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1977 Winston Ontario 250


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 3 of 20
Sunday, May 15, 1977 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
100 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:57:27
Average Speed: 127.713 mph
Pole Speed: 158.861 mph
Cautions: 3 for 13 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 344   Gary Johnson Noble Auto Parts   (Al Clark)Chevrolet1003,875running35
2 573   Bill Schmitt Schmitt Racing   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet1002,300running26
31932   Gary Matthews Midland Motor Homes   (Dave Hill)Plymouth991,500running0
15 101   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet851,300engine35
4144   Hershel McGriff McGriff Racing   (Hershel McGriff)Chevrolet99900running0
5 437   Chuck Wahl Excel Trailer   (DuWayne Wahl)Chevrolet99750running0
63024   Bryce Mann Saskatoon Motor Products   (Ed Singler)Chevrolet99590running0
71088   Don Noel Noel Welding   (John Kieper)Chevrolet98450running0
9242   Richard White Lindsey Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet97425running0
8188   Glen Steurer Steurer Racing   (Mike Steurer)Chevrolet97400running0
103135   Pat Mintey RES Electric   (Pat Mintey)Chevrolet97355running0
122141   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet91350running0
11253   Terry Wood San Bernardino Auto Parts   (Ed Moore)Chevrolet95325running0
131713   Don Puskarich Craven's Performance Automotive   (Matt Puskarich)Chevrolet89275running0
143443   George Spink Toyota of RiversidePontiac88250running0
23 25   Jim Thirkettle Allied Box   (Jim Thirkettle)Chevrolet39250engine4
162823   Jim Haney, Jr. Haney RacingChevrolet84200running0
171322   John Hamson Vaught Auto & Marine   (Greg Hamson)Chevrolet79195drive shaft0
18 674   Bill Osborne Black Gold OilFord70185overheating0
192608   Rick McCray McCray Racing   (Rick McCray)Chevrolet58175rear end0
202211   Ron Esau Esau Racing   (Ron Esau)Chevrolet57150wheel bearing0
21291   Pete Torres Frank Coletto   (Frank Coletto)Ford55150crash0
22350   Steve Pfeifer Southside Machine Shop   (David Hails)Chevrolet40150oil leak0
271555   Bill Baker R.W. Scott Construction   (Bill Baker)Chevrolet29125running0
263390   Bob Forester Forester RacingChevrolet35125oil leak0
253296   Marc Vogel Southard School of Racing   (Richard Elder)Chevrolet35125engine0
241617   Harry Goularte U.S. Army   (Donald Dean)Chevrolet37125transmission0
32 751   Bob Switzer Switzer Racing   (Bob Switzer)Chevrolet1100crash0
313619   Tom Blair Blair RacingChevrolet4100head gasket0
302752   Don Graham City Towing   (Bob Lehman)Chevrolet6100overheating0
29 939   Vince Giamformaggio Cal-French Bread   (Sam Arakalian)Chevrolet20100overheating0
283789   Don Reynolds Riley Plastering   (Tom Reynolds)Chevrolet27100transmission0
33 848   Rocky Moran Daisy ShoppeChevrolet175crash0
341182   Sumner McKnight Action Engineering   (Sumner McKnight)Chevrolet175crash0
351233   Glenn Francis Yellow Pages Cocktail Lounge   (Trent Francis)Chevrolet175crash0
362018   John Dineen Dineen Racing   (George Stark)Ford175crash0
372381   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Chevrolet150crash0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Chuck Bown13535
  Jim Thirkettle36394
  Gary Johnson40401
  Bill Schmitt416626
  Gary Johnson6710034

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 292    
2   Gary Johnson 290   -2  
3   Hershel McGriff 280   -12  
4   Gary Matthews 273   -19  
5   Don Puskarich 237   -55  
6   Chuck Bown 227   -65  
7   Richard White 214   -78  
8   Terry Wood 198   -94  
9   John Hamson 197   -95  
10   Ernie Stierly 195   -97  
11   Chuck Wahl 184   -108  
12   Bill Baker 172   -120  
13   Pat Mintey 168   -124  
14   Bryce Mann 144   -148  
15   Don Noel 142   -150  
16   Glen Steurer 140   -152  
17   George Spink 125   -167  
18   Jim Haney, Jr. 119   -173  
19   Jim Thirkettle 112   -180  
20   Harry Goularte 111   -181