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1961 Golden State 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 11 of 12
Sunday, October 29, 1961 at California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:07:35
Average Speed: 88.779 mph
Pole Speed: 101.38 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
13 996   Red Riegel Windmill Trucking   (Lee Glessner)Silnes / Offy70338crash0 
11 36   Roger McCluskey Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy82471engine020
16 17   Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy40226engine0 
12 51   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Meskowski / Offy74936piston5110
181219   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy5150piston0 
1 22   Rodger Ward Leader Card   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1004,730running49200
21198   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Lesovsky / Offy992,807running0160
31344   Bobby Marshman Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy981,644running0140
4 766   Len Sutton Jewett-Cameron   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy981,248running0120
51881   Cotton Farmer Central Excavating   (Tidewater Associates)Kuzma / Offy981,002running0100
6 421   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy97832running080
7145   Don Branson Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy97662running060
8 651   Don Davis Fike Plumbing   (Harlan Fike)Kuzma / Offy97614running050
9 872   Ronnie Duman Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Meskowski / Offy97566running040
101645   Jim McElreath Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Meskowski / Offy96519running030
141056   Jim Hurtubise Sterling Plumbing   (Barnett Brothers)Kuzma / Offy64301spun out0 
151555   Dempsey Wilson Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy57263too slow0 
171790   Ray Wearne Connor's Speed Shop   (Edward Connor)Kurtis / Chrysler10150too slow0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Leroy Neumayer37Tassi Vatis
Eddie Sachs12Dean Van Lines
Al Pombo15Gerhardt / Bardahl
Bud Sterrett50Malcolm Miller
Russ Long38C & T Automotive
Ray Crawford94Crawford-McCullough
Bill Hyde78Don Collins
Chuck Hulse52John Zink Trackburner
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Don Horvath65Bruce Bromme
Ralph Liguori49Art Koopman
Keith Rachwitz47Joe Hunt Magneto
Bob Mathouser68Hank Blum Engineering
Bruce Jacobi73Travelon Trailer
Allen Crowe42Stearly Motor Freight

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rodger Ward12323
  A.J. Foyt247451
  Rodger Ward7510026