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1961 Trenton 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 12
Sunday, April 9, 1961 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
100 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:00:48
Average Speed: 98.679 mph
Pole Speed: 105.541 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 17,453
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 212   Eddie Sachs Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Ewing / Offy1005,053running70200
2 756   Jim Hurtubise Sterling Plumbing   (Barnett Brothers)Kuzma / Offy1003,052running0160
3 852   Troy Ruttman John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy1002,041running0140
4 97   Dick Rathman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy991,441running0120
5 51   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy991,157running0100
61251   Roger McCluskey Fike Plumbing   (Harlan Fike)Kuzma / Offy99961running080
71442   Len Duncan Stearly Motor Freight   (Doug Stearly)Lesovsky / Offy98764running060
81021   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy98710running050
91146   Jiggs Peters Ray BradyKurtis / Offy97656running040
10176   Bob Cleberg Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy97602running030
112187   A.J. Shepherd Wheeler-Foutch   (Leroy Foutch)Kurtis / Offy96548running020
121837   Chuck Hulse Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy96450running010
132065   Don Horvath M.U.G.   (Bruce Bromme)Bromme / Offy95396running0 
141558   Bruce Jacobi Churchill HardenRusso-Nichels / Offy94352running0 
15 698   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Lesovsky / Offy66264mechanical0 
16 33   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Kuzma / Offy63220spun out0 
171993   Bobby Marshman Howard IddingsMeyer / Offy36176crash0 
18 42   Rodger Ward Leader Card   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy32176valve0 
19 15   Tony Bettenhausen Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy31132ignition30 
201619   Jack Rounds Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy21132mechanical0 
212264   Tommy Copp Shannon BrothersWatts / Offy1888mechanical0 
221379   Johnny Coy Hall-Mar   (Karl Hall)Curtis / Offy688engine0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Bonadies23Donaldson
Red Riegel63Vargo
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Rex Easton72Wyandotte Tool
Len Sutton81Central Excavating
Tony Romit85Stoye
Bill Randall95Safety Auto Glass
Cotton Farmer96Glessner

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Bettenhausen13030
  Eddie Sachs3110070