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1978 Rex Mays Classic


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 18
Sunday, June 18, 1978 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:35
Average Speed: 120.677 mph
Pole Speed: 134.761 mph
Cautions: 1 for 3 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 29,422
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 37   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth15017,656running23300
2 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth15012,151running1240
3116   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1488,081running0210
41540   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1485,657running0180
51280   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Cosworth1485,067running0150
61324   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1474,677running0120
71922   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy1454,682running090
8 82   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth1445,287out of fuel1575
91016   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1433,592out of fuel060
102135   Larry Cannon That's My Car   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS1423,297running045
111677   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth1423,149running030
122092   Al Loquasto McCord Auto   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy1393,002running015
131419   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy1382,854running08
141778   Mike Mosley Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1362,907out of fuel08
15 21   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1283,359out of fuel228
16 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth924,471engine898
17 448   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth713,012magneto06
182217   Dick Simon La Machine   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy572,353oil leak06
19 914   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt503,894handling06
201987   Phil Threshie Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy332,235magneto06
21 78   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth62,405clutch05
22 620   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS02,676clutch05

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Roger Rager42Dairy Queen
Gary Bettenhausen98Oberdorfer
Ed Finley50BFM

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133   #19 spun turn 4 
4150147  
  Percent of race run under caution: 2.0%             Average green flag run: 147.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Ongais16161
  Rick Mears62621
  Johnny Rutherford63631
  Danny Ongais649128
  Tom Sneva9210716
  Rick Mears10812215
  Tom Sneva1231286
  Al Unser12914315
  Rick Mears1441507