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1978 Winston Mesa Marin 100


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 6 of 22
Sunday, May 28, 1978 at Mesa Marin Raceway, Bakersfield, CA
100 laps on a .500 mile paved track (50.0 miles)

Time of race: 0:36:29
Average Speed: 82.229 mph
Pole Speed: 89.995 mph
Cautions: 3 for 9 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 501   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac1001,275running99
2 632   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge100875running0
3 173   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Pontiac100765running0
4 35   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box & Crate   (Jim Thirkettle)Buick100475running0
5142   Richard White Lindsay Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet97500running0
61252   Don Graham City Tow   (Rodney Friesen)Buick96425running0
71917   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Pontiac95380running0
81308   Rick McCray Bob's Paint & Body   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet95360running0
91692   Chris Monoleos Kendall Buckstaff Racing   (Kendall Buckstaff)Chevrolet92340running0
101838   Duke Hoenshell  Chevrolet89325running0
11 435   Pat Mintey RES Electric   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet87370running0
12170   Steve Pfeifer McCluney Racing   (Michael McCluney)Oldsmobile86245running0
131155   Bill Baker Golden West Lumber   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet85225running0
14 270   Hugh Pearson Hugh PearsonChevrolet65215differential1
152081   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac58250engine0
161091   John Krebs Speedway Engineering   (John Krebs)Chevrolet58190engine0
172177   Ron Gautsche Thonesen Racing   (Gene Thonesen)Chevrolet53180running0
18 744   Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Pontiac37220oil leak0
19 902   Frank Bigelow Coventry Automotive   (R.F. Bigelow)Chevrolet27160engine0
20 810   Tim Williamson Tim WilliamsonChevrolet14150transmission0
211582   Marc Vogel V&W Diversified   (Richard Elder)Plymouth11140engine0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Hugh Pearson111
  Jimmy Insolo210099

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmy Insolo 302    
2   Richard White 270   -32  
3   Bill Schmitt 268   -34  
4   Ray Elder 265   -37  
5   Gary Johnson 251   -51  
6   Rick McCray 245   -57  
7   John Borneman 237   -65  
8   Harry Goularte 210   -92  
9   Frank Bigelow 208   -94  
10   Ron Gautsche 197   -105  
11   Bill Baker 194   -108  
12   Don Graham 193   -109  
13   Ernie Stierly 192   -110  
14   Pat Mintey 192   -110  
15   John Krebs 191   -111  
16   Dick Whalen 152   -150  
17   Steve Pfeifer 150   -152  
18   Ron McGee 142   -160  
19   Johnny Steele 108   -194  
20   Jim Thirkettle 93   -209