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1972 Trenton 300


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 9 of 10
Sunday, September 24, 1972 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
200 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (300.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:05:06
Average Speed: 143.88 mph
Pole Speed: 171.521 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 14

Glossary    1972 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1972 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 16   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20017,024running102600
2 666   Mark Donohue Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy20010,316running15480
3 41   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy2007,166running41420
4 53   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy2004,051running19360
51198   Mike Mosley Vivitar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1983,609running0300
61516   Johnny Rutherford Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy1983,100running1240
71340   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Foyt1972,791running0180
81414   Roger McCluskey American Marine   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy1932,606running0150
91620   Art Pollard STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Lola / Foyt1892,421running0120
102029   George Snider MVS Inc.Coyote / Foyt1872,174running090
112123   Mel Kenyon Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1811,988running060
121710   Lee Kunzman Gilmore Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy1761,865spun out030
132658   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing Dura-Pot   (Carl Gehlhausen)Gerhardt / Offy1751,680running0 
141972   Mike Hiss Page Racing EnterprisesEagle / Offy1711,556running0 
15 915   Steve Krisiloff RAC   (Grant King)King / Offy1711,433running0 
162244   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Lola / Foyt1521,309broken nose0 
172594   Johnny Parsons Niagara Falls Wine   (Tassi Vatis)Finley / Offy1341,186piston0 
18125   Lloyd Ruby Wynn's   (Gene White)Lola / Foyt981,062turbocharger0 
191018   Swede Savage Patrick Petroleum   (Pat Patrick-Walt Michner)Brabham / Offy91939turbocharger0 
20 812   Gordon Johncock Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy77939engine18 
211848   Jerry Grant Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy53939engine0 
22 72   A.J. Foyt ITT / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt38939engine0 
23 34   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy27939overheating4 
242863   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesGerhardt / Offy20939wrist pin0 
252390   Arnie Knepper CHEK RacingEagle / Offy15939transmission0 
262436   Bentley Warren Bay State RacingEagle / Offy10939oil leak0 
272777   Salt Walther Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1939ignition0 
28 29   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy0939half shaft0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser12323
  Al Unser24274
  Joe Leonard28281
  Gordon Johncock294113
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.426019
  Johnny Rutherford61611
  Joe Leonard62665
  Gordon Johncock67715
  Joe Leonard728817
  Bobby Unser89902
  Joe Leonard9110818
  Mark Donohue10911810
  Bobby Unser1191268
  Mark Donohue1271315
  Bobby Unser13220069