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1974 California 500


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 14
Sunday, March 10, 1974 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:11:04
Average Speed: 157.017 mph
Pole Speed: n/a
Cautions: 6
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 21

Glossary    1974 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1974 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
30 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt2118,297oil line21 
27 23   Johnny Rutherford McLaren Cars   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy499,738valve0 
1 348   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy20088,758running641000
4 421   Jimmy Caruthers Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19815,544running0600
24 518   Steve Krisiloff American Kids Racers   (Richard Beith)Eagle / Offy936,551pit fire6 
5 69   Lloyd Ruby Unlimited RacingEagle / Offy19711,521running0500
15 745   Jim McElreath Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy1735,727water hose2 
2 815   Al Unser Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy20060,477running106800
8 91   Roger McCluskey Hopkins Buick   (Lindsey Hopkins)McLaren / Offy1936,843running0250
6102   Wally Dallenbach Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy1967,318running0400
291142   Jerry Karl Hopkins Racing   (Lindsey Hopkins)Eagle / Offy323,323crash0 
281244   Dick Simon TraveLodge   (Dick Simon)Eagle / Foyt383,503piston1 
221377   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1283,535engine0 
25145   Mario Andretti Viceroy   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Offy915,152engine0 
21154   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1413,406piston0 
20168   Gary Bettenhausen Penske Products   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy1463,769running0 
31755   Jerry Grant Cobre Firestone   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy19921,534running0700
26187   Gordon Johncock Patrick Racing   (Pat Patrick)Eagle / Offy713,436crash0 
191916   Joe Leonard Vel's Parnelli Ford   (Vel Miletich)Eagle / Offy1464,616crash0 
72098   Mike Mosley Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy1956,519running0300
92189   John Martin Automotive TechnologyMcLaren / Offy1935,861running0200
102227   Tom Bigelow Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1925,203running0150
112382   George Snider Jim GreerCoyote / Foyt1924,863running0100
132494   Bentley Warren Tassi VatisFinley / Offy1874,369running0 
122524   Tom Sneva Grant King Racing   (Grant King)King / Offy1924,498running050
142692   Bill Simpson Apple Annie   (Bill Simpson)Brabham / Offy1804,064running0 
232776   Rick Muther Webster Racing   (Marvin Webster)Eagle / Offy1212,548engine0 
162853   John Cannon Minnesota Serendipity   (Pat O'Reilly)Atlanta / Foyt1733,805running0 
322923   Skip Barber Crower Cams   (Crower Engineering)Eagle / Offy82,595overheating0 
173093   Bob Harkey Cicada RacingCicada / Offy1543,441gearbox0 
183186   Al Loquasto Martin Guitar   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Chevy1522,783timing gear0 
333297   Johnny Parsons Lodestar   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy02,078gearbox0 
313328   Mike Hiss Eisenhour-Brayton Racing TeamEagle / Offy172,877crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser111
  A.J. Foyt22221
  Bobby Unser233311
  Jim McElreath34352
  Al Unser36361
  Dick Simon37371
  Al Unser387235
  Steve Krisiloff73742
  Al Unser75773
  Bobby Unser788710
  Al Unser88881
  Steve Krisiloff89924
  Bobby Unser93964
  Al Unser9711519
  Bobby Unser1161205
  Al Unser12113919
  Bobby Unser1401445
  Al Unser14517127
  Bobby Unser1721765
  Al Unser1771771
  Bobby Unser17820023