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1970 Michigan Twin 200s


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 8 of 18
Saturday, July 4, 1970 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:25:20
Average Speed: 138.67 mph
Pole Speed: 180.451 mph
Cautions: 4 for 30 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 43,300
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1970 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 116   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy10014,110running11400
2103   Bobby Unser Wagner Lockheed   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1008,430running0320
3 618   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy1004,710running2280
4219   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1003,445running0240
5 831   Jim Malloy Stearns Transi-Tread   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy992,850running2200
61835   Sammy Sessions Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy982,565running0160
71211   Roger McCluskey Quickick   (Hayhoe Racing Enterprises)Scorpion / Ford982,280running0120
8 97   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford982,137running0100
920100   John Mahler Eagle 100   (John Mahler)Eagle / Chevy971,995running080
101123   Mel Kenyon Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy961,852running060
111674   Arnie Knepper Caves Buick   (Myron Caves)Gerhardt / Offy951,710running040
12 35   Gordon Johncock Gilmore Broadcasting   (Gordon Johncock)McLaren / Offy911,567wheel8320
131498   Bruce Walkup Wynn's Spitfire   (Agajanian-Faas Racers)Edmunds / Offy911,425running0 
141926   Al Loquasto Indy-On-A-ShoestringGerhardt / Offy891,282running0 
1524101   Al Miller Serendipity   (Pat O'Reilly)Watson / Ford741,140running0 
16 722   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy60997exhaust0 
171577   Art Pollard Walther's Tyrone   (George Walther)Morris / Ford50855tire0 
18 42   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford281,212tire2 
19 544   Dick Simon City of Salt Lake   (Racing International)Vollstedt / Ford19570turbocharger0 
202371   Bruce Jacobi Lloyd GiffordGerhardt / Ford10570engine0 
21 21   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Brawner / Ford91,070tire0 
222273   Karl Busson Southwest Lift Truck   (Bob Cavanaugh)Halibrand / Chevy7570rear end0 
231790   George Snider G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy0570clutch0 
242438   Rick Muther Tony Express   (Two Jacks Inc.)Hawk / Offy0 did not start0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Steve Krisiloff92VTM Finishing

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Al Unser122
  Gordon Johncock35351
  Gary Bettenhausen54541
  Johnny Rutherford55562
  Jim Malloy57582
  Gordon Johncock597517
  Gary Bettenhausen76761
  Gordon Johncock779115
  Gary Bettenhausen921009