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1970 Tony Bettenhausen 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 10 of 18
Saturday, August 22, 1970 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:18
Average Speed: 62.301 mph
Pole Speed: no time trials
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1970 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 62   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)King / Ford1009,207running56200
21782   Carl Williams S & W RacingMeskowski / Offy1005,037running0160
3 814   Jim McElreath Jim McElreathMcElreath / Chevy973,659running0140
42522   Bruce Jacobi Windmill Trucking   (Lee Glessner)Silnes / Offy972,036running0120
52694   Bentley Warren Vatis Enterprises   (Tassi Vatis)Vollstedt / Offy931,728running0100
62057   Jimmy Caruthers Kenny BrennMeskowski / Offy861,481engine080
71284   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing   (Carl Gehlhausen)Kurtis / Offy821,235running060
82444   Merle Bettenhausen Boyce Holt Racing   (Boyce Holt)Turner / Chevy711,112timing chain050
9103   Bobby Unser Wagner Lockheed   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy701,051engine040
10 79   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy67989suspension030
11 218   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Lesovsky / Offy60927magneto4420
121152   Bob Harkey Bob HarkeyMeskowski / Offy47866ignition010
132758   Ralph Liguori Enterprise Machine   (Walt Flynn)Flynn / Offy45804lost hood0 
142224   George Snider City of Syracuse   (United Championship Racers)Dunlop / Offy29743wheel0 
15 97   A.J. Foyt Sheraton / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Meskowski / Ford28681fouled plugs0 
161539   Johnny Parsons Seymour Enterprises   (Louis Seymour)Meskowski / Chevy26619engine0 
172385   Sammy Sessions SeidelmanWard / Offy18558engine0 
182174   Arnie Knepper Ron BurkeMoore / Offy15496magneto0 
191477   Toby Tobias Walther's Tyrone   (George Walther)Silnes / Offy15250engine0 
20 416   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Ward / Ford12250lost wheel0 
211812   Will Cagle Daniels Cablevision   (Gene White)King / Chevy12250engine0 
221331   Jim Malloy Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Meskowski / Offy10250overheating0 
231948   Karl Busson Ron HartCedoz / Chevy10250overheating0 
24 51   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)King / Ford5750suspension0 
25 120   Larry Dickson STP Gas Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Kuzma / Offy4250piston0 
261698   Bruce Walkup Wynn's Spitfire   (Agajanian-Faas Racers)Watson / Offy1250piston0 
27 341   Greg Weld Grant KingKing / Chevy0250cut eye0 
282819   Bill Puterbaugh MVS Inc.Ward / Offy0 did not start0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Rutherford14444
  Al Unser4510056