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1977 Schaefer 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 14
Sunday, June 26, 1977 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:17:12
Average Speed: 152.931 mph
Pole Speed: 189.474 mph
Cautions: 8 for 33 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 19

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 48   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth20086,526running451000
2 39   Mario Andretti CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth20044,840running30800
3 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS19928,065running56700
41340   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS19916,748running25600
5 22   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth19312,440running15500
62065   Lee Kunzman City of Syracuse   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy19010,998running0400
72198   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian-Knievel   (Grant King)King / Offy1889,698running0300
8 85   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Lightning / Offy1839,290crash4250
93197   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Genesee Beer   (Grant King)King / Offy1608,348ignition0200
102623   Joe Saldana Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1597,698valve0150
111992   Johnny Parsons McIntire Chevrolet   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy1497,123piston0100
121577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS1496,415ring / pinion050
132969   Jerry Grant Hoffman Racing   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy1456,457running0 
143342   John Mahler Mergard Racing   (Don Mergard)Eagle / Offy1306,273stalled0 
15 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1186,415piston25 
161717   Dick Simon Bryant Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy955,973transmission0 
172227   Janet Guthrie Bryant Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy775,823engine0 
182336   Jerry Sneva 21st Amendment   (James Bidwell)McLaren / Offy645,673shifter0 
19 96   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire / Clayton   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy545,315engine0 
201148   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy545,373engine0 
212515   Vern Schuppan Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy445,223crash0 
222890   Steve Krisiloff Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy325,073piston0 
23 625   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth304,715piston0 
243273   Jim McElreath Carillo Rods   (Fred Carrillo)Carillo / AMC274,773rocker arm0 
25 721   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth254,415clutch0 
261011   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy164,473engine0 
273057   Chuck Gurney Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Chevy154,323spun out0 
281486   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy144,173piston0 
291824   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy134,023oil leak0 
301638   Rick Mears Theodore Racing   (Teddy Yip)McLaren / Offy73,873valve0 
312426   Jim McElreath AMAX Coal   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy33,723piston0 
322778   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy23,623oil pressure0 
331218   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Wildcat / DGS13,623valve0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Spike Gehlhausen19PV Corp.
Todd Gibson22Baja Boats
Larry McCoy85Wildcat Racing

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #78 tow-in 
562  
793   #38 tow-in 
10167  
17215   #11 engine 
223211  
33375   #25 tow-in 
38447  
45484   #15 accident 
499951  
1001045   tow-in 
10518682  
1871926   #5 accident 
1931931  
1941952   debris 
1962005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.5%             Average green flag run: 18.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt11313
  Gordon Johncock14163
  A.J. Foyt17182
  Gordon Johncock193012
  Johnny Rutherford31388
  Gordon Johncock39468
  Mike Mosley47504
  A.J. Foyt516010
  Gordon Johncock618020
  Johnny Rutherford81877
  Wally Dallenbach8810215
  Tom Sneva1031042
  Gordon Johncock10511713
  Wally Dallenbach1181258
  Tom Sneva1261283
  Mario Andretti12915022
  Tom Sneva1511511
  Wally Dallenbach1521532
  Mario Andretti1541618
  Tom Sneva16220039