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1981 Warner W. Hodgdon 400


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 5 of 14
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, June 14, 1981 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
95 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (248.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:39:30
Average Speed: 93.597 mph
Pole Speed: 114.378 mph
Cautions: 6 for 21 laps
Margin of Victory: .89 sec
Attendance: 23,300
Lead changes: 15

Glossary    1981 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1981 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 111   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Mountain Dew   (Junior Johnson)Buick9523,650running39
2 22   Dale Earnhardt   (WC)Wrangler   (Rod Osterlund)Pontiac9518,725running11
3 343   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick9512,200running25
4 421   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Ford954,650running14
5 688   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Buick958,900running0
61342   Kyle Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Buick954,860running2
72590   Jody Ridley   (WC)Truxmore / Sunny King   (Junie Donlavey)Ford955,610running0
8140   Roy Smith Aircraft Standards   (Robert Beadle)Buick954,740running0
92171   Dave Marcis   (WC)Buck Stove / Hudson Transmission   (Dave Marcis)Chevrolet953,930running0
102278   Jim Robinson Hammer Security   (Jack Williams)Oldsmobile933,595running0
112422   Stan Barrett   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Pontiac932,100running0
121970   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Bailey Excavating   (J.D. McDuffie)Pontiac933,450running0
133324   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Johnson Truck Body   (Cecil Gordon)Buick933,240running0
143517   Steve Pfeifer Kings Inn Daytona   (Roger Hamby)Chevrolet923,080running0
153018   Randy Ogden   (WC)Piedmont Airlines   (Jack Ogden)Oldsmobile881,175running0
16278   Rick O'Dell Behn's Ent. / Delta Inst.   (Torsten Behn)Buick862,145running0
173113   Don Puskarich Puskarich Racing   (Matt Puskarich)Oldsmobile861,960running0
18233   Richard Childress   (WC)McDonald's   (Richard Childress)Pontiac832,215crash0
192648   James Hylton   (WC)Palatine Auto Parts   (James Hylton)Pontiac792,180running0
20 515   Benny Parsons   (WC)Melling Tool   (Bud Moore)Ford726,375crash0
21105   Morgan Shepherd   (WC)Performance Connection   (Cliff Stewart)Pontiac725,850crash0
22 944   Terry Labonte   (WC)Stratagraph   (Billy Hagan)Buick716,375engine2
232038   Don Waterman St. John's Auto Parts   (Don Waterman)Buick681,570oil leak1
241573   Bill Schmitt Pro-Power Engines   (Bill Schmitt)Buick561,525engine0
251101   Hershel McGriff Industrial Leasing   (Gerald Craker)Buick53800engine1
263267   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Hills Racing   (Buddy Arrington)Dodge481,275engine0
271864   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Bondurant Driving School   (D.K. Ulrich)Oldsmobile431,250crash0
282952   Jimmy Means   (WC)Broadway Motors   (Jimmy Means)Pontiac291,225crash0
29 728   Bobby Allison   (WC)Hardee's   (Harry Ranier)Buick266,150engine0
302840   Tommy Gale   (WC)Price Racing   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick25675engine0
31 833   Harry Gant   (WC)Skoal Bandit   (Hal Needham)Chevrolet23650engine0
321716   Jim Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)Oldsmobile14625overheating0
331699   Tim Richmond   (WC)UNO   (D.K. Ulrich)Buick121,100crash0
343425   Ronnie Thomas   (WC)Thomas Racing   (Ronnie Thomas)Pontiac71,050engine0
351286   Elliott Forbes-Robinson   (WC)Cal-Tex   (Richard Howard)Buick2500engine0

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11313  
14163  
172711  
28303  
31366  
37415  
42443  
45484  
497123  
72732  
748512  
86894  
90956  
  Percent of race run under caution: 22.1%             Average green flag run: 10.6 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Darrell Waltrip11414
  Hershel McGriff15151
  Don Waterman16161
  Neil Bonnett173014
  Dale Earnhardt31344
  Darrell Waltrip35384
  Kyle Petty39402
  Terry Labonte41422
  Richard Petty436018
  Darrell Waltrip617212
  Richard Petty73731
  Darrell Waltrip74807
  Dale Earnhardt81866
  Richard Petty87926
  Dale Earnhardt93931
  Darrell Waltrip94952

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Jim Robinson 236    
2   Roy Smith 231   -5  
3   Bill Schmitt 226   -10  
4   Don Waterman 222   -14  
5   Hershel McGriff 207   -29  
6   Jimmy Insolo 200   -36  
7   Don Puskarich 193   -43  
8   Rick O'Dell 173   -63  
9   Jim Bown 172   -64  
10   Robert Tartaglia 163   -73  
11   Rick McCray 148   -88  
12   Harry Goularte 136   -100  
13   Don Graham 118   -118  
14   Pat Mintey 113   -123  
15   Russ Pursley 108   -128  
16   Eddie Westwood 106   -130  
17   Gene Thonesen 102   -134  
18   John Borneman 92   -144  
19   Gary Johnson 84   -152  
20   Dan Reed 82   -154