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1975 Winston Western 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 1 of 18
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, January 19, 1975 at Riverside International Raceway, Riverside, CA
191 laps on a 2.620 mile road course (500.4 miles)

Time of race: 5:04:26
Average Speed: 98.627 mph
Pole Speed: 110.382 mph
Cautions: 5 for 32 laps
Margin of Victory: 22.6 sec
Attendance: 53,000
Lead changes: 13

Glossary    1975 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1975 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 116   Bobby Allison   (WC)Coca-Cola / AMC   (Roger Penske)'75 Matador19114,735running173
2 221   David Pearson   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)'73 Mercury19111,135running11
32524   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Bob Stott Motors   (Cecil Gordon)'75 Chevrolet1848,535running0
42771   Dave Marcis   (WC)K & K Insurance   (Nord Krauskopf)'74 Dodge1838,235running0
7 343   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)'74 Dodge1726,185running4
52264   Elmo Langley   (WC)Langley Racing   (Elmo Langley)'72 Ford1784,535running0
24 472   Benny Parsons   (WC)King's Row Fireplace   (L.G. DeWitt)'75 Chevrolet443,575oil pump0
63548   James Hylton   (WC)Nitro 9   (James Hylton)'74 Chevrolet1753,365running0
9338   Ed Negre   (WC)Negre Racing   (Ed Negre)'74 Dodge1672,835running0
82157   Gary Matthews Matthews Racing   (Gary Matthews)'72 Chevrolet1682,485running0
111788   Richard Childress   (WC)L.C. Newton Trucking   (Tom Garn)'72 Chevrolet1662,485running0
13 695   Ray Elder Olympia Beer   (Fred Elder)'74 Dodge1452,235engine1
101029   Hershel McGriff Mercury Marine   (Dick Midgley)'72 Chevrolet1662,185oil pump0
142870   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)Glenn's Landscaping   (J.D. McDuffie)'72 Chevrolet1422,135running0
122413   Don Puskarich M.M. Denbo Agency   (Matt Puskarich)'72 Chevrolet1481,835running0
151877   Larry Esau McDuffie Racing   (Lefty Robinson)'72 Chevrolet1351,535running0
161155   Bill Osborne Haddick's Towing & Transfer   (Bill Osborne)'73 Ford1251,435engine0
171537   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (Joe Marsik)'74 Chevrolet1251,385engine0
182973   Bill Schmitt Colley Construction   (Bill Schmitt)'74 Chevrolet1181,335engine0
19162   Richard White Termine's Auto Wrecking   (Mike White)'72 Chevrolet1171,285engine0
203289   Don Reynolds Riley Plastering   (Tom Reynolds)'73 Chevrolet1101,230engine0
312330   Walter Ballard   (WC)Ballard Racing   (Walter Ballard)'74 Chevrolet151,220engine0
212668   Sonny Easley San-Val Roofing   (Jerry Lankford)'72 Ford971,150engine2
223094   Ron Esau Kord's Tires   (Phil Kord)'72 Chevrolet961,125transmission0
231378   Hugh Pearson Pearson Apts.   (Hugh Pearson)'72 Chevrolet651,100engine0
251233   Glenn Francis Yellow Pages Cocktail Lounge   (Trent Francis)'74 Chevrolet441,025rear end0
26341   Pete Torres Fuentes Enterprises   (Frank Coletto)'73 Ford40975engine0
27 503   Chuck Bown Rose Auto Wrecking   (Dick Bown)'74 Dodge36925transmission0
281931   Chuck Little United Advertising   (Chuck Little)'72 Ford35875engine0
293120   G.T. Tallas   (WC)U.S. Borax   (G.T. Tallas)'72 Ford28825oil leak0
30 726   Dick Bown Marquardt Racing   (Gene Marquardt)'75 Chevrolet17775engine0
32 897   Harry Jefferson Jefferson Racing   (George Jefferson)'72 Ford14670engine0
33 938   Jimmy Insolo Martin's Union 76   (Roger Paquette)'74 Chevrolet13620oil pump0
342056   Carl Adams   (WC)Marck Motors   (Richard Mummert)'73 Ford5570oil leak0
35147   Ivan Baldwin Noble Auto Parts   (Ernie Conn / Jack McCoy)'74 Dodge4520engine0

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Dennis Wilson61Quick StopChevrolet

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
11515  
16249   #97 blown engine turn 9 
25328  
33353   #43 accident turn 9 
3610469  
1051117   oil turns 1/8 
11214635  
1471526   #55 blown engine turn 5 
1531542  
1551617   #37 blown engine turn 2 
16219130  
  Percent of race run under caution: 16.8%             Average green flag run: 26.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Allison11212
  Richard Petty13153
  Bobby Allison16161
  David Pearson17171
  Bobby Allison183417
  Sonny Easley35362
  Ray Elder37371
  Bobby Allison386427
  David Pearson65651
  Bobby Allison6613772
  David Pearson1381381
  Bobby Allison13915416
  David Pearson1551628
  Bobby Allison16319129

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Gary Matthews 50    
2   Hershel McGriff 49   -1  
3   Don Puskarich 48   -2  
4   Ray Elder 47   -3  
5   Larry Esau 46   -4  
6   Bill Osborne 45   -5  
7   Chuck Wahl 44   -6  
8   Bill Schmitt 43   -7  
9   Richard White 42   -8  
10   Don Reynolds 41   -9  
11   Sonny Easley 40   -10  
12   Ron Esau 39   -11  
13   Hugh Pearson 38   -12  
14   Glenn Francis 37   -13  
15   Pete Torres 36   -14  
16   Chuck Bown 35   -15  
17   Chuck Little 34   -16  
18   Dick Bown 33   -17  
19   Harry Jefferson 32   -18  
20   Jimmy Insolo 31   -19