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1971 Michigan 200


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 8 of 12
Sunday, July 18, 1971 at Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI
100 laps on a 2.000 mile paved track (200.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:22:09
Average Speed: 144.898 mph
Pole Speed: 193.444 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of Victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 4

Glossary    1971 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1971 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
1 266   Mark Donohue Sunoco   (Roger Penske)McLaren / Offy10016,025running75400
18 12   Bobby Unser Olsonite   (Oscar Olson)Eagle / Offy35944engine15 
17 69   A.J. Foyt ITT / Thompson   (A.J. Foyt)Coyote / Ford511,099turbocharger8 
2 732   Billy Vukovich, Jr. Sugaripe Prune   (Jerry O'Connell)Brabham / Offy10010,268running2320
3156   Roger McCluskey Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Ford1005,513running0280
41222   Wally Dallenbach Sprite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy993,903running0240
51721   Cale Yarborough Gene White Firestone   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford993,260running0200
62040   Larry Dickson STP Keep-Kool Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)King / Offy932,951running0160
71320   Steve Krisiloff STP Gas Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)King / Offy922,643running0120
82573   Karl Busson Cavanaugh-Tomlinson   (Bob Cavanaugh)Gerhardt / Chevy902,488running0100
92197   John Martin Agajanian-Faas RacersBrabham / Offy882,334running080
10 818   Johnny Rutherford Patrick Petroleum   (Walt Michner)Eagle / Offy802,179running060
1126102   Jerry Karl Winters Transmission   (Jerry Karl)Gerhardt / Chevy782,025nose cone040
12 35   Mario Andretti STP Oil Treatment   (Andy Granatelli)McNamara / Ford741,871turbocharger020
131931   Jim Malloy Federal Engineering   (Federal Automotive Associates)Gerhardt / Offy731,716valve0 
14164   George Snider G.C. Murphy   (Ralph Wilke)Eagle / Ford661,562oil leak0 
151110   Dick Simon TraveLodge Sleeper   (Dick Simon)Lola / Ford611,408running0 
16228   Art Pollard Gilmore RacingScorpion / Ford541,253crash0 
191015   Joe Leonard Samsonite   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford34790crash0 
202377   Salt Walther Dayton Steel Wheel   (George Walther)Morris / Ford30790engine0 
211412   Lloyd Ruby Utah Stars   (Gene White)Mongoose / Ford28790valve0 
22 516   Gary Bettenhausen Thermo King   (Don Gerhardt)Gerhardt / Offy23790ignition0 
23 97   Gordon Johncock Vollstedt Enterprises   (Rolla Vollstedt)McLaren / Offy21790piston0 
24 41   Al Unser Johnny Lightning 500   (Vel Miletich)Colt / Ford20790turbocharger0 
252490   Arnie Knepper CHEK RacingGerhardt / Chevy15790overheating0 
261843   Dennis Zimmerman Fiore Racing Enterprises   (Frank Fiore)Vollstedt / Offy0790crash0 

Failed to qualify or withdrew:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
Bill Simpson
Sammy Sessions
Bob Harkey
Bill Puterbaugh29MVS
Larry Cannon47Autotron Photoelectric
Ludwig Heimrath55Heimrath Porsche

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Bobby Unser11515
  Mark Donohue164227
  A.J. Foyt43508
  Billy Vukovich, Jr.51522
  Mark Donohue5310048