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1968 Hanford 250


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 26 of 28
Sunday, November 3, 1968 at Hanford Motor Speedway, Hanford, CA
167 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (250.5 miles)

Time of race: 1:51:49
Average Speed: 134.416 mph
Pole Speed: 163.093 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 15,470
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1968 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1968 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 71   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford16711,024running36500
2 43   Bobby Unser Rislone   (Bob Wilke)Eagle / Offy1676,810running27400
3 22   Mario Andretti Overseas National Airways   (Mario Andretti)Brawner / Offy1673,424running11350
4 160   Joe Leonard STP   (Parnelli Jones)Lotus / Pratt & Whitney1673,226running93300
51838   Jim McElreath Jack Adams Aircraft / Wynn's   (Jack Adams)Lola / Offy1641,797running0250
6 998   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid   (J.C. Agajanian)Mongoose / Offy1621,617running0200
71610   Bud Tingelstad Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy1611,437running0150
81914   Sammy Sessions Quaker State   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy1611,347running0125
92031   Sonny Ates Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy1601,258running0100
10 58   Roger McCluskey G.C. Murphy   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1581,168running075
111067   Jim Malloy Jim Robbins Seat Belt   (Jim Robbins)Vollstedt / Offy1541,078running050
122261   Max Dudley Dudley Trucking   (Max Dudley)Gerhardt / Chevy150988running025
131590   Mike Mosley Zecol / Lubaid   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy138898engine0 
142499   Greg Weld Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Lesovsky / Offy133808running0 
15 65   Al Unser Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford105719fuel valve0 
162365   Bruce Jacobi Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Gerhardt / Offy93629fouled plugs0 
172555   Keith Rachwitz Clyde LynchHalibrand / Offy85539crash0 
18 325   Lloyd Ruby Gene WhiteMongoose / Offy82449engine0 
191424   Carl Williams Retzloff Chemical   (Al Retzloff)Lola / Ford57359oil leak0 
202145   Ronnie Bucknum Weinberger Homes   (Weinberger & Wilseck)Eagle / Offy45359engine0 
21 811   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King Auto Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy41359engine0 
222634   George Benson Speedy's Broasted Chicken   (Frank Fiore)Huffaker / Chevy35359engine0 
231354   Wally Dallenbach Valvoline   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy31359piston0 
241215   Mel Kenyon City of Lebanon, Indiana   (Fred Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy31359crash0 
251122   Johnny Rutherford Michner Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy31359crash0 
261721   Larry Dickson Bryant Heating & Cooling   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford31359magneto cap0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Gordon Johncock4Gilmore Broadcasting
Art Pollard20STP Oil Treatment
Jerry Daniels41Boyce Holt Racing
Rick Muther44Boyce Holt Racing
Norm Ellefson59Hale
Billy Vukovich, Jr.98Wagner Lockheed Brake Fluid
Earl Smith101Earl Smith

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Joe Leonard19393
  Mario Andretti94985
  Bobby Unser9911416
  Mario Andretti1151206
  Bobby Unser12113111
  A.J. Foyt13216736