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1973 Michigan Twin 125s #1


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 12 of 16
Sunday, September 16, 1973 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
63 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (126.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:56:24
Average Speed: 134.026 mph
Pole Speed: 204.545 mph
Cautions: 2 for 15 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1973 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1973 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1142   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy63 running3250
2135   Gary Bettenhausen Sunoco DX   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy63 running25200
3 27   Johnny Rutherford Gulf   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy63 running0175
4 33   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy632,365running2150
5 811   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy63 running0125
61218   Lloyd Ruby Commander Motor Homes   (Commander Racing Team)Eagle / Offy63 running0100
71124   Steve Krisiloff Tecumseh Community Mutual Fund   (Grant King)King / Offy62 running075
82421   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy62 running063
9166   Mike Hiss Thermo King Air Conditioning   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy62 running050
10 58   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy62 running638
111597   Johnny Parsons Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy61 running025
12 91   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy61 running013
132314   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt59 running0 
142194   John Hubbard Two Jacks Flyer   (Tassi Vatis)Finley-Eagle / Offy57 running0 
151761   Lee Brayton Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy56 running0 
162259   Larry Cannon PEP Gas Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy51990running0 
17 120   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy46 fuel injectors14 
18 498   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy46326crash13 
191886   Al Loquasto Martin Guitar   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy33326crash0 
20 755   Lee Kunzman Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy31326piston0 
21 64   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy20734piston0 
221963   Larry McCoy Eastern Racing AssociatesAtlanta / Offy10326turbocharger0 
231040   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Eagle / Offy8326crash0 
242451   Jigger Sirois Minnesota Serendipity   (Gavan & O'Reilly)Mongoose / Foyt0 did not start0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mel Kenyon19Hopkins
Bentley Warren16Hopkins
Rick Muther23Crower Cams
Benny Rapp71Gifford

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
188  
9179   #40 accident turn 1 
184225  
43486   #98,86 accident turn 4 
496315  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.8%             Average green flag run: 16.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Gordon Johncock11111
  Roger McCluskey12132
  Mike Mosley142613
  Bobby Unser27326
  Gordon Johncock33353
  Gary Bettenhausen366025
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.61633