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1977 Los Angeles Times 500


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NASCAR Winston West Series race number 19 of 20
Combination race with Winston Cup drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, November 20, 1977 at Ontario Motor Speedway, Ontario, CA
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.0 miles)

Time of race: 3:53:50
Average Speed: 128.296 mph
Pole Speed: 154.905 mph
Cautions: 5 for 22 laps
Margin of Victory: 2 cl
Attendance: 51,206
Lead changes: 37

Glossary    1977 NASCAR Winston West Series results   /   1977 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Car Laps Money Status Led
1 25   Neil Bonnett   (WC)Jim StacyDodge20022,510running96
2 143   Richard Petty   (WC)STP   (Petty Enterprises)Dodge20017,535running59
5 421   David Pearson   (WC)Purolator   (Wood Brothers)Mercury1995,285running11
29 688   Darrell Waltrip   (WC)Gatorade   (DiGard)Chevrolet1374,250engine8
71412   Bobby Allison   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (Bobby Allison)Matador1985,085running6
241568   Janet Guthrie   (WC)Kelly Girl   (Lynda Ferreri)Chevrolet1751,300running5
3 511   Cale Yarborough   (WC)Holly Farms   (Junior Johnson)Chevrolet20014,285running4
12 872   Benny Parsons   (WC)1st National City Travelers Checks   (L.G. DeWitt)Chevrolet1975,410running4
81622   Ricky Rudd   (WC)Al Rudd Auto Parts   (Al Rudd)Chevrolet1975,515running3
91748   James Hylton   (WC)Hylton Engineering   (James Hylton)Chevrolet1974,505running3
61090   Dick Brooks   (WC)Truxmore   (Junie Donlavey)Ford1996,135running1
41315   Buddy Baker   (WC)Norris Industries   (Bud Moore)Ford2009,385running0
10283   Richard Childress   (WC)Kansas Jack   (Richard Childress)Chevrolet1974,145running0
11 351   A.J. Foyt   (WC)Gilmore   (A.J. Foyt)Chevrolet1972,385running0
133325   Joe Ruttman Pearson Realtors   (Robert Switzer)Ford1962,035running0
14112   Dave Marcis   (WC)Rod OsterlundChevrolet1961,885running0
153698   Roland Wlodyka   (WC)Rod OsterlundChevrolet1961,810running0
162779   Frank Warren   (WC)Native Tan   (Frank Warren)Dodge1953,065running0
172130   Tighe Scott   (WC)Scotty's Fashions   (Walter Ballard)Chevrolet1952,880running0
183495   Harry Jefferson George JeffersonFord1951,600running0
192367   Buddy Arrington   (WC)Mistec Transmission   (Buddy Arrington)Ford1912,670running0
202670   J.D. McDuffie   (WC)J.D. McDuffieChevrolet1902,510running0
212040   D.K. Ulrich   (WC)Pacific Coast   (J.R. DeLotto)Chevrolet1902,300running0
223064   Tommy Gale   (WC)Sunny King Ford & Honda   (Elmo Langley)Ford1892,040running0
233197   Bill Osborne Bill OsborneChevrolet1881,350running0
252920   Richard White Lindsey Auto Parts   (Mike White)Chevrolet1751,380running0
26226   Sonny Easley San Fernando Valley Lumber   (Sonny Easley)Ford1531,200engine0
27248   Ed Negre   (WC)Ed NegreDodge1511,770fire0
284181   John Borneman Borneman Plastering   (Arthur Godfrey)Chevrolet1501,200engine0
304252   Don Graham Herbert Performance   (Bob Lehman)Chevrolet1181,000engine0
314003   Ron McGee M.C. Productions   (Steve Temme)Chevrolet103950running0
323924   Cecil Gordon   (WC)Transmissions Unlimited   (Cecil Gordon)Chevrolet1011,400engine0
333239   Vince Giamformaggio Cal-French Bread   (Sam Arakalian)Chevrolet93850fire0
342593   Norm Palmer Herborn Alignment   (Norm Palmer)Dodge55800running0
353541   Ernie Stierly Allied Plating   (Ernie Stierly)Chevrolet54750drive line0
36199   John Kieper Wholesale Truck Parts   (John Kieper)Chevrolet50740engine0
373709   Eddie Bradshaw C & M Racing   (Chester Papienski)Chevrolet38730engine0
381227   Sam Sommers   (WC)M.C. AndersonChevrolet28720engine0
391801   Chuck Bown Lake's Drywall   (Gerald Craker)Chevrolet261,710crash0
403874   Roger McCluskey   (WC)Black Gold OilChevrolet20700engine0
41 973   Bill Schmitt Old Milwaukee   (Bill Schmitt)Chevrolet15700engine0
42 71   Donnie Allison   (WC)Hawaiian Tropic   (Hoss Ellington)Chevrolet93,400electrical0

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  David Pearson111
  Neil Bonnett265
  Darrell Waltrip771
  Neil Bonnett892
  Darrell Waltrip10123
  Neil Bonnett13197
  Richard Petty20278
  Dick Brooks28281
  Ricky Rudd29291
  James Hylton30301
  Darrell Waltrip31344
  Benny Parsons35351
  Richard Petty36416
  Ricky Rudd42421
  Janet Guthrie43475
  James Hylton48481
  Cale Yarborough49513
  Richard Petty52576
  Bobby Allison58581
  Ricky Rudd59591
  James Hylton60601
  Bobby Allison61611
  Richard Petty627110
  Neil Bonnett729120
  David Pearson92943
  Cale Yarborough95951
  Bobby Allison96994
  Neil Bonnett10012728
  David Pearson1281292
  Benny Parsons1301312
  Neil Bonnett1321376
  Richard Petty13816528
  Benny Parsons1661661
  David Pearson1671715
  Neil Bonnett17219423
  Richard Petty1951951
  Neil Bonnett1962005

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Bill Schmitt 1378    
2   Chuck Bown 1270   -108  
3   Richard White 1212   -166  
4   Gary Johnson 1179   -199  
5   Pat Mintey 1077   -301  
6   Ernie Stierly 1031   -347  
7   Sumner McKnight 958   -420  
8   John Borneman 916   -462  
9   Bill Baker 828   -550  
10   Ron Gautsche 741   -637  
11   Don Puskarich 678   -700  
12   Don Graham 678   -700  
13   Hershel McGriff 668   -710  
14   Frank Bigelow 559   -819  
15   Steve Pfeifer 498   -880  
16   Harry Goularte 462   -916  
17   Marc Vogel 390   -988  
18   Harry Jefferson 389   -989  
19   Chuck Wahl 377   -1001  
20   Roy Smith 358   -1020