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1981 Van Scoy Diamond Mines 500


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USAC Gold Crown Series race number 2 of 6
Sunday, June 21, 1981 at Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA
200 laps* on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:13:23
Average Speed: 137.196 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: 7 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 25,000
Lead changes: 28

Glossary    1981 USAC Gold Crown Series results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
282525   Duke Cook Double A Racing   (Michael Aberle)Chevy64,610engine0 
29 898   Jan Sneva Giuffre Brothers Crane   (Agajanian-King)King / Chevy44,610engine05
251017   Jerry Sneva Escort Radar Detectors   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy244,610fuel leak010
221770   Dean Vetrock Vetrock Racing   (Dean Vetrock)Eagle / Chevy574,610fuel pickup015
16 32   Tom Sneva Blue Poly   (Dan Cotter)March / Cosworth795,150gearbox5625
181826   Richard Hubbard Shirley McElreathEagle / Offy754,790head020
192311   Jeff Bloom Smith Speed Shop   (Cecilia Smith)Chevy734,610head0 
262012   Salt Walther Blue Poly   (Dan Cotter)March / Cosworth214,610magneto010
17 533   Vern Schuppan Red Roof InnsMcLaren / Cosworth764,970oil pressure120
27 627   Gary Bettenhausen Vollstedt Enterprises   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy164,610oil pressure010
1 114   A.J. Foyt Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)March / Cosworth12267,685running351000
2 450   Geoff Brabham Psachie-Garza ESSO   (Josele Garza)Penske / Cosworth12242,660running15800
31456   Tom Bigelow Genesee Beer Wagon   (Richard Hammond)Penske / Chevy12223,635running15700
4 984   George Snider Valvoline / Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Cosworth12114,710running0600
51245   Harry MacDonald Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)Lola / Cosworth12010,860running0500
6 742   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Rattlesnake Racing   (Harry Schwartz)Watson / Offy1198,660running0400
7 223   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Penske / Cosworth1187,985running0300
102171   Bill Henderson Spirit of Colorado   (Tom Frantz)Eagle / Offy1056,410running0150
112697   Mark Alderson Eastham / D. J. Construction   (Steve Enslow)Chevy1046,050running0 
122458   Jack Hewitt Coons Construction   (Radio Hospital)Chevy975,870running0 
132254   Smokey Snellbaker Lloyd Racing Enterprises   (Charles Lloyd)Chevy945,690running0 
141985   Steve Ball B & G Racing   (Robert Gaby)Coyote / Chevy945,510running025
152857   Bill Tyler Roberts Steel Erection   (Lyle Roberts)Chevy885,330running0 
201622   Dick Simon Vermont American   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy664,610running020
212928   Larry Rice Weaver Excavating   (Lloyd Weaver)Chevy664,610running0 
231143   Johnny Parsons Armstrong Moulding   (Sherman Armstrong)SEA / Coswort374,610radiator015
242751   Paul Pitzer GCQ RacingChevy274,610shock absorber0 
91349   Chip Mead Tee Creations   (Frank Carlone)Eagle / Cosworth1066,860suspension0 
81566   Roger Rager Seymour Enterprises   (Louis Seymour)Wildcat / Chevy1137,310wing0250
* Race shortened to 122 laps due to rain.

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
133  
485   #98 stalled backstretch 
92416  
25284   #25 stalled backstretch 
294113  
42443   #57 spun turn 3 
458137  
82843   debris 
85884  
89968   #86 accident turn 1 
9711519  
1161183   #86 spun turn 2 
1191202  
1211222   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.0%             Average green flag run: 13.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tom Sneva11313
  A.J. Foyt14152
  Tom Sneva162510
  Vern Schuppan26261
  Tom Sneva27337
  A.J. Foyt34341
  Tom Sneva35428
  Geoff Brabham43431
  Tom Sneva44485
  A.J. Foyt49491
  Tom Sneva50501
  A.J. Foyt51511
  Tom Sneva52532
  A.J. Foyt54541
  Tom Sneva55639
  A.J. Foyt64674
  Tom Sneva68681
  A.J. Foyt69702
  Geoff Brabham71711
  Tom Bigelow72798
  A.J. Foyt80834
  Geoff Brabham84907
  Tom Bigelow91966
  A.J. Foyt9711115
  Geoff Brabham1121165
  Tom Bigelow1171171
  Geoff Brabham1181181
  A.J. Foyt1191224