12
Sunday, August 20, 1961 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
200 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:58:04
Average Speed: 101.638 mph
Pole Speed: 105.603 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 29,866
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 752   Lloyd Ruby John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy2009,468running23400
2 88   Len Sutton Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy2005,522running2320
3 51   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Trevis / Offy1993,281running0280
41115   Dick Rathman Lindsey HopkinsWatson / Offy1992,575running0240
51212   Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy1982,118crash0200
6146   A.J. Shepherd Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Kuzma / Offy1981,744running0160
7 45   Jim Hurtubise Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy1972,857crash140120
82541   Johnny Boyd Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1971,351running0100
91032   Bob Christie North Electric   (William Tucker)Kurtis / Offy1941,247running080
10187   Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy1941,144running060
111772   Ronnie Duman Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Meskowski / Offy1921,040running040
12 919   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy191854mechanical020
131627   Don Davis Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy189750mechanical0 
142634   Bud Tingelstad Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy186667mechanical0 
152031   Bobby Marshman Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy184500mechanical0 
162185   Allen Crowe Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy181417mechanical0 
171537   Chuck Hulse Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy173333mechanical0 
181923   Leon Clum Competition Engineering   (Fred Gerhardt)Kurtis / Offy173333mechanical0 
19 32   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy113420magneto17 
202335   Dempsey Wilson Lysle GreenmanKuzma / Offy59167magneto0 
212245   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy59167hood hinge pin0 
221366   Ernie Koch Jewett-Cameron   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy59167bloody nose0 
23 298   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Watson / Offy36347spun out18 
24 13   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy36167spun out0 
25 625   Bob Veith Shaler RisloneEpperly / Offy25167magneto0 
262486   Ebb Rose Meyer Speedway   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy6167spun out0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roger McCluskey10Racing Associates
Elmer George21HOW
Eddie Johnson24Stearly Motor Freight
Jim McWithey29Hart Fullerton
Bruce Jacobi33Harden
Ralph Liguori44Howard
Don Freeland62Denver-Chicago Trucking
Jim Hemmings77Dayton Steel Wheel
Norm Hall88Drewry's
Jack Conely89Dunn Engineering / Chevrolet
Ray Wearne90Connor's Speed Shop
Tony Bonadies91Deakin
Harry Beck95Safety Auto Glass

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Parnelli Jones11818
  Rodger Ward193517
  Jim Hurtubise36175140
  Len Sutton1761772
  Lloyd Ruby17820023