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1961 Rex Mays Classic

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USAC Champ Car Series race number 3 of 12
Sunday, June 4, 1961 at Milwaukee Mile, West Allis, WI
100 laps on a 1.000 mile paved track (100.000 miles)

Time of race: 0:57:46
Average speed: 103.86 mph
Pole speed: 105.448 mph
Cautions: n/a
Margin of victory: 13 sec
Attendance: 30007
Lead changes: 1

Glossary    1961 USAC Champ Car Series results   /   1961 standings

1 22   Rodger Ward Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy1007413running100200
2 519   Al Keller Konstant Hot   (Bruce Homeyer)Philipp / Offy1004668running0160
3 127   Dick Rathmann Harry Allen ChapmanWatson / Offy1002985running0140
4 98   Len Sutton S & R Racing Enterprises   (Pete Salemi)Watson / Offy1002147running0120
5 315   Jim Hurtubise Lindsey HopkinsWatson / Offy991723running0100
6 73   Don Branson Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy991432running080
71441   Johnny Boyd Leader Card 500   (Bob Wilke)Watson / Offy991142running060
8 621   Elmer George HOW   (Mari Hulman George)Kuzma / Offy991064running050
91323   Don Freeland Bardahl   (Fred Gerhardt)Kurtis / Offy99987running040
10 85   Wayne Weiler Autolite   (Lindsey Hopkins)Epperly / Offy98909running030
11196   Eddie Johnson Bell Lines Trucking   (Fred Sclavi)Silnes / Offy98832running020
121135   Dempsey Wilson Lysle GreenmanKuzma / Offy97686running010
132194   Bill Cheesbourg McCullough   (Ray Crawford)Elder / Offy97609running0 
141637   Chuck Hulse Tassi VatisKurtis / Offy93541running0 
152072   Ronnie Duman Wyandotte Tool   (Milan Bursac)Meskowski / Offy91406spun out0 
161852   Troy Ruttman John Zink Trackburner   (John Zink)Watson / Offy71338mechanical0 
171586   Roger McCluskey Meyer Speedway   (Racing Associates)Porter / Offy56270brakes0 
181710   Paul Goldsmith Racing AssociatesLesovsky / Offy44270overheating0 
191231   Bobby Marshman Hoover Motor Express   (John Wills)Epperly / Offy34203engine0 
202212   Bob Christie Dean Van Lines   (Al Dean)Kuzma / Offy26203handling0 
211062   Lloyd Ruby Denver-Chicago Trucking   (Myron Osborn)Watson / Offy21135valve0 
22 41   A.J. Foyt Bowes Seal Fast   (George Bignotti)Trevis / Offy12135magneto0 

Failed to qualify, withdrew, or driver changes:
Bob Cleberg6Bell Lines Trucking
Shorty Templeman7Bill Forbes Racing
Jim Rathmann16Ansted Rotary
Jim McWithey29Hart Fullerton
Rex Easton42Stearly Motor Freight
Don Davis49Art Koopman
Bud Tingelstad51Fike Plumbing
Bruce Jacobi58Harden
A.J. Shepherd61Roy
Tommy Copp64Shannon Brothers
Ernie Koch66Jewett-Cameron
Bert Brooks69Eelco Custom Shaft
Beau Clerke71Bo Ju
Leon Clum77Dayton Steel Wheel
Norm Hall85Federal Engineering
Jack Conely89Dunn Engineering
Cliff Spalding90Connor's Speed Shop
Tony Bonadies91Deakin
Cotton Farmer96Windmill Trucking
Parnelli Jones98

Lap leader breakdown:
# Of
  Rodger Ward1100100