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1977 Bobby Ball 150


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 14 of 14
Saturday, October 29, 1977 at Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale, AZ
150 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (150.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:22:53
Average Speed: 108.597 mph
Pole Speed: 148.699 mph
Cautions: 5 for 38 laps
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 8

Glossary    1977 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 620   Gordon Johncock STP Double Oil Filter   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS15012,386running64300
2 421   Al Unser American Racing Wheels   (Vel Miletich)Parnelli / Cosworth1506,941running47240
31315   Pancho Carter Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy1494,873running0210
8 16   Bobby Unser Cobre Tire   (Robert Fletcher)Lightning / Offy1453,656out of fuel3875
4 59   Mario Andretti CAM2 Motor Oil   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Cosworth1493,511running0180
5 711   Roger McCluskey 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Lindsey Hopkins)Lightning / Offy1493,326running0150
61140   Wally Dallenbach STP Oil Treatment   (Pat Patrick)Wildcat / DGS1482,941running0120
71019   Spike Gehlhausen PV Corp   (Carl Gehlhausen)Eagle / Offy1472,799crash090
92085   Larry Cannon That's My Car   (Larry Cannon)Wildcat / DGS1412,513running060
101718   George Snider Longhorn Racing   (Bobby Hillin)Wildcat / DGS1372,371running045
11 817   Dick Simon Payne Air Conditioning   (Rolla Vollstedt)Lightning / Offy1362,300out of fuel030
12 225   Danny Ongais Interscope Racing   (Ted Field)Parnelli / Cosworth1242,228crash115
132277   Salt Walther Dayton-Walther   (George Walther)McLaren / DGS1242,157running0 
141498   Gary Bettenhausen Agajanian   (Grant King)King / Offy1182,086ring / pinion0 
152127   Tom Gloy Rolla VollstedtVollstedt / Offy1112,015oil in radiator0 
161986   Al Loquasto Frostie Root Beer   (Al Loquasto)McLaren / Offy831,972lost power0 
17 98   Tom Sneva Norton Spirit   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy801,944crash0 
181880   Larry Dickson WKYG Radio   (Russ Polak)McLaren / Offy441,915gearbox0 
191624   Tom Bigelow Leader Card   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Offy431,886engine0 
201293   Johnny Parsons McIntire Centre   (Tassi Vatis)Eagle / Offy321,858engine0 
211578   Bobby Olivero Alex Foods   (Alex Morales)Lightning / Offy291,844engine0 
22 32   Johnny Rutherford 1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bruce McLaren)McLaren / Cosworth31,830crash0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Mike Mosley5Sugaripe Prune
Cliff Hucul29Team Canada
Bertil Roos4220th Century Enterprises
Jerry Karl43Fiore
Lee Kunzman65S & M Electric
Ed Finley70BFM
Bubby Jones90Eastside Cafe

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
ReasonFree
Pass
133  
4107   #2 accident turn 2 
118171  
829211   #8 accident turn 4 
9310917  
1101178   debris 
11812710  
12813710   #25 accident turn 3 
13814811  
1491502   #19 accident frontstretch 
  Percent of race run under caution: 25.3%             Average green flag run: 22.4 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser199
  Danny Ongais10101
  Gordon Johncock112515
  Bobby Unser265429
  Gordon Johncock556814
  Al Unser698113
  Gordon Johncock82832
  Al Unser8411734
  Gordon Johncock11815033

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Tom Sneva 3965    
2   Al Unser 3030   -935  
3   A.J. Foyt 2840   -1125  
4   Johnny Rutherford 2840   -1125  
5   Gordon Johncock 2830   -1135  
6   Wally Dallenbach 2635   -1330  
7   Mario Andretti 1580   -2385  
8   Pancho Carter 1420   -2545  
9   Tom Bigelow 1370   -2595  
10   Mike Mosley 1030   -2935  
11   Roger McCluskey 940   -3025  
12   Danny Ongais 935   -3030  
13   Bobby Olivero 920   -3045  
14   Gary Bettenhausen 850   -3115  
15   Johnny Parsons 840   -3125  
16   Jim McElreath 770   -3195  
17   Larry Dickson 740   -3225  
18   Lee Kunzman 700   -3265  
19   Todd Gibson 600   -3365  
20   Vern Schuppan 575   -3390