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1976 Trenton 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 2 of 13
Sunday, May 2, 1976 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
134 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (201.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:21:46
Average Speed: 133.499 mph
Pole Speed: 166.307 mph
Cautions: 3 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1976 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 22   Johnny Rutherford Hy-Gain   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy13411,717running60400
2 320   Gordon Johncock Sinmast   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1347,707running64320
3 468   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy1334,717running9280
4 993   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy1323,492running0240
5 712   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1313,087running0200
6 540   Wally Dallenbach Sinmast   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1302,707running0160
7 648   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Earle Jorgensen)Eagle / Offy1302,517running0120
81198   John Martin McIntire Chevrolet   (Agajanian-Hammond-King)King / Offy1302,327running0100
91277   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1282,137running080
101586   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy1251,947running060
111872   Tom Frantz Custom Motor Home   (Tom Frantz)Eagle / Foyt1201,852running040
121943   Ken Nichols Hoffman-Bonniventure   (Frank Fiore)Fiore / Offy1151,757running020
132279   Ed Finley Shamrock RacingManta / Chevy1051,662running0 
141719   Spike Gehlhausen Spirit of Indiana   (Carl Gehlhausen)King / Offy991,567running0 
151417   Janet Guthrie Bryant Heating   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy791,472gearbox0 
161344   Dick Simon Lan Hairpieces   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt731,415piston0 
171024   Tom Bigelow Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy671,377ignition0 
18 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt572,839engine1 
191665   Larry Dickson City of Syracuse   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy571,301gearbox0 
202067   Ed Crombie Crombie BrothersVollstedt / Foyt431,265oil leak0 
212131   Jack Owens Dewco ConstructionCoyote / Chevy341,244clutch0 
22 85   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy321,225valve0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
13232  
33386   #5 engine 
395315  
54574   #43 spun 
58581  
59635   #14 engine 
6413471  
  Percent of race run under caution: 11.2%             Average green flag run: 29.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford13434
  A.J. Foyt35351
  Johnny Rutherford36394
  Gordon Johncock407738
  Johnny Rutherford789720
  Gordon Johncock98981
  Tom Sneva991079
  Gordon Johncock10813225
  Johnny Rutherford1331342

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gordon Johncock 530    
2   Johnny Rutherford 400   -130  
3   Pancho Carter 360   -170  
4   Johnny Parsons 360   -170  
5   Mike Mosley 350   -180  
6   Bobby Unser 300   -230  
7   Tom Sneva 280   -250  
8   Al Unser 180   -350  
9   Wally Dallenbach 160   -370  
10   Salt Walther 140   -390  
11   Al Loquasto 135   -395  
12   John Martin 130   -400  
13   Dick Simon 90   -440  
14   Jim McElreath 45   -485  
15   Tom Frantz 40   -490  
16   Ken Nichols 20   -510  
17   Spike Gehlhausen 15   -515