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1977 Trenton 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 4 of 14
Saturday, April 30, 1977 at Trenton Speedway, Trenton, NJ
134 laps on a 1.500 mile paved track (201.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:19:42
Average Speed: 150.536 mph
Pole Speed: 168.961 mph
Cautions: 2 for 8 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 6

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 740   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS13413,498running6400
2 520   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1349,338running52320
3 45   Mike Mosley Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Eagle / Offy1335,998running0280
8 12   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth1044,758engine47100
41077   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / Offy1294,398running0240
5 911   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1284,118turbocharger0200
61422   Todd Gibson Routh Meat Packing   (Richard Routh)Eagle / DGS1273,638running0160
71626   Jim McElreath McElreath Racing   (Jim McElreath)Eagle / Offy1233,448running0120
9 648   Pancho Carter Jorgensen Steel   (Dan Gurney)Eagle / Offy983,068suspension080
10 38   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth902,878engine060
121319   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)McLaren / Offy802,788wheel bearing020
111198   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian-Knievel   (Grant King)King / Offy882,783rear end040
131215   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Eagle / Offy562,593ignition0 
141723   Gary Irvin McCord Auto   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy472,498fuel0 
15 824   Tom Bigelow Thermo King   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy412,403drive shaft0 
16 29   Mario Andretti CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy372,346engine29 
171585   Vern Schuppan Wildcat Racing   (Frank Curtis)Wildcat / Offy162,308brakes0 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
19292  
93975   #98 spun turn 4 
981047  
1051073   #2 engine 
10813427  
  Percent of race run under caution: 6.0%             Average green flag run: 42.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Mario Andretti12929
  Johnny Rutherford307445
  Gordon Johncock758511
  Johnny Rutherford86872
  Gordon Johncock8812841
  Wally Dallenbach1291346

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Wally Dallenbach 725    
2   Al Unser 700   -25  
3   A.J. Foyt 640   -85  
4   Johnny Rutherford 640   -85  
5   Gordon Johncock 615   -110  
6   Mike Mosley 600   -125  
7   Tom Sneva 460   -265  
8   Tom Bigelow 440   -285  
9   Roger McCluskey 410   -315  
10   Pancho Carter 400   -325  
11   Todd Gibson 360   -365  
12   Danny Ongais 270   -455  
13   Dick Simon 250   -475  
14   Salt Walther 240   -485  
15   Jim McElreath 240   -485  
16   Vern Schuppan 175   -550  
17   Gary Bettenhausen 130   -595  
18   Spike Gehlhausen 120   -605  
19   Bill Simpson 80   -645  
20   Gary Irvin 60   -665