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1959 Race of Champions


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 13
Sunday, April 19, 1959 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
100 laps* on a 1.000 mile paved track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:57:16
Average Speed: 91.16 mph
Pole Speed: 103.11 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
5 871   Chuck Arnold Hall-Mar   (Karl Hall)Curtis / Offy851,100running0100
91933   Joe Barzda Churchill HardenRusso-Nichels / Offy82565running040
1 281   Tony Bettenhausen Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy874,650running71200
211694   Tony Bonadies Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy1575dnf0 
13 19   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy57338spun out1 
151165   Bob Christie Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy56225spun out0 
3 653   Jimmy Davies Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy861,980running0140
17 984   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offy53150dnf0 
121464   Gene Force Shannon BrothersWatts / Offy63385dnf010
61521   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Kuzma / Offy85830running080
71848   Bobby Grim Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kuzma / Offy84660running060
102159   Van Johnson Ray BradyKurtis / Offy79518running030
14125   Dick Linder Jake VargoKurtis / Offy56300crash0 
11 422   Jim Packard Lee GlessnerSilnes / Offy73470running020
4172   Jim Rathmann Lindsey HopkinsKuzma / Offy861,345running0120
191044   Eddie Sachs Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy40112dnf0 
181378   Bob Schroeder Midwest Manufacturing   (Carl Gehlhausen)Lesovsky / Offy52150dnf0 
16 58   Len Sutton Wolcott Memorial Racing TeamLesovsky / Offy53188dnf0 
20 33   Johnny Thomson Racing AssociatesLesovsky / Offy20112handling0 
82076   Jerry Unser LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offy83613running050
2 752   Rodger Ward Leader Card Duo   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy872,820running15160
* Race shortened to 87 laps due to rain.

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
A.J. Foyt10Dean Van Lines
Bill Cheesbourg25Hardwood Door

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Don Branson111
  Tony Bettenhausen22524
  Rodger Ward26261
  Tony Bettenhausen27348
  Rodger Ward354814
  Tony Bettenhausen498739