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1971 Rafaela Indy 300 Heat 1


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 12
Sunday, February 28, 1971 at Autodromo Ingeniero Juan R. Bascolo, Rafaela, Argentina
53 laps on a 2.874 mile paved track (152.3 miles)

Time of race: 0:54:47
Average Speed: 166.909 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1971 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 31   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford53 running25300
2 112   Lloyd Ruby Gene White Firestone   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford53 running24240
3 44   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Ford52 running4210
4 242   Swede Savage Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy52 running0180
5 841   Roger McCluskey Vanfreight Daffodil   (Grant King)King / Offy52 running0150
6 615   Joe Leonard Vel's Parnelli Jones Ford   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford52 running0120
71317   Johnny Rutherford Vollstedt Enterprises   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy52 running090
8 721   Cale Yarborough Gene White Firestone   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford51 running075
9117   Gordon Johncock Vollstedt Enterprises   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Ford51 running060
101094   Bentley Warren Tassi VatisFinley / Offy51 running045
11 916   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy50 running030
121744   Carlos Pairetti Fiecha Coca-Cola   (Dick Simon)Vollstedt / Ford50 running0 
131210   Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper   (Dick Simon)Lola / Ford49 running0 
141529   Jim Malloy MVS Inc.Cecil / Ford48 running0 
152777   Salt Walther Walther's   (George Walther)Morris / Ford47 running0 
1626100   John Mahler Mahler Eagle 100   (John Mahler)Eagle / Chevy47 running0 
171428   Bill Simpson Wynn's Kwik Kool   (Bill Simpson)Eagle / Offy46 running0 
181939   Don Brown Seymour Enterprises   (Louis Seymour)Gerhardt / Chevy46 running0 
192050   Dave Strickland Barney NavarroNavarro / Rambler45 running0 
202361   Max Dudley Dudley Boat & Trailer   (Max Dudley)Gerhardt / Chevy44 running0 
212134   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)Huffaker / Chevy43 running0 
222554   Rick Muther Jack Adams Aircraft   (Jack Adams)Glen Bryant / Pratt & Whitney40 engine0 
232447   Larry Cannon Autotron Photoelectric   (Richard Blacker)Philipp-Porter / Chevy21 oil pressure0 
241643   Dennis Zimmerman Fiore Racing Enterprises   (Frank Fiore)Vollstedt / Offy21 magneto0 
252255   Ludwig Heimrath Heimrath Porsche   (Ludwig Heimrath)Eisert / Chevy8 oil leak0 
261851   Dee Jones Minnesota Serendipity   (Pat O'Reilly)Watson / Ford4 oil leak0 
27 52   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy3 piston0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Lloyd Ruby144
  Al Unser573
  Lloyd Ruby8125
  Al Unser132210
  Lloyd Ruby233715
  Mike Mosley38414
  Al Unser425312