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1978 Daily Empress Indy Silverstone


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 16 of 18
Sunday, October 1, 1978 at Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone, England
38 laps on a 2.932 mile road course (111.4 miles)

Time of race: 1:04:03
Average Speed: 104.361 mph
Pole Speed: 128.429 mph
Cautions: 6 for 11 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 5

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
11014   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / Citicorp   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt3833,445running7300
2 37   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth3823,050running7240
3 91   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth3815,915running0210
4 420   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS3812,350running1180
5 64   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth3811,240running0150
61140   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / Offy379,435running0120
71277   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth368,830running090
8 548   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth288,830cylinder head175
91619   Spike Gehlhausen Tibon   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy287,625running060
10 22   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth269,725pinion gear1845
111384   George Snider Gilmore / Citicorp   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt266,720transmission030
121517   Dick Simon La Machine   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy256,420running015
13 722   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy166,620piston08
14 86   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth156,115engine08
15 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth56,515half shaft48
161469   Joe Saldana Team 69   (Richard Hoffman)Eagle / Offy35,215valve08

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
122   #20 spun 
342  
573   #17 stalled on track 
82720  
28303   #2 spun 
31333  
34352   #77 off course 
36372  
38381   rain 
  Percent of race run under caution: 28.9%             Average green flag run: 6.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Ongais144
  Al Unser52218
  Gordon Johncock23231
  Bobby Unser24241
  Rick Mears25317
  A.J. Foyt32387

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3953    
2   Al Unser 3875   -78  
3   Gordon Johncock 3314   -639  
4   Steve Krisiloff 2793   -1160  
5   Wally Dallenbach 2726   -1227  
6   A.J. Foyt 2640   -1313  
7   Johnny Rutherford 2599   -1354  
8   Danny Ongais 2434   -1519  
9   Rick Mears 1931   -2022  
10   Tom Bagley 1174   -2779  
11   Pancho Carter 1146   -2807  
12   Larry Dickson 1121   -2832  
13   Bobby Unser 1086   -2867  
14   Johnny Parsons 978   -2975  
15   Tom Bigelow 758   -3195  
16   George Snider 700   -3253  
17   Dick Simon 593   -3360  
18   Mario Andretti 591   -3362  
19   Jim McElreath 558   -3395  
20   Cliff Hucul 519   -3434