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1956 Milwaukee 250


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 7 of 12
Sunday, August 26, 1956 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
250 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (250.0 miles)

Time of race: 2:41:45
Average Speed: 92.736 mph
Pole Speed: 101.095 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: 22,000
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1956 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1956 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1122   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy2508,793running32500
21389   Jimmy Reece Dunn Engineering   (Harry Dunn)Kurtis / Offy2505,258running0400
5 115   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy2504,979running218250
31762   Rodger Ward Roger WolcottLesovsky / Offy2503,302running0350
42451   Eddie Sachs Ray BradyKurtis / Offy2502,537running0300
61981   George Amick Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy2501,657running0200
71854   Jack Turner Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Shilala / Offy2491,380running0150
8 314   Bob Veith Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy2491,279running0125
9 526   Earl Motter Hart FullertonKurtis / Offy2491,179running0100
102012   Johnnie Tolan Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Ewing / Offy2481,078running075
11 898   Johnnie Parsons J.C. AgajanianKuzma / Offy247977running050
13 927   Cliff Griffith Jim RobbinsStevens / Offy246801running0 
122555   Al Keller Sam TraylorKurtis / Offy247781running025
141145   Johnny Thomson D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy246625running0 
151478   Jim Rathmann Lindsey HopkinsLesovsky / Offy246474running0 
16 647   Gene Hartley Mel WiggersKurtis / Offy244398running0 
17 241   Billy Garrett Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy244323running0 
182164   Duke Dinsmore Shannon BrothersKurtis / Offy233323running0 
222618   Ed Elisian John ZinkWatson / Offy152321crash0 
192225   Shorty Templeman Lutes Truck Parts   (Bill Lutes)Kurtis / Offy210247magneto0 
201021   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman)Watson / Offy200247transmission0 
25158   Dick Rathman John ZinkWatson / Offy88171oil pressure0 
24 716   Don Freeland Bob EstesPhillips / Offy98171magneto0 
23 473   Andy Linden McNamara Chiropractic   (Lee Elkins)Turner / Offy151171ignition0 
21237   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Blough / Offy176171fuel line0 
261674   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Templeton / Offy50171oil leak0 

Relief Drivers:
Car #21: Tony Bettenhausen (46 laps)

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Tony Bettenhausen44Peter Schmidt
Leroy Warriner79Marquette Tool
Chuck Weyant75Karl Hall
Jim McWithey96Dayton Steel

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
177  
8136   rain 
14218  
224726   rain 
487831  
799820   rain 
99250152  
  Percent of race run under caution: 20.8%             Average green flag run: 49.5 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Boyd1218218
  Jimmy Bryan21925032