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1978 Gabriel 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 18
Sunday, April 23, 1978 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
134 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (201.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:32:04
Average Speed: 129.033 mph
Pole Speed: 172.249 mph
Cautions: 6 for 27 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
13 37   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth923,225valve010
122122   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy982,708radiator020
191698   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy262,309half shaft08
8 843   Tom Bigelow Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Wildcat / DGS1303,407water line0100
11126   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth1143,091valve340
2 514   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt1349,665running0320
18 619   Spike Gehlhausen Hubler Chevrolet / WIRE   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy332,343turbocharger08
1 420   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS13412,892running79400
222087   Jerry Karl Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy12,243oil pressure06
141424   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy892,542water line010
5 940   Steve Krisiloff Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1323,872running0200
212260   Roger McCluskey North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Offy112,459fuel pickup06
71826   Jim McElreath Jim McElreathEagle / Offy1313,473running0120
61778   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1313,539running0160
4 225   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1344,705running30240
17 716   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy442,376radiator88
91565   Larry Rice S&M Electric   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy1273,541running080
10114   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth1233,475engine060
16198   Vern Schuppan Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth512,409gearbox010
3 11   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1347,286running14280
201048   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Lightning / Cosworth172,876engine08
151377   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth522,459turbocharger010

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
155  
672   #65 stalled turn 1 
82114  
22265   #48 stalled on track 
27348  
35384   #19 stalled on track 
395416  
556410   #8 stalled on track 
6510440  
1051084   #22 spun turn 2 
1091179  
1181192   #40 spun 
12013415  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.1%             Average green flag run: 15.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tom Sneva11414
  Danny Ongais15206
  Johnny Parsons21288
  Gordon Johncock294214
  Danny Ongais436624
  Gordon Johncock6710034
  Wally Dallenbach1011033
  Gordon Johncock10413431