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1978 Datsun Twin 200s


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 18
Sunday, March 26, 1978 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
80 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:13:42
Average Speed: 162.81 mph
Pole Speed: 202.384 mph
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
2 11   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth8013,375running10320
15 27   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth353,205engine1810
13 34   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth473,515valve1310
1 425   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth8019,725running37400
3 52   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth808,730running0280
19 620   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS72,825engine08
9 76   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth753,985running080
23 819   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy21,740engine06
4 914   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt807,745running0240
141040   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS412,760valve110
61117   Dick Simon Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy794,610running0160
181216   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy82,385rear end08
51380   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Cosworth795,230running1200
171422   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy242,950engine08
111577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS713,225running040
101678   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy753,375running060
71743   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / Offy784,500running0120
121898   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy563,065running020
81924   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy763,995running0100
222099   Bob Harkey Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Eagle / Offy22,205fuel pump06
202174   Roger McCluskey National Engineering   (Warner Hodgdon)Eagle / AMC52,465valve08
212227   Jerry Karl Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy42,235oil pressure06
162348   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth253,115engine010
242457   Chuck Gurney Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Crower01,740rear end06

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
452   #19 tow-in 
62419  
25273   #77 tow-in 
283811  
39424   #6 lost wheel turn 2 
438038  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%             Average green flag run: 17.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti11818
  Danny Ongais19235
  Steve Krisiloff24241
  Tom Sneva25339
  Johnny Rutherford344613
  Danny Ongais476418
  Tom Sneva65651
  Larry Dickson66661
  Danny Ongais678014