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1956 Pee Dee 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 12
Wednesday, July 4, 1956 at Darlington Raceway, Darlington, SC
146 laps on a 1.375 mile paved track (200.8 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:27
Average Speed: 124.883 mph
Pole Speed: 142.364 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 8,500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 47   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Blough / Offy1463,750running134400
2 354   Jack Turner Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Shilala / Offy1462,250running0320
3 215   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy1461,500running12280
41481   George Amick Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy146975running0240
5 98   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offy146900running0200
61918   Ed Elisian John ZinkWatson / Offy146750running0160
71221   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman)Watson / Offy146600running0120
8182   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy146563running0100
91544   Johnny Thomson Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy146525running080
10 616   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offy146487running060
111378   Jim Rathmann Lindsey HopkinsLesovsky / Offy144450running040
12 725   Jimmy Reece Hart FullertonKurtis / Offy143375running020
13 173   Andy Linden McNamara Chiropractic   (Lee Elkins)Turner / Offy142338running0 
14215   Bill Cheesbourg Harry Allen ChapmanRusso-Nichels / Offy141300running0 
15 845   Dick Rathman D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy139225spun out0 
162346   Ken Gottschalk Lee GlessnerHillegass / Offy139187running0 
171776   Earl Motter LeitenbergerSilnes-Sherman / Offy138150running0 
181612   Eddie Russo Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Ewing / Offy138150running0 
19 562   Rodger Ward Roger WolcottLesovsky / Offy136113spun out0 
201035   Gene Force Pete Wales   (Joe Barzda)Kurtis / Offy133112running0 
211119   Eddie Sachs Filter Queen   (Ed Kostenuk)Kurtis / Offy12875spun out0 
22203   Gene Hartley Gil MorcroftPankratz / Offy11675magneto0 
232241   Billy Garrett Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy3675drive line0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #73: Bob Veith (43 laps)
Car #3: Al Keller (27 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bob Veith14Federal Engineering
Al Keller55Traylor
Duke Dinsmore64Shannon Brothers

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Boyd11212
  Pat O'Connor13146134