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1959 Syracuse 100


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 9 of 13
Saturday, September 12, 1959 at New York State Fairgrounds, Syracuse, NY
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:03:45
Average Speed: 94.122 mph
Pole Speed: 100.363 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 27   Eddie Sachs Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy1004,650running69200
16 13   Johnny Thomson Racing AssociatesKuzma / Offy76225fuel pump31 
2 49   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy1003,270running0160
3 35   Rodger Ward Leader Card Duo   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1001,980running0140
4 78   Jim McWithey Wolcott Memorial Racing TeamLesovsky / Offy1001,195running0120
5 816   Bobby Grim Lindsey HopkinsKuzma / Offy1001,100running0100
6 61   Tony Bettenhausen John Zink Heater   (John Zink)Watson / Offy100830running080
71317   Gene Force Tiz-So   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy100660running060
81781   Len Sutton Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy100613running050
91610   A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy100565running040
101594   Bill Homeier Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy99518running030
111472   Chuck Weyant Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Kurtis / Offy99470running020
121018   Bill Cheesbourg Braund Plywood   (D.A. Caruthers)Kuzma / Offy99385running010
13 934   Shorty Templeman Federal EngineeringKurtis / Offy98337running0 
141146   Lloyd Ruby Texas Racing Club   (Ebb Rose)Turner / Offy98300running0 
151222   Jim Packard Lee GlessnerSilnes / Offy93262running0 
17 54   Don Freeland Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Lesovsky / Offy23150brakes0 
181833   Johnny Kay Churchill HardenRusso-Nichels / Offy22150connecting rod0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Leon Clum54Bill Forbes Racing
Ralph Liguori59Ray Brady
Chuck Arnold48Sumar
Cotton Farmer76Leitenberger
Jack Turner78Stearly Motor Freight

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Johnny Thomson13131
  Eddie Sachs3210069