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1959 Hoosier Hundred


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 10 of 13
Saturday, September 19, 1959 at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:05:55
Average Speed: 91.032 mph
Pole Speed: 98.442 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 0

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 15   Rodger Ward Leader Card Duo   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy10011,675running100200
2127   Eddie Sachs Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy1006,114running0160
3 310   A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy1003,560running0140
4 58   Jim McWithey Wolcott Memorial Racing TeamLesovsky / Offy1002,222running0120
5 481   Len Sutton Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy1002,048running0100
6164   Bobby Grim Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Lesovsky / Offy991,620running080
71768   Don Freeland Ridgewood BuildersPhillips / Offy991,292running060
81148   Ralph Liguori Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kuzma / Offy991,205running050
91894   Bill Homeier Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy981,118running040
10 81   Buddy Cagle John Zink Heater   (John Zink)Watson / Offy971,031running030
11 639   Lee Drollinger ShaheenHill / Offy97944running020
12 734   Shorty Templeman Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy97780running010
131546   Lloyd Ruby Texas Racing Club   (Ebb Rose)Turner / Offy76693dnf0 
14 917   Gene Force Tiz-So   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy74616dnf0 
151016   Tony Bettenhausen Lindsey HopkinsKuzma / Offy57539spun out0 
16133   Jim Hurtubise Racing AssociatesKuzma / Offy56462spun out0 
17 29   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy29308valve0 
181422   Jim Packard Westlake Drive-In   (Lee Glessner)Silnes / Offy22308fuel line0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Cheesbourg18Braund Plywood
Wayne Weiler21HOW
Dick Rathman25Hardwood Door
Dempsey Wilson39Fike Plumbing
Leon Clum54Bill Forbes Racing
Chuck Arnold59Ray Brady
Herb Hill63Hill Carpets
Russ Congdon71Hall-Mar
Chuck Weyant72Wyandotte Tool
Cotton Farmer76Leitenberger
Jack Turner78Stearly Motor Freight
Johnny Kay95Safety Auto Glass
Jimmy Davies97Lutes Truck Parts

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Rodger Ward1100100