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1978 Machinist Union 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 15 of 18
Saturday, September 23, 1978 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
100 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:14:57
Average Speed: 120.08 mph
Pole Speed: 171.92 mph
Cautions: 6 for 26 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 7

Glossary    1978 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1978 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 37   Mario Andretti Gould Charge   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth10011,295running33300
121722   Tom Bagley Kent Oil   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy923,238spun out015
91898   Gary Bettenhausen Oberdorfer   (Grant King)King / Offy953,022running060
7 68   Pancho Carter Budweiser   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Cosworth963,508running090
6126   Wally Dallenbach Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Lightning / Cosworth973,821running0120
19 114   A.J. Foyt Gilmore / American Racing   (A.J. Foyt)Parnelli / Cosworth154,996piston136
171392   Spike Gehlhausen McCord Auto   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy342,452suspension06
161575   Todd Gibson Gibson Racing   (Todd Gibson)Eagle / Offy442,481turbocharger08
131929   Cliff Hucul Hucul Racing   (Hucul-Hunter-Arndt)McLaren / Offy922,666running08
14 820   Gordon Johncock North American Van Lines   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS813,095crash08
202038   Jerry Karl Money Brokers   (Ralph Bentzel)McLaren / Offy132,367oil pressure06
101124   Sheldon Kinser Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Watson / Offy942,880running045
51440   Steve Krisiloff Foreman Industries   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS983,806running0150
81078   Mike Mosley Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy963,365running075
15 225   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth753,095crash538
2 716   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1007,975running0240
11 54   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth923,409crash130
181630   Jerry Sneva Thunder Racing   (Marv Schmidt)McLaren / Offy192,424crash06
3 41   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)Penske / Cosworth1006,067running0210
4 92   Al Unser 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Jim Hall)Chaparral / Cosworth1005,934running0180

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Jim McElreath26Circle City Coal
Dick Simon27La Machine
Eldon Rasmussen58Rent-A-Racer
Joe Saldana69Hoffman Wize
Larry Cannon85Natural Lite Beer
Tom Gloy88Machinists Union

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
111  
243   #24,30 spun turn 2 
573   #20 spun turn 4 
82215  
23297   #30 accident turn 4 
307546  
76794   #25 accident turn 2 
80812  
82876   #20 accident turn 2 
88925  
93953   #4 accident dogleg 
961005  
  Percent of race run under caution: 26.0%             Average green flag run: 12.3 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  A.J. Foyt11313
  Danny Ongais142411
  Mario Andretti25295
  Danny Ongais306536
  Mario Andretti66683
  Johnny Rutherford69691
  Danny Ongais70756
  Mario Andretti7610025