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1961 Syracuse 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 8 of 12
Saturday, September 9, 1961 at New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:03:06
Average Speed: 95.09 mph
Pole Speed: 100.925 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 12   Rodger Ward Leader Card   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1004,200running100200
2 47   Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy1002,950running0160
3 756   Jim Hurtubise Sterling Plumbing   (Barnett Brothers)Kuzma / Offy1001,640running0140
4 819   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy1001,045running0120
51798   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Lesovsky / Offy1001,000running0100
61121   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy100830running080
71044   Bobby Marshman Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy99660running060
8 23   Roger McCluskey Hoover Motor Express   (Tidewater Associates)Kuzma / Offy99613running050
91537   Len Sutton Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy99565running040
101672   Ronnie Duman Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Meskowski / Offy98518running030
111881   Lloyd Ruby Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy98470running020
12 551   Don Davis Fike Plumbing   (Harlan Fike)Kuzma / Offy98385running010
13 693   Allen Crowe Howard IddingsMeyer / Offy95338running0 
14 947   Danny Jones Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Lesovsky / Offy94300running0 
15136   A.J. Shepherd Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy89263running0 
161496   Cotton Farmer Windmill Trucking   (Lee Glessner)Silnes / Offy49225engine0 
17 35   Don Branson Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy28150fuel tank0 
18121   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Meskowski / Offy6150piston0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Eddie Sachs12Dean Van Lines
Bud Tingelstad34Federal Engineering
Jiggs Peters46Ray Brady
Bruce Jacobi58Harden
Red Riegel63Vargo
Ed Kostenuk66Jewett-Cameron
Bob Mathouser68Hank Blum Engineering
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Jim Hemmings77Dayton Steel Wheel
Vern Harriman85Stoye

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rodger Ward1100100