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1956 Springfield 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 12
Sunday, August 19, 1956 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:07:49
Average Speed: 88.471 mph
Pole Speed: 102.945 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 19,255
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1956 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
13 157   Rex Easton Howard IddingsMeyer / Offy97362running0 
2 216   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offy1002,899running1160
1 32   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy1004,027running99200
14 494   Roy Graham Dick HolynskiKurtis / Offy97322running0 
7 515   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy100644running060
3 651   Eddie Sachs Ray BradyKurtis / Offy1001,610running0140
17 754   Jack Turner Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Shilala / Offy27161spun out0 
18 88   Pat Flaherty John ZinkWatson / Offy26161crash0 
4 955   Al Keller Sam TraylorKurtis / Offy1001,047running0120
111074   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Templeton / Offy98483running020
101145   Johnny Thomson D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy98523running030
5127   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Blough / Offy100966running0100
16135   Bill Cheesbourg Harry Allen ChapmanRusso-Nichels / Offy43241oil pump0 
151414   Bob Veith Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy97281running0 
61562   Rodger Ward Roger WolcottLesovsky / Offy100805running080
81646   Andy Linden Lee GlessnerHillegass / Offy99604running050
91796   Jim McWithey Dayton Steel   (George Walther)Kurtis / Offy98563running040
121841   Billy Garrett Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy98402running010

Relief Drivers:
Car #57: Tony Bettenhausen (63 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dick Rathman12Bardahl / Clancy
Elmer George21HOW
Ed Elisian25Lutes Truck Parts
Earl Motter26Hart Fullerton
Ken Gottschalk39Ken Gottschalk
Chuck Weyant39Shaheen
Tony Bettenhausen44Peter Schmidt
Mike Magill73McNamara
Bud Randall75Karl Hall
Jimmy Daywalt76Leitenberger
Jim Rathmann78Hopkins
Paul Howe79Marquette Tool
George Amick81Central Excavating

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Don Freeland111
  Jimmy Bryan210099