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Pacific Coast Late Model Division race number 1 of 9
Combination race with Grand National drivers
An explanation of combination races from The Third Turn External page

Sunday, March 28, 1954 at Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA
250 laps on a 0.500 mile dirt track (125.000 miles)

Time of race: 2:27:57
Average speed: 50.692 mph
Pole speed: 55.624 mph
Cautions: 1
Margin of victory: 1 lap +
Attendance: 8500
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1954 Pacific Coast Late Model Division results   /   1954 standings

PosSt#DriverCarLapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1263   Dick Rathman Blue Crown Spark Plugs   (Ray Erickson)'52 Hudson2501000running108 
2 598   Marvin Panch Beryl Jackson'54 Dodge249650running17 
3 34   John Soares Charles Vance'54 Dodge247450running0 
4111   Clyde Palmer Al Neves'51 Mercury238350running0 
5 918   Lloyd Dane Lloyd Dane'50 Oldsmobile234300running0 
6 242   Lee Petty Petty Enterprises'54 Dodge232250running0 
7108   Sam Hawks Jack Beumer'53 Dodge230200running0 
81924   Bob Havemann Bob Havenmann'54 Ford228150running0 
9187   Jim Heath Allen Heath'54 Ford226100running0 
102090   Jim Cook Arley Scranton'50 Ford226100running0 
11 412   Ben Gregory Don Oliver'53 Oldsmobile22225tie rod0 
12 899   Joe Valente Joe Mangini'50 Oldsmobile22025tie rod0 
132351   Rick Henderson Ray Henderson'51 Chevrolet21725running0 
141284   Robert Caswell Lou Mangini'54 Dodge21025running0 
151715   Cliff Roberts Chet Chiroso'50 Plymouth19425running0 
161633   Bill Stammer Bill Stammer'53 Pontiac19025running0 
172444   H.R. Kahl '52 Plymouth17425running0 
182511   Dick Carter Dick Carter'51 Dodge17125running0 
191448   Paul Phipps Les Brand'51 Mercury16725running0 
20 19   Hershel McGriff Beryl Jackson'54 Oldsmobile12925tie rod125 
21 721   Bill Amick Carmen Amica'54 Oldsmobile124 tie rod0 
222123   Richard Brown '52 Oldsmobile118 tie rod0 
232221x   Bill Williams '50 Plymouth113 running0 
241388   Woody Brown Joe Mangini'50 Oldsmobile52 tie rod0 
25 638   Art Watts Joe Fisher'53 Dodge52 tie rod0 
261514   Bill Weiman '51 Oldsmobile20 crash0 

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Hershel McGriff1125125
  Marvin Panch12614217
  Dick Rathman143250108