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1961 Hoosier Hundred


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USAC Champ Car Series race number 9 of 12
Saturday, September 16, 1961 at Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN
100 laps on a 1.000 mile dirt track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 1:04:57
Average speed: 92.369 mph
Pole speed: 102.975 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: n/a
Attendance: 36646
Lead changes: 2

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

PosSt#DriverChass./Eng.LapsMoneyStatusLedPts
1 11   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Meskowski / Offy10012615running84200
2 244   Bobby Marshman Competition Engineering   (Walter Meskowski)Meskowski / Offy996802running0160
31415   Jim McElreath Lindsey HopkinsKuzma / Offy983780running0140
4 966   Len Sutton Jewett-Cameron   (Rolla Vollstedt)Vollstedt / Offy982486running0120
5 47   Shorty Templeman Bill Forbes Racing   (Bill Forbes)Meskowski / Offy982284running0100
6 652   Chuck Hulse John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy981900running080
71649   Ralph Liguori Arthur KoopmanLesovsky / Offy961516running060
8 55   Don Branson Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Kuzma / Offy951415running050
91747   Danny Jones Joe Hunt Magneto   (Joe Hunt)Lesovsky / Offy951314running040
101545   Dick Rathman Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Meskowski / Offy951213running030
111868   Bob Mathouser Blum Engineering   (Henry Blum)Blum / Offy941112running020
12 398   Parnelli Jones Willard Battery   (J.C. Agajanian)Lesovsky / Offy781530rear end1610
131151   Don Davis Fike Plumbing   (Harlan Fike)Kuzma / Offy59819spun out0 
14133   Roger McCluskey Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Kuzma / Offy43728mechanical0 
151021   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Watson / Offy31637mechanical0 
161219   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy14546mechanical0 
17 72   Rodger Ward Leader Card   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy12364mechanical0 
18 856   Jim Hurtubise Sterling Plumbing   (Barnett Brothers)Kuzma / Offy12364mechanical0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
PosNameNbrSponsorOwnerCar
A.J. Shepherd6Bell Lines Trucking
Eddie Sachs12Dean Van Lines
Jim McWithey29Hart Fullerton
Allen Crowe34Federal Engineering
Bobby Grim37Tassi Vatis
Bud Tingelstad42Stearly Motor Freight
Bruce Jacobi58Harden
Ronnie Duman72Wyandotte Tool
Leon Clum77Dayton Steel Wheel
Lloyd Ruby81Central Excavating
Vern Harriman85Stoye
Norm Hall88Kelly
Harry Beck95Safety Auto Glass
Cotton Farmer96Windmill Trucking

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Parnelli Jones11616
  A.J. Foyt1710084