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1973 California 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 11 of 16
Sunday, September 2, 1973 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:10:17
Average Speed: 157.66 mph
Pole Speed: 200.089 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 31

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 540   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Offy200106,720running491000
21511   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy20045,139running28800
31098   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy20026,284running22700
4 73   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy19918,546running1600
52389   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy1969,986running0500
7248   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy19520,954running62300
82216   Bentley Warren U.S. Air Force   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1946,292running1250
9 94   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy1918,426gearbox7200
102614   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1915,858running5150
112827   Tom Bigelow Norton / Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1896,384running0100
121124   Steve Krisiloff The Pig Rig   (Grant King)King / Offy1845,431running050
61334   Sam Posey Norris Industries   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy1957,443running0 
13 855   Lee Kunzman Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy1457,775running1 
141884   George Snider Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1443,762engine0 
152021   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy1195,454engine0 
162519   Mel Kenyon Atlanta Falcons   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy903,386crash0 
173310   Tom Sneva Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy903,962engine block0 
182730   Jerry Karl Oriente Express   (Smokey Yunick)Eagle / Chevy843,010valve spring0 
19 65   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy798,856engine7 
202135   Jim McElreath Norris Industries   (Champ Carr Inc.)Eagle / Offy774,209connecting rod0 
21121   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy604,192piston0 
221444   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt533,777engine1 
23 115   Peter Revson Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy437,975engine15 
24162   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy413,374brakes0 
253197   Johnny Parsons Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy403,504rear end0 
263074   John Mahler Carling   (Roy Woods)Eagle / Offy333,824crash1 
27196   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy285,034debris damage0 
282918   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy243,480crash0 
291766   Mark Donohue Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)Eagle / Offy222,493crankshaft0 
303276   John Cannon Webster Racing   (Marvin Webster)Eagle / Offy143,210fire0 
31 47   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy1312,276crash0 
32 320   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy26,688engine0 
33 248   Jerry Grant Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy12,305crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Peter Revson11515
  Lee Kunzman16161
  Mike Mosley17171
  Bentley Warren18181
  Mike Mosley19279
  Gary Bettenhausen28292
  John Mahler30301
  Mario Andretti31322
  Bobby Unser334513
  Dick Simon46461
  A.J. Foyt47471
  Mike Mosley48536
  Mario Andretti546411
  Gary Bettenhausen65662
  Bobby Unser67671
  Wally Dallenbach68692
  Mike Mosley70756
  Gary Bettenhausen76783
  Roger McCluskey79791
  Wally Dallenbach80834
  Bobby Unser84918
  Wally Dallenbach92921
  Bobby Unser9311624
  Al Unser1171215
  Bobby Unser12213716
  Wally Dallenbach13816023
  Mario Andretti1611677
  A.J. Foyt1681714
  Wally Dallenbach1721787
  Mario Andretti1791868
  Al Unser1871882
  Wally Dallenbach18920012