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1978 Winston Petaluma 100


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 5 of 22
Saturday, May 13, 1978 at Petaluma Speedway, Petaluma, CA
100 laps* on a .333 mile dirt track (33.3 miles)

Time of race: 0:39:16
Average Speed: 50.425 mph
Pole Speed: 62.344 mph
Cautions: 6 for 28 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1978 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 132   Ray Elder Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Dodge991,150running82
2 457   Ron Gautsche Tognotti's Auto WorldChevrolet99800running0
3 32   Richard White Lindsay Auto PartsChevrolet99650running0
41108   Rick McCray Bob's Paint & Body   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet99450running0
5 252   Don Graham City TowBuick98400crash17
6 873   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Pontiac98525crash0
71435   Pat Mintey RES Electric   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet96400running0
8 917   Harry Goularte Associated Concrete   (Harry Goularte)Chevrolet94275running0
9 755   Bill Baker Golden West LumberChevrolet94260running0
10129   Jim Danielson Danielson DistributingDodge92230engine0
11 544   Gary Johnson Armstrong Electric   (Ted Armstrong)Pontiac92250running0
121786   Dick Whalen Dean Enterprises   (Dick Whalen)Chevrolet91180running0
13180   Steve Pfeifer McCluney Racing   (Michael McCluney)Oldsmobile88170running0
141991   John Krebs Speedway Engineering   (John Krebs)Chevrolet81160fuel pump0
151341   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet64200crash0
161502   Frank Bigelow Coventry AutomotiveChevrolet40140tire0
171603   Ron McGee Mc ProductionsChevrolet35135crash0
181001   Jimmy Insolo Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Pontiac10130overheating0
19 681   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Pontiac6125crash0
20207   John Soares, Jr. RPM EngineeringDodge3120clutch0
* Race shortened to 99 laps due to track conditions.

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Don Graham11414
  Ray Elder15151
  Don Graham16183
  Ray Elder199981

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jimmy Insolo 242    
2   Richard White 224   -18  
3   Bill Schmitt 220   -22  
4   Gary Johnson 218   -24  
5   Ray Elder 216   -26  
6   Rick McCray 202   -40  
7   John Borneman 201   -41  
8   Ernie Stierly 192   -50  
9   Frank Bigelow 176   -66  
10   Harry Goularte 166   -76  
11   Ron Gautsche 163   -79  
12   Bill Baker 156   -86  
13   John Krebs 156   -86  
14   Dick Whalen 152   -90  
15   Pat Mintey 152   -90  
16   Don Graham 148   -94  
17   Ron McGee 142   -100  
18   Steve Pfeifer 111   -131  
19   Johnny Steele 108   -134  
20   Mike Chase 79   -163