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1970 California 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 12 of 18
Sunday, September 6, 1970 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: n/a
Average Speed: n/a
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 10

Glossary    1970 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
11814   Jim McElreath Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford200150,384running51000
23264   Art Pollard Quickick   (Hayhoe Racing Enterprises)Scorpion / Ford20074,900running4800
32744   Dick Simon Racing InternationalVollstedt / Ford20045,650running0700
4115   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)McLaren / Offy20029,050running0600
51075   Peter Revson Team McLaren   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy20019,100running8500
6206   Mel Kenyon Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Ford19816,425running0400
73041   Greg Weld Grant KingKing / Offy19515,500running0300
8 932   LeeRoy Yarbrough Norris Industries   (Motor Racing Development)Brabham / Offy19113,500engine5250
9 42   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford18655,800transmission166200
10 81   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)McNamara / Ford18213,950engine0150
111631   Jim Malloy Stearns Transi-Tread   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy17910,550running0100
123165   Carl Williams Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Gerhardt / Offy1799,600engine050
13 615   Joe Leonard Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford1689,763spun out0 
14159   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1479,025turbocharger0 
15 77   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford1319,188crash0 
162897   Bruce Walkup Wynn's Spitfire   (Agajanian-Faas Racers)Mongoose / Offy1178,550overheating0 
171799   Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Gerhardt / Offy1008,313piston0 
18 248   Dan Gurney Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy988,975crash5 
19 516   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy938,438piston0 
202920   George Follmer STP Gas Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Brawner / Ford767,600oil tank0 
212189   Jerry Grant Nelson Ironworks   (Jerry Grant)Eagle / Offy637,363ignition0 
22123   Bobby Unser Wagner Lockheed   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Ford457,125valve0 
23 125   Lloyd Ruby Daniels Cablevision   (Gene White)Laycock / Offy4223,788engine7 
242692   Bud Tingelstad Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Brabham / Offy406,650pinion gear0 
252411   Roger McCluskey Quickick   (Hayhoe Racing Enterprises)Scorpion / Ford266,413valve0 
262212   Kevin Bartlett Daniels Cablevision   (Gene White)Laycock / Ford166,175piston0 
272342   Swede Savage Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Ford135,938ignition0 
281422   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy105,700piston0 
291986   Steve Krisiloff Wagner Lockheed   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy85,463magneto0 
301366   Mark Donohue Sunoco   (Roger Penske)Lola / Ford75,225piston0 
31 318   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy55,788piston0 
323356   Jim Hurtubise Genesee Beer   (Two Jacks Inc.)Mallard / Offy14,750crash0 
332538   Rick Muther Two Jacks   (Jim Hurtubise)Brawner / Offy14,750valve0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Larry Dickson17, 21, 67Lombard, Jim Robbins
Sammy Sessions74Caves Buick
Billy Vukovich, Jr.78Thermo King
George Snider90G.C. Murphy
Jigger Sirois94Sugaripe Prune
Bill Simpson96Eisert
Bill Puterbaugh98Wynn's

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lloyd Ruby111
  Al Unser221
  Lloyd Ruby386
  Al Unser94638
  Dan Gurney47515
  Al Unser5213887
  Peter Revson1391468
  Al Unser14718640
  LeeRoy Yarbrough1871915
  Art Pollard1921954
  Jim McElreath1962005