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1970 Golden State 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 17 of 18
Sunday, October 4, 1970 at California State Fairgrounds, Sacramento, CA
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:04:15
Average Speed: 93.376 mph
Pole Speed: 98.444 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1970 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1970 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
14 11   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)King / Ford691,142crash1 
161514   Jim McElreath American Auto Class   (Jim McElreath)McElreath / Chevy36523overheating0 
6 216   Bobby Unser Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Ward / Offy1001,354running080
13 818   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Lesovsky / Offy79701spun out0 
1 42   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)King / Ford1008,254running99200
3 620   Billy Vukovich, Jr. STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)Kuzma / Offy1003,479running0140
2 324   George Snider City of Syracuse   (United Championship Racers)Dunlop / Offy1005,804running0160
4 741   Greg Weld McIntire Chevrolet   (Grant King)King / Chevy1001,889running0120
71146   Merle Bettenhausen McClung Adv.   (Ron Kilman)Meskowski / Offy991,117running060
15 958   Ralph Liguori Enterprise Machine   (Walt Flynn)Flynn / Offy38583water pipe0 
9 559   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Edmunds / Offy97939running040
121765   Johnny Anderson Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Shilala / Offy88761fuel pump010
181877   Salt Walther Walther's Tyrone   (George Walther)Silnes / Offy26404crash0 
101382   Carl Williams Mid-American Truck   (S & W Racing)Meskowski / Offy93879universal joint030
171484   Tom Bigelow Midwest Manufacturing   (Carl Gehlhausen)Kurtis / Offy33464piston0 
51289   Roger McCluskey Quickick   (Darwin Maxson)Meskowski / Offy1001,592running0100
8109   Mike Mosley G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy99998running050
111694   Bentley Warren Vatis Enterprises   (Tassi Vatis)Vollstedt / Offy90820running020

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bruce Walkup98Wynn's Spit-Fire
Leigh Earnshaw57Kenny Brenn
Dick Simon74Ron Burke
Bruce Jacobi33Windmill Trucking
Johnny Parsons39Seymour Enterprises
Gary Ponzini85Seidelman
Bob Harkey99Joe Hunt Magneto

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti111
  Al Unser210099