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1978 Molson Diamond Indy


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 18
Sunday, June 11, 1978 at Mosport International Raceway, Bowmanville, Ontario
76 laps on a 2.459 mile road course (186.9 miles)

Time of race: 2:08:39
Average Speed: 87.164 mph
Pole Speed: 121.983 mph
Cautions: 5 for 19 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 3

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
17 522   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy133,039oil pump08
61298   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy746,363running0160
141824   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy173,285crash010
15118   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth173,012crash010
11136   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)McLaren / Cosworth424,204valve040
51080   Larry Dickson Polak Construction   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Cosworth757,455running0200
16 414   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / 1st National Travelers Checks   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Foyt144,248crash010
101729   Cliff Hucul Wendy's Hamburger   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy484,177valve060
3 940   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS7611,829running0280
131692   Al Loquasto McCord Auto   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy183,358oil leak010
2 77   Rick Mears Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth7618,038running7320
1 125   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth7630,085running66400
91416   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy514,723half shaft080
8 64   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth655,870clutch0100
4 81   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth759,347running0240
181987   Phil Threshie Machinists Union   (Frank Fiore)Rascar / Offy42,429clutch08
12 22   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth315,031crash320
19 348   Bobby Unser ARCO Graphite   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Cosworth12,920transmission08
71577   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Cosworth735,816running0120

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Spike Gehlhausen19Huber Chevrolet / WIRE
Gordon Johncock20North American Van Lines
Mike Mosley78Alex Foods

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #22 spun turn 5 
584  
9102   debris 
11133  
14152   #14 accident turn 2 
16172  
18225   #24,8 accident turn 3 
23319  
32387   #2 accident turn 6 
397638  
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.0%             Average green flag run: 9.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Danny Ongais11414
  Al Unser15173
  Rick Mears18247
  Danny Ongais257652

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 1965    
2   Gordon Johncock 1688   -277  
3   Danny Ongais 1475   -490  
4   Steve Krisiloff 1430   -535  
5   Al Unser 1345   -620  
6   A.J. Foyt 1088   -877  
7   Wally Dallenbach 908   -1057  
8   Rick Mears 485   -1480  
9   Bobby Unser 442   -1523  
10   Larry Dickson 431   -1534  
11   Dick Simon 360   -1605  
12   Bobby Olivero 360   -1605  
13   Salt Walther 308   -1657  
14   Jim McElreath 300   -1665  
15   Johnny Parsons 286   -1679  
16   Tom Bigelow 273   -1692  
17   Mario Andretti 270   -1695  
18   George Snider 250   -1715  
19   Sheldon Kinser 245   -1720  
20   Gary Bettenhausen 218   -1747