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1976 Bobby Ball 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 13 of 13
Sunday, November 7, 1976 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:23:34
Average Speed: 107.695 mph
Pole Speed: 141.287 mph
Cautions: 3 for 35 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1976 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1976 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
11021   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth15010,206running62300
2 220   Gordon Johncock Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1507,361running72240
3 368   Mario Andretti Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy1504,032running1210
4 740   Wally Dallenbach Goodyear   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1493,031running0180
5117   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Hopkins / Offy1492,721running0150
6 85   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy1482,436running0120
71317   Dick Simon Payne Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy1472,293running090
82183   Bill Puterbaugh McNamara Chiropractic   (Lee Elkins)Eagle / Offy1442,151running075
91890   Rick Mears Eastside Cafe   (Art Sugai)Eagle / Offy1442,009running060
10 918   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Eagle / Offy1431,866running045
112265   Lee Kunzman S&M Electric   (Patrick Santello)Eagle / Offy1411,795running030
121686   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy1391,723running015
13208   Todd Gibson Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / Offy1381,652running0 
141778   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy1341,581running0 
151980   Larry Dickson Polak Racing   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy1281,510running0 
16 62   Johnny Rutherford Hy-Gain   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Offy1111,967oil line0 
171545   Steve Krisiloff Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Eagle / Offy611,439engine0 
18 424   Tom Bigelow Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy461,410crash0 
191219   Spike Gehlhausen Spirit of Indiana   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy451,381crash0 
201493   Johnny Parsons 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy411,353engine0 
21 13   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Eagle / Offy322,527intake15 
22 573   Lloyd Ruby California-Oklahoma   (Fred Carrillo)Eagle / AMC211,324engine0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Simpson6Nikon
Mike Mosley12Sugaripe Prune
Ken Nichols43Hoffman
Tom Sneva57Crower Cams
Tom Frantz72Custom Motor Home

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
12222  
23275   #73 accident 
284619  
476115   #24,19 accident 
6211049  
11112515   #2 oil on track 
12615025  
  Percent of race run under caution: 23.3%             Average green flag run: 28.8 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser11515
  Gordon Johncock164833
  Mario Andretti49491
  Gordon Johncock508839
  Al Unser8915062

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gordon Johncock 4240    
2   Johnny Rutherford 4220   -20  
3   Wally Dallenbach 3105   -1135  
4   Al Unser 3020   -1220  
5   Mike Mosley 2120   -2120  
6   Bobby Unser 2080   -2160  
7   A.J. Foyt 1720   -2520  
8   Tom Sneva 1570   -2670  
9   Mario Andretti 1200   -3040  
10   Johnny Parsons 980   -3260  
11   Roger McCluskey 955   -3285  
12   Pancho Carter 920   -3320  
13   Tom Bigelow 820   -3420  
14   Billy Vukovich, Jr. 660   -3580  
15   Jan Opperman 580   -3660  
16   Rick Mears 390   -3850  
17   Bill Puterbaugh 375   -3865  
18   Steve Krisiloff 370   -3870  
19   George Snider 365   -3875  
20   Salt Walther 340   -3900