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1959 Springfield 100

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USAC Champ Car Series race number 6 of 13
Saturday, August 22, 1959 at Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:03:02
Average speed: 95.186 mph
Pole speed: 106.509 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1959 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1959 standings

1 881   Len Sutton Central Excavating   (Pete Salemi)Kuzma / Offy1005081running45200
2 19   Don Branson Bob EstesPhillips / Offy1003580running55160
31121   Al Keller HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy1002152running0140
4123   Johnny Thomson Racing AssociatesKuzma / Offy1001307running0120
5 416   Ed Elisian Lindsey HopkinsKuzma / Offy1001203running0100
61625   Dick Rathmann Hardwood Door   (Kathryn Wright)Kurtis / Offy100916running080
7 37   Eddie Sachs Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy99729running060
81517   Bob Veith Tiz-So   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy99677running050
91068   Don Freeland Ridgewood BuildersPhillips / Offy98625running040
101439   Wayne Weiler Fike Plumbing   (Hart Fullerton)Kurtis / Offy98573running030
111772   Chuck Weyant Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Kurtis / Offy97522running020
121878   Duane Carter Stearly Motor Freight   (Doug Stearly)Lesovsky / Offy96428running010
13 922   Jim Packard Lee GlessnerSilnes / Offy93376running0 
14 78   Jim McWithey Wolcott Memorial Racing TeamLesovsky / Offy91334running0 
15 510   A.J. Foyt Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy64293engine0 
16 24   Bobby Grim Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Lesovsky / Offy35251steering0 
17131   Tony Bettenhausen John Zink Heater   (John Zink)Moore / Offy10167piston0 
18 65   Rodger Ward Leader Card Duo   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy4167piston0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bill Cheesbourg18Braund Plywood
Dempsey Wilson34Federal Engineering
Lee Drollinger39Shaheen
Lloyd Ruby46Micro-Lube
Bobby Grim48Sumar
Ralph Liguori54Bill Forbes Racing
Chuck Rodee59Ray Brady
Bob Wente76Leitenberger
Jimmy Davies83Turner
Herb Hill89Hill Carpets
Bill Homeier94Tassi Vatis
DCJud Larson4Bowes Seal FastGeorge BignottiLesovsky / Offy

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Don Branson15555
  Len Sutton5610045