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USAC Champ Car Series race number 1 of 13
Thursday, May 30, 1957 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway, IN
200 laps on a 2.500 mile paved track (500.000 miles)

Time of race: 3:41:14
Average speed: 135.601 mph
Pole speed: 143.948 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 21.46 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    1957 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1957 standings

1139   Sam Hanks Belond Exhaust   (George Salih)Salih / Offy200103844running1361000
23226   Jim Rathmann Chiropractic   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy20038494running24800
3151   Jimmy Bryan Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy20021794running0700
41054   Paul Russo Novi Auto Air Conditioner   (Novi Racing Corp.)Kurtis / Novi20019369running24600
51273   Andy Linden McNamara / Veedol   (Lee Elkins)Kurtis / Offy20011094running0500
6 56   Johnny Boyd Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy2008194running0400
72848   Marshall Teague Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy2006819running0300
8 112   Pat O'Connor Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy2008669running7250
9167   Bob Veith Bob Estes Special   (Bob Estes)Phillips / Offy2005969running0200
101422   Gene Hartley Massaglia Hotels   (Hart Fullerton)Lesovsky / Offy2005844running0150
111919   Jack Turner Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Kurtis / Offy2003639running0100
121110   Johnny Thomson D-A Lubricants   (Racing Associates)Kuzma / Offy1995069running550
133395   Bob Christie Jones & MaleyKurtis / Offy1973299running0 
142582   Chuck Weyant Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kurtis / Offy1963429running0 
152227   Tony Bettenhausen Novi Auto Air Conditioner   (Novi Racing Corp.)Kurtis / Novi1954059running0 
161718   Johnnie Parsons Sumar   (Chapman Root)Kurtis / Offy1952989running0 
17213   Don Freeland Ansted Rotary   (Ansted-Thompson Racing)Kurtis / Offy1922869running0 
18 65   Jimmy Reece Hoyt Machine   (Fred Sommer)Kurtis / Offy1822749throttle0 
192792   Don Edmunds Roy McKayKurtis / Offy1703169spun out0 
203128   Johnnie Tolan Greenman-Casale   (Lysle Greenman)Kuzma / Offy1382639clutch0 
213089   Al Herman Dunn Engineering   (Harry Dunn)Dunn / Offy1112659crash0 
22 414   Freddie Agabashian Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Kurtis / Offy1072879oil leak0 
23 288   Eddie Sachs Peter SchmidtKuzma / Offy1053299piston0 
241877   Mike Magill Dayton Steel Foundry   (George Walther)Kurtis / Offy1012519crash0 
252043   Eddie Johnson Harry Allen ChapmanKurtis / Offy932489wheel bearing0 
262331   Bill Cheesbourg Schildmeier Seal Line   (J.S. Donaldson)Kurtis / Offy813209fuel leak0 
27 816   Al Keller Bardahl   (Pat Clancy)Kurtis / Offy752429crash0 
282957   Jimmy Daywalt Helse   (H.H. Johnson)Kurtis / Offy532449crash0 
29 783   Ed Elisian McNamara Chiropractic   (Lee Elkins)Kurtis / Offy512369timing gear0 
30248   Rodger Ward Wolcott Fuel Injection   (Roger Wolcott)Lesovsky / Offy272889supercharger0 
31 352   Troy Ruttman John Zink Special   (John Zink)Watson / Offy133459oil leak4 
322655   Eddie Russo Sclavi & Amos   (Fred Sclavi)Kurtis / Offy02404crash0 
33 923   Elmer George Travelon Trailer   (Ernest Ruiz)Kurtis / Offy02249crash0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
George Amick4Federal Engineering
Tony Bonadies15, 81Ray Brady, Central Excavating
Eddie Sachs15Ray BradyKurtis / Offy
Jud Larson25John Zink
Cliff Griffith31Seal Line
Jimmy Davies32
Billy Garrett33Federal Engineering
Jim McWithey34Federal Engineering
Chuck Weyant35Jim Robbins SpecialJim Robbins
Dempsey Wilson42Martin Brothers
Bill Cheesbourg45Las Vegas Club
Ray Crawford49Meguiar Mirror Glaze
Andy Furci58Ray Brady
Bud Clemons59Chiropractic
Keith Andrews62Farina
Gene Force64Shannon Brothers
Don Edmunds67Braund Plywood
Johnny Fedricks71Gdula
Danny Kladis72, 84Morgan Engineering, Safety Auto Glass
Johnnie Parsons98Agajanian SpecialJ.C. Agajanian
DCDick Rathman18SumarChapman RootKurtis / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Pat O'Connor144
  Troy Ruttman562
  Pat O'Connor793
  Troy Ruttman10112
  Paul Russo123524
  Sam Hanks364813
  Johnny Thomson49535
  Sam Hanks5411057
  Jim Rathmann11113424
  Sam Hanks13520066